Global Gourmet Catering celebrated its 13th year as the vendor partner for Outside Lands at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for VIP Cabana Catering, VIP Concession Catering, BaconLand, and Private Catering for festival partners.
After taking a year off in 2020 due to the pandemic, Outside Lands came back better than ever with this year’s sold-out three-day event, with over 200,000 attendees over the weekend. And this year it landed on Halloween, making for an even festive occasion. A giant statue of Outside Lands’ mascot Ranger Dave, sporting a Halloween tattoo, welcomed people at the entrance.
After showing proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours required for entry, festival-goers were treated to stellar performances from The Strokes, Tyler, the Creator, Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, Brittany Howard, Kehlani, and Tame Impala, along with, of course, lots and lots of amazing food.
“Batman was there. Spider-Man, too. You could see both of the costumed crusaders hanging out in the same vicinity as a herd of cows, a group of astronauts, a land shark, and at least one Mario brother.”
–The Mercury News
This year Global Gourmet Catering partnered with Rocketbird, featuring a different fried chicken sandwich each day in VIP concessions, and brought back the ever-popular BaconLands; conveniently located just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the also very popular Grass Lands on the southern end of the Polo Field.
BaconLands is a celebration of salty, porky goodness, offering a selection of artisanal bacon flights to illustrate the wide variety of flavors that can be achieved through different production methods. In addition to the bacon flights from The Bacon Bar, we also served a Fried Egg and Bacon Breakfast Sandwich, Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, and a Classic BLT.
Top sellers over the weekend in VIP were Rocketbird’s signature fried chicken sandwiches – Rocket Reaper, Island Bird, and Cali Bird – which sold out each day, Animal Style Sidewinder Fries, Quesabirris Tacos, and Hawaiian Musubi Sliders (complete with SPAM)!
Other offerings included Tom Kah Xo Ramen, Jerk Chicken & Jackfruit Rice Bowl, Shaken Beef Skewer, Rocketbird Salad, and a Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie with Sea Salt.
Thank you to everyone who attended this year and participated in the VIP experience. We look forward to serving you again next August 5-7, 2022!