Thursday, April 5, 2018

Hot Time In the Summer Sun April 2018

So - it's almost here ....Summer in Tucson !
That's okay - living here for the past 39 years, we've acclimated ourselves to the fact that you get up early to enjoy the moderate temperatures, stay inside during the heat of the day and catch up on those projects you've put aside when the             weather was oh so - perfect you HAD to be outside !!!

BUT - if YOU have been delegated to plan that company picnic or family reunion - give us a call - we can take the stress out of the mess of you trying to plan it all by yourself - and you won't be in the "Hot Seat" ! 520.690.0146

Planning a company picnic or family reunion  ?  Let us help !!!
Call Creative Catering at 520.690.0146 and we'll help you plan all the details you don't have time to do !!

Check our the video below - that's how easy it can be for YOU - NOT wait till it gets to hot ... just sayn'

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas.....

Well..."Tis The Season" is just about upon us all...and in fact - we had the pleasure to join with "Gather A Vintage Market" (  A most spectacular vintage store at 657 W. St. Mary's in Tucson) last week to help bring in the Holidays with their Silverbells Theme !  I know it seems a little early to be planning for Christmas - but we are ALL in the spirit around here now !

We collabarated with them and brought in some samples for their clients to try.  Needless to say - we had a blast doing it ...and we met so many amazing people - including of course - all the staff at Gather A Vintage Market...we felt like we were just hanging out with all our buddies..

Some of the items we served were: a prickly pear, pineapple glazed ham that we served on cocktail rolls and mini croissants - and to accompany that - we served our home grown butternut squash in mini martini glasses, with lots of toppings to embelish that squash.  The toppings included maple butter, brown sugar, crumbled bacon, cayenne, nutmeg, cinnamon sugar and chopped pecans.  We also served a couple varieties of our baked brie in puff pastry - one which was kahula, pecans and brown sugar, and the other one had diced apples, reduced apple cider and cinnamon sugar.  Both of them were very well received I might add...but then again - what is not to like about baked brie ?  We had feta and spinach puff pastry roll ups, an antipasto rosemary wreath and what would samplings be without an assortment of mini desserts and tea cakes ?  
Everyone seemed to enjoy all the tid bits - and I have to say - we ate our share of them as well !

And - but of course - when we're busy doing fun things - we're also working hard at other locations.  We have been catering for a film shoot down in Mescal for the past 2 weeks...feeding lots of hungry people working out in the sunny Arizona skies all day, and providing lunches to some VIP's at an undisclosed location..can't tell you who - but can tell you they have had some amazing lunches...(so glad I get to be the taste tester around here !)

Of course - as I mentioned earlier, it is indeed looking alot like Christmas around here - and we have been busy little elves putting together some amazing menus and decor for Employee Holiday parties coming up next month..the only other thing I would like to say about that is....if you are in the planning stages for a Holiday event, we still have some dates available - mostly during the don't delay any longer - please call us at 520.690.0146, to find out if we can still accomodate your needs.

And last but not least - we want to Thank all the Veterans out there today on Veterans Day ... to our men and women in uniform..past, present and future...may God Bless you !!!

Honoring Veterans, Past, Present and Future!  Thanks you for your faithful service!

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Feburary, 2014...THAT WAS THE MONTH THAT WAS...

We have had a crazy busy year so far...and it's been a blast !!!  

January started out with a bang - and we got to travel "out of town" for a special event in Benson, Az. for a medical group of 300 guests.  It's always nice when our clients need our services somewhere else ...and we are able to accomodate their needs !!  

We rolled right into a very special new church dedication where we had the pleasure of serving Bishop Kicanas and his special guests at St. Marks Catholic Church at sit down plate served dinner.  What a kind a gracious group of folks these people where !!

Next up was a photo shoot that was crazy fun !!  The first day we served them at Redington Pass..which for those of you that are familar with this place, know - there is absolutely nothing but Arizona blue skies, dirt roads and cactus.  That didn't stop us from putting on the Ritz...and we fed breakfast and lunch to a bunch of Happy Campers - er shooters....  The next day took us to an amazing home where we were able to serve theses same folks a made to order Waffle with all the fixins - and talk about GORGEOUS VIEWS !!!  OMGosh - all we can say is - We Love Our Jobs !!! February - all we can say is THAT WAS THE MONTH THAT WAS !!!!
Costa Rica and Fieasta Beach Parties were in the air as we assisted Dunn & Bradstreet with their "Reveal" event (sending 10 lucky employees to Costa Rica !!!), 

and their menu was comprised of pure Costa Rican culinary temptations, such as:
The Pura Vida Station:  (Pura vida means "pure life," but more than anything, it's a way of life. This phrase symbolizes the Costa Rican idea of letting things go, and simply enjoying life.).  This station featured a Tantalizing selection of Pork Tenderloin Skewers with Costa Rican Glaze and Mini Tamales wrapped in Banana leaves
The Que camote Station :  (Que camote means - what a yam: this saying is used for everything related to craziness. Example: Ese mae esta camote (That guy is crazy).    This Station had Authentic Fried Yucca that was served on small plates....and just FYI - if you have never had this - you SHOULD - 

The Tome Chichi! Station:  (tome chichi! (toe-may chee-chee) Though this phrase has no direct translation, it's essentially a teasing form of "take that!")    had Petite Portions of Ceviche Served with Tortilla Triangle Chips.

And last but not least - The Ser chineado/a Station: (Ser chineado/a  means to be spoiled)    where we served Tres Leche Cake Shots and Arroz Con Leche Shots. are just going to have to wait for the next time to see the Fiesta Beach Party, The Tres Chic' Hors d'oeurves party and the Movie shoot we did - cause - I have run out of time for
To Be Continued....

