Chef's Balcony at Arrillaga Family Dining Commons

Schwab Executive Services offers two distinct and customized options for customers who desire the highest levels of excellence in food and hospitality service. These menu options and catering services are custom tailored to each location to ensure an exceptional and flawless event.

Schwab Dining offers catering services for events that are held at the Schwab Residential Center.

Schwab Dining menu (PDF)

Schwab Catering provides catering services for events that are held at the Knight Management Center.

Schwab Catering menu (PDF)

Award-winning Executive Chef Raul Lacara’s leadership has enabled Schwab Executive Services to provide an unrivaled culinary and hospitality experience to world business leaders attending Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Education programs, as well as both the broader Graduate School of Business and Stanford University communities.

Impeccable Food

Focusing on fresh, sumptuous and sustainable local ingredients, Schwab’s culinary professionals create sophisticated menus featuring taste profiles from around the world. Whether you work with one of our standard menus or desire a menu tailored to the specific needs of your event, meals at Schwab will surely delight your guest’s senses.

Impeccable Service

Our staff’s talent and attendance to every detail of your Schwab Dining experience is the reason the Financial Times rated us the finest executive dining program in the world in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. Our goal is to provide just the right mix of culinary excellence, friendly and efficient service, compelling décor, and unique touches that leave your guests impressed.

Impeccable Events

Whether your need is hosting a small staff meeting, an elaborate dinner party or a large reception, Schwab is a perfect place to host your event any time of year. Serving groups from 25 to 800, members of the Schwab Dining hospitality team will work with you to deliver just the right mix of food, drink, entertainment, and atmosphere to make your event a success.

Location: 680 Serra Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Room Reservations: To reserve the Vidalakis Dining Room, please call GSB Facilities 650.725.3215

Schwab Executive Services: 650.723.0283,

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Chef Raul Lacara: Master Ice Carver




Chef Raul Lacara

Raul Lacara

Senior Associate Director of Executive Conferences and Catering Services