Since 1993. In 2018 we will celebrate our 25th anniversary.
We provide our catering service to all cities located in Maricopa County. If your event is outside Maricopa County, give us a call to see if we can accommodate you.
We cater all types of events but basically segment our business into three categories; Corporate, Social and Weddings. Corporate and Weddings are self-explanatory. Social includes events like family picnics, tailgate parties, retirement parties, birthday parties, church socials, etc.
Of course, we own a beautiful 7,500 square foot kitchen where all of the food is prepared. We can also cook onsite at your event using barbeque grills and griddles. To be on the safe side, please give us a call to let us know where your event is being held and we can address any concerns or issues you might have.
Calling our menu standard would be a bit misleading since we are continually adding new and exciting dishes. Our typical event catering menus include breakfast, lunch, dinner, salads, sandwiches, BBQ, hors d’oeuvre packages and deserts. Some of our specialty cuisine include Caribbean, Italian, German, French, Southwestern, and Asian.
Absolutely! Our job is to cater to your needs. You can mix dishes from our different menu packages, request a custom menu of your desire or select hors d’oeuvres only. Basically, we can create any type of meal you wish.
Yes. There is of course sales tax of 8.6%, a delivery charge based upon the distance we have to travel and a 20% operations fee on full-service events. The operations fee covers the cost of chafing dishes, buffet linens, decor, disposable plates, napkins, utensils and operational expenses such as insurance. The operations fee is not considered gratuity which is treated separately.
Yes. A delivery charge can range anywhere from $20.00 to $60.00 based upon the distance from our kitchen to the event site. An additional fee of 23% of food & beverage totals will be charged on all events or deliveries that have an “EAT TIME” before 6AM or after 8PM. Delivery charges are doubled on major holidays, when available.
No it is not. We leave this up to the discretion of our customer. We suggest you treat it like going out to a restaurant where you would typically tip between15% to 20%. Gratuity goes directly to our servers and can be added to your final invoice.
Yes and no. The yes answer is a minimum of 15-people, also called a guest count, for a drop-off delivery and 25-people for a full-service event. Please refer to each menu for specific minimums and terms. A per-person surcharge may be applied for events below the minimum guest count. The no answer is that there is almost no maximum to the number of people we can serve. We have catered events as large as 1500 to 2000 people. Events held on Sunday require a minimum food & beverage purchase of $1,500.
Our delivery person will arrive approximately 15-20 minutes prior to the agreed upon eat time and will set up your buffet. Hot food is delivered in disposable foil pans with lids while cold food is delivered with disposable bowls or platters. Serving utensils, disposable plates, flatware and napkins are included.
Our server(s) will arrive approximately 1 to 2-hours prior to the agreed upon eat time and set up the self-service buffet with chafing dishes, buffet linens, décor and non-disposable serving dishes and utensils. Service set-up also includes quality disposable plates, flatware, and napkins.
Our standard catering package does not include linens for your guest tables but are available for an additional charge.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and cash. Corporate checks are also accepted along with corporate direct billing.
Yes we do offer taste tasting and at no charge. Since the number of people and location can vary, please call us to work out the details.
Yes. If the event is a wedding or social event, then a deposit of $500.00 is required. This not only secures your date but locks in your pricing. If you’re planning a corporate event, then a $200.00 deposit is required if booked 30-days outside the date of the event. If booked within 30-days of the event date, then a 50% deposit is required.
There are several ways by which you can make a payment. You can call us with your credit card information, mail a personal check or stop by our kitchen to pay in cash if you prefer. If you are a corporate customer, you can establish direct billing
All same day cancellations will be charged for 100% of the food & beverage plus any applicable taxes. If we receive notice of cancellation with only a 24 hour notice, you will be charged 50% of the food & beverage; with 48 hours notice, then only 25%. All Full-Service events require a minimum of a 30-day cancellation notice, otherwise the initial deposit will be forfeited. If a full-service event is re-booked within 60 days, the deposit can be transferred to the new date.
We request that the final guest count be given to us 1-week prior to the date of the event. If changes are necessary after the 1-week period, the guest count can be increased but not decreased since the food for your event has already been purchased.
Changes to the menu can be made up until 2-weeks prior to the date of the event.
Typically, we require 24 to 48 hours advance notice for booking our services. However, we recommend for special events, like Thanksgiving and Christmas parties, you plan as far in advance as possible.
Yes there is. In the beginning years of our catering business, Freddy was the only cook in the kitchen and of course, he had to taste every dish before it left the property. You can only imagine what all this tasting does to a person’s figure. Never trust a skinny cook, right! Today, we have a team of cooks and Freddy no longer has to taste every dish. Along with his dedication to a strict workout schedule and less food tasting, Freddy has slimmed down considerably.
