Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering

Agave on the Rocks

We were happy to be invited to join the Agave on the Rocks Event again this year at the Desert Botanical Garden. The 2011 theme was Southwestern and Mexican dishes. Guests were greeted with specialty margaritas as they entered and visited all of the different booths. Everyone brushed up on their salsa dancing skills with Latin-inspired music and a special performance by Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. We loved coming up with our booth’s concept and also debuted some of our new marketing strategies!

This year’s station featured stone ground corn hotcakes topped with spicy white bean dip, adobe pulled pork and roasted corn relish. Guests watched on as our chef’s flipped hotcakes and topped them off to order.

The Artisan by SBC team got into the spirit wearing custom made menu t-shirts that read “Hotcakes!!!” and “Chocolate, mmmm” as they passed out food to the 1400 attendees. (From left to right, Jake, Nicole, Melissan, Steve)

Amazing seasonal and local vegetable arrangements were the perfect touch to our station this year. Thank you to Tamara Noack from Petal Pushers for donating the beautiful arrangements.

Produce was locally sourced from Mclendon’s Select Farmers Market and handpicked by our owner, Pat. We were even able to use the produce after the event!

Voted “#1 Caterer” By Ranking Arizona, there were lots of brochures and goodies for guests to read as they awaited their delicious food.

You have never seen anything like this before! Steve and Jake took turns passing out chocolate Churros while wearing this custom “balloon backpack” where a giant illuminated balloon seemed to magically float above the guests.

People got a riot out of chasing down the “Churro Men” with the big Artisan by SBC logo balloon lighting the sky wherever they went.