A rehearsal dinner, wedding, and backyard party all in one weekend!
Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is known for creating unique catering stations, delicious catering menus, and have been named as one of the best catering companies in Scottsdale. With these accolades, we had the pleasure of catering countless weddings and events, but the wedding of Camerone & Dr. Robert in their private Sedona residence stood out as being one of the most eloquent and elaborate to date. This three-day destination wedding showcased the style, creativity, and innovation that Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering exudes. This event presented our team free-range to create new menus and stations to showcase the best of our abilities while producing an unforgettable wedding experience.
One Sedona Venue, Three Upscale Catered Events
The planning and organization required for this out-of-town multi-day event was a testament to the processes and procedures that Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering has in place in order to execute events that are seamless and with the highest degree of customer service. This three-day wedding included a welcome reception named “Camo and Culture” the “Ultimate Woodland Wedding”, and a Sunday Brunch named “Red Eyes and Bye Byes.” Each of these events was outdoors with challenging terrain, but the environment did not stop our team from creating a 5-star weekend of events.
The first event of the weekend took place on Friday evening, so that morning required us to load up the entire Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering crew and drive up north to this remote northern Arizona woodland home. Because there were no close stores nearby, it was essential for us to load up everything we needed for this important event. Our team catered private breakfast and lunch for the bride and groom and their immediate family members.
“Camo and Couture” Rehearsal Dinner Event
When guests arrived on Friday they were greeted with Hand Passed Champagne, Wine & Wild Tonic, and two hand passed Hors D’oeuvres.
The selection of appetizers included:
Double Dipped Southern Fried Chicken Bites
Served with house made dipping sauce
Gourmet Hush Puppies
Served with a Housemade Buttermilk Ranch Dip In mini Bento Bowls
Sweet Potato Planks
Topped with Chive Crème Fraiche
Alabama Traditional Fried Green Tomatoes
Savory Cornbread Whoopie Pies
With Chipotle Green Chile Mousse
Grilled Buffalo, Pickled Red Onion and Arugula Confit
With Roasted Poblano Aioli, Lime Caviar
After guests grab a refreshing drink and some delicious Hors d’oeuvres, they enjoyed a tour of Camerone & Robert’s beautiful mountain estate.
After the tour and some mingling amongst the guests, it’s time for the main course of the evening! We set up five gourmet dinner stations:
Station #1 | The Ultimate Put BBQ Feast! – Whole Roasted Pig – Your Way!
Pulled, Chopped or Whole. Tell the chefs how you like it and from where on the pig you want it! Offered with Andrews Original BBQ & Hot BBQ Sauce on our custom made sauce wall or let the dry rub be all the flavor you need
Served with warm potato dinner rolls
Station #2 | Grits!
This Server Attended Station Offers Guests
A little taste of food ol’ southern charm – AND GRITS!
Sautéed ‘Gulf’ Shrimp, Chopped Bacon, Thyme, Fresh Rosemary, Chopped Green Onions & Shallots, Minced Garlic in a Chardonnay Cream
Served Over Traditional Cheddar Grits
Station #3 | Gourmet Mac and Cheese – Need We Say More!?!
Three Cheese Mac & Cheese Offered With All of the Best Toppings
Roasted Green Chiles, Country Fried Steak and Pesto
Station #4 | Crispy Hand Breaded Buttermilk Chicken
Twice Dipped & Fried to Perfection!
Served with a Home Style Sweet Potato Casserole
Station #5 | Something a Little Lighter
Modern hanging TABLE TOP Salad Wall
Individual vessel of Salad Suspended from a One of a Kind Wall Structure
Southern Green Bean Salad
Onions, Red Peppers
Covered in a Bourbon Bacon Dressing
Following dinner, guests were invited to top the evening off with something sweet! We had two dessert stations allowing the guests to enjoy their favorite treat (or if they can’t decide – both!)
Dessert Location #1 | The Guys Domain
Ice Cream Floats!
Classic Root Beer Soda with a Scoop of Freshly Made Vanilla Ice Cream
Served with Red Paper Straws
Dessert Location #2 | The Ladies Layer
Mini Peach Cobbler, Banana Cream Pie, Apple Pie & Coconut Cream Pie
Freshly Baked into Mini Mason Jars – Just the Right Amount of Sweetness
The Ultimate Celebration of Love with
The Best Wedding Catering Menu in Arizona!
The main event followed the beautiful rehearsal dinner evening. As guests arrive for the ceremony, they are greeted with Hand Passed Champagne, Wine & Wild Tonic. Of course, we didn’t forget the Hand Passed Hors d’oeuvres!
Peach, Basil and Mascarpone Mousse
With Reduced Balsamic on a Crostini
Mini Beef Wellington
With Blue Cheese Aioli
Guests were also free to snack at The Ultimate Noshing Station, which included an array of delicious finger foods including:
Point Reyes Blue, Smoked Gouda, Feta, Parmigiano Reggiano,
Cypress Grove Humboldt Fog, Prairie Breeze White Cheddar
Shaved Prosciutto and Genoa Salami
Balsamic Grilled Vegetables
Grilled Lemon Marinated Vegetable
Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Cracked Pepper Bruschetta
Tuscan White Bean Puree with Roasted Garlic and a hint of Cayenne Pepper
Following the couple’s reception, we served dinner through our Decadent Food Bar, which involved our Chefs frying, sautéing & slicing delicious entrees for guests to order. The night before this event, Chef Becky and her team were in the kitchen drying out heirloom tomatoes, making fresh Ricotta & rolling the most delicious tortellini around!
