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 [...]

Pro Em Open House

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is proud to announce that Pro Em, the Southwest’s largest supplier of event services, chose us to cater their Open House at the grand opening of their new Design Center. We’re honored that, out of all catering companies in the Valley, Pro Em chose Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering to [...]

CaterArts Master Culinary Catering Conference

The fourth annual CaterArts Master Culinary Catering Conference, put on by The International Catering Association, was held this year in Louisville, Kentucky on August 8-11. We sent Chef Brooke to this prestigious conference to bring back the latest culinary techniques taught by some of the nation’s top chefs. Opening night started with a party for [...]

10 critical questions to ask your caterer before signing by the “X”

When planning an event, be it a small corporate party or your “big day”, you have many choices to make.  We have compiled a list of 10 vital questions to ask before signing any contract with a caterer. These 10 questions will not only guarantee the best selection but also make even a novice event [...]

International Guests at Our Local Venue

International guests recently gathered at the Phoenix Art Museum for a delightful evening event catered by Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering.  Guests were greeted with a glass of champagne as they began the stunning evening which the Phoenix Art Museum and Santa Barbara teamed up to arrange.  Those attending were  directed to the museum’s Sculpture [...]

Are food allergies the next hot food trend?

You’ll be hard pressed in this day and age to find a sizeable group of people without food allergies. As people’s knowledge of food allergies becomes more prevalent, the food service industry is working towards solutions to accommodate clients while still impressing them. Serving a plate of raw vegetables is no longer an acceptable solution, [...]

A Perfect 10 Wedding

One of Artisan by SBC’s favorite events to be a part of in the valley is serving as partner and official wedding caterer of The Farm at South Mountain.  For those of you who haven’t been to The Farm, we highly suggest you make it your next outing.  The serene property is set on 12-acres [...]

A Unique Venue for the Perfect Menu

The Boulder House, located in North Scottsdale in the landscape of the Sonoran Desert, is considered by many to be a cultural and architectural masterpiece. The house sits in, around, over and under 38,000 square feet of granite boulders and is very appropriately listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We were honored to [...]