The Institute Conference Center prides itself on remarkable reviews of their exquisite cuisine and on-site professional catering service. From expertly prepared buffet luncheons or boxed lunches to formal sit-down dinners, the Institute Conference Center will work with you to suit any style and taste. The head chef and conference team collaborate to tailor a menu to fit the exact needs of your meeting and attendees.

The menus focus on variety and authenticity, including vegan, vegetarian, organic and locally grown items. The chefs are consistently trying new recipes and creating healthy, scrumptious new menu items, utilizing trend information from around the world as well as input from customers. The catering and Megabytes staff are empowered, enthusiastic, well-trained and dedicated to making each customer’s dining experience memorable.

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Institute Conference Center Director

Leslie Dobbins

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Office: 434.766.6722
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The Institute Conference Center proudly offers exemplary food and beverage service through its exclusive on-site caterer, Sodexo, which provides all food and beverage services for event catering as well as IALR’s on-site restaurant, Megabytes. Sodexo is the leading provider of food services in the United States. Sodexo’s dedication to excellent service, corporate citizenship and fighting hunger all come from one goal—to make every day a better day. Sodexo’s commitment to exceptional service parallels well with the Conference Center’s focus on superior customer service and culinary excellence.


Through Sodexo’s partnership, the Institute Conference Center offers innovative menus showcasing healthy and nutritious options and top-of-the-line service for all events. With a broad variety of offerings, the Conference Center team can customize a menu to fit your group’s needs. The extensive menus range from budget friendly to sit-down, formal meals. Click below to view menu options. If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, contact the Conference Center staff, and they can help you create your very own exclusive menu.


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