gary voorhees with daughter candace voorhees established arizona taste catering and event planning service in 1990. since then we have provided the valley with premier catering and event planning services for private and corporate clients of all types. our experience has a depth of over 45 years and it shows in every aspect of our presentation. before arizona taste, gary voorhees was the founder and owner of continental catering. in 1984 he then taught catering and dining room service at the california culinary academy in san francisco. gary's hard work and style brought his former company to number one and now has gone on to make arizona taste number one caterer for the last four years. when gary voorhees tells the story of the catering business, it usually begins like this:"in 1958 i started my apprenticeship at scottsdale's first french restaurant, chez louis. mr. louis germain is a master of food and service. it was here that i was taught the european way of excellent cuisine and service. from these roots, along with imagination, creativity and beauty, you will find the essence of arizona taste catering. we create not just an event, we create an experience that wraps its arms around you. i learned that making people happy is its own reward. over the years this influence combined with my fine culinary training has translated into creating a business that brings together exquisite cuisine and wines, but most importantly the unique qualities that make an event memorable.” everyone that works at arizona taste brings an unmistakable quality to everything they do. we begin every event, knowing that we can exceed our client's expectations and meet our high standards of excellent.