Catering by Carly
Catering by Carly

Catering by Carly

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Introduction: I use only high quality ingredients...including fresh herbs and vegetables from my garden, am very detail~oriented, and have a first~class team for catering events. I’m also available for private chef work and corporate events. Events I cater include anything from bachelor/bachelorette parties, surprise parties, dinner parties, children’s events, baby/bridal showers, holiday gatherings, anniversaries, brunches, corporate events, all the way up to 300 person events for the FBI. I grew up in the kitchen with my grandmothers, and have been super passionate about cooking since I was very young. I decided to put myself through Arizona Culinary Institute 6 years ago. I did my 5 month internship for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Organization, then started my own catering business...and I’m enjoying every minute! I am ServSafe certified as well as fully vaccinated.

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20 employees

4 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Excellent 4.9

37 reviews


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Sydney S.

Personal Chef

We had a blast with Carly! We hired her for a bachelorette party and she prepared a full taco and elote bar for 10 people. She even brought molten lava chocolate cakes that were a HUGE hit! Everyone was talking about how delicious everything was for the rest of the trip and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a fun personal chef experience!
Catering by Carly's reply
Aww thanks Sydney!! You girls are awesome and I had so much fun! I’m so happy you loved the FOOOOD 😍 Take care honey!
Aug 9, 2021
Michael P.

Personal Chef

Due to several malfunctions at the house we were renting for the week, our dinner party for 8 friends was about to turn into a McDonald’s run. Not good! Thank goodness for Catering by Carly! Carly graciously agreed to handle our dinner which we scheduled only a day in advance. Even with such short notice, Carly came up with an enticing menu even including some requested personal favorites. She was extremely pleasant and engaging serving both food and drink. Her personality made everyone feel relaxed and welcome. What a wonderful experience. All of the food was outstanding. From appetizers to desert, the evening flowed perfectly. Everything that was supposed to be hot was hot and everything that was supposed to be cold was cold. From start to finish (including clean up) we could not have been happier! We can’t wait for our next opportunity in May for another amazing dinner orchestrated by Catering by Carly!
Mar 29, 2021
Elvie K.

Wedding and Event Catering

Carly catered my birthday party and all I have to say is Wow! The food was amazing and the layout was elegant. So professional and amazing. Will definitely use her again. Highly recommend!!
Catering by Carly's reply
Thank you sweet Elvie….you’ve got a great family and group of friends. What a wonderful birthday celebration for you~~Happy Birthday! 🎂
Nov 13, 2021
Aidan Q.

Personal Chef

We loved Carly and her assistant Evelyn! They were on time, brought everything they needed, and cooked up a wonderful meal for our bachelorette party! The way they staged the food to serve was so professional and cute - we couldn't stop taking photos! From booking through invoicing, Carly was very responsive to messages. She even helped us with some last minute changes and saved us from any stress. Highly recommend working with Carly!
Nov 22, 2021
Eric M.

Personal Chef

We really enjoyed an Italian family style night. It was my 50th birthday and we had guests in town from all over the country. Everyone loved the food. We will definitely book again the next time we are in town.
Catering by Carly's reply
Thank you for the great review, Eric! We look forward to catering your next event! And happy birthday! 🎉
Nov 9, 2021
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Carlene Browner Wheeler


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    After consultation and the decision to move forward, I take a 50% non refundable deposit to secure your date for you. I add on a 20% gratuity. I charge a $100 site inspection fee.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am Arizona Culinary Institute trained, as well as ServSafe certified.

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