Plate #1 | Spinach & Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini
Filled with Fresh Ricotta & Parmesan with a House Pesto Cream
Garnished with Micro Basil + Pine Nuts
Sautéed to Order at Station
Plate #2 | Chef Becky’s Kitchen Sink Salad
Garden Fresh Frisee with Fresh Orange Segments, Ruby Red Strawberries, Ripe Blueberries, Grapes
Topped with Feta Crumbles & Toasted Almonds
Tossed in a Housemade Champagne Vinaigrette & Garnished with Micro Flowers
And a Fresh Sourdough Wedge
Plate #3 | ASBC’s Signature Plate
Pan Fried Tenderloin to Order!
Guests were able to watch as chefs sliced up the perfect tenderloins, pan-roasted them and served fresh off of the stove with a choice of Garlic Butter, Chipotle Butter, or Fresh Herbs. This high-end station allowed guests to order their steak exactly the way they like it cooked! This plate was served with Housemade French Fries & Spicy Tomato Chutney.
Plate #4 | Torched Sea Bass
Watch as Chef’s Torch Fresh Sea Bass Filets at the Station!
Served atop Preserved Lemon Risotto and topped With Citrus Butter
Plate #5 | Smoking Bisque!
Chef’s Smoke Infused Corn Chowder
Each Bowl Garnished with Mini Flaky Buttermilk Skewered Biscuit
A Little Something for Your Sweet Tooth!
After guests were fully satisfied with a delicious meal catered to their individual tastes, it was finally time for the cake cutting to begin! Beyond the cake, guests were also treated to a couple other options of desserts:
Assorted Gourmet French Desserts Minis
Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee Tarts, French macaroon Fruit Tarts, Mini Crème Brulees, Chocolate Ganache Bites, Assorted Cheese Cake Bites & Housemade Truffles
The Ultimate Make it Yourself S’mores Bar
Grab an SBC Signature Housemade Marshmallow and Roast it to your personal satisfaction
Pick from a selection of delicious Chocolate Bars & Reese Cups
Then make your Graham Cracker Sandwich and enjoy!
Red Eyes and Bye Byes – The Ultimate “Day After The Wedding” Event
With two packed days of fun and smiles behind us, it was finally time for friends and family of the bride and groom to say goodbye. Our last meal of this three-day event was appropriately titled “Red Eyes & Bye Byes Brunch”. We showcased a few different customizable options for guests to enjoy:
Chef Attended Breakfast Burrito Bar
Right in the newlywed’s kitchen our chef’s will be scrambling eggs, chopping vegetables & grating cheese in front of the guests to create custom breakfast burritos
Guests were able to choose their favorite combination to be wrapped in a warm flour tortilla
Served with roasted tomato salsa & Fresh Pico de Gallo!
Ingredients included: Caramelized Onions, Roasted Peppers, Tomatoes, Asparagus, Spinach, Mushrooms, Jalapeno, Ham, Chorizo, Bacon, Cheddar, Jack, Feta Cheese
Start with perfectly ripe avocado on crunchy toast
What to choose, what to choose…Toppings Bar!
Crumbled bacon, feta, grilled sweet corn, cotija, siracha, hard boiled smashed eggs, charred heirloom tomatoes, cracked pepper, diced walnuts, smokes salmon, red onions, garlic sea salt, fresh herbs
Fresh Baked Assortment of Muffins, Croissants and Pastries
With Butter & Preserves
Build-Your-Own Yogurt Bar
Creamy Vanilla & Strawberry Yogurt
Fresh Ginger, Cinnamon, Brown Sugar, Butter, Honey, Vanilla, Raisins, Dried Cranberries, Almonds, Pecans & Gluten Free Steel Cut Oats
Happy Trails Trail Mix (Treats for the Road!)
House made with nuts, Dried Fruits & Chocolate Chips
SBC Signature Dried Fruit Chewy Bars
A Weekend Wedding Filled with Memories
This three-day wedding celebration was one of the biggest challenges that Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering has produced to date! We were happy to work with such a great couple that felt comfortable with giving us free range to create the custom and unique menus for them and their guests. Pulling this off without a hitch required the most attentive teamwork and communication amongst our incredibly hard-working staff. We couldn’t be more proud of the team we have here at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering and look forward to new challenges that are yet to come!
This wedding was so amazing that several Arizona events and wedding publications showcased the beautiful event. See the articles below!
Trends Magazine: https://issuu.com/trendspublishing/docs/trends_jan18_e-mag/50
This weekend filled with intricate and trendsetting events was made possible because of an award-winning team of vendors. These Scottsdale and Phoenix event planning vendors include:
Event Designer/Executive Producer: Traci Chandler, Oh, Sugar! Event Design + Paperie
Flowers: Avant-Garde, William and Company Floral Design Studio
Photography: She.we Studio
Wedding details: Eyes2See Photographs and Films
Catering: Becky McIntyre, Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering
Event Rentals, Furniture and Lighting: Classic Party Rentals/Deborah Beggs, Producer