Hospitality & Dining

Hospitality is a mainstay at Mensa events — a conveniently located, bustling ballroom serving as a rallying point, a spot to grab some quick nosh between speaker sessions, and a banquet hall each evening.

Hospitality at Annual Gathering 2022 will be open 24 hours and features several meals (four breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners), snacks during all non-meal times, and a selection of beer and wine.

Hospitality & Dining

Hospitality opens Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., in Nugget Grand Ballroom 1, and will remain open 24 hours until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, shortly before the Gathering ends.

In all, four breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners, and lots of snacks will be available. Some tables near the food service lines will be reserved for those with mobility issues. Please respect their needs.


Breakfast will be provided Thursday through Sunday mornings from 7:30 – 9 a.m. Breakfast options include an assortment of bagels with cream cheese, assorted cold cereals, hard-boiled eggs, muffins and Danishes, cinnamon rolls, hot cereal packets, and milk and assorted juices.

Sunday Brunch: A limited number of tickets are available for Sunday’s Drag Brunch, featuring the Haus of Does Moore. Tickets are $45 during pre-registration and $60 if purchased on-site.

Lunch will be served Thursday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch options each day include:

Thursday: Baked potato bar, including bacon, sour cream, chives, and butter

Friday: Build-your-own-burger bar featuring beef or Impossible Burger (vegetarian/vegan) patties and all the usual topping and condiments

Saturday: Build-your-own fajitas bar, including your choice of chicken, beef, or mushroom fajitas and served with sautéed onions and peppers, cheese, sour cream, and salsa

Dinner will be served Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Dinner options each day include:

Wednesday: Macaroni and cheese bar, including creamy mac and cheese (vegetarian) and your choice of chili, pulled pork, or bacon (decidedly less vegetarian)

Thursday: Chicken Chow Mein served with chicken (served separately), noodles, and stir-fried vegetables

Friday Gala Dinner: A limited number of tickets are available for Friday’s Gala Dinner, featuring special guest speaker Margot Lee Shetterly. Tickets are $90 during pre-registration and $105 if purchased on-site.

Saturday: Caesar salad and your choice of pulled pork, cheddar, and BBQ sandwiches or grilled vegetables and mushrooms

24-hour Snacks

Snacks: A variety of snacks will be available around the clock. Beginning on Wednesday, each morning will feature an assortment of bagels and scones with sweet creamery butter, cream cheese, preserves, and marmalades

Starting in the afternoon (options will vary each day), we’ll have crudités with ranch dressing, make-your-own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, popcorn, granola bars, hummus with pita bread, crackers, cold veggies, assorted cheeses, summer sausage, tuna, assorted dips, pretzels and potato chips, hot dogs, whole fruit, soft pretzels, assorted candy, ice cream bars, brownies, and cookies. (Dentist copays not included with your registration.)


Nonalcoholic beverages will be available beginning at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday until 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Available beverages include coffee (regular and decaf), tea (hot and iced), cold water, and assorted soft drinks (Coca-Cola products).

Alcohol: Wine and beer will be served by hotel personnel daily from 2 p.m. until “last call” at 2 a.m. No personal supplies of alcohol may be brought into Hospitality. Nevada laws state that no one under the age of 21 can be served or consume alcoholic beverages. Minors will have different name badges. Red and white wines will be available, as well as a domestic and craft beer.

Hotel staff reserve the right to refuse to serve guests who appear to be underage and may request proof of age before serving. Also, if an underage guest is found in possession of alcohol, that beverage will be confiscated and the guest will have their registration revoked. In addition, guests who appear to be intoxicated may be refused service and/or asked to leave Hospitality.