Food setup on table at Brescia

Food & Beverage

Whether you are looking to heighten your event with a light lunch or a three course dinner, our Food Services Team is here to support you and provide you with an unforgettable dining experience!  

The Mercato

Delicious, nutritious and diverse! Brescia’s dining hall, commonly known as the Mercato (or market in Italian!), offers a variety of options to meet all dietary needs. Tim D’Souza, Brescia’s Red Seal Chef, ensures there is a strong focus on sustainability and healthy meal options for all catering events on campus.

Our Food Services Team pride themselves on using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients for large formal events and small intimate dining experiences. Impress your guests with a delicious meal from the Mercato!

Catering Menu

Bar Service

While our chefs are busy in the kitchen, additional staff from Food Services are ready to mix you a delicious cocktail. With multiple locations on campus that can be licensed, your guests are welcome to enjoy refreshing drinks including beer, wine, liquor and hiballs.

Host Bar
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  • Wine Service – minimum 35 people
    • Wine and dine your guest to heighten your event. Nothing goes better with formal dining than a paired glass of VQA wine!
  • Full Bar Service – minimum 100 people
  • Consumption Host Bar
  • Since there is no charge at the time the drinks are served, the number of drinks are tallied, and based on that consumption, an invoice is sent to the host. Minimum sales of $650.00 must be met or additional charges will be applied.
  • Cost of open bottles or cases may be billed in full at the discretion of management.
  • Please note, Brescia does not provide shots or doubles.
  • AGCO permit $45.00

Five-Hour “Fixed-Rate” Host Bar (weddings only)

  • Since there is no charge at the time the drinks are served, the host is offered standard service package and billed a fixed rate of $40 per person. This is a great option for large events such as weddings looking for a fixed cost for their budgets. This package offers approximately five drinks per person/one drink per hour and includes a full-service bar for one hour of pre-reception cocktails and four hours post dinner.
  • Please note, Brescia does not provide shots or doubles.
  • AGCO permit $45.00 
Cash Bar
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  • Beer and Wine Service – minimum 50 people and $450.00 in sales
  • Full Bar Service – minimum 100 people and $650.00 in sales
  • Customers pre-purchase drink tickets (Scotiabank ATM present on site) and submit tickets to bar for drinks at time of service. A $150.00 special occasion permit fee and $150.00 service fee is required for a cash bar. Subject to change.
  • Please note, Brescia does not provide shots or doubles.
  • AGCO permit $150.00

Food Services at Brescia is governed by the AGCO Provincial Liquor Laws (Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario) and the Rules and Regulations of Brescia University College. 

For additional information regarding the Mercato or Bar Service, please contact us at:  brescia.conferences@uwo.ca.