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Phoenix, AZ, August 5, 2013 – Straight To The Plate Catering will attend ICA’s The Art of Catering Food conference in Philadelphia as a recipient of the ICAEF (International Catering Association Educational Foundation) Scholarship Award from August 11-13, 2013.

Straight To The Plate is happy to announce their attendance at the ICA Art of Catering Food conference in Philadelphia this month as a scholarship recipient of the International Catering Association Educational Foundation. This presents an incredible opportunity to attend this educationally intense conference, which is hosted by world-class caterers and the leading faces of the industry.

“We will be learning new trends and techniques that we can then bring to our customers to make their first meal as a new family, at family celebrations, or corporate celebrations and events even more special!  It’s three full days of non-stop learning from the best in the industry!” –Sue Carlisle, Professional Caterer and Owner of Straight To The Plate Catering.

At the conference, Straight To The Plate Catering will shadow a world-renowned chef for the duration of their training.  This will deepen even further their expertise in all aspects of running a top-tier catering business. This exclusive training will enhance Straight To The Plate’s ability to service their clientele as they expand into new heights of growth for 2014 and beyond.

ICAEFAbout the ICAEF Scholarships:

The International Caterers Association Educational Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation created to provide educational opportunities to professional caterers worldwide. It was established to foster the advancement of ICA member firms, in their knowledge of the catering and hospitality industry, as well as the development of sound business practices.

The Foundation makes it possible for qualified individuals including owners, managers and employees of member firms, to attend designated educational conferences in connection with the International Caterers Association. The Art of Catering Food, scheduled for August 11-13th 2013 in Philadelphia, is designed primarily for culinary staff, including chefs, cooks and support staff. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and/or merit. The criteria includes that the firm must be a member of the ICA for at least one year. The value of the scholarship is the FULL COST OF TUITION for the conference.

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One of the core values of Straight to the Plate Catering is to give back.  This week we are 1 of 5 caterers tapped to partner with the Lymphoma Research Foundation, for their luxury Kitchen and Food Tour! They have paired us with an absolutely gorgeous $5 Million luxury home in Troon, Scottsdale, Arizona! Check it out on Saturday 2/23 from 10 -4.  Tickets are only $40 each and tickets are limited to 600 for this self-guided tour of 5 luxury homes and awesome culinary delight tastings!  Visit or call 480 305 2027 for tickets and info!


Bride's Choice Award Winner

Bride’s Choice Award Winner

Bride's Choice Award Winner

Bride’s Choice Award Winner

Up close and personal with two Signature Appetizers:  Our Chilled Cheese Tortellini and Grape Tomatoes with a basil pesto drizzle and our Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites!  We served these at the InfusionsSoft grand opening in Chandler, Arizona.  Check out the tablescape too!

It's a Winner!

It’s a Winner!

Our Signature Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites!

Our Signature Glazed Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites!

What a GREAT venue this is!  We had our wedding walkthrough yesterday with one of our March brides!  This historic and intimate venue is the perfect spot to hold a wedding reception or other event!  The bride’s wedding has a vintage theme so we’re going to have “old fashion” relish trays on the tables as well as milk shooters with doughnuts as part of the dessert.

What’s your theme for your party or reception?  Let Straight to the Plate know and we’ll come up with a great customized menu full of our fresh and flavorful culinary delights!

Contact us at or contact us through our website.

Sue Carlisle

Straight to the Plate Catering

Wedding Wire’s Bride Choice Awarding Winner – 2013

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Straight to the Plate was delighted and honored to be a part of so many wonderful celebrations in 2012!  We appreciate the trust and confidence that was given to us by our customers for our service and fresh & flavorful culinary delights.  In fact, Straight to the Plate was honored with  WeddingWire’s Bride’s Choice Award for 2013, which was given to the top 5% of wedding professionals based on brides’ reviews!  Check out our profile and reviews on, to see what the brides had to say about Straight to the Plate serving their first meal as a new family, click here.


Call us today to discuss your desires and how we may make your event Great with Straight to the Plate or to schedule a complimentary tasting (520) 483-3652.