Hospitality & Dining

Hospitality at Annual Gathering 2019 runs 24 hours and will feature several buffet-style meals (four breakfasts and three lunches), snacks during all non-meal times, and a selection of beer and wine — all included with your registration.

Hospitality & Dining


Hospitality opens Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., in the Phoenix Ballroom (on the third level) and will remain open 24 hours a day until 1:30 p.m. Sunday, when the AG closes. In all, four breakfasts, three lunches, 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. Options include a variety of fresh, seasonal fruit; assorted cold cereals; assorted yogurts; breakfast breads and pastries; and an oatmeal station, complete with fixings. Scrambled eggs will be served Thursday-Saturday mornings. Beverages will include coffee, tea, juices, and milk (whole, skim, fat-free, soy, and almond).

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

Thursday: Roasted corn and potato chowder (vegetarian); grilled all-American cheeseburgers (vegetarian black bean burgers available upon request); penne pasta salad with roasted vegetables and fresh herbs; a build-your-own salad bar (iceberg lettuce, shaved carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, croutons, and ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, and oil and vinegar dressings); and old-fashioned chocolate cake and snickerdoodle cookies

Friday: Summer squash, tomato, and orzo soup (vegetarian); beef tacos with all the fixings; Mexican quinoa salad with orange lime dressing (vegetarian); a build-your-own salad bar (iceberg lettuce, shaved carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, garbanzo beans, croutons, and cilantro ranch and lime citrus dressings); and churros with chocolate and caramel dipping sauces

Saturday: Vegetable pesto soup (gluten free); hot pizza station (including pepperoni and mozzarella, and vegetable lover’s pizza with spinach, black olives, roasted peppers and mozzarella); antipasto salad with chopped Italian vegetables and basil (vegan and gluten free); a build-your-own Caesar salad bar (romaine lettuce, Parmesan dressing, garlic croutons and Caesar dressing); and chocolate custard parfaits with vanilla sponge cake and almond butter cookies

Friday Gala: In addition to the meals served daily in Hospitality, tickets are also available for Friday’s Gala Dinner with Adam Savage. This is a ticketed event; tickets are $95, while they last, and can be purchased with your registration.

24-hour Snacks

Snacks: A variety of snacks will be available around-the-clock. Each morning will feature a toast station (including an assortment of bagels, breads, sweet creamery butter, whipped cream cheese, preserves and marmalades) and assorted pastries and mini-muffins. Each afternoon, we’ll have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich station (mind your macros); assorted bulk chips and pretzels; plain and specialty rice crispy squares (varied each day); and Chex-mix. And it wouldn’t be an AG without an array of sweet snacks, so expect a variety of bulk chocolate and candy options, including M&Ms, Skittles, Mike & Ikes, gummy bears, and Tootsie Rolls. (Dentist copays not included with your registration.)


Non-alcoholic 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 cold), cold water, milk, lemonade, juices, and soda.

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. Arizona 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 wine 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 his or her registration revoked. In addition, guests who appear to be intoxicated may be refused service and/or asked to leave Hospitality.