The Culinary Canvas Catering Showcase Event was a magical evening of luxury, lights, entertainment, and some of the best local Italian cuisine. Culinary Canvas Catering created a stunning showcase for their guests from the atmosphere, to the food, to the kindness and warm way in which they greeted and interacted with each of their guests. The venue was half indoor, half outdoor. The outdoor portion of the venue was underneath a covered patio/porch area in a courtyard. The patio was lit up with white twinkle lights that gave the evening some holiday cheer as well as created an elegant warm glow to the evening. Culinary Canvas Catering placed the music provided by Doug Orlando Band (DOB), along with the drinks complimentary of Pour Masters Bartending Services, and scattered several sections of outdoor furniture for guests to lounge in beside a roaring, warm fire. Indoors, Culinary Canvas placed all of the food for sampling amongst a festive golden, red, cranberry, and burnt orange arrangement of flowers, candles, and linens. Appetizer tables with bar stools were scattered throughout the foyer amongst dim candlelight for guests to sit, socialize, and savor the wonderful selections of prepared food brought by Culinary Canvas.
The evening started off with a good crowd of many friends, past clients, and several new faces that were present. Guests mingled and enjoyed meeting the owner Luke Timpe, winning door prizes, relaxing, and munching and savoring delicious cuisine from the hard working staff of Culinary Canvas. Among the menu of the evening were treats and delicious fare such as Italian meat and cheese trays, 40 clove chicken, a light clam sauce over angel hair, bacon wrapped shrimp, stuffed Italian mini chilli peppers, and some savory Italian stuffed mushrooms, just to name a few. Guests raved over the signature Italian Vodka Sauce over gnocchi, stuffed chilli peppers, homemade flatbread pizzas, creamy hummus, and the pumpkin rolls for dessert!
Chef Cory Oppold served up a magnificent and unique dish of Arancini with several components of purees on the side made from basil, olives, red peppers, etc. It was a fun way for guests to test their palette and a delicious and elegant plating of the dish! Not long into the evening we were graced with some rain, which brought our guests mainly indoors, but many enjoyed the fresh air beneath the covered patio amongst the comfortable outdoor furniture and crackling fire pit Culinary Canvas arranged for their guests. The DOB band entertained the guests with a mixture of holiday and classic selections of music. Guests were treated to free complimentary drinks from PourMasters. Several lucky winners enjoyed taking home a door prize from the raffles Culinary Canvas gave away. Among some of the prizes were a dozen homemade assortment of biscotti (made by Culinary Canvas Catering), a Starbucks gift basket, a spa certificate; and several guests went home with delicious pumpkin rolls for the holidays. Culinary Canvas created a stunning showcase for their guests and created an amazing, elegant, cozy evening for everyone.
Culinary Canvas would like to thank everyone who came out to support our first annual showcase event! We enjoyed each and every one of the guests and look forward to making a lasting relationship with you in the future for successful and delicious Italian cuisine! Culinary Canvas would also like to say a special thank you to Sherri Brown Anderson (designer and special events architect and owner Last Resort Events & Special Occasions), Chef Cory Oppold, and the hardworking crew of cooks from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. A special thanks goes out to the DOB band for entertaining us all evening with a great selection of songs and talent as well as PourMasters, and Munkeboe Party Linen Rentals for providing the table linens. Culinary Canvas would also like to thank Last Resort Events & Special Occasions for helping with set-up and transporting items to/from the venue. The evening would not have been a success without any of the help these talented individuals gave. We appreciate each and every one and the efforts they put into making this event an evening of delightful food and fun.
Please check out the gorgeous photos of the event by our talented photographers (Tender Look Photography) on our website here and on our facebook Page here! These ladies have some amazing talent when it comes to photography!
Again, Culinary Canvas thanks each and everyone for their support and efforts into making this year’s showcase event a success! We look forward to next year’s event! For those who weren’t able to attend the event, you won’t want to miss this next year, October 3rd 2013! Happy Holidays and we look forward to serving you in the new year!
PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE 2012 Holiday Showcase Event
2012 Holiday / Anniversary Showcase Event
The 2012 Holiday Season is right around the corner and Culinary Canvas Catering is working hard to bring the first annual holiday showcase event. This is a special event for us as we are also celebrating our 1 year anniversary. This event is designed for small business owners, board members, event planners, corporate planners and other decision makers to experience the holiday catering solutions we can provide for corporate and small business needs this 2012 holiday season. We have designed two holiday catering packages with the option to add-on packages for additional needs.
