Skip to content

Catering


13.1 Alcoholic Beverages

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed into the facility by any client or outside service. ACCD Catering is our exclusive in-house food and beverage management company. A representative may be reached at (512) 404-4100.

The sales and service of all alcohol in the facility is regulated by the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission (TABC). It is our responsibility to abide by and administer such rules. All alcoholic beverages must be dispensed by TABC trained facility personnel only. Pursuant to Texas State law, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to a minor less than twenty-one (21) years of age. Legal and valid identification will be requested of any individual who appears to be thirty (30) years of age or younger.

We have the right to refuse service to any patron for any reason. Keep in mind that alcohol may not be taken out of the facility.


13.2 Concession Services

Concessions, alcoholic beverages, and catering services are exclusive to ACCD Catering, our in-house food and beverage management company. Arrangements for catering services must be made through your assigned Catering Manager. Contact a food and beverage representative at 512-404- 4100.

We have the right to open and maintain concession stands for any event at the facility.

Things to know:


13.3 Food and Beverage Sampling

Food and Beverage services are exclusive by ACCD Catering. No outside food and/or beverages are permitted on premise. In some cases, an exception may be made for sampling. “Sampling” is defined as an exhibiting company (booth exhibitor) that wishes to distribute small portions of food and/or beverage from their booth.

To begin your sampling process, fill out the following form and attain the following permit:

Things to know and resources for Temporary Food Service Permit to Operate:

The City of Austin and Travis County Health Department requires the show management to submit an application for a Temporary Food Service - Permit to Operate for every booth that is sampling. The individual exhibiting companies may not apply for the permits themselves. Clients will need to collect the information from the sampling exhibitors and submit for the permit on behalf of the exhibiting companies. Additionally, clients must physically go to the Health Department offices and pay for and/or pick up the permits. Permits must be given to the exhibiting companies’ onsite so they may be displayed at their booth.

At any time the policies, requirements, and application process may be changed without notice, per the City of Austin and Travis County Health Department. Clients are responsible to communicate and confirm the approval and execution of all Temporary Permits within their contracted space.


13.4 Cooking on Premise

Exhibitor cooking is not permitted unless approved in advance, on a case-by-case basis by Austin Convention Center, Catering Manager, and the AFD Fire Marshal.


13.5 Novelty Items

A novelty item is any non-food or beverage item for sale such as books, programs, photography, t-shirts, coffee cups, cozies, records, tapes or souvenirs commemorating a specific event or program, such as a concert, conference, or convention. Our Director reserves the right to determine which items are considered merchandise or novelty. Exhibitors may give away free items to event attendees.


13.6 Services

Catering services are available to clients. Arrangements for catering services must be made through your assigned Catering Manager. A Food and Beverage representative may be reached at (512) 404-4100. For a list of services, current pricing and menu items, please refer to Catering page. www.austinconventioncentercatering.com.