Social & Special Event Catering
Culinary Presentations to Enhance Your Guest Experience!
Best Arizona Catered Event Winner
“One cannot think well, love well and sleep well if one has not dined well.”
As a multi-award winning caterer, including Best Arizona Catered Event Winner (2x), we are honored to be considered for partnering for your celebration or event! Whether it is an intimate high-end dinner party, appetizers for wine pairing, brunch, rehearsal dinner, a milestone celebration or whatever special occasion you have in mind, your vision will come to life! Straight to the Plate Catering has developed distinct methods of service through our own brand of Culinary Amusement.
What is Culinary Amusement?
It’s the use of creative culinary presentations designed specifically to enhance the event to give your guests the ultimate guest experience. We’ll produce a unique and creative atmosphere for your event. You’ll love our strolling Passed Bites or our Beautiful Buffet Tablescapes.
What about considering fun and entertaining performance stations, or a formal seated dinner experience or just about anything you imagine?
On the following pages is a little taste of what we bring to your event with sample menus and some options to enhance your guest experience.
We have you covered… but, you bring the guests!
Your guests will LOVE the smell and taste of fresh donuts! Compliment the fresh donuts with fresh fruit or maybe add a drizzle of caramel, raspberry or chocolate sauce for the ultimate indulgence!
We love Action Stations and your guests will too! This is a very popular, fun and entertaining way for our chefs to prepare foods in front of the guests! Depending on the type of experience and the guest count, you can have as many action stations as you desire and they are enjoyed throughout the event! This is a newer concept than the other styles, and this is how it works. Say you may want a Street Taco Station for 200. (By the way, this is an awesome choice and a great representation of the Southwest!) If this is the case, you may want 3 Street Taco Stations set up strategically throughout the venue to accommodate all guests timely. Guests will see our chefs warming tortillas on the grill in front of them, adding their choice of protein and then the guests go to the topping bar and select their favorite toppings to make their ultimate street tacos!! Sounds like fun doesn’t it!! Let’s say you want to add another station in addition to the Street Taco Station! That’s Great! Maybe add a Build-Your-Own Pasta Station or Slider Station! Guests will enjoy the culinary delights from one station, maybe get a beverage and sit down to enjoy their crafted Street Tacos. A little bit later the guests may want to go back to the Street Taco Station or try another station. The possibilities of stations are almost endless!
Download our Sample Menus
French Bistro Dinner Experience
Cocktail Event Sample Menu
Executive Lunch Sample
Brunch Menu (just a little sample!)
Kudos from our Clients
I’m the director of a local dog rescue, and we love Sue! Each year we have a big fundraiser event, and for the past two years, Sue has been so generous and has donated a dish that fed about 100 people! And I will attest that the dishes tasted absolutely amazing! We have contacted several caterers each year and asked for help but Sue is the one and only caterer who was kind enough to give back to her community and help homeless dogs. Thank you sooo much, Sue with Straight to the Plate! You don’t know how much we appreciate you. Rotten Rottie Rescue LOVES you!! ~ Shelly F.
Our company has been using Straight to the Plate catering services for the last couple of years since seeing their reviews here on yelp. I am so glad we decided to try them because we could not have picked a better catering service! Brett and Sue and the rest of their staff are extremely helpful and professional, and really know how to treat their customers. I am usually the one to organize our company events, and when they cater for us, they handle everything! I am able to relax and enjoy the event and not have to worry about serving food or decorating the buffet tables. Not only is their customer service amazing, their prices are reasonable and their food is delicious! Whatever event we have, they always have great menu ideas to make the event special and unique. They always bring enough staff to make the event run smoothly and quickly. The last event we had was in July for 125 people, and everyone was sitting and enjoying their food 10 minutes after it was served. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing catering for an event big or small. We plan on using them for many more of our lunch events! ~ Areli S.