How to Plan the Perfect Italian Wine Dinner

What You Need to Create an Italian Dinner Party There’s something about Italian food that immediately imparts the feeling of togetherness. Just looking at a spread, or even a menu instantly make you want to sit at the table for hours indulging in foods while sharing stories and memories with family and friends. Just think [...]

Learn how to make bakery worthy treats on National Lollipop Day!

When you think of lollipops, usually one would reminisce a candied Tootsie Pop or Charms Blow Pop from childhood. Lollipops have come a long way, and are now a highlight of a dessert table at a party. When it comes to bakery trends, a favorite for customers are classic treats made into mini versions and [...]

No Oven Required! Summer Dinner Party Recipe Ideas on Good Morning Arizona

Arizona summers can make cooking at home a heated task. Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering has the best summer dining recipes that don't require you to turn on your oven. These summer dinner ideas highlight seasonal food such as juicy melons, creamy feta, and crisp summer vegetables. The summer recipes are easy to create, and [...]

An Affair to Remember!

As the Premier Caterer in Phoenix, it was our pleasure to be part of a wedding as fabulous as Leah & Josh’s! With Jennifer Thye of IMONI Event Planning (a 2014 Martha Stewart top Wedding Planner!) taking the lead, we knew it was going to be a wedding for the ages! The Phoenix Art Museum [...]

Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona!

Whether rain or shine, and rainy it was leading up to one of the BIGGEST events of 2015, the show must go on. Super Bowl XLIX was in Phoenix this year along with approximately 100,000 football fans from across the country for the showdown between the New England Patriots and reigning champions the Seattle Seahawks. [...]

A Theme Brought to Life

When working with Victoria Canada Weddings & Events and Tamara with Petal Pushers, we always know we are in for an adventure, and a treat. Recently faced with the task of planning a wedding themed around the iconic painting, The Son of Man by Rene Magritte, we were excited and intrigued. This unique vision came [...]

Food Station Fun!

At Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, we love nothing more than creating fun and unique food stations! For a special nonprofit gala approaching, we set out to create modern stations featuring a fresh take on classic American food favorites. The Tempe Center for the Arts, a contemporary venue, provided the perfect backdrop to display these [...]

Soaring off into the Sunset

We were flying high at Caroline & Brian’s beautiful wedding this past December. The Tempe Center for the Arts made for a stunning backdrop, with panoramic views of Tempe Town Lake for the couple’s ceremony and reception. Every detail was perfect, thanks to the guidance of Cicely & Drew with Life Design Event Planning, and [...]

Said She Said He

Shelley Hay Scanlon and Roy Harlan who works as an assistant pastry chef at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering have been sharing their passion for food for three years. They are graciously sharing with all of us. Saidshesaidhe.com is a place where two friends share their monthly explorations in the culinary world. Each month, she [...]