Gary Voorhees, and daughter Candace, established Arizona Taste Catering and Event Planning Service in 1990 to provide the valley with premier catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients of all types. Gary learned in the beginning that making people happy was its own reward, and it was that ideal that quickly pushed Arizona Taste to the top caterer in the Valley. Over the years, Gary’s fine culinary training and Candace’s impeccable attention to detail translated into a business that not only brings together exquisite cuisine and wines, but most importantly, provides the unique qualities that make an event memorable.
Gary got his start in Scottsdale in the 1950’s under the direction of Mr. Louis Germain, of Chez Louis. By the early 1980’s, Gary was an educator at the California Culinary Academy, as well as the founder of the top catering company in San Francisco, Continental Catering. In 1990, Gary returned to Arizona to expand his culinary and catering expertise to the Valley with Arizona Taste, alongside his daughter Candace. Together, they made Arizona Taste Catering THE premier catering company in Scottsdale. Candace took over full ownership in 2012 after Gary retired and continues to impress clientele with the help of Mary Laney, who stated “Everyone that works at Arizona Taste brings an unmistakable quality to everything we do. We begin every event, knowing that we can exceed our client’s expectations and surpass our high standards of excellence.”
They create elegance in entertaining and I would not use anyone else.
Every event is different and every menu created is authentic and fresh.
The decorations, tables, chairs etc. were exactly what my wife and I wanted. And the food...was beyond delicious!!!
I can't say enough great things about Arizona Taste Catering! They made our wedding absolutely amazing and unforgettable!
As an award winning wedding planner, when it was time for me to get married, Arizona Taste was my go-to.
We received rave reviews from all of our guests saying it was the best wedding food they've ever had and we couldn't agree more!!
The level of service provided by the whole event staff was unparalleled.
There's no doubt we made the right choice.