Our Mission

At Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering, our mission is to create unforgettable events by exceeding your expectations with innovative cuisine, exceptional service and creative presentation. We will accomplish this successfully by consistently:

  • Emphasizing quality above convenience in our service and food preparation.
  • Generating positive energy and respect with our clients and employees.
  • Exhibiting an enthusiasm to customize our services to our clients’ needs.
  • Increasing our efforts to be community-minded and environmentally aware.
  • Maintaining a fundamentally sound business dedicated to growth and financial stability.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Celebrating over 25 Years in Business

  • Certified Woman-Owned Business

  • Largest Event – 24,000 guests

  • 2019 ICA Chef of the Year

  • 2018 Catersource ACE Award Winner: West Region, Operations Over 2 Million

  • 2019 Foodist Awards: Top Arizona Caterer

  • 2018 International Catering Association CATIE Award Finalist

  • 2016 International Caterer of the Year by International Caterers Association

  • Voted #1 Caterer by Ranking Arizona 2015 – 2020

  • 2017 International Live Events Association Zonies Winner for Best Catered Event

  • 2017 International Live Events Association Zonies Winner for Best Event Collaboration

  • 2017 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice

  • 2017 NACE One Awards Off-Premise Catered Event of the Year

  • 2017 Borrowed & Blue Gold Medal Best Wedding Caterer

  • 2017 Phoenix Business Journal – Outstanding Woman in Business

  • 2017 Arizona Foothills Magazine Women on The Move

  • 2017 Phoenix Business Journal – Top Catering Firms (#2)

  • 2017 Wander with Wonder – Tasteful 8 – Women Leading the Local Culinary Scene

Our Team

Pat Christofolo
Pat ChristofoloPresident and International Caterers Association Board Member
Lisa Tarsitano
Lisa TarsitanoController and Director of Human Resources
Ngoc Chau-Castaneda
Ngoc Chau-CastanedaExecutive Chef
Nikki Shaffer
Nikki ShafferSales & Events Manager
Kristen Barraclough
Kristen BarracloughSenior Event Specialist
Charlotte Battaglia
Charlotte BattagliaEvent Specialist
Paulina Centeno
Paulina CentenoUtility Administrative Assistant

Going Green

Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is committed to Environmentally Friendly Practices both in our office and at our catering events. We are proud to have been a pioneer of the “Green Movement” in Phoenix. By using biodegradable plates, napkins, utensils, cups, and to-go containers at catered events, virtually eliminating the use of water bottles, recycling in the office and at catering events, and partnering with local merchants and farmers we have been able to greatly reduce our carbon footprint.

We pride ourselves on using local products produced naturally and organically by small family farmers, ranchers, and herdsmen whenever possible, supporting an environmentally sound food system where foods produced locally are consumed locally.

Our kitchen partners with a local vermiculture organization to help eliminate 90% of the Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering food waste that would be going into the landfill. This composting plan

While Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is proud of the progress we have made, we are constantly working to further develop and better our environmental practices as new products become available.

In the Press


Join the team at Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering!

If you are interested in a service, kitchen, office, or operations position, please submit your resume:

Via Email to hello@artisanbysbc.com

Via Fax to (480) 967-2028

Charitable Donations

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