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 [...]

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, [...]