Unique Luxury Catering and Event Planning provide an upscale experience for home and business entertaining. We allow you to enjoy your guests more freely while we create the dining experience. A gourmet delight from a carefully chosen menu design is prepared right in your own home or our catering kitchen by our chef and graciously served by our staff.
Fresh, Local and Seasonal Product
Our culinary product is the cornerstone of the catering. We take pride in using only the highest quality ingredients, sourcing local and seasonal whenever possible, and cooking all of our foods from scratch. Prepared on site or in our catering kitchen our food is always fresh and restaurant quality goodness! All custom menus created for our clients utilize fresh, seasonal and delicious produce and meats. Our chefs have personal relationships with all of the local farmers and food purveyors and incorporate their seasonal products into your custom menu whenever possible. From artisan cheeses to seasonal vegetables and citrus and local oils.
Custom Menus to Elevate Your Event
When it comes to menus, our culinary team can craft an array of dishes for any event theme. Our catering menus and styles of service are tailor-made to suit your goals and budgetary requests. From Italian, Southwest, Asian, American, and Barbecue the types of cuisine are endless. Once a cuisine is chosen, our chefs create a menu unique for your event. From plated sit down dinners, cocktail hours with hand passed hors d’oeuvres, family style meals or interactive food stations, our chefs will create a menu that your guests will talk about for years. All of our recipes are made from scratch with a focus on the freshest, most seasonal ingredients available. Our team is constantly connecting seasonal and local foods with innovative menu ideas. Of course the proof is in the pudding – or perhaps the canapés, or starters or main…or desserts.
Exceptional Customer Service
When it comes to culinary service, our team brings fine dining service to your large scale Event. Chef attire is always professional chef coats and catering staff are all in matching, professional long sleeve banquet uniforms. With a team of fully trained staff, your culinary needs for the Event will be met with the highest caliber of service in our industry. The next time your company needs to plan a memorable corporate celebration or corporate meeting, look to our event planner, Carol Ann as well.
Our catering, food styling and event production services include:
Start to finish event design and production
Creative menu design with sophisticated, on trend cuisine
Menu tailored to any food allergy or custom requests
Interactive food stations
Greet drinks and liquid refreshment synchronization
Exceptionally professional and trained service staff
Custom tailored designs for buffet, dining table and bar display
Specific event timeline to ensure menu flow – timing and coordination always guaranteed!
Here are some links to view different selections from our vast repertoire.
Carol Ann, at 480-277-5413, is our Event Planner. To discuss your event and budget please give her a call or give us your best contact number.
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Carol Ann and Chef Steve
Chef Steve and Carol Ann did an amazing job for me at my event which we held outside. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!
Chef Steve and Carol Ann were awesome to work with. So diligent and professional. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!
Chef Steve gave our group a fun & delicious dinner so we could relax and really enjoy an evening at home with our friends.
Chef Steve provided a fantastically easy and enjoyable time for our family's last night in Scottsdale. With just one phone call Chef organized and prepared at our home a fabulous meal! Much enjoyed and highly recommended. cheers! More...
Chef Steve was awesome. The dinner he prepared for us was fantastic and made for a very fun night. It was a pleasure working with Chef Steve.
The dinner with Chef Steve Ragan was simply amazing! We had Chef Steve cook dinner for our family during our spring break stay in Scottsdale. Our menu consisted of ribeye steak and Chilean sea bass with bernaise sauce, ginger carrots and black rice. For appetizers we had chilled crab and avocado marinated in cilantro and lime. For dessert we had apple crisp with Vanilla ice cream. The concierge at “The Rocks” highly recommended Chef Steve. Chef Steve worked with me to create a custom menu weeks before our arrival and then executed it to perfection! Chef was as interactive as we liked and explained the ingredients and cooking process along the way. We will definitely make a tradition of having Chef Steve prepare a meal when we return. Thanks Carol Ann for being so professional with the booking, confirmation and follow up. First class, five star service and worth every penny. More...
Chef Steve, Carol Ann and the entire staff were absolutely delightful. The food and the service were fantastic. The entire group was warm and personable and my guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I would highly recommend Unique Luxury Catering to anyone looking for their services. More...
Another 5 Star experience with the best catering company in all of Arizona! My family enjoyed the most delicious Christmas dinner and didn't have to do any of the work :) Chef Steve delivered our delicious food at 12pm and gave us the perfect warming instructions to make sure our food was still piping hot when we were ready for our dinner. I have used Unique Luxury Catering for 6 years now and have had anything less than a perfect experience. More...
Unique Luxury Catering provided a wonderful dinner at The Rocks for my family of 5. Carol Ann was easy to work with on planning the dinner and all the details. Chef Steve is a fabulous chef and created a delicious dinner that we all enjoyed. Truly a treat! More...
Unique Luxury Catering provided a memorable experience for my 30+ guests. Chef Steve, Carol Ann and their staff prepared an evening that my invitees are still talking about. Great food, attention-to-detail and good cheer made for a carefree evening. Highly recommend! More...