Monday, February 17, 2014

Thanks to Terry Grant for this amazing article !!

Tucson’s Creative Catering Makes Cowgirl Dreams Come True

Creative Catering LogoIt’s “Cowgirl Up” time for Chicks N Chaps– and Tucson’s Creative Catering knows just how to make it happen. This year, the company is a major sponsor of Chicks N Chaps’ first-time rodeo clinic, which will raise funds for patients and research at theUniversity of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC).  Creative Catering is a family owned and operated business, with husband and wife team of Bill and M.J. Essenmacher, assisted by their three children, Keri, Billy and Tasha.
The company has been in the off-premise catering business since 1985, so it has orchestrated every kind of event imaginable (and some that aren’t!) in Southern Arizona.
CreativeCAteringPrep“Because we live in this community, Creative Catering is stepping up to the plate to assist the Chicks N Chaps’ fundraising effort to benefit The University of Arizona Cancer Center,” said M.J. “We are proud to be a part of this effort, especially since all the funds raised  will stay right here in Tucson. So, we plan and organize, knowing our efforts will benefit so many that need help. And just so you all know – we are having a blast putting our part together for this worthy cause.”
According to M.J., the planning started in January when the company was first contacted to be a sponsor for the event.  And shortly after the first meeting, she and her staff were out buying décor items. Next came the brain storming sessions, menu design, and logistics..
“Buying some of the decor first got our creative juices started, and then – everything just fell into place,” explained M.J.  “Putting events together like this is so much fun – we are so blessed to love what we do.CreativeCateringCosgirlInspiration
We have all done everything in this business from sweeping and mopping floors, to schlepping equipment around and planning, planning and more planning. Oh yeah – taste testing too!  This is the kind of event we we can put our hearts into.”
What does Creative Catering have planned for the Chicks N Chaps event?  “It will be a wonderful experience in the ‘Chick Pit’ that includes a rodeo-themed atmosphere, fabulous food, marvelous company and, of course, a Mimosa Bar,” said Mary Davis, Chicks N Chaps event Co Chair.  “There couldn’t be a more perfect sponsor for this event.  We are so blessed that the Essenmachers have agreed to be part of the Chicks N Chaps family.”
About Creative Catering:
Bill & M.J. EssenmacherCreative Catering’s committed staff has decades of experience creating exceptional events with extraordinary food as well as unparalleled personalized service, including exceptional creativity and attention to detail. Its teams deliver memorable presentations that consistently exceed clients’ expectations — whether it is a grand opening, groundbreaking event, VIP Gala, civic extravaganza, employee meetings or an intimate soiree.
“Creative Catering offers high-quality, individualized catering services, and we are proud to say that we are known for our innovative new and cutting edge theme ideas,” said M.J.  “We design and carry concepts through to individualized menus, specialized decor, entertainment, rentals and every detail, large or small.”
Creative Catering applies its years of experience and amazing healthy food to a broad range of events, including:creativeCateringSWFare
    • Corporate breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, parties and receptions
    • Company picnics and BBQs
    • Fundraisers and Non Profits
    • Grand Openings and Open Houses
    • Movie Set and photo shoot catering
    • Box Lunches
    •  Reunions
    • Theme Parties
    • Cocktail Parties
    • Dinner Parties
    • Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal dinners
    • Pharmaceutical Luncheons
    • Anniversaries & Birthdays
    • Holiday Parties
    • Sorority & Fraternity Events
In addition, the company’s experienced staff can assist in the planning of all non-food related details for complete event planning, including venue selection, décor, lighting and props, bartending services, ice sculptures, entertainment and music selection and booking,  teambuilding and game activities for corporate events, and rental of  tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware, tents, and canopies,
If you can dream it, Creative Catering can help make your vision come true.
About Chicks N Chaps
Chicks n Chaps™ Women’s Rodeo Clinics is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money for breast cancer programs, research and patients in local communities, while teaching women about the sport of rodeo in a fun, ‘girls-day-out’ atmosphere.  Last year, the national organization donated more than $500,000 to community programs. All of the money raised in a host community remains in that community. These events bring together thousands of women from all different walks, many of whom have never seen a horse, a cowboy or felt the rush of watching someone ride a two thousand pound animal, to learn about rodeo. Chicks N Chaps™ teaches women how to rope, ride, and have a great country time, all while raising money for breast cancer fighters and survivors.  This is the Tucson Chapter’s first year sponsoring an event.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer...and The Livin Is Easy

Soooo those crazy hazy days of Summer are coming to an end - and school is just about to start - in fact it has started for some...!!!  Our latest newsletter has some cute back to school ideas and recipes, so be sure to check it out !!! 

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 And - check out our "School" Board on Pinterest 
for some more great ideas for "Back To School"

Here's some of the things we've been up to around Creative Catering Corporation...

Summer in Tucson is usually sloooowwww, but at Creative Catering - we have been and are always busy...what do they say ??  Oh yeah...busy people get things done - LOL...

We've had lots of Weddings this Summer - and they have all been magical !!  

For instance - here's Emily & Landon's perfect Elegant Seaside Themed Wedding...



And A Real Enchanted Garden Wedding...


And last but not least - we have a new event center for those special events you're planning !!!

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TEL: 520-271-8200


Accepting Reservations for Holiday and Private Parties
Upscale Decor . Full Service Facility . Ample Parking
Centrally Located on Tanque Verde by Pima & Wilmot
6350 E Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85715

Sooooo...if you're the one planning a Holiday event - or ANY event - NOW is the time to get the venue and catering taken care...just saying...

That's my story - and I'm sticking to it !!!   See ya next time....