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Global Gourmet Catering to Enliven Food & Beverage Services at San Francisco’s War Memorial and Performing Arts Center

Oct 16, 2018


Global Gourmet Catering to Enliven Food & Beverage Services at San Francisco’s War Memorial & Performing Arts Center with New 10 Year Contract

‘Top Chef, Just Desserts’ Year One Winner Yigit Pura will also join Culinary Team

[San Francisco, Calif.] October 16, 2018—Global Gourmet Catering, San Francisco’s premiere full-service catering company, today announces that they have officially taken over the food and beverage contract at the War Memorial & Performing Arts Center, as of August 1, 2018. This contract has Global Gourmet Catering managing all cafés, restaurants, intermission bars, and catering services for San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, Davies Symphony Hall and selected locations in the Veterans Building including the Herbst Theatre and Veterans Lobby.

Patrons of the War Memorial Opera House, Davis Symphony Hall, Herbst Theatre, and Veterans Building will enjoy menu updates and many original favorites, including the ever-changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes at Café at the Opera, locally sourced California a la carte options at The North Box Restaurant , and creative cocktails and snack options at the Intermission Bars at all theatre locations. Café Valor (formerly known as C+M), located in the Veterans Building, is newly renovated and open for breakfast and lunch business. Café Valor features a changing menu of locally-sourced seasonal breakfast and lunch items, including breakfast sandwiches, fresh pastries, a waffle bar, salad and grain bowls, milkshakes, coffee beverages, and artisan teas.

“We could not be more excited to be chosen as the Food & Beverage provider for the iconic War Memorial & Performing Arts Center,” said Laura Lyons, CEO of Global Gourmet Catering. “Our entire team understands the love that the patrons have for the performing arts scene in San Francisco and are honored to become a longstanding part of the theatre-going tradition. Our dedicated in-house culinary and wonderful service teams look forward to providing all visitors with an exceptional experience.”

Global Gourmet Catering is also proud to announce that Yigit Pura, the inaugural winner of “Top Chef, Just Desserts” in 2010, has joined the Culinary Team as the Executive Pastry Chef as of October 1, 2018. Yigit will bring his expressive style, enthusiasm, and passion for baking to the culinary team and to Global Gourmet Catering clients in the Bay Area. Pura, originally from Anarka, Turkey, began his culinary training in the pastry arts at only four years old. He then earned his stripes in kitchens across the country including The Meetinghouse, Postrio, and Gary Danko in San Francisco; Le Cirque and the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan; and Restaurant Daniel and Daniel Boulud in Las Vegas.

“From the moment we met Yigit, we knew he was the missing piece that would complete our Global Gourmet Catering family,” said Executive Chef Aaron Zimmer. “We know that his talent, boundless creativity, and attention to every detail will wow each and every one of our clients for years to come.”

About Global Gourmet Catering
Global Gourmet Catering creates incomparable experiences through customized food, beverage and event services, using sustainable practices and a customer service-driven team to exceed client expectations. Global Gourmet has emerged as San Francisco Bay Area’s leading full-service catering company based on the strength of commitment to delivering exquisite cuisine, highly customizable menus, trend-setting design, impeccable service and expert on-site execution. Global Gourmet Catering is the only catering company in Northern California in which the sales and beverage management team members are all Level One Master Sommelier certified, and is proud to be the first Bay Area Green Business certified full-service catering company in Northern California. For more information please visit:, email, or call (415) 701-0001.

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