Wow! What a great experience! We contracted with Unique Luxury Catering for our employeeChristmas Party at our home and it was absolutely perfect! Chef Steve, Tara and Kelly made this a unique event. They handled everything and this allowed me to entertain and interact with my guests without worry! The food top notch and Steve Chef delivered on his promise to deliver the best food and superior service by him and his staff. My guests ranted raved about the food and the great service that they provided. Amazingly, when they left my home, my kitchen was immaculate and there was nothing for me to do! What an exceptional company! More...
Big thank you for helping me with my unexpected and last minute event!
Steve is an excellent top rated caterer! Let Steve cater your next events!
Carol Ann Rotondo
Awesome fresh exceptional ingredients/ meticulous execution!
The Chef's and staff are the best and the Event Planner Carol Ann coordinates and follows up without missing a beat! Extremely professional company!
This is the second time we've used Unique Luxury Catering. The first time we did a 3 course meal for 9 people which was amazing. This time around we did finger foods and a beef carving station for around 25 people. Everything was awesome!! The presentation was spectacular and everything tasted fantastic! All of our friends were very impressed. I can't remember our waitress's name but she was beyond helpful! At first I questioned if I needed a waitress but I'm so glad I decided to use one. She helped things go so smoothly and allowed me to do nothing but enjoy the night. I can't recommend Unique Luxury Catering enough. And I know all of our guests would say the same thing. More...
Carol Ann Rotondo
Awesome fresh exceptional ingredients/ meticulous execution!
Steve and Carol Ann catered our Thanksgiving Day meal for 15 guests. It was amazing! Real home cooking, easy to heat & serve and true professionalism. My 82 year old Dad was pessimistic about catered food on Thanksgiving and he was blown away with the taste and quality. My picky eater son said it was the best turkey he ever had. Unique Luxury Catering gave us a 5 Star restaurant quality home cooked turkey dinner. Thank you Carol Ann & Steve!I will definitely use Unique Luxury Catering again! More...
We had a marvelous Thanksgiving at our home in Scottsdale thanks to Unique Luxury Catering and Chef Jose and his assistant Tara. The food was excellent and displayed beautifully and we just loved it all and there was no clean up as they did it all and we had leftovers that were so good the next day. We will definitely use them again. What a yummy dessert they also served. WONDERFUL!!! More...
I was raised in a 5 star restaurant in Columbus Ohio, I have owned and operated a catering business and managed several food businesses, so I'm picky! My children were coming in town & I didn't want to cook, I wanted to visit. We had a holiday party at a facility for about 50 family & friends and Unique Luxury Catering & Event Planning catered the food. They actually LISTENED to me and provided everything I wanted, absolutely delicious food, reasonable price. Fabulous! Don't call anyone else! I was a bit leery when I was asked to pay up front however these people are honest and won't take your money. They sent a chef & a server - just perfect! JUST CALL THEM! More...
Unsurpassed in quality, taste and presentation. It's obvious that Steve has many years of experience
Unsurpassed in quality, taste and presentation. It's obvious that Steve has many years of experience making delectable dishes.
I hired Chef Steve and Carol Ann to cater a dinner for 12 executives following a long week of meetings. They were finally getting a day to relax and the dinner was the perfect end to the day. These two remained flexible and accommodating throughout the various menu changes and guest number shifts. Though the location we were having the event at was less than accommodating in terms of helping to sort out room sizes and seating, they made a special trip beforehand to ensure the home was equipped with what we needed for a special event. I will definitely keep them in mind for future events and would highly recommend them to anyone who has a need for great service and execution, especially when you can't be present to ensure it! More...
Working with Chef Steve & Carol Ann makes executing an event easy. They provide excellent food options with great service onsite. I've used them twice now and will always keep them in mind for future events. Great team. More...
We have used Unique Luxury Catering with Chef Steve, several times and could not be more pleased with his culinary expertise. His professionalism and presentation of the food was excellent. We have them scheduled again in April. My clients enjoyed every aspect of their dining experience and I plan to use them exclusively for all our catering events. More...
A great time was had by all, and it was all thanks to Chef Steve and Carol Ann of Unique Luxury Catering! We had planned a fun night for some old college alum and were hoping to get the guests mixing and mingling as many had not met each other before. Chef Steve came up with some great finger foods that allowed just that - walking and talking. Everyone's favorite dish by far was the beef slider! Carol Ann is an expert and making sure the event goes off without even the slightest problem Thank you all for your help! Until next time! More...
Chef Steve and his crew (Chef Alice) were incredible from start to finish. They were incredibly punctual the whole weekend, they made the most incredible food, and did so in a friendly/welcoming manner. Would recommend them 10 times out of 10! More...
