We are committed to providing high quality food and service. We will help you plan every detail and offer advice and suggestions to make your function successful and memorable. To help you plan, please read and follow these guidelines. If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist you.
Please be sure to confirm your event booking details at your earliest convenience in order to secure your desired event date and any special arrangements.
While we offer service throughout Winnipeg and across the University of Manitoba campuses, our primary locations are Pembina Hall and University Centre. Functions located in other areas of campus will be subject to additional service charges.
To ensure successful planning, we require your menu selection three weeks prior to the event, with regular updates on the number of guests expected to attend.
Only one menu may be selected per function. However, dietary and/or children’s menus can be made available if we receive your request at least four business days before your event.
Number of guests
To ensure that your entire party will be looked after, please guarantee the number of guests no later than three business days before your event. The estimated number of guests given at the time of booking or your actual attendance number, whichever is greater, will be used for billing. We understand that attendance can be unpredictable and we are always prepared to serve four per cent over your guaranteed number to provide for unexpected guests.
Types of service
We offer two types of service: biodegradable and premium.
Biodegradable service features a line of earth friendly, decomposable ware and recyclable at no charge. Premium service features linen, china and cutlery, all attractively set up for you. Served Dinners include premium service. Premium service charge is $1.55 per person extra (minimum 15 people). Serving staff is not included.
Fees and payment
An initial non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is required at the time of booking to confirm your function.
An additional payment of 70 per cent of the estimated catering costs (also non-refundable) is due two weeks prior to the function date. Five business days after the event, the balance will be billed to the credit card you have provided. Should the booking of your event and the event date be close together, payment in full may be required in advance.
For banquet rooms, we require a minimum food order of $15.00 per person and must meet the minimum guaranteed number of guests to suit the selected banquet room, otherwise a banquet room rental fee will apply.
Small functions that do not exceed $350.00 in sales and require a server will be charged a server fee.
All live or recorded music is subject to SOCAN copyright charges outlined in Tariff #8 and Tariff # 4 of the SOCAN Copyright Act. Actual charges are based on the room capacity seated and standing plus GST.
The client is responsible for damage or loss of any articles left in the facilities prior to, during, or following an event, and for any damage to the premises during the function by the guests or independent contractors.
Due to health and safety regulations, all remaining food belongs to the University of Manitoba Food Services
Contact us to inquire about availability and discuss your options