We had an unfortunate situation where we had to find a caterer last minute, and Fat Freddy's came through! They were very accommodating, had a great menu, and were very professional. Plus their prices were very competitive! They're everything you could want in a wedding caterer. A+!
Just a quick note to thank your for the expert service at my daughter’s wedding. I couldn’t have been more pleased and impressed. The food was wonderful. I kept hearing, This food is so good, This is the best food ever and Joyce, you planned the perfect wedding. I was taking all the credit when in reality, it belonged to Fat Freddy’s Catering. You are truly the very best.
Fat Freddy’s was perfect! I am so glad we found them. They were super easy to work with, polite, informative, you name it and they were it. The food was delicious both at the tasting and at the wedding. A number of people raved about our food. The servers were very professional and quick. The quality of food and service was fantastic.
Great food. Professional staff. On time. The plates were beautifully decorated. What do you want more? Well done!.
Thank you for the wonderful job your staff did. The food was amazing and I was even told it was the best wedding food they have ever had! Your staff was very nice and I’m glad you served us on our big day.
We were very impressed and happy with the servers you sent. There are not enough words. I wish I could remember all their names. They did an outstanding job. Everyone enjoyed the food (which was delicious). You staff was so calm, organized and friendly. The tables were set up beautifully. No one was ever in need of anything because one of the servers was right at hand. They even went out of their way to do things I didn't expect. In all the chaos of the past couple of days it was so nice to sit back and just enjoy being and not worry about a thing. It is the best service I have ever seen.I have already referred Fat Freddy's to several people and you can bet you will here from us again. Thanks so very much for everything.
The food was very good and the pricing was good.
We had a casual reception at our home. We had Slow Smoked Beef Brisket with Au Gratin Potatoes & Broccollini. All of my guest loved and raved on how tasty the food was. One person who normally hates au gratin potatoes actually came back multiple times for more. I would definitely have them cater my future events. And the staff was excellent. They set up w/o any supervision and placed everything so nicely. And the house was clean when they were done.
Fat Freddy's carered our daughters wedding this paat weekend and EVERYTHING was amazing! From the food to the service. They also cleaned up the tables agyer everyone was done eating. That wasnt even part of our contract. Such polite people. Will definately recommend them.
Thank you to all of the crew @ Fat Freddys!
This past weekend we had a memorial gathering to celebrate the life of my mom who died last week. Your staff was very professional and completely capable of the tasks at hand. They worked quietly behind the scenes, prepared the presentation and addressed all of our culinary needs. They worked efficiently and effectively while maintaining a professional attitude of warmth and outgoing friendliness. Many positive comments were shared among the guests about your staff and the food….which we devoured….it was mighty tasty. We will earmark your web-site and recommend your catering service without any reservations. Good Job!! And many thanks!!
We recently hired the services of Fat Freddy’s for our wedding and we were more than impressed. We actually cannot say enough good things about them. The food was excellent, but more importantly the service was outstanding. The staff worked so hard to make everything perfect, and they actually showed that they cared. We even had guests comment afterwards about how excellent the food and service was. If you are planning an event, call Fat Freddy’s. Don’t waste your time looking anywhere else, this company is outstanding!
We have had full service and drop off service and all of it has been excellent. I just happened on Fat Freddy’s about 2 1/2 years ago. They have made my job so much easier in terms of catering. All I have to do is send an e-mail letting them know when, where and how many guests – they do the rest. Everyone is extremely easy to work with. I have had numerous compliments about the food quality and appearance. I appreciate everything about Fat Freddy’s!!
Our Grand Opening was a great success. The food was excellent and service was AMAZING. We didn’t have to worry about it one bit. The staff was very courteous and quick; they made the night run smoothly. We will definitely remember Fat Freddy’s for future events. Thank you so much!
We had our Thanksgiving dinner catered by Fat Freddy’s and it was fabulous. Great food, great service and very professional! We will be using this company again—I believe I’ve cooked my last big holiday meal! It was so relaxing to leave the work to someone else and just enjoy the family for the day.
I have worked with Fat Freddy's Catering for well over a decade. If you have not used their services, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Fat Freddy's Catering is by far the BEST catering business in the state of Arizona. I stand by that. They treat you like a member of the family. I have been in the business of Meeting and Event Management for almost 20 years. I have never worked with a caterer who provides me with such amazing menu options, always keeps my budget in mind, and provides onsite service that is by far the best in the business. They offer food options to fit every function, every theme and every palate. Never have I had a bad food review when Fat Freddy's catered an event. Kudos to the entire Freddy's team for your amazing service and passion. It truly shows.
