Atlasta Catering Service, established in 1979, is an Arizona chef-focused and sustainably driven, multi-faceted food service corporation. A trajectory focused initially on catering and special events has evolved over the last twenty-five years and Atlasta’s experience profile now includes restaurant and café management, liquor license management, facility management, and simultaneous catering event production. The preeminence and longevity maintained in a sometimes volatile industry is attributable to Atlasta’s unique commitment to employing and training its own workforce, innovative menu creation and execution, and sustainable leadership.
Menu development stems from sourcing local, fresh, organic foods and preparing them in a way to best showcase their intrinsic flavors. Responsibly sourced fresh ingredients are artfully prepared by an expertly trained, full time local culinary team into creative dishes that bring out the best possible flavors, textures, and colors that delight the senses and satisfy appetites, all while maintaining the integrity of the ingredients. Exceptional experiences are meticulously planned, executed, and delivered, within memorable atmospheres.
Commitment to a local work force is paramount to Atlasta’s success. Atlasta does not utilize temporary agencies but instead hires, trains, and retains a full time and a part time staff including front of the house and chef brigades. All staff members complete Atlasta’s Eight Modules of Training Process. Atlasta believes in the importance and value of specializing staff teams for venues, in addition to specializing sales staff to venues, resulting in true on-site experts.
Atlasta leads the event industry in sustainable catering and event management and is an expert in local sourcing, waste elimination, precycling, and recycling. Atlasta successfully executes zero landfill events and runs zero landfill facilities. Our sustainable leadership is based upon work that is vetted by individuals who have years of experience in the sustainable realm. COO/Chef Steve Short has been featured as a subject matter expert at national sustainability conferences and our academic and scientific partnerships include teaching senior level students at ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism in the areas of business, ethics, and sustainability.