Our Mission

At Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, our mission is to create unforgettable events by exceeding your expectations with innovative cuisine, exceptional service and creative presentation. We will accomplish this successfully by consistently:

  • Emphasizing quality above convenience in our service and food preparation.
  • Generating positive energy and respect with our clients and employees.
  • Exhibiting an enthusiasm to customize our services to our clients’ needs.
  • Increasing our efforts to be community-minded and environmentally aware.
  • Maintaining a fundamentally sound business dedicated to growth and financial stability.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Celebrating over 25 Years in Business

  • Certified Woman-Owned Business

  • Over 200 employees

  • Largest Event – 24,000 guests

  • 2018 Catersource ACE Award Winner: West Region, Operations Over 2 Million

  • 2018 International Catering Association CATIE Award Finalist

  • 2016 International Caterer of the Year by International Caterers Association

  • Voted #1 Caterer by Ranking Arizona 2015 – 2018

  • 2017 International Live Events Association Zonies Winner for Best Catered Event

  • 2017 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice

  • 2017 Borrowed & Blue Gold Medal Best Wedding Caterer

  • 2017 Phoenix Business Journal – Outstanding Woman in Business

  • 2017 Arizona Foothills Magazine Women on The Move

  • 2017 Phoenix Business Journal – Top Catering Firms (#2)

  • 2017 Wander with Wonder – Tasteful 8 – Women Leading the Local Culinary Scene

Our Team

Pat Christofolo
Pat ChristofoloPresident and International Caterers Association Board Member
Becky McIntyre
Becky McIntyreExecutive Chef
Lisa Tarsitano
Lisa TarsitanoController and Director of Human Resources
Ashley Oakes Scott
Ashley Oakes ScottDirector of Marketing

Nuts & Bolts

Tina Lobe
Tina LobeDirector of Staffing
Kim Zeigler
Kim ZeiglerCoordinator of Administrative Resources

Culinary

Kelly Marcanti
Kelly MarcantiExecutive Sous Chef
Marissa Delgado
Marissa DelgadoExecutive Sous Chef

Sales & Events

Nikki Shaffer
Nikki ShafferSales & Events Manager
Nicole Jorgensen
Nicole JorgensenSales & Events Manager, International Caterers Association Board Member
Corinne Hodgson
Corinne HodgsonCatering Sales Manager, NACE Board Member
Kristen Iwuc
Kristen IwucEvent Producer
Brittany Fraser
Brittany FraserEvent Producer
Sian Clark
Sian ClarkEvent Producer

Going Green

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is committed to Environmentally Friendly Practices both in our office and at our catering events. We are proud to have been a pioneer of the “Green Movement” in Phoenix. By using biodegradable plates, napkins, utensils, cups, and to-go containers at catered events, virtually eliminating the use of water bottles, recycling in the office and at catering events, and partnering with local merchants and farmers we have been able to greatly reduce our carbon footprint.

We pride ourselves on using local products produced naturally and organically by small family farmers, ranchers, and herdsmen whenever possible, supporting an environmentally sound food system where foods produced locally are consumed locally.

Our kitchen partners with a local vermiculture organization to help eliminate 90% of the Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering food waste that would be going into the landfill. This composting plan

While Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is proud of the progress we have made, we are constantly working to further develop and better our environmental practices as new products become available.

In the Press

Employment

Join the team at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering!

If you are interested in a service, kitchen, office, or operations position, please submit your resume:

Via Email to TinaL@santabarbaracatering.com

Via Fax to (480) 967-2028

Charitable Donations

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