The Off the Grid Catering team received a call from a trusted industry partner this past fall. SF Metro Events, a premier special event host, whose venues hold conferences and other company events set in front of gorgeous sweeping views of the Embarcadero waterfront, in downtown San Francisco had a special event on their calendar.
Kimberley Patten, Sales & Marketing Manager at SF Metro often experiences clients looking for food trucks or unique food concepts authentic to the Bay Area. The case was no different when the San Francisco 49ers sought to host a special 2018 NFL Draft special event at Pier 29 that was completely open to the public. With over 2,000 expected attendees, Kimberley commissioned Off the Grid Catering to handle the event, as these diehard Niners fans were sure to show up hungry.
And while the venue sits in a prime downtown pier location, it does come with a few unique obstacles that can easily cause headaches without proper coordination. Kimberley knew she could rely on Off the Grid Catering to be a one-stop solution for all other needs beyond just the food – such as navigating permits, managing fire codes, and identifying power sources.
The 49ers draft event went off without a hitch, as OTG Catering seamlessly managed to service 800 VIP and 2,000+ attendees in this constrained venue with a tricky layout. Not to mention, the burden of handling the complicated logistics was completely taken off the client, as OTG Catering employed its operational expertise to coordinate all aspects of the event with ease.
As a solutions-driven partner, OTG Catering is ready to handle any and all curveballs that a client may encounter when hosting a special event. Interested in having OTG Catering handle your next conference or event? Get in touch, and we’ll get started planning, no matter the size, scope or vision of your event.