Hospitality at your service

'You're only as good as your last meal' is the motto we live by. AUT's Hospitality Services is the commercial arm of AUT and we strive for world class service in every aspect of what we do. So whether we're creating a dinner for 1000 people or preparing a sandwich for a student to buy in one of our outlets, you can be sure you're getting the very best of what we offer.

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Hospitality Services offers 600 bookable spaces across all campuses that will cater to your specific events and conferences.



Hospitality Services offers a range of event management services from basic catering options to full international conference delivery



Comprehensive menus that cover your office morning teas to the annual gala dinners.



On site, one stop shop for all your Audio Visual needs to compliment your event.



A choice of cafes across all campuses providing healthy and nutritional meals and snacks for all your tastes, as well as an option to purchase AUT gifts and apparel from the AUT Shop.



A good selection of well appointed self catering accommodation options on campus.



Hospitality Services provides a first-class service and is run by industry professionals. We employ over 100 staff and work closely with other university faculties and departments to ensure that all events, eateries, catering etc represent best value for students, staff and the public and reflect positively on the university brand. We also work with students giving them experience in commercial hospitality through internships, graduate programmes and as event volunteers. We're committed to encouraging healthy eating and providing nutritious choices for all ethnicities and dietary needs.


Sustainability is very important to AUT and Hospitality Services introduce a new initiative each year to reduce our impact on the environment and meet our sustainability goals. Some of these initiatives have included food waste separation, compostable takeaway containers, university run beehives, vertical herb gardens, the elimination of single-use plastics and the sourcing of local produce to reduce our carbon footprint.

What our clients say

Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering (LaTICE) Conference 2018

Tony Clear

Associate Dean
Research - Design and Creative Technology

Now that the dust has settled on a very successful LaTiCE 2018 conference weekend, we would just like to thank the team at Events for the excellent service and food over the course of the conference. It helped fuel some great conversations! I know that many of our overseas guests were very impressed by the food, and there has been lots of Facebook envy from their friends! In particular Ajit did a great job of making sure things ran smoothly on site and was a gracious and helpful host. So your team have done a great job of showcasing AUT as a global conference venue.
Well done and thank you!


International Gambling Conference 2018

Andree Froude

Director Communications and Marketing
Centre Problem Gambling Foundation of NZ

We are writing to express our gratitude for the outstanding job Glen Bailey did in ensuring that the recent Internation Gambling Conference ran smoothly. The biennial conference has been held at AUT since 2014 and is a significant event for the whole event sector, locally and internationally. As with any conference, there is a considerable amount of work that goes into planning and resourcing of an event this size. This year was particularly challenging as we didn't have a project manager so we relied on Glen to cover many of those additional tasks.


Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) Conference

Sharon Mazer

Associate Professor
Theatre & Performance, Design & Creative Technologies Faculty Office (DX)

Allow me to express my gratitude for your tremendous contribution to this year’s Australasian Association for Theatre, Drama and Performance Studies (ADSA) conference (27-30 June). It’s hard to imagine how little we knew of what we were getting into when we began the journey over a year ago. You’ve kept us steady-on throughout, not simply managing the logistics and holding the budget, turning them from hugely daunting prospects into ordinary business, but also helping us to sustain the integrity of the event.


28th New Zealand Conference on Microscopy

Ian Hallett

Convener - Microscopy 2017
Senior Scientist
Plant & Food Research

I would like to commend AUT Hospitality Services and in particular Glen Bailey for their efforts in ensuring that our Microscopy Conference held last week was very successful and ran very smoothly. I have had several comments from delegates noting how much they enjoyed the meeting; what great facilities we had for presentations, the trade displays and general mingling, and how much they enjoyed the food. Credit and thanks must go to all those involved.


Auckland 2016 Youth Sailing World Championship

Peter Dawson

Event Director

I would like to thank AUT Hospitality Services for the amazing job you did for catering the whole event and hosting the Closing Ceremony for the 2016 AON Youth Sailing World Championships. We had over 600 sailors and Coaches from 64 countries, all with different food requirements and you handled it a breeze. Nothing was an issue and you just got on and altered the food as the requests came in. We also wanted to trial a lunch ordering system, so each person could choose their own lunch. Again this was no issue for you and was easily handled by your team. This was much appreciated by all the competitors who have such different food requirements.