Agave Fest Marks 10th Anniversary of Margaritas & Music at Desert Botanical Garden

The 10th annual celebration of “tequila,” made from the blue agave plant, was celebrated by party goers on Friday, March 30, 2012 at Desert Botanical Garden, 2101 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, Arizona. An array of margaritas made with a variety of tequilas, including Arizona-owned Cruz Tequila’s Silver and Reposado, were available for sampling by the [...]

A Flair for Design Showcased at Independent Women Luncheon

The annual Independent Women Luncheon held in Cummings Great Hall at Phoenix Art Museum on March 6, 2012 was a gorgeous event catered by Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, the exclusive daytime caterer to the museum. Over 500 of Phoenix’s prominent business women gathered together for lunch, to hear a presentation by “A-list” designer Charlotte [...]

Enjoy Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch at The Farm At South Mountain

Two special holidays are coming up soon, Easter on Sunday, April 8, and Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13. Why not give your mom a break from the kitchen by reserving a table at either of the outdoor brunch celebrations for these occasions at The Farm at South Mountain? Then, spend time with your family [...]

Of Food and Family…

[Republished with permission of McClendon's Select, 2/13/12] In the past I have worked for Fortune 500s, government agencies, national charities and local 501c3s, but there is nothing quite like working with your family. Having a family business means everyone has to pitch in, that weekends and national holidays don’t always mean a day off, that [...]

2011 First Crush Charity Gala Shines at Tempe Center for the Arts

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering catered the 2011 First Crush Charity Gala on Friday, October 21, 2011 at Tempe Center for the Arts.   Lauren Guthrie, President of the Tempe Community Action Agency Board, and Director of Sales & Event Production at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering had this to say about the successful fundraising [...]

Two Art Galleries Equal a Memorable Urban Garden Wedding

“Modern Twist on a Garden Wedding” was the theme of a festive, floral-inspired wedding held last month at two separate art galleries in Phoenix, all seamlessly catered by Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering. The festivities began at the historical 1918-built Bentley Projects, a 22,000 square-foot venue with soaring bow-trussed ceilings and clerestory windows located in [...]

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 [...]

Paris James is “Singin’ the Blues” Every Month at The Urban Barn

“Well, I’ve never felt more like singin’ the blues” was the beginning words to the No. 1 chart hit written back in 1956 performed by Guy Mitchell.  This song was on the top of the charts for thirteen straight weeks and become even more popular when Marty Robbins recorded a similar version that same year. [...]