This event will be an exciting night to sample some different party foods and signature dishes Culinary Canvas Catering can offer, check out many vendors who offer party services such as lighting, live music, holiday event and family portrait photography, event planning, etc; as well as take in a live cooking demo and tasting by our guest chef: Cory Oppold! We will also be having a business card raffle in which our guests will have a chance at winning Italian gift baskets, gift cards, baked goods from the Culinary Canvas bakery.
This event is a chance to thank our past customers for their business and look forward to future business with other local businesses. We encourage local business owners, secretaries, event coordinators, and Party Planners to save the date (November 8th, 2012), for an event that will showcase our 2012 catering packages for private or public needs during the 2012 Holiday Season. Our Pre-Sale pricing for the 2012 catering packages last till November 8, 2012.
VENUE DATE: Thursday, November 8th, 2012 6PM – 9PM
LOCATION: Caepe/Fellowship Event Center, 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086 (GOOGLE MAPS)
If your business offers specialty services for customers that compliment holiday catering needs please contact us to get involved with our Showcase!
Business Owners/Decision Makers: Free + 1 Guest
Vendors: $100 Advertisement Fee or Free Advertisement with Event Services Contribution
Advertisement Artwork Due By: November 1st (1 Slide Limit) (Electronic Artwork will be up on three big screens along with any savings to customers for partnerships)
Announcing, Culinary Canvas Catering, LLC. – First Holiday / Anniversary Showcase Event!
Hello Phoenix! Yes, we are starting something amazing and working toward offering a showcase event for our catering services for the holiday season! We have come a long way and much more to do, but we want to showcase what we can offer as part of the Culinary Canvas Catering services to its customers. Many customers have provided great feedback and this is a chance to thank them for their past business and look forward to future business. We encourage local business, secretaries, event coordinators, and Party Planners to save the date (November 8th, 2012), for an event that will showcase our 2012 catering packages on what we can offer your business, private or public needs during the 2012 Holiday Season. Our Pre-Sale pricing for the 2012 catering packages last till November 8, 2012.
SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Location: Caepe/Fellowship Event Center, 39905 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Anthem, AZ 85086 (GOOGLE MAPS)
This event is open to past customer, Future potential customer who want to taste test our foods, and to local business owners (Along with Local First Arizona Members) and corporations that are looking to utilize our services in the future! We are coordinating all the venue needs and working with vendors and have lots of vendors we are looking to partner with to offer a superior package deal to our customers. If your business offers specialty services for customers that compliment catering needs please contact us to get involved with our Showcase!
Business Owners: Free + 1 Guest
Vendors: $100 Advertisement Fee or Free Advertisement + Event Service Contribution
Official Invitations will be sent out soon! If you are interested in attending and would like to be on our list please Email us Here!
It’s that time of year to kickoff the NFL football season and to help we are kicking off our Holiday Season Pre-Sale Event, for those many fun filled family and friend holiday gatherings! Wanting to have a killer holiday menu for Thanksgiving, a holiday party, or just a football weekend party with friends, but don’t want the stress it involves? Get a head start on planning this year and leave the work to us! More time for you to spend with friends and family and enjoy tasty and delicious gourmet foods done by our expert staff at Culinary Canvas Catering! Make your event stress free this year; sign up for one of our package specials! Offering specials now through January 5th! Pre-sale Pricing and sign ups start now until November 8th! Reserve your Spot today, as availability fills up quickly!
Check out our specials and holiday packages for corporate events, or holiday/seasonal events online here. We offer exceptional options for any of your needs and can create any kind of custom menu/venue that suits you to make it the best event you’ve had yet! Our Special menus are designed for drop off service and/or limited full service. Minimum Orders of 10 People. Specials must be placed a minimum of 1 week prior to your event to allow for food procurement, staffing and prepping of fresh products.
For Customized Menu’s and Special items please call Culinary Canvas Catering at 480-382-1451 or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. “When you dine with Culinary Canvas, you dine like Family!”
Contact us today at email@example.com to find out more information on what we can do for your next event!