Please pass on our congratulations to a job that was extremely well done by your entire staff! Robin and I along with Mike and Janna and their families raved about the food and were very pleased with all aspects of the presentation and service. Your captain was very responsible. He anticipated every single need of the evening and all of the staff went out of their way to be helpful and assist us in any way that they could. All services were delivered in a manner that was timely and professional.
Last night was great!! The food was excellent and your staff was wonderful. I am VERY pleased and will definitely use your company again.
I have used Fat Freddy’s Catering 5 or 6 times in the past several years. Most recently they catered our company Christmas party on 12/10/2017. We had them prepare heavy hors d'oeuvres for about 50 people. Our employees raved about the food!
Fat Freddy’s menu is varied and creative. Their prices are fair. Darci works hard to accommodate every request and work within your budget. Their staff arrives early to set up and stays late to clean up. At the end of the night, your guests are asking the servers for a business card, your venue is spotless and the leftover food (if there is any) is packaged and moved to the refrigerator. Their slogan may be, “Never trust a skinny cook”, but you CAN trust Fat Freddy’s to deliver every menu item as promised, on time and artfully displayed.
Friday night we gave my wife Carlotta a 60th Surprise Birthday Party she won’t soon forget!!! One of the most important aspects of the event was the service and care taken by your server!! We had numerous compliments on the food, service and the way he made the evening beautiful!
Our College wanted to host a Thanksgiving meal for our students. I contacted Fat Freddy’s without really knowing too much about them. However, not only did they give me the BEST price compared to other caterers in our area, they delivered on time, the delivery folks were professional and fast, and the FOOD WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! We were completely blown away by how good it was and all our students loved it! You definitely have our business in the future! THANK YOU for contributing to a worry free event!
I just wanted to thank you again for your help. The food was terrific. Several people asked for your card, so expect some referral business.
Please allow this time for me to say how much I appreciated all the work you all did to make our special day so wonderful. The crowd raved over the Jerk/Chick (very tender/juicy), the salad dressing was wonderful (tangy and just the right zing), The fruit salad was so beautiful, and then the item that everyone just crooned over was your Bread Pudding drenched with the rum sauce – it was like heaven!!!
I just wanted to thank you for everything, putting my dinner together and making it terrific with the short notice I gave you was amazing! The food was excellent and the staff was professional and very nice. Your staff was extremly pleasant and made everything go off without a hitch. I will absolutely recommend you to any of my friends or family!
Wow! Your catering for my daughters wedding was exceptional. I am so pleased to be able to get good meals now to take home from you guys!!! The enchilada casserole was AMAZING! Can’t wait to eat up all my individual meals and come back next week to get more!!!!
This is to thank you for the wonderful job you did catering my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. From start to finish you made it so easy for me. Your web site, your customer service was outstanding. Everyone raved about the Chicken Picatta. Please know that if we are ever in need of a Caterer again, we will come back straight to you.
They can make anything you want!! I love their Garlic Red Mashed Potatoes!! They have great crews and great food!!
Tremendous smoked beef brisket , twice mashed / baked potatoes, Spring salad mix, and delicious cookies. The event was a SCG Music Club cast party for the very successful 3 day run of an original musical performance. So with wonderful food and an open bar, what a wonderful event.
Thanks Fat Freddy !
Fat Freddy's catered our company Christmas party. 200 guests
The food was amazing and the service was top notch. Would use them again in a heart beat.
Fat Freddy's provided the food for a birthday party. They brought the meal right to our home, they were prompt and very helpful with the set up. The food was delicious, and our guests couldn't stop talking about it. We even had a few extras show up and there was still plenty to go around, so you know the portions are generous.
Trust holds so much value in community, and with FFC, you know it's there. They will be timely and exceed your expectations for setup and breakdown. We've used them for home parties, a birthday event at a venue, my husband utilized their skills for years with lunches at the office and the traditional full-service Christmas buffet for parties. Then the time we picked up great vegetarian food and took to Prescott for my niece's surprise birthday. Never trust a skinny cook.
We want to thank Fat Freddy’s for two wonderful meals. The food was very tasty and just the way that I requested it, plus some. You guys went above and beyond. I received many compliments with both services. We will be using you for more events/ meetings to come.
I highly recommend Fat Freddy’s for your next event! They catered an after wedding picnic in a park for us for around 75 guests. They arranged for linen rentals and took my centerpieces ahead of time to set it all up. The food was wonderful and they even worked with us to provide a meal for one guest with special dietary needs. Fantastic service in planning, execution and service. Thanks for making the day easy and fun!
