Schonell Catering & Events is owned and operated by the University of Queensland Union (UQU). We are an independent non-for-profit organisation, and any surplus funds help foster a more vibrant campus life for UQ students.
Schonell Catering & Events has provided outstanding catering and venue services to UQ staff, students and the wider Brisbane community for more than 20 years.
Our new menu offers a diverse range of casual, cocktail and formal dining options. Our staff have decades of combined catering expertise, and pride themselves on combining delicious cuisine with premium customer service and competitive prices.
As well as catering, we can provide the ideal venue for your event, plus services available for styling, equipment hire, staffing, security and entertainment. We also offer customised events tailored to your needs.
Set amongst spectacular gardens & picturesque sandstone buildings, the University of Queensland in St Lucia provides an elegant, all-inclusive setting for your next event.
With river frontage, lakes & iconic sandstone buildings the historic campus surroundings include stunning ceremony locations & private rooms complete with balcony views.
Only a ten minute drive & 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, the University of Queensland, St Lucia has eleven direct bus routes and is just two City Cat stops from the city centre. Our central location means that the venue is easily accessible for guests staying in the city or travelling from south of the Brisbane River.
What We Do
We offer contemporary catering for meetings, morning and afternoon teas, conferences, seminars, dinners and cocktail events.
We pride ourselves on providing high quality food using only the best ingredients sourced from our local suppliers. Our menu includes vegan, vegetarian, gluten friendly, dairy free and halal-friendly options. We also cater for individual guest dietary requirements upon request.
We cater for any size event including large student events to small morning teas, at any location on-campus at the University of Queensland and to off-site locations.
If you are hosting an event that needs to make an impact, we offer bespoke packages designed to suit your event needs and budget.
I’ve worked with Schonell Events many times now and have never been disappointed. Great venue, great staff and great catering, all at a very reasonable price! We will keep coming back!
Schonell Catering are my “go to” for catering. Attendees always mention the food at our events, the food suits the events we have, the staff are professional and friendly and I never have any dramas with dealing with them.
We consistently use Schonell Events & Catering for all of our catering needs. They are extremely reliable, have a high degree of professionalism and provide a high quality selection of catering options. Annmaree is also extremely accommodating and all staff provide a high level of customer service.
UQ Institute for Teaching & Learning Innovation
I first used the services of Schonell catering for a private event in 2016. Based on their excellent service, presentation and quality of food, I enquired about the possibilities of them assisting me with a week-long corporate event consisting of 28 sessions, 1000 people and a small budget.
The Schonell team were amazing! Not only did they provide a fabulous arrangement of food and beverage choices, they also kept up with our busy schedule despite many “on the day” changes.
Since that week, we have chosen Schonell to cater all our corporate meetings and events. The food is always fresh and the portions are plentiful. Presentation is always immaculate and their pricing is the most competitive I have seen.- Rebekah M
I just wanted to send a very belated thank you for your help with the Future Jobs Forum.
Thank you for being so flexible. Your staff were excellent.- Amy. M
Just wanted to say a huge thank you from Nick and myself! Everything went absolutely beautifully and your staff were amazing.
The food was beautiful too, and I think everyone went away quite full by the end of the night!- Emily & Nick. A
Thank you for the most magical, fabulous, beautifully smooth wedding anyone has ever had! I couldn't be more satisfied with how the day went and the reception food was just fantastic.
Thank you for making our day so perfect, affordable, classy and easy.- Carmen & Michael. K
Schonell Catering & Events aim to be sustainable in our business practices. We are proud to be a member of the UQ Unwrapped program and are committed to reducing plastic on campus.
We use reusable serveware and all our disposable packaging is biodegradable or compostable.