Monday, November 15, 2010

Vendor Spotlight: Global Gourmet Catering, San Francisco

Global Gourmet Catering opened its kitchen doors in 1999 by co-founders Laura Lyons, Mark Walker and David Ashley. With backgrounds in the restaurant industry, the three teamed up to bring restaurant-caliber service and cuisine to the Bay Area catering world. Their combined history enabled them to think outside of the “catering box,” leading to the development of catering firsts like large scale multi-ethnic stations menus. Also the first certified green catering company in all of Northern California, GGC prides themselves on using local, seasonal, organic ingredients and sustainably-farmed produce, meats and seafood.

The GGC team of highly-trained chefs extend their expertise by cooking food on-site at events in order to ensure the perfect execution of the menu. So this means what you try at your tasting will be exactly what you’ll devour at your wedding. A site-manager will be assigned to your wedding, available to address any pressing needs and flawless execution. And their top-notch service staff will make your Big Day shine, using the most experienced and professionally-trained wait staff and bartenders. In addition, should you need custom lighting, beverage services, photographers, planners, transportation or any other vendor, GGC has a name or place to refer. You may also plan a design meeting that allows you to see a mock version of your slated wedding in their showroom.

GGC tells us they absolutely love creating ethnic menus for weddings. “Being global, GGC loves challenges and customizing menus. Over the years, we have accumulated fantastic Indian, Asian, Mediterranean, Latin and other international menus, but continue to customize and create new items for each client,” says Lauren Entner, Catering & Events Sales Manager. They even say if a bride or groom were to list a few restaurant favorite menu items, their chefs have been known to recreate it with a twist in their honor!

“As a chef in such a diverse market as San Francisco, it’s easy to look around and see the wealth of cultures that have come to call the Bay Area home. I love to experience small-neighborhood restaurants that put emphasis on bringing their country's food and culture to the U.S.,” says Executive Chef, Eric Magnani, of his kitchen’s inspirations. A veteran chef with over 25 years cooking abroad, he’s a trendsetter and is constantly pushing the envelope on flavors, textures, aesthetics and menu design. Exactly what you want to awe your guests.

Bottom line: Bridebound approved. GGC absolutely loves what they do and it truly shows. From their food presentation, to the quality of food, to the level of professional, genuine staff members and beyond, this is a passionate catering team you want on your side for your Big Day.


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