I just wanted to let you know that the food was wonderful. Everyone enjoyed it. The gentleman that delivered the food was great too. He knows his job and got everything set up and was out of there in a short time. He explained everything and even made sure to tell me to be real careful taking the extra pans out of the oven so that they wouldn’t spill. I’m very impressed with your company’s service from the very start with you helping me get a menu all the way to the finished product. Thank you again so much.
Wow!! When Fred told me his job was to make my job easier and better, he was not joking. The service and the food were all superb. Your professionalism and thoughtfulness is very much appreciated by everyone here. I hope we will work together in the future. Thank you all very very much.
I cannot say enough about Fat Freddy's. They did amazing job for my son & his brides special day, helping arrange the rentals and guiding us along the way. Did I mention the food? It was delicious! All of the guests enjoyed it and were very complimentary. I have to give a shout out to our servers, Heidi and Shea, who helped us out so much at the event.
Well done! Thank you so much!
Thank you all for your work on our wedding on March 3rd. The food was excellent and I did not expect that beautiful presentation. The staff was so helpful and courteous; everybody has been raving about it. Thank you all so much for making our day beautiful!
We had our staff holiday luncheon celebration today (12/15/17) and the food and staff were very professional and friendly. Could not have asked for better service. Definitely a Five Star establishment. I received many compliments on how good the food was.
I used Fat Freddy's for my wedding. Wedding Coordinator Kandyce was professional and went above and beyond her duties, helping me find affordable linens and offering decoration ideas. The day of the event, the servers stepped up and assisted in set up and clean up, which wasn't even part of their catering duties.
Thank you so much for the fantastic presentation, delicious food and wonderful service for our summer bbq/carnival event at American Express. Once again you were nothing short of fabulous!!! I have received nothing but great comments and kudos on the food. Thanks again for all of the hard work each of you put into this event. This is why I recommend you to EVERYONE I know.
We hired Fat Freddy's to cater our wedding 4/8/17. After reading literally 100's of reviews on catering companies I decided to contact Fat Freddy's and spoke with Kandyce. We did the taste testing and knew they were the ones.,We selected the Prime Rib carving station and chicken Marsala (the best chicken Marsala I have ever had) with Au gratin potatoes, grilled vegetables. For the vegetarians/vegans there was grilled eggplant (I was told by one of my vegan guests that the grilled eggplant was the best he had ever had, it was prepared to perfection), for the children attending the wedding, we did a kids buffet with chicken strips and macaroni and cheese and fruit salad. The quality of the food was outstanding and the quantity was incredible,. We had tons of leftovers and after our wedding reception was over a lot of our guests went back to our house and later in the night everyone was hungry and mac & cheese was what they all ate and every single adult said it was the best mac & cheese they had ever had. I have heard over and over again from my guests that the food was the best catered food they had ever had. If I ever need catering in the future I will always contact Fat Freddy's and will always recommend them to anyone needing catering. The professionalism every employee displayed during my wedding was on point and I am forever grateful. Thank you Fat Freddy's for making our wedding reception perfect!
Thank you for making our Celebration Dinner such a wonderful, class-act event. The food was out of the ordinary and I heard rave reviews from our guests. Your staff was professional as a whole and most accomodating. You have the highest recommendation from us.
Fat Freddy’s really came to the rescue for us. We planned an outside event and got poured on! However, Fat Freddy’s had a great attitude the whole time and made the necessary changes to move our party of 80 inside at a private residence and still have a fantastic time. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the employees were a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend their services for these reasons.
Absolutely hands down BEST caterer in town! The brisket, chicken marsala and their creamy potatoes is still the talk of our wedding last weekend in DC Ranch. The staff were so attentive and so professional in every way. We couldn't have asked for a more splendid evening to be topped off with such a great tasting dinner!! Compared to other caterers in town we also found them to be one of the most affordable - and to win with taste and affordability is a 10 star review in our book!
The event was a huge success! I’m so glad we chose you! The service was timely and professional, and the food was excellent, especially your mashed potatoes! Everyone asked who we got the food from, and everyone knows about Fat Freddy’s so hopefully you’ll be getting more business from us soon enough! Thanks again!
I hired Fat Freddy's based on online reviews since I am in another state. The reviews were right, they were wonderful! My on site colleagues were very impressed with the food and the professionalism of the staff. If I ever need a caterer in the Phoenix area again I am definitely using Fat Freddy's.
