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Concessions & Catering Policy

Concessions

Performances: MATCH has made an exclusive arrangement with Lemond Events for concessions to be available for sale for the convenience and comfort of patrons, guests, artists and others at every public performance. Licensee may not arrange for competing services to be offered. Lemond Events is the MATCH official concessionaire.

Beverages: As per their agreement with MATCH, Lemond Events has the exclusive right to provide all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the Breezeway, Matchbox lobbies and performance spaces.

Beverages backstage: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages purchased for use backstage or in the Rehearsal Hall, Gallery or Offices do not need to be provided by Lemond Events.

Receptions before a performance: A reception that is held in the Breezeway, Matchbox lobbies or performance spaces before a performance or during intermission is defined as a competing service and should not be held unless Lemond Events is catering the reception.

Receptions after a performance: With concessions and the café closed, a reception after a performance is not defined as a competing service and can be held without Lemond Events catering. However, Lemond Events must still provide the beverages.

Outside food and beverages: Patrons are not allowed to bring outside food and beverages into the Breezeway, Matchbox lobbies or performance spaces before, during or after performances. Licensees are responsible for seeing that this rule is enforced during their License Term.

Receptions

Approval: All receptions must be approved in advance. You must submit the Reception/Catering Questionnaire for review before approval. Do not assume that you have approval because you have done a similar thing at MATCH in the past.

Beverages: MATCH has made an exclusive arrangement with Lemond Events to provide alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in the Breezeway, Matchbox lobbies, and performance spaces. All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Receptions in these areas must be arranged through Lemond Events.

Rental of space for a Reception: A Licensee who holds a reception in the South Building must schedule and rent space for said reception. An agreement for a License term at the MATCH does not guarantee the right to or a place for a pre-show or post-show reception.

South Building: Receptions that take place backstage or in the Rehearsal Hall, Gallery or Offices in the South Building at MATCH do not have to purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from Lemond Events, but these beverages may not leave the South Building. These beverages may not enter the Breezeway, performance spaces or lobbies.

Rehearsal Room floor: The Rehearsal Room in the South Building has a permanent dance floor with a vinyl surface. For receptions including food, Licensee must arrange for the floor to be protected using the MATCH carpet squares. This may incur MATCH tech labor costs though Licensees can reduce costs by supplying labor.

Donated Beverages: Events in the South building may provide donated alcoholic beverages, but only in compliance with TABC regulations.

Catering

Approval: All receptions must be approved in advance. You must submit the Reception/Catering Questionnaire for review before approval. Do not assume that you have approval because you have done a similar thing at MATCH in the past.

Catering: For receptions and other special events, all caterers and vendors must be selected from the MATCH approved vendor list. Licensee may petition to have additional caterers added to said list. Approval shall not be unreasonably withheld. 

The current MATCH catering list is: Lemond Events, HEB, Melange, City Kitchen and A Fare Extraordinaire.

Written quote from Lemond: Lemond Events, as our in-house concessionaire and caterer, is the one most affected by catered events at MATCH. Anytime there is a catered event with an outside caterer at MATCH, Licensee must obtain a written quote for the event from Lemond Events. This offers Lemond Events the opportunity to provide the catering and allows Lemond to alert MATCH about any potential challenges presented by the Licensee’s event.

The Licensee is not required to use Lemond Events but must obtain a written quote from Lemond before using another caterer. HEB is the sole exception to this policy.

Catering Meeting: With four performance spaces in operation, backstage at MATCH is always in a state of flux. MATCH would encourage all Licensees who are using a caterer, even caterers who have worked at MATCH before, to have a meeting and walk-through with the MATCH Production Manager. New caterers must have a walk-through and meeting.

Equipment: Each performance space comes with 2 folding tables. Caterers or the Licensee should supply all other equipment and necessary furniture for the catered event including additional tables, chairs, round tables, linens, garbage cans, garbage can liners and any other items that they may need.

Set-up areas: All catering set-up areas must be arranged in advance with the Production Manager so as to not impact performances or function of backstage.

Catering Equipment: MATCH can provide augmented power for catering at some locations backstage. Please make sure to detail requests for extra power on your Reception/Catering questionnaire and discuss with the MATCH Production Manager ahead of time. Other than augmented power, MATCH does not provide any catering equipment or service, no refrigeration, ice machine, etc.

Clean-up: Licensee is responsible for the caterer’s activities and must ensure that the caterer returns the MATCH to pre-Event conditions.  If additional cleanup is required, the cost will be deducted from the Licensee’s security deposit. Clean-up includes sweeping and mopping where food is prepared and served. MATCH will provide brooms and mops.

TABC: All caterers are responsible for providing the appropriate TABC licensing and staff for the sale and serving of alcoholic beverages, if applicable.

The MATCH reserves the right to refuse access to any vendor or caterer.