Food options at The Texas Union
Whether it is a simple buffet or an upscale banquet, for any confirmed event, catering can be provided in The Texas Union via our exclusive caterer, Aramark.
Aramark is a full-service caterer with the capacity to provide catered food and special touches for everything from casual affairs to the most sophisticated events on campus.
Catering staff have developed menu and service options for a variety of events and will create custom menus and service options to fit special needs.
For more information, go to https://texasunioncatering.catertrax.com. To contact Aramark, call (512) 475-6505 or fax (512) 475-6544.
Please note: Events in the Santa Rita Suite require a minimum catering order of $250 for Student Organizations and $500 for Departments. Events in the T-House require a minimum catering order of $150 for Student Organizations and $300 for Departments.
Our pizza vendor, Austin's Pizza, can provide groups with another option for food at Texas Union events. Food will be delivered in coordination with our Hospitality department for these events complete with disposable-ware, napkins and cups. Please submit your order via email to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 1 week prior to the event. Large orders will need a 2 week advance notice.
An online Food Waiver form is required by Student Organizations whose members are providing limited refreshments in lieu of catering by Aramark. Department events are not allowed to make use of this waiver and may not bring in outside food or beverages. If Department events chose to serve refreshments, they are required to provide these through Catering by Aramark. Student Organization events exceeding 100 attendees will incur a cleaning fee. The Texas Union Food Waiver Form must be completed, submitted and approved prior to bringing food into the building, at least 1 week prior to the event date. Repeated violations may result in withdrawal of reservation privileges of the organization.
Please note that the sponsoring group is responsible for complete clean up and for any damages or stains that result. In addition, the Texas Union does not provide utensils, plates, cups, napkins, and ice for organizations providing their own snacks or drinks.
Food options at the William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center
In the event that University Unions Catering is unable to accommodate the special menu needs of the group, they may contract the services of an off-campus catering company.
Please review WCP (formerly SAC) External Caterers for more details.
In this case, the event organizer must obtain an EHS Food Distribution Form for external catering through Environmental Health & Safety Department.
A copy of the approved food permit must be submitted to an Events Manager.
In an event that prepackaged food or drinks are provided for an event a WCP (formerly SAC) Food Waiver Form is required. For example, an event providing coffee/soda and/or cookies would require the WCP Food Waiver but not the EHS form.
The William C. Powers, Jr. Student Activity Center staff reserves the right to deny an event sponsor’s request for food service if all necessary forms are not completed and submitted into the Reservation's office in a timely manner.