Ford Center Menu for 2023


Continental Breakfast $10

Includes Coffee, Tea, Milk, Juice, Assorted Cereals, Toast, English Muffins, Bagels, Oatmeal, Homemade Granola, Yogurt, and Fresh Fruit

Full Breakfast $13

Choose one:

  • French Toast and Sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs, Hash Browns, and Sausage or Bacon
  • Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Gravy, and Biscuits
  • Egg, Ham, and Cheese Sandwich on Croissant
  • English Muffin with Fruit Salad
  • Pancakes with Bacon or Sausage 
    • Buttermilk, Blueberry, Pumpkin Spice, Apple Cinnamon, or Chocolate Chip pancakes

Includes Coffee or Tea, Milk, Juice, Cereal, and Toast, English Muffins, or Bagels

Breakfast Buffet $15

Includes everything on our Continental Breakfast plus:

Choose one entrée

  • Pancakes (Options Above)
  • Cinnamon Swirl French Toast
  • Belgian Waffles (Choose two toppings—Blueberry, Strawberry or Apple Cinnamon. Add Fresh Whipped topping for $1)
  • Perfectly Seasoned Scrambled Eggs

Choose two meats

  • Bacon
  • Sausage (links or patties)
  • Ham
  • Corned Beef Hash

Choose one potato

  • Hashbrowns (Plain or O'Brien)
  • Home Fries
  • Hashbrown Patty

Choose one specialty

  • Seasonal Fruit
  • Fresh Homemade Coffee Cake
  • Fresh Homemade Muffins
  • Fresh Homemade Cinnamon Rolls 


All lunches include beverages: milk, coffee, tea, lemonade, or Pepsi products

Lighter, Child-friendly $10

A lighter, child-friendly menu includes one entrée (comes with one side, choices listed below):

  • Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup
  • Homemade Sloppy Joes
  • Chicken Strips
  • All-Beef Hot Dogs
  • 1/4 Lb. Hamburger (includes cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion)

Extended Lunch Menu $14

Choose one entrée (comes with one side, choices listed below):

  • BLT Wrap
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich on Croissant
  • Homemade Pulled Pork Sandwich
  • "TLT" Turkey Wrap with Swiss
  • 1/3 Lb. Hamburger (includes cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion)

Side Dishes

One side included with your lunch entrée:

  • Chips (individual bag, variety to choose from)
  • Fries Your Way: straight cut, sour cream and chive, waffle, or tater tots
  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese 
  • Homemade Coleslaw
  • Veggies and Ranch Dip
  • Cold Salad: Italian Noodle, Tuna Noodle, Potato Salad, Mixed Taco Salad, or Fruit Salad

Soup and Salad Bar $12

Includes Homemade Bread and Soup—we offer one to two kinds depending on group size. Some of our most frequent choices include Chicken Noodle, Beef Barley, Split Pea with Ham, Cream of Potato with Bacon, Cream of Broccoli, Squash Soup, Minestrone or Bean with Ham

  • Add soup and salad bar to your lunch for $7
  • Add salad bar only to your lunch for $5

Pizza $16

A 16-inch Cheese Pizza feeds about three people. Add more toppings and ingredients:

  • Each meat add $1.50
  • Each veggie add $1

Packed Lunch $15

We'll set you up from our sandwich bar.

We have vegetarian alternatives. Please let us know about special dietary needs at the time you book your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate.


Any Lunch Item is Available for Dinner. All dinners include beverages: milk, coffee, tea, lemonade, or Pepsi products

Choices for $12

  • Taco and Burrito Bar (Buffet) ** 
  • Open-faced Hot Beef Sandwich over Homemade Bread and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Vegetable 
  • Open-faced Turkey Sandwich over Homemade Bread and Mashed Potatoes with Gravy and Vegetable
  • Gourmet 1/2 Lb. Hamburger—Choose one: Horseradish, Bacon Cheddar, Pizza Seasoned with Mozzarella, or Spinach Burger (No Meat). Served with Sour Cream and Chive Potato Wedges, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion

Choices for $14

  • Spaghetti under a Meat Sauce with Fresh-made Garlic Bread ** 

Choices for $16

  • Signature Meatloaf with Essence Roasted Potatoes, and Vegetable 
  • Onion-coated Chicken Breast, Baked Potato, and Vegetable 
  • Italian Parmesan Chicken, Long Grain Wild Rice, and Vegetable 
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken with Stir-fry Vegetable Blend Over a Bed of Rice with an Egg Roll on the Side ** 
  • Swedish Meatballs over Egg Noodles with Vegetable on The Side **
  • Five Cheese Lasagna with Fresh-made Garlic Bread **

**All dinners have vegetarian alternatives—the starred options are similar to the dish that is listed. Please let us know about special dietary needs at the time you book your reservation and we will do our best to accommodate.


