Providing great food and service is our passion and we are dedicated to making sure your event is perfect in every way. Inspired by fresh, high-quality ingredients, and committed to community and sustainability, our culinary team creates cuisine ranging from uncomplicated to elegant; whimsical to classical; cross-cultural to regional American. We invite you to discover all that Dominican University Catering has to offer.






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Claressa Padilla

Catering Director of Dining Services


Claressa is passionate about customer service and working in a fast-paced environment. She received her Bachelor’s in Business Management and has over 25 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. With a constant goal to be “Humble and Kind,” Claressa believes in being hands-on and working in a team environment to deliver exceptional services at catering events.


For questions regarding Catering, please contact Claressa Padilla at 708.524.6447 or


7900 Division Street

River Forest, Illinois 60305

Main Dining Hall: 708.524.6446

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Reserve Space



If you need space for your next catering event, please click the link below to book a room at the Dominican University campus.



Click here to book at room at the Dominican University campus



Appetizers & Dinner

Dessert, Breaks, & Refreshments