Arizona Event Catering
Full Service Catering, Bartending & Planning For Special Events.....Like Yours.
Arizona Event Catering & Portable Pubs, LLC
Chef/Bartender/Owner Christopher Robert is a native to the Valley of the Sun born and raised in Tempe Arizona. Starting out in his family's chain of Italian restaurants and pizzerias, Chef Chris has 25 years of experience between the family restaurants, corporate restaurant management, bartending with event companies, sports bars and authentic Irish pubs and working with catering companies. Chef finalized his love for the culinary arts with 3 years of culinary studies and has now catered over 350 full service weddings, corporate and private events as chef/owner of Arizona Event Catering and sister company Portable Pubs Bartending Service.
Quality Over Profit
There is no secret as to why Arizona Event Catering often wins tasting battles against some of the biggest names in catering here in the valley. It's simple, We insist on using higher quality ingredients and keep it simple. We also make everything from scratch in our licensed commercial kitchen and have a passion for providing dishes rich in flavor.
Changing The Paradigm
With our unique approach to buffets and stations, your guests will be surprised to have an interactive experience with our culinary team as we build dishes and offer multiple options for the same price as most classic buffets. The outcome is always the same, you the host are a rock star to your guests!
Restaurant Quality Service
A restaurant manager gone bartender then chef/owner. This is the recipe to a team of catering specialists that care for your guests as we would do if they were individually paying customers. The result is always compliments from the guests and hosts which we never tire of hearing. It's the reward to the incredible amount of work we put into every detail of your event and the reason we continue to grow and love this business.
Starting at 1.00 per guest. These menus are sample menus only. Call us to have a full menu of available hors d' oeuvres emailed to you directly! 480-593-5075
Wildflower Honey Nut
With a goat cheese spread
Portobello & Roasted Red Pepper
With gorgonzola cream
Roasted Roma Tomato
With EVOO, roasted garlic and ricotta spread
Artichoke Feta & Pesto
With flat leaf parsley
Green Apple & Brie
With a fig jam spread
Skewers & Lollipops
Starting at 1.25 per guest.
Bacon Wrapped Scallops
With a rosemary bourbon butter
Sirloin & Bacon Lollipops
with gorgonzola cheese
Served with a variety of sauce options
Fruit & Cheese Skewers
Seasonal fruits and aged cheddar cheese
Watermelon Mint Pops
With feta cheese & mint leaf
With EVOO & basil marinated mozzarella & a variety of colorful cherry sized tomatoes.
Meatball Sub Skewers
With a basil pomodoro & provolone
Classic & Specialties
Starting at $2.00 per guest.
Stuffed Crimini Mushrooms
Crab, sausage or vegetarian
Stuffed Red Fresno Peppers
With pico cream and wrapped in bacon
Available in chicken salad, albacore tuna or salmon mousse
***Available in a variety of combinations***
Provolone with roasted tomato gazpacho
New Zealand Green Lip Mussels
Sauteed in a garlic cream finished with flat leaf parsley
1-3 Entree Classic Buffet
Prices per guest vary upon guest count, type of entree and number of entrees served. Call us for a consultation and quote on full service catering or additional menu options. 480-593-5075
Starting at 9 per guest. All buffet entrees are served with choice of 2 side dishes, dinner salad and artisan bread. Pasta choices include: Penne Rigate, Cavatappi, Farfalle or Gemelli
Pomodoro blend with ricotta, fresh basil, Locatelli romano
Available in ragu alla bolognese, three cheese or garden vegetable.
