13.1 Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic beverages are not allowed into the facility by any client or outside service. ACCD Catering is our exclusive in-house food and beverage management company. A representative may be reached at (512) 404-4100.
The sales and service of all alcohol in the facility is regulated by the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission (TABC). It is our responsibility to abide by and administer such rules. All alcoholic beverages must be dispensed by TABC trained facility personnel only. Pursuant to Texas State law, it is illegal to serve alcoholic beverages to a minor less than twenty-one (21) years of age. Legal and valid identification will be requested of any individual who appears to be thirty (30) years of age or younger. We have the right to refuse service to any patron for any reason. Keep in mind that alcohol may not be taken out of the facility.
13.2 Concession Services
Concessions, alcoholic beverages, and catering services are exclusive to ACCD Catering, our in-house food and beverage management company. Arrangements for catering services must be made through your assigned Catering Manager. Contact a food and beverage representative at 512-404- 4100. We have the right to open and maintain concession stands for any event at the facility.
Things to know:
- Concessions require a thirty by thirty foot (30’ x 30’) area to service five hundred (500) attendees if no other food options are available; a thirty by sixty foot (30’x 60’) area is required to service one thousand plus (1000+) attendees. This space is for the equipment only; additional space is needed for seating.
- We reserve a minimum of thirty by thirty foot (30’x30’) per exhibit hall should concessions, bars or space for food and beverage prep be requested. Additional space may be required. If concessions or food and beverage are not requested by clients, this space may not be necessary or required.
- Portable concession stands require access to four (4) floor pockets for power requirements or may require a location near a 208 volt power source.
13.3 Cooking on Premise
Exhibitor cooking is not permitted unless approved in advance, on a case-by-case basis by Austin Convention Center, Catering Manager, and the AFD Fire Marshal.
13.4 Novelty Items
A novelty item is any non-food or beverage item for sale such as books, programs, photography, t-shirts, coffee cups, cozies, records, tapes or souvenirs commemorating a specific event or program, such as a concert, conference, or convention. Our Director reserves the right to determine which items are considered merchandise or novelty. Exhibitors may give away free items to event attendees.
Catering services are available to clients. Arrangements for catering services must be made through your assigned Catering Manager. A Food and Beverage representative may be reached at (512) 404-4100. For a list of services, current pricing and menu items, please refer to Catering page. www.austinconventioncentercatering.com.