Dining Services

Bates offers several dining venues, sure to delight your palate and senses. Our main cafeteria and our fine dining service, The Gallery Dining Room, are both located on the main floor of the Downtown Campus, Room A200. The culinary program provides food service at the Downtown Campus cafeteria, and catering and banquet services

Please note that these services operate according to the college calendar and are closed during holidays, including the month of August.



7-10 a.m., Mon-Thu, closed Friday

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mon-Thu, closed Friday

The Gallery Dining Room

Lunch is served Mon-Thu, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and is closed on Friday.

Reservations are recommended, although not required. Please call 253.680.7011 or 253.680.7247 to make a reservation.

Our fine dining service features an a la carte, made to order menu of items not offered in the college’s cafeteria. The Gallery Dining Room offers patrons classic cuisine with a modern twist. You can eat a delightful gourmet lunch for (mostly) under $10.

Menu choices vary each quarter. Sample items have included starters such as stuffed artichoke; marinated shrimp; spring lettuce salad; tomato with fresh mozzarella and basil oil. Entrees have included grilled sea scallops; stuffed lamb chop; wild salmon noisettes with ginger peach glaze; and sweet onion tart strip loin of beef with tomato horseradish emulsion.

Catering – About Us

On Campus Catering

Bates Technical College offers catering services for on-campus events at our Downtown, South, and Advanced Technology (Central) Campus locations. Our students and staff set up buffet lines, maintain all service standards, including clean up and take down of the buffet line.

Room Reservations

Campus room rental cost information and reservations can be made directly with facilities at (253) 680-7145. When reserving a room please allow ample time for catering to set up and clean up based on the size of your event before and after your reservation time.

Payments & Deposits

We require a 50% deposit to secure an event date and time.  For payments, we accept: checks, Visa and MasterCard.  All events must be paid in full, the day before the event unless other arrangements have been made.

To Make Arrangements

We would be happy to discuss your upcoming event and develop menu options.  Please call or email the Catering Coordinator at (253) 680 – 7011 or kmoody@batestech.edu to discuss a proposal for your event.


Bates Technical College offers classes on campus, online and hybrid. Physical campuses are open to students attending on-campus classes, those with an appointment, and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.