Tip & Trend: Design your own signature cocktail to celebrate!

"Something borrowed, something blue. And something shaken, something stirred." The New York Times announces the return of the "signature cocktail" for brides and grooms this season. We love the idea of a designer cocktail that celebrates a couple's unique taste. Let Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering's bar chefs help craft a memorable drink to  celebrate [...]

Recycled materials: Where do they go once they leave the curb?

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering and ABC 15 News discovered how the recycling process works at the grand opening of the education center within the Hudson Baylor West Materials Recovery Facility. ABC 15 News reported, "Inside the center visitors can use hands-on exhibits showing how recycling materials are collected and processed. There's also a recycled [...]

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering invites you to the “First Crush” Charity Gala

Save the Date for TCAA's First Crush Charity Gala! Date: Friday, October 16, 2009. 5:30 PM-9PM Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is honored to support the Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) and their "First Crush" Charity Gala this October. First Crush has become a tradition in Tempe with over 300 people attending each year. Renowned [...]

A 2009 Inc. 5000 company!

We're growing! And we owe it all to our clients, friends and amazing staff! In the August issue, Inc. magazine featured Santa  Barbara Catering Company on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s [...]

A dream wedding reception at the Phoenix Art Museum

Ted & Katharine chose the Phoenix Art Museum's Great Hall to host their wedding reception. Guests were welcomed with multiple food stations allowing them to mix and mingle while enjoying live music from Groove Merchants. The mother of the bride shared her thoughts on the event; "Thanks for your constant attention to detail and having [...]

Summer in Spain: Owner and CEO Pat Christofolo explores Spanish cuisine

It is hard to believe that just last week I returned after spending two blissful weeks in Barcelona. Our hotel was on the edge of the city overlooking the beaches of the Mediterranean. The art and the architecture were amazing and served as a great pastime to keep us busy between meals. Oh, that's right... the [...]

The Farm at South Mountain makes Arizona Highways “100 Best of Arizona” list

The August "100 Best of Arizona" issue of Arizona Highways has named the Farm at South Mountain the "Best Place To Picnic Under A Pecan Tree." As a sister company to Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, the Farm is a premier event venue for weddings, company picnics and corporate events. The 12-acre oasis features rows [...]

Recipe: Caipirinhas -An exotic summer cocktail from Brazil

Phoenix outdoor events can be hot and in desperate need of cooler vibes and atmosphere. Surprise your guests with a refreshing cocktail sure to get any party started this summer. Straight from the vibrant culture and party atmosphere of Brazil, the Caipirinha features the key ingredient cachaça, (pronounced KA-SHA-SA) which is similar to [...]

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