Catering Policies

  • Commons Café is the exclusive caterer for Commons Conference Center. Outside food is not permitted in conference center. 
  • Perishable food can remain in meeting rooms three hours after scheduled service time.
  • Catering service fee of 22% and Texas State Sales Tax of 8.25% applies to all catering charges.
  • Two-hour Hosted Bar Service available with TABC certified bartenders.
  • Minimum order of 25 for hot food buffet service.
  • Menu items and preliminary guest count must be placed ten business days prior to the program.
  • Final guaranteed guest count is due three business days prior to the program.
  • A delivery fee of $35 applies to each delivery made outside the Commons Building on the Research Campus. A minimum of $300 must be met in food and beverage for each delivery.
  • Final food pricing, beverage pricing and service fee will be finalized three months prior to program, due to volatility in commodity pricing.

Please contact us with any questions. 512.471.5898 or