Kristín Ólafs, ASU-Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering June 2018

Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for lunch today.  It was delicious, this may have been the BEST salmon I have ever had and my family used to own a salmon farm! 

Several of the people commented on how amazing it was, and the vegan people were so grateful for how well everything was listed. 

I shared your info with few of the attendees, who knows, maybe you will get another booking from it.

Christine Armfield, Personal Event April 2018

To the TEAM at Special Moments Catering,

I would sincerely like to thank Special Moments for catering our recent “Milestone Birthday Party” celebrating birthdays for one (the Canine Companion, Dabney), 60 (Me), 65 (our neighbor & friend, Kim), 70 (our dear friend Sam) and 80 (our sister Alberta).  This was a very special time for us with family and friends in from Seattle, California and Ohio and you helped to make it one of the most memorable moments of our lives!

From the very first email response from Tabitha, to the assistance from Leticia with decorations and confirmation info, to Dan and Mike (our OUTSTANDING server and bartender), you took care of every detail with efficiency, courtesy and professionalism. 

We had so many compliments from everyone who attended – the food was great, service was great (and amazingly attentive), the display of the food was beautiful and everyone asked about the catering service we used. 

It was a small event, but you all made it an incredibly memorable one! 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Glenn Waterkotte, Personal Event February 2018

I would like to compliment and thank you and all your staff at Special Moments.  My daughter, Alison Smith, helped me plan and pull off a surprise birthday party for my wife, which was an excellent success.  Dan, your staff representative, was excellent.  Dan was very patient with the extended age difference from 5 y/o to well beyond counting numbers.  The food (salmon, potatoes and gluten free desert) were excellent.  Everyone wanted to know the name of your company.

Thanks again.


Juliann & Tom Sawyer, Bride & Groom

Tom and I can’t thank you and Special Moments enough for catering our wedding at Secret Garden in April. The food was absolutely fantastic and we loved every bit of it. Our guests also had nothing but wonderful things to say about how delicious it all tasted.

Thanks again for making it so easy to plan the catering for our wedding. It was a pleasure working with you.

Leslie DeMarco, Iridium

For all of your efforts on behalf of Iridium this week, “Thanks” is the least I can say!

Ever since we first did business together in October 2008 (when you brilliantly catered the “Around the World” themed open house in our new office building), you and your team have worked diligently to oversee every aspect of our corporate events with extraordinary attention to detail and an ability to manage broad projects so that they are flawlessly executed. Never in my 25-year career have I experienced such creativity and reliability in a caterer. I continue to recommend you to anyone who will listen.

From organizing a fun dinner social for 40 of our international guests, to a barbeque for a diverse crowd of 450, we are always reassured to know that you are at the helm.

Simply put: Special Moments is one of my most favored vendors – and, as you well know, I am not easy to please! You share my sense of urgency and care as much about the success of our company’s events as I do. We are a fast-paced, exciting company, and you handle every request with skill, expertise and a straight-forwardness upon which I have come to rely. Every time, in every way, you go above and beyond.

Anyone planning an event would be doing their company – and themselves! – a great service if they put Special Moments to work for them. They will be glad they did!
I look forward to our next event adventure with eager anticipation.

Sierra Thresher, Axway

Special Moments has been OUTSTANDING! From their ease of their communication when placing an order, providing suggestions and summarizing the order to the actual set-up and display of the meals. Special Moments Catering has proven themselves to go above and beyond in their food tastings, quantity amounts, appearance and I can always count on them for being ON TIME and if not a bit early! Which is a HUGE attribute I look for as an Events Coordinator ordering catering a lot for corporate business meetings both internal and external. Their menu is awesome too – so many different options from Hot Meals, to Sandwiches, to breakfast to lunch to sides to appetizers. I have to order in LOTS of catering both breakfast and lunch and I have a list of over 15 different catering companies throughout the Arizona Area (Mainly Scottsdale and Phoenix) and Special Moments is definitely at the top of my list for both breakfast and lunch. I have not even mentioned their prices being so reasonable as well! Very comparable to all other catering vendors I use and with their food ALWAYS tasting so delicious, them always being ON-TIME, and the set-up / appearance of their displays I would even pay a little more just to have that. It makes using and ordering from them THAT much more worth it. They are so super friendly and very great at the communication, following-up, summarizing and really take pride in their customers and orders when helping you out on deciding what would work well and what wouldn’t as far as what kind of business group it would be. I have heavily marketed them within my company and expressed to other people that order catering that they are the best and so worth it when you take into account their on-time-ness, ease of placing an order/communication, ( I know they would never forget an order) display/appearance and their taste and all of that for a GREAT Price! A++ THEY ARE THE BEST! I can assure you that if you order catering or any food from them it will be on-time, look amazing, taste delicious and all for a great price – you will NOT be disappointed!

Kristi Ludenia, Cardinal Health

Can’t thank you enough for the catering as our region meeting last week. The food was fabulous. Every meal, I received  many compliments of the quality, variety, and healthy options. So glad we did the coffee service as it was very well received. And can’t say enough as to how well received the vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals were. The recipients who requested these meals were blown away by the flavor, the thoughtfulness and the variety of food. The cake was delicious and the specialty reception trays were perfect!

As always, your service team was amazing. Barbara, who was with us for most of the meals and coffee service, was so incredibly professional, detailed and thoughtful as was the rest of the team. On time, set up beautifully and removed on schedule.

We would highly recommend Special Moments Catering to anyone and look forward to our next opportunity to work together.

Karla Lee, Arizona State University MBA

Special Moments does a great job! They have a good variety of options at a reasonable price, and their staff is very pleasant. I have used them for various dinner events for MBA students and the feedback is always good.

Ryan Mills, Groom

“Perfect and thank you for making this so simple! My good friend Greg Whelan at ArizonaCNC recommended you guys and I see why!”

Debbie McKinion, Arizona Wing Commemorative Air Force Museum

Special Moments Catering has provided for several of my events high quality food and a professional staff which shows an extreme attention to detail in food preparation and presentation. They also are highly competent in event planning and management. Special Moments has an understanding of how to make every aspect of the planning process flow smoothly throughout an event. It has been my experience that they are happy to go “above and beyond” in helping very busy clientele create successful events. Thanks for your help.


Kris Bonar, Personal Catering

I just want to thank you for such a wonderful evening. The food and your staff were excellent. I would highly recommend Special Moments Catering to people. We have had so many compliments on how wonderful the food tasted. The staff did a great job setting up as well as cleaning up and were very visible during the evening.

Thank you once again for all your help in making the wedding such a huge success.

Mary & Luke, Bride & Groom

Luke and I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful and tasty job you did for our wedding. The presentation and service were top notch and everyone commented on how good the food was.

Thank you for all the little touches- plated dinner for Luke and I and the goody bag of left overs for late night- they made such a difference.

I will continue to recommend Special Moments to everyone I know! Thank you for making our day easy and stress-free!

Penny Lemmen, IPA Partners

We were very impressed with the everything from the initial contact to make the catering request to the end when picking up the food, etc. Very customer friendly and attentive.