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Unique Luxury Catering and Event Planning

Scottsdale, Laguna Beach, Maricopa, Orange

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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.

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23 March 2021

We used Steve to cater our Murder Mystery party. For appetizers we had sausage stuffed peppers that were delicious! second course was a standard caesar salad and our third was filet and lobster, which was amazing. Steve was a great chef and he even got involved with the fun of the murder mystery.Thanks Steve! More...

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3 February 2020

Steve and his staff serve up exceptional one of a kind cuisines in your own kitchen! if you want to see how Unique Luxury Catering is, give them a call and book now or read some reviews. All you'll find is raving five stars for Unique Luxury Catering in Scottsdale - Phoenix, and valley wide. More...

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24 December 2019

Chef Steve and Joanne were amazing! We had such a great time with them. The food was delicious and they were super friendly and fun!

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24 December 2019

great night. chef was awesome and food was fantastic.thank you

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10 December 2019

Great food. Chef Steve is very organized and efficient. All of our guests loved the two meals we were served.

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27 November 2019

Chef Steve and his assistant/server Mary Ann did an exceptional job at a private dinner party in our home last Saturday night. Three days later and I’m still receiving texts from guests commenting on how incredible the food was and how much they enjoyed the evening. Chef made things lively and fun by sharing his culinary adventures and giving some “how-to” cooking advice. He has a warm and engaging personality (or, as my husband said, “Just a great dude!” lol). Mary Ann gives attention to the smallest of detail. I didn’t have to lift a finger throughout the evening - was able to just enjoy our guests - and our home was left in immaculate condition. A great experience! More...

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21 November 2019

We hired Chef Steve to prepare 3 meals a day for 5 days during a company offsite (15 people). Steve planned the menu (but was open to feedback), got all the ingredients, was on time every one of the 15 meals, prepared tasty meals and left everything shinning clean after him. I would 100% hire him again!

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7 November 2019

We LOVED, LOVED, LOVED EVERYTHING Chef Steve prepared for us!!! It was a dynamic affair, and the courses were absolutely delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by ALL! It was so nice of him to come to our table once the dishes were presented and explain what inspired him to create each course. Super informative and posh! My halibut was beyond exceptional with a smoked paprika marinade while others (12) recieved the beautiful tenderloin. The flavors were truly incredible and prepared to perfection! Mary Ann was a doll, and did such an amazing job filling everyone's drinks throughout the night and cleaning up meticulously. We will definitely use Chef Steve and his wonderful team again! Thanks for Carol Ann as well for her phenomenal communication! Sally FrulioN. Scottsdale More...

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31 October 2019

We used Unique Luxury Catering during a retreat in Paradise Valley. They prepared breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a group of seven. The meals were on schedule, pleasantly appealing to the eye, and most importantly... delicious!!! Chef Steve was impressively splendid! We worked with Carol Ann in the initial process and she was extremely delightful and super helpful. We will definitely use Unique Luxury Catering the next time we are in Arizona. More...

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28 October 2019

Thank you for the excellent dinner on Saturday night Chef Steve! We had a wonderful time at our girlfriends' weekend with you making us an awesome dinner, keeping our kitchen nice and tidy, and waiting on us and treating us like princesses. We couldn't have asked for a nicer evening. Thank you too to Carol Ann for herhelp in scheduling and arranging our magnificent evening. She is very helpful and keen on knowing the right things to choose. More...

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28 October 2019

Outstanding customer service and food! We had an intimate backyard wedding for 60 and they coordinated everything and our guests all raved about the food. We will use them for our next large party. More...

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28 October 2019

Wonderful food and service. Chef Steve created a great Southwest meal for the 12 of us in a breeze with lots of flavors.

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28 October 2019

I can’t say enough good things about Unique Luxury Catering and Chef Steve. Carol Ann took care of every detail before and after the dinner and Chef Steve fit right in with our family and prepared a fabulous meal for us to enjoy while we were relaxing on vacation. I would highly recommend them for any occasion. Thanks for a great time. Jill Mauro More...

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28 October 2019

We hire Unique Luxury Catering for a bachelorette party. Steve was very professional and catered to all of our challenges from timeline changes to dietary restrictions. We had a great dinner and really enjoyed the experience! More...

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20 October 2019

First class experience, with incredible customer service. The food was outstanding and every guest raved about it. They allowed us to enjoy our company and not worry about a thing.

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22 September 2019

Chef Steve and his team catered a private party at our home recently and the event was a huge success. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff were professional, helpful and friendly throughout the evening. I would definitely call upon Unique Luxury Catering for my future catering needs! More...

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30 June 2019

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!

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9 May 2019

Chef Steve and Carol Ann were awesome to work with. So diligent and professional. I would definitely recommend them to anyone!

