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. [...]

We’re Sharing a Secret With You…

Our sister company, The House at Secret Garden, has been making headlines with its scenic dining areas, creative drinks and eclectic dishes. With recent articles in The Arizona Republic, Arizona Foothills Magazine and a review by local restaurant critic, Michele Laudig of Phoenix New Times, curious diners have made their way to The House to [...]

Pat Christofolo Wins Service in Action Award

Each year the Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) gives the Barbara Norton Service in Action Award to one outstanding individual who gives with his or her heart and goes above and beyond the call of duty to address the needs of others in our community. Here at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, we are honored [...]

Banner Ironwood Hospital Grand Opening Event

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering has once again been chosen by Banner Hospitals to be the catering company for Banner’s grand opening event for their newest hospital.  Banner Ironwood is a state-of-the-art facility located in gorgeous Queen Creek, Arizona and serving many residents all around the East Valley.  Banner Ironwood is not only a full [...]

2010 Design Awards for AIA Arizona

The Arizona chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Arizona) held its 2010 AIA Arizona Design Awards Ceremony and annual gala in September at the Phoenix Art Museum. Before the ceremony began, guests gathered in the Great Hall to relax, enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeurves while discussing the local architecture industry. The event matched [...]

Picking the food for your event: The best and most important part!

Once a month, we will host a food tasting event for our clients. This event is to showcase seasonal fare as well as current trends for our clients so that they can decide which types of food they would like to include in their menus for their upcoming events. In August, the tasting was held [...]