With Steve and Kristine Short at the helm, Atlasta has evolved to become one of Arizona's premiere catering companies. We have remained family owned and operated since first opening our doors over 30 years ago. Through the years, we have created a mindful, customized dining experience that honors farm-to-table cuisine.
Our award-winning chef, Steve Short, was motivated to reinvent the way the event industry operates and to execute events through the lens of sustainability all while maintaining the integrity of the special event business.
Atlasta operates its facilities around Arizona through a complex zero landfill system. We bring these systems to each event’s execution and can truly say our events result in zero waste. Our talented team is fully engaged in acting as local environmental advocates while bringing exceptional events to life.
Our long history of creating one of a kind menus and memorable events has repeatedly gained acclaim from various media outlets and publications. Recently, we were rated as a Top Catering Company from The Phoenix Business Journal. In addition, we have been featured in Arizona Bride Magazine, The Knot, and honored with the "Couples’ Choice Award" three years in a row by WeddingWire.com.
The secret to our success is actually no secret at all – we openly stand by the ingredients of our success; passion, service, community, ethics, sustainability and leadership.
Recommended by 93% of couples
Marisa · Married on 10/13/2018
Deliciously amazing food!!
The food prepared for us exceeded our expectations. You can taste the quality. It was tough for us to decide on our menu because there were so many mouth watering options. The food tasting meeting was so much fun, too!
Scott · Married on 04/29/2017
Atlasta catered our daughter’s recent wedding at Desert Botanical Garden. Throughout the planning process, Alice Palmer and Steve Short (the owner) were responsive to our questions, open to our ideas, and eager to please. They arranged for tastings around our schedules, and made sure we were perfectly comfortable with all of our selections. The day of the event, they were no less than spectacular. It started with the watercress and artichoke salad we had selected. The watercress was amazingly fresh, and the dressing complimented its freshness without overpowering it. Our guests raved about the salmon and rib eye, and the vegetarians loved the unusual (but delicious) potpie selection. All the food was served at the right temperature, and no one had to wait while others were eating. The service staff was attentive, polite, but also unobtrusive – if they weren’t serving you or clearing your plate, you didn’t notice them at all. Atlasta’s entire team was highly professional and courteous. It’s obvious that they love what they do and want to make sure your event works out exactly the way you want. We could not be happier that we chose Atlasta for our event.
Kelly · Married on 04/15/2017
Just worked with Atlasta on a wedding I was coordinating. What a breath of fresh air! I've worked with quite a few caterers and can say they are by far one of the best, most professional! Any issues that arose were quickly fixed by the amazing Captain. The staff were so friendly and accommodating to changing requests. I am so impressed and would love to work with them again. Highly, highly recommend!
Atlasta Catering has a stellar reputation and Arizona Heritage Center at Papago Park has worked for years with their representatives. We are always happy when event clientele choose Atlasta to cater an event at our museum.
One of our preferred caterers!
Always do a great job