Fat Freddy’s Catering donating $30,000 to local non-profit

The family owned and operated Fat Freddy’s Catering has been serving up delicious catered meals around the valley for 30 years and to celebrate the milestone they will donate $30,000 worth of food to local non-profit(s).

“We are proud to be celebrating our 30th anniversary in business and we wanted to show our appreciation to the community that has supported us all these years,” said Fred Renstrom, owner and founder of Fat Freddy’s Catering. “We believe that it’s important to give back to those in need, especially during these challenging times.”

To be considered, local non-profits can submit a simple nomination form explaining why they should be considered. Winners will be selected on May 31st and multiple non-profits may be selected to share the $30,000. Once distributed winners can use the food for anything they want including supporting staff morale, fundraising events or give to those in need.

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House of Tricks celebrates its 30th anniversary all week long

One of the valley’s favorite restaurants has stood the test of time and is celebrating with a weeks worth of specials and soiree to celebrate this milestone. Tempe’s House of Tricks celebrates its 30th anniversary on September 6th by bringing back some of its favorite dishes from its 30 years serving unique and satisfying food.

When Bob and Robin Trick opened House of Tricks in 1987 it was the first fine dining restaurant in Tempe.  Since then they’ve  hosted many graduation dinners, special events, wine tastings and charities functions while still serving farm to table dishes from its small kitchen to diners enjoying the beautiful and lush patio setting just off Mill Ave. in downtown Tempe.

House of TricksHouse of Tricks alumni

Several recognizable names in the valley’s restaurant scene worked at House of Tricks including executive chef and owner of Crudo & Okra Cullen Campbell, chef Kelly Fletcher and Brent Karlicek who oversees the beverage program at Upward Projects (Postine Wine Cafe, The Windsor, Federal Pizza and more).

A week long of favorites from the past

With the help of staff, regular customers, family and friends the restaurant will be serving favorite dishes that have been 86’d over the years but will return the week of September 5th- 15th. This opportunity to try dishes will give fans of the restaurant an opportunity to stroll down memory lane and enjoy meals they never thought they’d have again.

Guests can also look forward to a special craft cocktail to commemorate the 30th anniversary created by their in-house mixologist.

30th anniversary soiree

The Trick’s also have a party being planned for the evening of November 5th where guests will be asked to don cocktail attire for an evening of wine, dancing, music and hor d’oeuvres. Still in the planning stages tickets and details for this exciting soiree will be available soon at https://www.houseoftricks.com/


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