I am so thankful that my friend referred Fat Freddy’s Catering to me. Right from the start they helped me pick out a fabulous hors d’oeuvres menu for our Main Street Mix Party. The food ended up being a HUGE hit and the service staff was very helpful and courteous. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who needs catering. We enjoyed them so much they will be catering our Holiday staff party in a few weeks. We can’t get enough! Thank you so much to everyone at Fat Freddy’s.
The staff was friendly & very professional, the buffet table was beautifully decorated to match the theme of our reception, but most important - the food was great. All of the guests commented on how good the ribs and mac & cheese were. I would highly recommend these guys to cater any of your events.
We wanted to say thank you so much for all your assistance in ensuring our function ran as smooth as it did. Your guidance was gratefully received and the professionalism of everyone at Fat Freddy’s Catering was second to none. The quality of all materials supplied was superb and all the guests were highly impressed with how the evening went. I will certainly be recommending you to anyone requiring your expertise and, of course contacting you again should the occasion arise.
We just wanted to thank you all so much for the food, and excellent service. Our party was a huge success! Everyone loved the food, and your server was fantastic! She really helped the party run smoothly; she was a lot of fun! She took care of everybody (and she picked up after everybody!) The nice young man who delivered and set up the food was great also, he got in, set up, and got out, our birthday boy was definitively surprised! The food was so tasty, and went perfectly with our theme (those mashed potatoes are the bomb!). We will definitely recommend your company to everyone we know, and look forward to using your company again!
I wanted to let you know that everything went great this weekend. The food was awesome everyone that came out to work was very helpful. We will definitely be in touch for future events. Thanks again.
Great to work with as well as very helpful in educating me in the best way to handle things in an area I was unfamiliar!! We will be back!
Our Christmas celebration consisted of 2 departments. On behalf of both departments, I would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to your staff for your excellent service today. The food was just delicious; the quality was superb. The driver was right on time and did a great job! We all realize that it is quite a journey out this far so our choices are limited. We were very fortunate to find you on the web. We have your information and will keep it handy for our next event.
We ordered 5 Varieties of sandwiches and were not disappointed by any of them. The pasta salad was very tasty. I would recommend Fat Freddy's to anyone and would order from them for our next event. Great service. Prompt delivery. Fresh tasty food.
Thank you for the EXCELLENT service and food that you provided for our wedding! We were so impressed by the catering staff and the amount of caring and respect that they had for us and our guests. We highly recommend Fat Freddy’s for your next event!
Thank you so much. The food was fantastic. Everyone thought it was delicious and wonderful. We were very happy with the Caribbean menu. It was a perfect theme after our beach wedding/honeymoon in the Virgin Islands. Thank you again. You guys were great. We will highly recommend you to anyone needing catering! You did an outstanding job… BRAVO!!!
Worked with us on the menu – very helpful – would definitely use in the future.
We fully enjoyed our wedding meal catered by Fat Freddy's. The buffet area was set up beautifully matching our theme, and on time for dinner. The food was delicious and memorable. We would definitely recommend Fat Freddy's for any event.
I was very pleased and would refer them to friends & clients.
Just wanted to thank you and your team for a wonderful lunch. I just happened to stumble upon your website when doing a search for caterers and I’m glad I did. I heard from my group that the lunch was thoroughly enjoyed. In fact, so much so, that the next member in this group’s whose turn it is to buy/cater lunch for the next meeting said he was going to use you guys as well! Good job and thanks for making us look good.
I wanted to Thank you and your team for providing us with an excellent meal and service yesterday!!! The delivery driver was very kind and helpful. We have had several compliments on the food; everyone enjoyed the burgers and hot dogs. Thank you for all your help and patience with us as we planned our event! We will definitely be passing your company’s name around the office and will keep your company in mind for any other upcoming events!
I am never disappointed with FFC; I've used them for this event 3 years in a row and the compliments never stop when they're on-site! Food is delicious and the service is excellent! I recommend them to everyone who asks!!
I just wanted to send a quick thank you for all your help filling our difficult order. Fred really came through for us when other companies ran and hid. Awesome job! I will recommend you to our other job offices and keep you in mind for our future events. Thanks again!
Thank you so much for making my job so easy working with you. I hope I didn’t cause too many problems along the way. This was a wonderful experience and from all the feedback, and my personal experience noshing through the food, everything was raved over. The Po Boys were mentioned over and over. We will definitely be using you over and over. Great job by everyone; you all should be proud!
They did a great job – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Fat Freddy’s Catering to anyone. Of the caterer’s who I contacted, Fat Freddy’s really understood what we wanted from the beginning.