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We are proud to have Global Gourmet Catering as our exclusive in-house food and beverage services provider.  Global Gourmet Catering is known for specializing in highly customized, large-scale catering, high-end weddings and receptions, intimate fine dining experiences, and for providing the highest caliber concession food and beverage services in the Bay Area.


Avoid the lines during intermission at the War Memorial Opera House by pre-ordering cocktails, beverages and snacks over the phone at 415.861.8150 or by email or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival at any point of service, and relax at a table in the North Box Bar. Or savor your intermission with a variety of snacks, sandwiches and drinks in our Dress Circle Lounge

Pre-ordering is available for Davies Symphony Hall performances by called 415.252.1937 or by email or with a food and beverage server upon your arrival.

For performances with an intermission, Global Gourmet will operate pre-show and intermission food and beverage concession services in lobby areas. For performances with no intermission, pre-show service may be offered if special arrangements have been made by the presenter.


Reservations can be made for dining in the elegant Prelude at the Opera House. The Prelude is located on the lower level of the War Memorial Opera House beneath the main lobby.  The Prelude offers a changing seasonal buffet and elevated a la carte dishes before San Francisco Ballet and San Francisco Opera performances, and during intermission. Reservations will only be honored if they are made no more than 5 hours prior to showtime.  Due to the volume of calls that Global Gourmet Catering receives on a daily basis, they will only return your call if there is an issue with your reservation. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable, or by calling 415.861.8150. Guests with no reservations are gladly seated when tables are available.

The North Box Restaurant is located on the North Mezzanine (Box) level of the War Memorial Opera House and features locally sourced California cuisine with global influences. The North Box Restaurant opens 2 hours before curtain. Reservations are strongly recommended, available on OpenTable, or by calling 415.861.8150. Browse the sample menu.

The Dress Circle Lounge on Level 3 (South) of the War Memorial Opera House is open 1 hour before performances. Savor snacks, sandwiches and drinks in this newly renovated space.

Café Express is on the Lower Level of the War Memorial Opera House and is open 2 hours before curtain. Indulge in small bits and a variety of premium wines and spirits. Browse the sample menu.

Please note that in order to dine at any of Global Gourmet's restaurants you must have a ticket to either the Opera or Ballet for that matinee or evening.


Global Gourmet Catering creates incomparable experiences through customized food, beverage and event services; using sustainable practices and a customer service-driven team to exceed their clients' expectations. Global Gourmet has emerged as the San Francisco Bay Area's leading-full-service catering company on the strength of its commitment to delivering exquisite cuisine, highly customized menus, trend-setting design, impeccable service and expert on-site execution with attention to every detail.

Global Gourmet helped pioneer the green business movement in its industry by becoming the first full-service catering company in Northern California to receive Bay Area Green Business Certification. Global Gourmet is the only catering company in Northern California in which their sales and beverage management team members are all Level One Master Sommelier certified, bringing food and beverage pairing opportunities to a whole new level. Global Gourmet's in-house Master Sommelier, nationally renowned wine expert Catherine Fallis, is also on hand to create ultimate beverage packages and perfect wine and champagne pairings, conduct personal wine tastings or Champagne sabering performances.


Lori Yaralian
Email: lori.yaralian@ggcatering.com
Phone: 415.252.1933
Fax: 415.522.5571

Global Gourmet Catering
1030 Illinois Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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