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 at the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts, a venue that we are the exclusive caterer for. The tasting was a perfect opportunity for clients to try a variety of fabulous foods, created on-site by our head chef.

Guests started with classic hors d’oeuvres including our Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus served with Hazelnut Pesto and Tomato Mozzarella Bruschetta on Grilled Rustic Bread.

The entrée section of the tasting was set up buffet style so that guests could choose what would best fit their event. Some of the options for dinner were Goat Cheese and Green Chili Stuffed Chicken Breast, as well as Seared Flank Steak with a Mushroom Demi Glace Sauce. Guests paired their entrees with savory sides such as Creamy Gruyere Potatoes and Roasted Seasonal Vegetables with Olive Oil, Rosemary and Garlic.

Coming to a tasting isn’t only about the food though; it’s a wonderful opportunity to meet your event coordinator as well. Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering is here to answer your questions and work through additional details of your wedding or event, such as floral or linen ideas.

If you are interested in seeing food presentation photos from past events, we would love to set up a time to meet and show you our photo books!