Walnut Pesto Vegetali
Walnut pesto cream tossed with seasonal vegetables, basil and parmigiano reggiano
Fresh pasta sheets filled with ricotta and sauteed spinach topped with our house braised pomodoro and fresh mozzarella
Starting at $10 per guest
Stuffed Pork Loin
Stuffed with chorizo & havarti cheese on a roasted red pepper cream and topped with candied bacon
Boneless Pork Chops
With sauteed apples and sweet onions
Starting at $12 per guest
With crimini mushrooms and a cabernet demi
Boneless Braised Short Ribs
With a veal & red ale glaze
Starting at $10 per guest
A pepperoncini cream with fresh parsley
Picatta Beurre Blanc
Lemon caper cream with fresh parsley
Grilled Lemon & Garden Herb
Marinated with garden herbs and EVOO
Veal Demi Marsala
Imported marsala and veal stock with porcini mushrooms
Panko walnut & romano crusted chicken topped with fresh mozzarella & our house pomodoro braise
Customized buffet menus are available at your request. Call us for a consultation and custom menu build. 480-593-5075
3 Course Plated Dinner - Starting at $15 per guest. Plated dinners are served by our staff in three courses and can be customized to the dish of your preference. These menus are only samples. Call us for a culinary consultation or for additional menu options.
First Course - Choose 1 salad or soup
Dressing Choices: (All house made) Vinaigrettes(Balsamic, tomato, mixed berry, raspberry, blueberry), Buttermilk ranch, Wildflower honey and dijon, Gorgonzola cream, Creamy Italian.
Romaine, spring leaf, carrot, cucumber, cherub tomato and red cabbage
Strawberry & Pecan
Spring leaf mix with berries, pecans, gorgonzola, red onion rings and choice of vinaigrette
Marinated heirloom tomatoes & fresh mozzarella with local grown EVOO & fresh basil
With blue cheese, oranges, mango and walnuts served with a citrus vinaigrette
Romaine leave wedge, fresh lemon, anchovy, egg, EVOO and worcestershire served with a crouton style toast point.
Sweet Italian sausage & potato cream finished with fresh raw kale leaf
Corn & Cauliflower Chowder
Roasted corn, cauliflower chowder finished with applewood bacon
White Bean Tortellini
With spinach, tomato & tortellini served with broiled havarti toast points
Stuffed with roasted garlic, fresh spinach and fontina cheese served on a rose pomodoro with fresh seasonal grilled vegetables & finished with toasted parmesan panko crumb.
Seared Sea Scallops
Applewood bacon wrapped scallops seared and served on a bed of pine nut, parmigiano & porcini mushroom risotto
Glazed Short Ribs
Slow braised short ribs with an Italian red ale & veal demi glaze served over roasted garlic creamed potatoes
Eggplant steaks rolled with creamy ricotta then topped with fresh mozzarella and our house braised tomato basil pomodoro
Braised Pork Belly
With pickled baby frisee and a cilantro lime polenta cake
House Pasta - Tagliatelle (Local Ingredients)
Condiment Choices - Filetto di pomodoro:San Marzano filets slow braised with fresh basil, and local EVOO served tossed with parmigiano reggiano and organic local grown fresh basil. Or Cacio e Pepe: Toasted seasonal cracked peppercorn, parmigiano reggiano & grass fed all natural butter. Creamy & rich in flavor.
Third Course - (Coming Soon)
The future of catering is already here. Stations are manned by our culinary staff to offer flexible choices for your guest in building a dinner to their liking, or choose from multiple pre set recipes which are put together in the station by our culinary staff. For additional station options, call us now! 480-593-5075
Chicken & Pasta Station (Most Popular!)
Comes with 3 chicken dish options, 1 pasta entree, vegetable side dish, dinner bread & salad of choice
Base Chicken Entree
EVOO and poultry herb marinated and grill marked chicken breast.
Choose 2 Additional Chicken Entree Choices
Pepperoncini cream with fresh parsley - Veal demi marsala with porcini mushrooms - Champagne cream with artichoke - Lemon & caper piccata - Tomato bruschetta topped with feta cheese -Mediterranean- Classic alfredo - Dijon cream with capers and artichokes - Teriyaki with sesame & pineapple
Choice of Pasta:
Penne Rigate - Cavatappi - Gemelli - Farfalle - Orecchiette - Ziti
Choice of condiment:
Pomodoro Siciliana - Alfredo with crimini mushrooms - Walnut pesto cream with fresh vegetables - Beef & Pork bolognese - Aglio Olio with eggplant, zucchini & red pepper. House mac & white cheese with parmesan panko crust.
