Catering and Conference Services


The Marine Institute Catering and Conference department oversees a variety of activities including cafeteria operations, vending services, catering, and seminar and conference services.


The Marine Institute’s cafeteria is located on the lower level offering a panoramic of the City of St. John’s. The cafeteria operates year round, offering a full complement of homemade foods at affordable prices.

Our four-week rotating menu consists of a variety of homemade soups, fresh salads, sandwiches and hot meals. We feature new additions each semester with a focus on quality nutritious meals enjoyed by students and employees. We have also added a sandwich station.

Be sure not to miss our famous Fish & Chips each Friday during the regular school year.

Also, check out our “Meals to Go” menu every week.

Hours of Operation
  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Meal Card and Hot Beverages

Want to save money and enjoy a great meal? Take advantage of our weekly meal card and get five hot meals for $50.00.

Bring your own mug when you come in for your hot beverage and save!


Vending machines for soft drinks, water, juice and confectionery items are located in the main lobby, 2nd floor west corridor and cafeteria.

Conference Catering

The Marine Institute offers a variety of room settings to individuals or groups planning a meeting, seminar or a conference. A number of groups hold monthly meetings and public lectures at the Institute each month and view the Marine Institute as the ideal location for small working groups, seminars and breakout sessions.

Our Meeting and Conference facilities include:

  • Hampton Hall Lecture Theatre
  • MI Conference Centre
  • Cafeteria

Catering for internal and external clients is available 7 days a week.

The Marine Institute can accommodate catering requests ranging from:

  • luncheon meetings
  • catered event for 56 people in the MI Conference Centre
  • catered event in the cafeteria - seated dinner for 200 people / standing reception for 450 people

Costs for facilities and catering are based on factors including menu, number of guests, room requirements, decorating, equipment requirements, tours and presentations. Our Manager, Catering and Conference Services will be happy to assist you in booking your next conference or meeting and arranging your catering needs.


Darryl Haynes
Manager, Catering and Conference Services
Tel: 709-778-0420