Local First Arizona posted a blog about last months Mixer event at Do Me a Favor, located on 4247 East Indian School Road Phoenix, AZ 85018. Culinary Canvas Catering, LLC. attended this mixer as our first with Local First Arizona, which is an outstanding local community business promoter! We met some amazing local business owners and support all local businesses in achieving more awareness about their products and services to thrive together in the Arizona Economy. Check out this blog posting as we were listed attending: http://localfirstaz.com/news/2012/09/04/members-mixer-recap-do-me-a-favor/
The picture is an example of the services that this amazing local business, Do Me a Favor provides. We recommend anyone with special gift wrapping and or gift needs to come look at this local business. Check them out: http://www.domeafavorphx.com/
Recently Culinary Canvas became nominated into a pool of small businesses trying to win a $5,000 grant to help their business grow. This is an honor and privilege to have an opportunity to attain some grant money to help our little business! We need your help!! We need voters! If you know us or our business and would like to show us support in helping us receive this grant, please go to links on the Inutit website and vote for us! All you have to do is write a few words about why you like our business and cast your vote. One vote per person. You can vote via our facebook page link here, or go directly to the website sponsoring the grant. The grant is sponsored by Intuit. You can check out more details on their website here.
We love and appreciate each and every one of our fans, family, and friends, who have supported us along the way of this journey to making our business grow and become successful. We are still in beginning stages of growth and this grant would mean a lot to the future of Culinary Canvas Catering! We appreciate your support!
Hello All! We have a busy and exciting week coming up for culinary Canvas Catering. We’ve recently become members of LocalFirst Arizona! This is an incredible organization dedicated to promoting local business first around Arizona. You can find local businesses from pest control to catering who are members of LocalFirst. In this largely corporate, cookie cutter world we live in today with a Starbucks every few city blocks, it’s hard for most local entrepreneurs to get noticed and compete with corporate America. Local business has many benefits that get overlooked easily because they aren’t mainstream or the most noticed at times. Local often means quality and better service. For example, my husband not long ago needed our refrigerator repaired. Since it was a GE brand fridge, he called the 1-800 number listed for customer service and repairs only to receive an extremely cold/unfriendly voice at the other end of the line. They immediately greeted him with a “number of appliance please”, instead of a “hello, welcome to blah blah blah, what can I do for you today?” Thinking that maybe the person on the other end was just having a rough day we brushed off the cold customer service and called back another time to reschedule our appointment because it conflicted with our schedule. Again my husband was greeted with “number of appliance, please” instead of a hi, hello, what can i do for you today, etc. GE customer service was not in any way shape or form interested in our problem, interested in who we were, what our concerns were, or even our names. Not that our names and an emotional connection have anything to do directly with our refrigerator needing repaired, but good customer service goes a LONG way with people. We canceled our appointment with GE and looked online for a local appliance repairman. BINGO! We found a local guy in our area not far away who had fantastic ratings from locals. We figured we’d give it a spin, so we called. We got a hold of a secretary who took down our information and said the appliance guy would get back to us asap. Not even a few hours later the man returned our call with an extremely friendly demeanor and made time in his already busy schedule to swing by and fit us in. He showed up that week, looked at our fridge, told us what was wrong, and repaired it. He was extremely friendly, efficient, and timely in taking care of us and more importantly made us feel we were important and that he wanted our business. Now that is what LOCAL can give you. You can keep your GE customer service! By the way, our awesome appliance repairman’s name is Mr. Steven Wright , and you can find out about his services at Wright’s Appliance Repair.
Local First also helps local business owners and members network and spread the good word about all the wonderful local businesses and services our neighborhoods provide. We support each other by committing to support local businesses and promoting others to the public. This organization also helps local business owners by providing newsletters and seminars on helpful information to help grow a healthy business. This week I am headed to an SEO seminar and I couldn’t be more excited to hopefully gain more insight into how SEO works and how to apply it to our business; as well as hopefully meet some members of LocalFirst! Find out more information on LocalFirst or becoming a member at http://www.localfirstaz.com/.
Happy Monday Everyone!
We also have some new updates to the website coming soon! We are working on editing some photos of previous events in the past year and some close up food shots! Check back for some delicious looking surprises to our photo gallery!
I must tell you, your bacon-wrapped shrimp and the cake balls were all I could talk about for the next few days. They were fantastic! ~ Elizabeth Hudy Photography
We thank you for your interest in this journey as we bring our family food experiences to you. Culinary Canvas Catering will be providing the selected foods that have made an impact in our lives everytime we took part of the amazing flavor and the stories behind the recipes. We have had amazing food in our family for a long time and now it is time to share those dishes with people to experience amazing flavor.
Please check back with us on a continual basis. We are hoping to have something going by Fall 2011 servicing Phoenix and its surrounding areas!
This is the start of an amazing new flavor in the Phoenix Area soon to be available to everyone! We thank you for your interests and appreciate patience while we update our website with our items we have to offer. Please check back regularly for updated information.