We had a sit down dinner for 22 people for our company holiday party at my home last night. It was held on the patio and the cool temperatures made me nervous about serving a warm dinner. Chef Ezra and his staff created a "unique" and phenomenal event! The warmed plates, the quick service and the magnificent meal took away any fears whatsoever! Chef Ezra is the best! From the beef tenderloin to the dessert parfaits the food was spectacular! My guests loved the tasty, melt in your mouth appetizers! Mary Ann was sweet, professional and amazingly efficient! Crystal tended bar and made sure all our guests were well taken care of last night. Thanks so much!!!From the moment we chose Unique Luxury Catering they were attentive to our needs, They completely understood what we wanted and followed up religiously!If you are looking for a perfect catering experience - call Unique Luxury Catering. You won't be disappointed. More...
Had a wonderful experience working with Chef Steve, I love the company professionalism. They took their time to get to know our winery and our wines and what we want to bring to our customers. The food was delicious, we had a barbecue with pulled pork sliders, coleslaw, potato salad (my personal favorite) and beans, our customers loved it very much. We look forward to working in future events!! More...
Chef Steve and Carolann were extremely professional and personable. We hired them to prepare dinner two nights for a business retreat we hosted for a group of 10 in Cave Creek. And, the feedback was positive! Will definitely be working with them again. More...
I had a last minute work event and Chef Steve and Carol Ann and team "stepped up to the plate" and were awesome. This was a high-end event at a luxury residence club in North Scottsdale and the amazing food and beverage they provided left the guests still speaking about the experience the next day. We can't wait to have need for another event! Thanks very much! More...
Chef Steve and Carol Ann provided a wonderful cocktail event with hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts for our Grand Opening event at Alpio's @Troon, on April 9th. With a number of guests to satisfy - it ranged from 75 to 150, Chef Steve and team were prepared! They couldn't put the food out fast enough, as everyone was enjoying the great food and service. Chef Steve and Carol Ann are extremely professional, organized and pay attention to every detail. Their staff were exceptionally polite and pleasant and attentive to our guests needs. Everyone enjoyed the event and we were so pleased! We highly recommend Chef Steve and Carol Ann! More...
Chef Steve and Carol Ann provided a wonderful cocktail event with hors d'oeuvres and delicious desserts for our Grand Opening event of Alpio's @Troon, on April 9th. With a number of guests to satisfy - it ranged from 75 to 150, Chef Steve and team were prepared! They couldn't put the food out fast enough, as everyone was enjoying the great food and service. Chef Steve and Carol Ann are extremely professional, organized and pay attention to every detail. Their staff were exceptionally polite and pleasant and attentive to our guests needs. Everyone enjoyed the event and we were so pleased! We highly recommend Chef Steve and Carol Ann! More...
Chef Steve and Carol Ann did an outstanding dinner for us! On time, menu as ordered, and totally took over everything you need at great dinner party. We were able to comfortably enjoy the company of our guests and not worry about the details. Chef Steve's creamy hickory salad was hands down the best. Then the Beef Wellington was cooked perfect. I could go on, but needless to say, "best dinner party". If you really want to enjoy your guests and not worry about having a great dinner, these are the guys! More...
Absolutely the best!!!! After my nightmare experience last year, Steve and his staff were professional and wonderful to have in my home..... The dinner was amazing along with the appetizers and desserts..... Pumpkin mouse was AMAZING!! A great time was had by all, and we will definitely be using Steve and his company in the future!! Thank you so much!!! More...
Renting a house was a great idea for my buddy's stag but hiring Chef Steve and Carol Ann was the real game changer. Coming in from Vancouver our contact was through email and progressed by phone. Always professional and on our scheduled times. Unique Luxury Catering was on point, professional and had great menu ideas for us. Meeting Chef Steve in person and seeing the passion and love he puts onto each plate was exceptional. The food was outstanding with rich flavors and fresh ingredients. He's a real down to earth cat and we would definitely use Unique Luxury Catering again on our next trip to Scottsdale.CheersJeffVancouver Canada More...
Chef Steve and Carol Ann were amazing. We were in Arizona and rented a house for the 8 of us. Chef Steve and Carol Ann were right on time and began preparing our feast; we were able to sit back and relax knowing we were in good hands. Our meal was amazing, start to finish. We will be back in Scottsdale and will definitely use them again, really a great experience. More...
So I know my update is a little late, but I just can't stop thinking about Chef Steve's AMAZING mashed potatoes! Well since my original review back in June we have used Unique Luxury Catering two more times. Once for Thanksgiving and once for Christmas day. If you haven't noticed by now I can NOT cook! Thankfully to Chef Steve all my family and friends were not leery to join us for the most important food holidays of the year LOL. Chef Steve and Carol prepared the most amazing 5 course Holiday dinners I have ever had. Our guest were absolutely amazed by the food and super impressed that our caterers even brought beautiful platters for our Ham & Turkey. My boyfriends sister might kick my butt, but we were both fighting over who could lick the bowl clean of the mashed potatoes. Now that I have chef Steve I truly look forward to hosting any event and my guest look forward to joining. By far the best caterers in town! Their professionalism, kind heartiness and overall cooking abilities are outstanding :) More...