Naturally Rustic Wedding at The Farm at South Mountain

This spring, Caitlin and Marco tied the knot at The Farm at South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona. This romantic and naturally beautiful wedding had everything that you would want for an outdoor venue. From a romantic wedding invitation set, to a vintage lounge area during the reception, this couple thought of all the details for [...]

How to Plan the Perfect Italian Wine Dinner

What You Need to Create an Italian Dinner Party There’s something about Italian food that immediately imparts the feeling of togetherness. Just looking at a spread, or even a menu instantly make you want to sit at the table for hours indulging in foods while sharing stories and memories with family and friends. Just think [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

ZONIES Award Winner goes to Santa Barbara for “Agency Event of the Year”

So exciting for all of us here at Santa Barbara and for our client! On May 14, the International Special Events Society (ISES) held its fourth annual Arizona Event Industry Awards (The ZONIES) at Chase Field.  ISES honored Arizona’s top industry professionals from 2009 in 13 award categories. Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering took home [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]