Cold Selections

  • Deviled Eggs $15 per dozen
  • Fresh Fruit Tray: Cantaloupe, Sliced Golden Pineapple, Strawberries, Red Grape Bunches. (Fruit selection subject to change based on seasonality) small $40, medium $53, large $67
  • Vegetable Tray Broccoli: Cauliflower, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers, Baby Carrots, and Celery Sticks with Ranch Dip. (Vegetables may change due to season) small $40, medium $53, large $67
  • Meat and Cheese Tray with Crackers: Assortment of thin-sliced Ham, Pepperoni, Salami, and Turkey and assorted Domestic Cheeses arranged attractively on a platter, served with Crackers. Priced at $15 per pound. One pound serves five.
  • Homemade Roasted Red Pepper and Pesto Hummus Dip with Fresh Pita Chips. Priced at $15 per pound. One pound (and one bag of chips) serves 16.
  • Creamy Fresh Spinach Dip with Homemade Dark Rye Bread. Priced at $15 per pound. One pound (and one loaf) serves 16.

Banquet $22

Includes entrée, potato choice, vegetable choice, dessert choice, and drinks.

Choose one Entree

  • Smoked Ham Slow-roasted in Pineapple Juices
  • Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Slow-roasted in Apple Juice
  • Succulent Turkey Breast Slow-roasted in Citrus Juices (Bread Dressing upon request) 

Vegetarian Options

Can be substituted for the entree. Advance notice required with reservation. Choose one:

  • Acorn Squash Stuffed with Bread Dressing, Fresh Mushrooms, and Bell Peppers
  • Slow-roasted Portabella Mushroom Stuffed with Bread Dressing, Bell Peppers, and Swiss cheese 

Alternate Choices (Current Market Price)

  • Six-Hour Roasted Prime Rib Encrusted in Black Pepper and Fresh Garlic
  • Cornish Game Hens

Choose one Potato

  • Roasted Red Potatoes Tossed in Olive Oil and a Special Blend of Seasonings
  • Garlic Mashed Red Potatoes
  • Simple, Large Baked Potato
  • Pecan-encrusted Mashed Sweet Potato

Choose one Vegetable

  • Roasted root vegetables
  • Steamed California Blend Tossed with Fresh Dill
  • Steamed Fresh-snapped Green Beans with Fresh Mushrooms, tossed with Sliced Almonds
  • Seasonally Fresh Slow-roasted Corn on the Cob
  • Steamed Broccoli topped With Homemade Cheese Sauce or tossed in Lemon Pepper

Choose one Homemade Dessert

  • Cheesecake Squares (one topping)
  • Simple Chocolate Frosted Brownies
  • Assorted Cookies and Bars
  • Blueberry or Strawberry Shortcake (Seasonal)
  • Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Seasonal Apple Crisp and Peach Cobbler

Desserts, Meeting Snacks, and Coffee


  • Cheese Cake Squares (one Topping)
  • Simple Chocolate-Frosted Brownies 
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar 
  • Blueberry or Strawberry Shortcake (Seasonal)
  • Pineapple Cake with a Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Sheet Cake, Pies, and Cupcakes also available
  • Assorted Cookie Trays (inquire about prices)

Coffee and Tea

$2 per person available all day

Cafeteria Drinks

$3 per person, unlimited all day

  • juice
  • lemonade
  • hot and cold tea
  • Pepsi products
  • milk

All prices subject to change. For special requests please call the Ford Center Food Service Supervisor 906-487-3673. 

The Ford Center is owned and operated by Michigan Technological University through the School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. The village of Alberta and Ford Center are tobacco-free.