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Stanford University

Catering at LKSC


The stunning Li Ka Shing Center at the Stanford School of Medicine is the premier event resource for the best in catered cuisine. Culinary classics and contemporary dishes are reflected in a range of conference packages and menu options, focusing on sustainable, local ingredients for a variety of functions — from faculty lunches for 10 to gala dinners for 250 guests.

First in Service & Culinary Excellence

Whether creating new menus or adding specialty items to existing menus, we deliver memorable events with the highest quality food and service. Catered events are managed with the utmost care given to creativity, presentation and continuous quality assurance. 

Highlights of the Conference Center

Through an environment of imposing design, striking architecture and state-of-the-art technology, the Conference Center at the Li Ka Shing Center truly embraces the future. A versatile meeting floor plan integrates natural outdoor scenes with indoor features, offering natural daylight through surrounding glass walls. 

Event Production and Design

Our teams always have the pulse on the latest trends and, beyond exceptional food and service, can help you execute signature events that are certain to wow your guests. We happily partner with on-campus services whenever possible and manage vendors and services for you, including tent builds, furniture rentals, AV/tech installations, floral design, themed décor and event flow with a perfectly paired menu to match.

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Stanford Express Catering

Catering made simple!

Stanford Express Catering service provides simplified offerings on disposable platters for up to 50 guests with an option for pick up or drop off (at an additional cost) – the most convenient and fiscally responsible solution for an easy, catered meal.




R&DE is a leader of sustainability efforts on campus – from the responsible and humane sourcing of our food to our energy-efficient residences and dining locations and our commitment towards zero-waste events. Stanford Hospitality has partnered with Sustainable Stanford to ensure our catering not only meets but exceeds the university’s Cardinal Green standards. We emphasize best practices in water conservation, minimizing resources and waste, and using local resources for food and services.



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Proceeds from R&DE catering help offset increases in room and board, and support student programs.



291 Campus Drive West, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305