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Catering Choices & Prices*

*catering menus are provided as downloadable PDF files; Adobe Reader® or compatible software required.

Catering & Dining

Commons Cafe Beef Dinner Chicken Dinner Chocolate Dessert

Catering for events at both the WPR and Commons Buildings is provided exclusively through The University of Texas Commons Café under the direction of Chef Dai Lien. Chef Dai trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University.

With over 20 years of experience in hotel banquet catering and fine dining, Chef Dai is exceptionally qualified to orchestrate every aspect of catered events. He coordinates every function along with a team who shares his passion for food and impeccable attention to detail.

Working hand-in-hand with your program coordinator, whether a simple coffee break, plated meal or reception with a full bar, Chef Dai and his team will work tirelessly to exceed your expectations.

In addition to a complete catering menu, the Commons Building is also home to one of UT’s favorite dining establishments — the Commons Café. Offering a light breakfast menu and a broad selection of delicious lunch options, the café is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

To speak with a conference coordinator, please call 512-471-5898 or email

Catering Policies