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30 April 2019

Chef Steve gave our group a fun & delicious dinner so we could relax and really enjoy an evening at home with our friends.

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30 April 2019

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...

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30 April 2019

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.

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31 March 2019

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...

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31 March 2019

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...

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30 January 2019

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...

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30 January 2019

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...

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31 December 2018

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...

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31 December 2018

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...

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23 July 2018

Big thank you for helping me with my unexpected and last minute event!

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23 July 2018

Steve is an excellent top rated caterer! Let Steve cater your next events!

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23 July 2018

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!

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31 May 2018

Steve I honestly cannot give you 5 stars. Our dinner food was so cold when we got it. We all were surprised. Steven and his partner were nice people and it seems like he really did try.  But how do you serve cold food ??? <br>All your vegetables tasted great. The pasta was probably the worst penna vodka I ever had. It was so dry and cold. The salad was good. The chicken was well marinated . The shrimp was bland. No one likes the bruschetta. Literally tasted like topping out of a jar! <br> We all agreed the dessert and salad was probably the only thing we enjoyed. We had to order pizza after. <br><br>I am sorry but we were not happy with our dinner. <br><br>Maybe next time u can figure out a way to keep the food still hot And you definitely should triple the amount of sauce on your pasta! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

3 May 2018

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...

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28 March 2018

We were visiting for a bachelorette trip and had dinner and brunch catered after a long hike. We were a big group and had an Airbnb. The staff was very courteous but that was clearly a facade. <br><br>The sea bass was beyond salty to the point of being inedible. The pork chop was mediocre, the turkey sandwiches lacked stuffing, and that pitiful picture of what looks like crawfish is of the so-called lobster tails... we are the food because we were it all day and had nothing else to eat. The dinner was supposed to be the highlight/party of the bachelorette trip. Upon letting Carol Ann and "Chef" Steve know about the discrepancies, they responded simply by saying sorry and that they never receive negative feedback. And when we let them know that sorry wasn't sufficient, they began berating us via text messages. They went on and on  about how we were all to drunk to remember the food among other things. That is absolutely unprofessional for the staff to discuss personal matters of their clients, nonetheless lie about what occurred. I suppose I wasn't too drunk to take a picture though. Tara the bartender probably wished she did her job a little more efficiently so I might not have pictures of the crayfish they fed us. <br><br>Oh but their desserts are delicious! They're all locally sourced from your neighborhood market and our store bought desserts were served with "luxurious" Turkey Hill brand vanilla ice cream. Because, you know Haagen Daz would've been slightly too luxurious. And the icing on the cake? They said we shouldn't have booked them since we couldn't afford them insinuating that we were asking for a partial refund because we're broke. Honey, at least I can afford to buy some Haagen Daz. <br><br>We tipped because it's not the server's fault that you provided them with subpar ingredients and dishes. The tip is the their service, not yours. We always tip more because we know how hard they work. No worries, we have no desire to be underwhelmed or lied to again. I do have some other suggestions though. You should look for better sources for your ingredients since that's your excuse, and brush up on your grammar. You don't need to capitalize every word after a comma. More...

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11 February 2018

Awesome fresh exceptional ingredients/ meticulous execution!

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1 February 2018

Chef Steve was on time and he DELIVERED ! A great Italian meal for 18,.. we will be back!

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9 January 2018

Warning! DO NOT USE! This catering Co. is based in Scottsdale and attempting to expand their business to Orange Country with less than desirable results. Chef Steve made menu recommendations and referred me to photographs which appeared to be a good fit for my affair. Chef Steve said another excellent Chef out of Laguna Beach would be handling my party and referred me to his reviews. At the last minute, they switched the Chef and sent out a rookie never having worked for the Co. Hence, the food items produced were not as represented, both in recipe and presentation.<br>I would not recommend using this Co. if you are located in Orange County as they don't have permanent staff in place and are unable to replicate. I phoned Chef Steve following the party to give him a report and spoke with him briefly. Once he got the jest, he said he was tied up and would call back. It's been about 3 weeks and I haven't  received a return call. Customer service from the Owner is severely lacking. More...

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27 November 2017

Steve and Carol Ann catered our Thanksgiving Day meal for 15 guests. It was amazing! Real home cooking, easy to heat &amp; 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. <br>Unique Luxury Catering gave us a 5 Star restaurant quality home cooked turkey dinner. <br>Thank you Carol Ann &amp; Steve!<br><br>I will definitely use Unique Luxury Catering again! More...

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26 November 2017

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...

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19 May 2017

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...

19 May 2017

Unsurpassed in quality, taste and presentation. It's obvious that Steve has many years of experience making delectable dishes.

7 April 2017

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...

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23 March 2017

Working with Chef Steve &amp; 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...

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16 March 2017

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...

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