Frequently Asked Questions

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Q.  How do I book space in the Berg Hall Conference Center at Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge?

A.  Simply fill out the Paul Berg Hall inquiry from. An event manager will be in contact shortly regarding availability and to begin the proposal process.

Q.  I am an external group. Can I hold an event in the Berg Hall Conference Center at Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge?

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. Does Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge have a catering service?

A. Yes, Catering at LKSC is the sole catering provider to the Li Ka Shing building and Berg Hall Conference Center.  We are a university department within Stanford Hospitality, a division of Residential Dining & Enterprises (R&DE). Our kitchen is conveniently located within the Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge. 

Q. How does Catering at LKSC promote sustainability?

A. R&DE is a leader of sustainability efforts on campus. Stanford Hospitality has partnered with Sustainable Stanford to ensure 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 catering 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 team delves into your event, program purpose and audience so as to best support meal planning, decor and contracting services with our dedicated staff.

Q. How do I start planning an event? 

A. Step one is to book a space. Once you have secured an appropriate space, please reach out to us and we will begin the catering planning process.