An interactive build station with our chefs preparing your dish in 3 stages
Choose 3 Types of Pasta
Cavatappi - Penne Rigate - Gemelli - Farfalle - Ziti - Rigatoni - Strozzapreti - Gnocchi
Choose 3 Condiments:
Pomodoro Siciliana with Italian sausage - Walnut pesto with seasonal veggies - Chicken pepperoncini with fresh parsley - Genovese with dijon cream, smoked salmon & artichokes - Vodka rose cream with prosciutto and crimini mushrooms - Cabernet bolognese with beef and pork
Served With Bread of Choice
House rosemary & sea salt focaccia - Crusty Italian - French demi baguette or Mixed Artisan breads.
Build a Burro
Our culinary team will build your guests burrito in three stages then wrap it up and serve it with our house garden salsa & tortilla chips
Carne asada - Grilled Chicken - Pork - (Shrimp available for an additional 2.00/pp)
Black beans - tomatoes - spanish rice - white rice - grilled corn - hatch green chili
House roma & tomatillo salsa - Pico de gallo - sour cream - cheddar cheese - sour cream
Choice of roasted or smoked beef, turkey, ham, Pork loin, or a variety of Wellingtons.
Tri tip roast - chipotle chili crusted flank, herb crusted prime rib,
Bacon wrapped and roasted or applewood smoked
Honey glazed or hickory smoked
Honey-walnut glazed - house spice blend crusted - chorizo & havarti stuffed with candied bacon
Beef tenderloin - smoked salmon - pork tenderloin
Woodchip Slow Smoked BBQ
Choice of 1, 2 or 3 entrees served with 2 sides and fresh seasonal fruit.
Smoked Meats Include:
Agave BBQ pulled pork - Kansas city style baby back ribs - Jack Daniels wood chip smoked brisket - Cherry wood smoked chicken legs - Applewood smoked salmon - Cherry wood smoked turkey legs
Fire Grilled Skewers
Grilled eggplant and zucchini with dried apricots and brushed with a honey balsamic glaze
With sweet peppers, red onion and baby portabello brushed with a bourbon glaze
Ancho chili BBQ marinated chicken with cherry tomato and pineapple
Gourmet sirloin burgers, beef casing dogs NY style and Bratwurst served with house baked beans & choice of potato, pasta or fruit salad
Honey Glazed Grilled Plantains
Arizona Event Catering
Portable Pubs Cocktail Catering
Basic service packages
Liquor board certified, host liquor liability insured, 4 years minimum experience in full service bars.
Certified bartender plus a full service bar set up package. With this package, all you will need to provide is beverages.
$7 per guest
Bartender package + the most common array of fruit juice mixers & sodas.
Beer & Wine Packages
The bartender package + 3 domestic beer selections and 3 wine varietals
Arizona Craft Beer
The bartender package plus 5 local craft beers and 2 wine varietals. (Available in premium imports as well)
Arizona Craft + 3 Cocktails
Bartender package + Arizona craft package + all ingredients for 3 specialty cocktails.
Basic Liquor Package
The bartender package + The mixers package + Bourbon whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila (Available in Well, Call or Premium)
Classic Cocktails Package
The bartender package + Choose a menu of 5 classic cocktails (All necessary ingredients provided) ***Most popular package***
CONTACT US DIRECTLY:
Chef Christopher - Executive Chef/Owner
Skyla Wilson - Sales/Marketing/Event Coordination (Arizona Event Catering - Skyla Brooke Events)
FILL OUT A CONTACT FORM IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO REACH OUT TO YOU.
Monday - Saturday 9am-7pm (By appointment only)
We answer all emails daily up to 7pm. If you would like a free consult or a quote immediately, call us now. 480-593-5075