While the wedding ceremony is undoubtedly the main event of any wedding celebration, the lunch or dinner is always greatly anticipated by guests. By the time they have a plate of food in front of them, guests tend to be ravenous and looking forward to an excellent meal. If the chicken is dry or the steak too chewy—well, we all have that one relative who won’t hesitate to comment. Besides, it’s your wedding! You deserve a high-quality meal (and you’ll need one to get some energy to dance to the wedding reception music)!
As a wedding DJ in Phoenix, Arizona, I’ve gotten to work with and experience many of the wedding caterers that Phoenix has to offer. Phoenix is an amazing place and I can definitely say that there are a lot of options when it comes to the types of cuisine you want at your wedding. The difficult part isn’t in finding a caterer, but in choosing one from the multitude of options.
There are so many great catering options in Phoenix that I had a hard time narrowing down my list of favorites to just three. I felt the same way when choosing my favorite Phoenix wedding venues. After all that introspection, I can definitely say that these Arizona wedding caterers will not let you down:
Heidi’s Events & Catering is a full-service event planning company and caterer that has been “making good times easy since 1992.” With menus tailored to fit every pallet and occasion, it’s hard to go wrong by choosing Heidi’s. The company started as an idea in 1991, and by 1995, Heidi’s had a state-of-the-art kitchen that eventually became “over 11,000 square feet of kitchen, corporate offices, and the rental division in Tempe, Arizona.”
Heidi’s offers buffet style service, table service, and cocktail party “mix and mingle” service. There are a multitude of menus that include Mexican, Southwestern, and Tropical cuisine, as well as special menus for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. They even have a breakfast menu! With so many options, it would be hard not to find something that works for you and your wedding. Like I said, you can’t go wrong with Heidi’s.
The chef and owner of Avanti, Angiolo Livi is world-renowned for his mastery of authentic Italian and Continental cuisine. Avanti also specializes in other styles of gourmet cuisine, “from casual American BBQ & Mexican fiestas, to formal French & Asian Pacific.” Avanti lays claim to many awards and accolades, including the Best Traditional Meal Award and has been mentioned in publications, such as People’s Choice and Gourmet Magazine.
Celebrating over 35 years of culinary expertise, Avanti has continued to grow with clients from major corporations, banks, hospitals, and more. In order to keep up with the most recent trends in food, Avanti Catering specializes in “ethnic food stations, martini, dessert and cappuccino bars.” Avanti caters to occasions of all sizes, including intimate dinners, rehearsal dinners and weddings— “any venue, any size from 10 to 10,000.”
Avanti puts an emphasis on working with customers in order to personalize their menu, so that they can create “Anything your heart desires and your mind can imagine.”
Put a Fork in It Catering has been serving the valley and surrounding cities since 2006. As a full-service event planning company, Put a Fork in It promises to “see your event from start to finish. From your venue search to color schemes, centerpieces and dessert stations.” They also vow to “give you the event that you want, NOT the one we think you should have.”
Put a Fork in It caters to all types of events. From the most elegant to the most casual wedding. You can choose from one of their many catering menus, or meet with their chef to customize your own, personal menu. They have Brazilian BBQ, Caribbean Style, Hawaiian Celebration, and Italian Tastes menus, as well as many more options.
In order to support the community and serve the freshest food possible, Put a Fork in It utilizes local and organic ingredients. This is just one of the reasons their food is so delicious!
While weddings are fun, they’re also tiring. By the time the food is served, guests are starving and excited to sit down to a relaxing meal. In this way, the meal can make or break your guest’s experience. Because of this, finding the right caterer for your wedding is vital. There are many caterers in Phoenix, but you need to be able to differentiate between a quality caterer and one that won’t put you first. Don’t fall for the cheaper caterer. In this case, you definitely get what you pay for.
Know of a quality Phoenix caterer? Let me know below!
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Header Image Photo Credit: Heidi’s Events & Catering