Great Performances and Eat Offbeat are collaborating to deliver Eat Offbeat’s menu and mission to Great Performances’ clients.

Eat Offbeat’s chefs have joined Great Performances’ kitchens and have created a delicious menu of their most beloved dishes that can be featured as a station or incorporated into a menu.

A team of refugees and immigrants with an unparalleled passion for the craft of cooking

Eat Offbeat serves authentic meals created by chefs who have a direct connection to the flavors, the traditions, and the culture they represent.

They are on a mission to show the world how much better life can be when we add new flavors to the food we eat. With Eat Offbeat, you can travel the world, explore new cultures, and share meaningful experiences, all in a single bite.

Eat Offbeat creates a welcoming workplace for refugees and immigrants to share their most cherished recipes with New Yorkers.

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Buffet or Family-Style Service

Representing foods from Afghanistan, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Venezuela, our Buffet or Family-Style Service provide you with ample portions of savory flavors rich with the cultures and spices of the countries they represent. Many of the dishes are Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan and we can customize the menu to your liking.

  • Senegalese Chicken Yassa (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Katarica Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Venezuelan Carne Mechada (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Burmese Tofu Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Jollof Rice (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Afghan Dill Rice (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Senegalese Couscous (Vegan, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Dahl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Venezuelan Caraotas Negras (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Syrian Tahini Roasted Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Green Beans / Bonji Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Cocktail Stations and Small Boats

Looking for smaller bites that guests can quickly pick up and enjoy while they mingle and network? Try some of our favorite Cocktail Station and Small Boat creations. Featuring dishes and flavors from Burma, Iran, Senegal, Syria, and Venezuela, you’ll find many Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan dishes to tempt almost any palate.

  • Senegalese Chicken Yassa (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Katarica Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Venezuelan Carne Mechada (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Burmese Tofu Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Katarica Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Burmese Tofu Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
  • Venezuelan Carne Mechada Beef  (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Senegalese Chicken Yassa (Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Stationary or Passed Hors D'Oeuvres

Eat Offbeat’s hors d’oeuvres pack big flavors in small bites, perfect for cocktail hours. We’ve curated a selection of bite-sized appetizers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Syria, and Venezuela that are sure to tempt the palate of even the most discerning guests. And many of the bites are Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, and Vegan.

  • Afghan Vegetable Samosas (Vegan, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Cauliflower Dumplings (Vegan, Nut-Free)
  • Iraqi Chicken Fatayer (Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Dahl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Venezuelan Caraotas Negras (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Syrian Tahini Roasted Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Green Beans / Bonji Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Dahl (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Venezuelan Caraotas Negras (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Syrian Tahini Roasted Vegetables (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)
  • Sri Lankan Green Beans / Bonji Curry (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free)

Suggested Pairings

Pairing 1: Katarica Curry with Dill Rice and Dhal

Pairing 2: Carne Mechada with Caraotas Negras and Couscous

Pairing 3: Chicken Yassa with Jollof Rice and Tahini Roasted Vegetables

MEET THE TEAM

Manal Kahi, CEO

Lebjulet, Chef

Venezuela

Shanthi, Chef

Sri Lanka

Mariama, Chef

Senegal

Mi Zar, Chef

Myanmar

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