- Catering Guidelines
Vegan: V | Vegetarian: VG | Nut Free: NF | Gluten Free: GF | Dairy Free: DF | Contains Dairy: D
Vegetarian (VEG) | Vegan (V) | Gluten-Free (GF) | Dairy-Free (DF) | Nut-Free (NF) | Contains Nuts (N) | Contains Dairy (D) | Kosher (K) | Halal (H)
Fairmont Austin’s culinary offerings feature locally sourced, organic and sustainable items in order to bring the freshest items to your plate. Our culinary team brings flavors centered on health and creativity with a modern twist while still providing a few familiar classics.
Fairmont Austin will contract all food and beverage. We are responsible for the quality and freshness of the food served to our guests, therefore, no food may be brought into the hotel from another source for consumption in our facilities. Due to current health regulations, food may not be taken off the premises after it has been prepared and served, nor kept for a future event.
Menu arrangements are to be supplied and finalized to the CS or Catering Manager for review at least 30 days prior to each function. Should this deadline not be observed, we may not be able to guarantee menu contents and/or other necessary arrangements.
Though it shall not alter in any way the food and beverage revenue commitment, it is the responsibility of the meeting planner to provide the Conference Services or Catering representative with the total guaranteed meal covers by 12 noon, 72 business hours in advance. In the event a Custom Menu (i.e. not listed within the current Banquet Menu) has been arranged, the guaranteed guest count is due five (5) business days in advance. This will be considered a guarantee for which Fairmont Austin will prepare the appropriate amount of food and beverage for your guests. You will be charged according to the guest guarantee or the actual number served, whichever is greater. It must be understood that we will not assume any responsibility for selling and/or collecting meal tickets.
Special Meal requests must be submitted as part of your function guarantee. These requests would include special meals for vegetarians and guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies. Any special meals ordered less than 72 business hours prior to the event will be charged to the Master Account as additions to the guarantee. Kosher menus require minimum 2 weeks prior notice.
In an effort to provide the highest levels of service and beautiful aesthetics for our culinary presentation, Fairmont Austin will refrain from utilizing labels on buffets and food stations for Banquet events. This will allows the opportunity for our servers to engage and interact with our guests by verbally describing and explaining menu items. Food items that may not be obvious will be labeled accordingly.
Guests with dietary concerns may speak with the Banquet Captain or Chef with any questions or for more information as they go through the buffet. Advance notice of these requests are appreciated.
A minimum of 20 covers must be guaranteed for every food and beverage function unless otherwise noted in the Banquet Menu. One Chef Attendant is required per 150 guests where indicated on the menu. One Bartender is required per 100 guests for any service of alcohol in the event space. Per TABC regulations, all alcohol must be opened and served by the Fairmont Hotel.