It’s “Cowgirl Up” time for Chicks N Chaps– and Tucson’s Creative Catering knows just how to make it happen. This year, the company is a major sponsor of Chicks N Chaps’ first-time rodeo clinic, which will raise funds for patients and research at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC). Creative Catering is a family owned and operated business, with husband and wife team of Bill and M.J. Essenmacher, assisted by their three children, Keri, Billy and Tasha.
The company has been in the off-premise catering business since 1985, so it has orchestrated every kind of event imaginable (and some that aren’t!) in Southern Arizona.
“Because we live in this community, Creative Catering is stepping up to the plate to assist the Chicks N Chaps’ fundraising effort to benefit The University of Arizona Cancer Center,” said M.J. “We are proud to be a part of this effort, especially since all the funds raised will stay right here in Tucson. So, we plan and organize, knowing our efforts will benefit so many that need help. And just so you all know – we are having a blast putting our part together for this worthy cause.”
According to M.J., the planning started in January when the company was first contacted to be a sponsor for the event. And shortly after the first meeting, she and her staff were out buying décor items. Next came the brain storming sessions, menu design, and logistics..
“Buying some of the decor first got our creative juices started, and then – everything just fell into place,” explained M.J. “Putting events together like this is so much fun – we are so blessed to love what we do.
We have all done everything in this business from sweeping and mopping floors, to schlepping equipment around and planning, planning and more planning. Oh yeah – taste testing too! This is the kind of event we we can put our hearts into.”
What does Creative Catering have planned for the Chicks N Chaps event? “It will be a wonderful experience in the ‘Chick Pit’ that includes a rodeo-themed atmosphere, fabulous food, marvelous company and, of course, a Mimosa Bar,” said Mary Davis, Chicks N Chaps event Co Chair. “There couldn’t be a more perfect sponsor for this event. We are so blessed that the Essenmachers have agreed to be part of the Chicks N Chaps family.”
About Creative Catering:
Creative Catering’s committed staff has decades of experience creating exceptional events with extraordinary food as well as unparalleled personalized service, including exceptional creativity and attention to detail. Its teams deliver memorable presentations that consistently exceed clients’ expectations — whether it is a grand opening, groundbreaking event, VIP Gala, civic extravaganza, employee meetings or an intimate soiree.
“Creative Catering offers high-quality, individualized catering services, and we are proud to say that we are known for our innovative new and cutting edge theme ideas,” said M.J. “We design and carry concepts through to individualized menus, specialized decor, entertainment, rentals and every detail, large or small.”
Creative Catering applies its years of experience and amazing healthy food to a broad range of events, including:
- Corporate breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, parties and receptions
- Company picnics and BBQs
- Fundraisers and Non Profits
- Grand Openings and Open Houses
- Movie Set and photo shoot catering
- Box Lunches
- Theme Parties
- Cocktail Parties
- Dinner Parties
- Wedding Receptions and Rehearsal dinners
- Pharmaceutical Luncheons
- Anniversaries & Birthdays
- Holiday Parties
- Sorority & Fraternity Events
In addition, the company’s experienced staff can assist in the planning of all non-food related details for complete event planning, including venue selection, décor, lighting and props, bartending services, ice sculptures, entertainment and music selection and booking, teambuilding and game activities for corporate events, and rental of tables, chairs, linens, china, glassware, flatware, tents, and canopies,
If you can dream it, Creative Catering can help make your vision come true.
About Chicks N Chaps
Chicks n Chaps™ Women’s Rodeo Clinics is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money for breast cancer programs, research and patients in local communities, while teaching women about the sport of rodeo in a fun, ‘girls-day-out’ atmosphere. Last year, the national organization donated more than $500,000 to community programs. All of the money raised in a host community remains in that community. These events bring together thousands of women from all different walks, many of whom have never seen a horse, a cowboy or felt the rush of watching someone ride a two thousand pound animal, to learn about rodeo. Chicks N Chaps™ teaches women how to rope, ride, and have a great country time, all while raising money for breast cancer fighters and survivors. This is the Tucson Chapter’s first year sponsoring an event.