Summer Conference Catering

Summer Conference Catering at UCSB redefines the on-campus dining experience. Using only the highest-quality ingredients, we ensure that each meal tastes as delicious as it looks. We take great pride in preparing the freshest and healthiest dishes from scratch, with locally sourced, organic, and sustainable produce to provide some of the best dining in Santa Barbara for your group event.

Catered Events

  • Your UCSB Conference Dining Coordinator is ready to assist you with planning your catered event, whether it is a small afternoon coffee break between business meetings, or a large beach BBQ during a summer youth camp. UCSB Catering proudly offers an impressive selection of creative and delicious menus, featuring high-quality products prepared by culinary experts. Our wide variety of menu options fit every taste and every budget. No matter the type of event you would like to host, UCSB catering has a solution for you! 


  • Create your ideal Santa Barbara banquet, tailored to fit your every need, with the expert UCSB Catering Team. We offer world-class service and a delightful variety of gourmet menu options so you and your guests can relax and enjoy a memorable UCSB dining experience. 


  • Toast the end of a productive day and a bright future for your conference or group event at UCSB with an elegant Santa Barbara reception. Our diverse food and beverage menus are sure to entice everyone to raise a glass to a successful conference or group meeting. Beautiful surroundings, delectable cuisine, and an effortless planning process guarantee a reception that exceeds expectations.

Small Events

  • If your program includes a formal evening reception, a catered beach BBQ, or a casual coffee break between corporate conference sessions, UCSB Catering offers a complete experience that is tailored to your event’s unique needs. We offer a variety of locations and menus that provide a productive and positive atmosphere for events in Santa Barbara with fifty or fewer guests.

Large Events

  • No event is too large! Our expert catering team at UCSB is proficient at managing large-volume Santa Barbara events.  UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services has a selection of picturesque venues, menus designed to feed large gatherings, and a dedicated staff with years of experience. At UCSB, our catering team is proud of their ability to provide the same outstanding service and quality to all of the programs we host, whether in groups of 10 or 1,000.

Beach Events

  • Surrounded by pristine beaches and crashing surf with perfect weather year-round, Santa Barbara is the best place to host your next beach event. UCSB features all this, and more, within walking distance. After a full day of business meetings or team practices, guests may enjoy a short walk or drive to our local beaches, where a delicious catered meal is ready and waiting. Youth camps and professional conferences alike choose our scenic campus to experience the beautiful surroundings, the temperate weather, and the gourmet food provided by the UCSB catering staff.

Outdoor Events

  • UCSB has a fantastic variety of outdor event space on campus, perfect for everything from corporate retreats to summer sports camps. Guests can experience our temperate year-round weather, coastal breezes, and extraordinary ocean views as they enjoy an award-winning catered meal. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, UCSB offers an atmosphere that is as awe-inspiring as the menu.