|Catering Guidelines||Concessions & Novelties|
All caterers are required to adhere to all state and local health rules in order to provide services within the Civic Center Complex. Please contact the City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department prior to the date of the event to ensure compliance with any of their rules. Clients who are serving food at their event without the use of a caterer should also check with Environmental Health to ensure they are in compliance as well. The City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department can be reached at (806) 378-9472. You can also visit their webpage here: City of Amarillo Environmental Health Department.
Clients must lease the kitchen adjacent to their event space with the Event Booking Coordinator in order to access a prep kitchen for themselves or their caterer. Any event client or caterer who does not clean the kitchen after their event will be charged a cleaning fee and will be required to pay a deposit in addition to the kitchen rent in the future. This deposit can be refunded on the invoice after the caterer satisfactorily cleans up after the event.
All kitchens at the Civic Center are prep kitchens only. Food may be stored, cooled, warmed, and prepared in the prep kitchens, but ABSOLUTELY NO COOKING OF ANY KIND may be done indoors. If an event client or caterer would like to cook on site outdoors, they may arrange to do so with their Event Supervisor PRIOR to their event.
The North Exhibit Hall, Heritage Room, and Grand Plaza come equipped with prep kitchens at the Civic Center, though they must be rented in addition to leasing the event space. These kitchens come equipped with an industrial coffee maker, a walk-in cooler, two ice machines, four warming cabinets, two prep tables, a large dishwashing sink, and a small hand washing sink. No other rooms at the Civic Center have kitchens available.
The kitchen at the Globe-News Center is a warming kitchen only. Food may be stored, warmed, and prepared in the kitchen, but ABSOLUTELY NO COOKING OF ANY KIND may be done indoors. This kitchen is located near the backstage entrance on the second floor of the Globe-News Center and must be rented in addition to leasing the event space. It comes equipped with one ice machine, one warming cabinet, one small sink, and a small coffee maker. There is no cooler available in this kitchen.