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Frequently Asked Questions

Stanford Catering photo montage of foods and venue at Munger Graduate Residence.

Q.  How do I book space in Paul Brest Hall or the S. Mark Taper Conference Center?

A.  Simply fill out this Munger Catering & Events Inquiry form and an event manager will be in touch regarding availability and to begin the proposal process.

Q.  I am an external group. Can I hold an event in Paul Brest Hall & the S. Mark Taper Conference Center?

A.  To host an event on campus, there must be a Stanford sponsor.  Sponsors must be a Stanford University academic department, school or institution, a registered and approved student group within the university as approved by the Student Activities and Leadership, a non-academic department recognized by the President's Office, such as Athletics, or the Associated Students of Stanford University (ASSU).  For more details, please visit the Office of Special Events and Protocols.

Q. Do Paul Brest Hall & the S. Mark Taper Conference Center offer a catering service?

A. Yes, Munger Catering & Events is the sole catering provider to the Munger complex, Paul Brest Hall and the S. Mark Taper Conference Center.  We are a university department within Stanford Hospitality, a division of Residential Dining & Enterprises (R&DE). Our kitchen is conveniently located in Munger Building 4. 

Q. How does Catering at  Munger promote sustainability?

A. R&DE is a leader of sustainability efforts on campus. Stanford Hospitality has partnered with Sustainable Stanford to insure that our catering not only meets but exceeds Cardinal Green standards. We emphasize best practices in water conservation, minimizing resources and waste, and using local resources for food and services.

Q. What services are included in the contract? 

A. Catering contracts include food, beverage, AV equipment, linens, china, glassware, flowers/decor, and staffing for catering set up/service/breakdown. We will also coordinate with any outside rental companies to ensure your event runs smoothly. Our dedicated team carefully considers your event, program purpose and audience so as to design the best meal plan, decor and contracting support. 

Q. How do I get started planning an event? 

A. To book a space, fill out this Munger Catering & Events Inquiry form. Once you have booked an appropriate space, kindly let us know so we can begin the planning process.