Events at the Phoenix Zoo are professionally serviced by our Premier Caterer as well as a list of Preferred Caterers. These culinary experts specialize in quality, customer service and on-site catering. Beverage service is also available for your event.

  • Premier Caterer
  • Preferred Caterers
  • Bar Services
  • Picnic Menus

Lancer Catering

Lancer Catering is proud to offer our award-winning, chef-inspired catering for your next event at the Phoenix Zoo. The Zoo provides several beautifully unique spaces to host a variety of events such as wedding receptions at Desert Tents, elegant corporate dinners at the Neely Events Center, fun and festive company picnics at Plaza de Los Niños or at the scenic Lakeside Picnic Pavilion. Lancer has now extended its services to the South Mountain Environmental Education Center (SMEEC), a hub for exploration and gathering in the Sonoran Desert. This versatile venue showcases an unforgettable backdrop of the mountain preserve and the foreground of the city’s skyline.

We are experts in the hospitality and catering industry with more than 30 years of business, catering thousands of events each year at cultural attractions, zoos and aquariums around the country. Our skilled professionals will help plan and execute your event to perfection. Every detail from selecting the perfect menu for the size and style of your event to the execution of food service will be handled by Lancer Catering’s event specialists. As caterers, we are extremely
flexible to your needs and offer customized menus for every taste and budget. No matter the event, our catering staff will deliver mouthwatering cuisine and
exceptional service to you and your guests.

View Menus and Catering Options

Contact:

Lancer Catering
Mindy Loleng
623.850.1042 or 602.286.3800 x7857 (direct)
cloleng@lancercatering.com
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
lancerhospitality.com/arizona

Andrew’s Catering offers the most versatile and exciting catering service in Phoenix with an emphasis on delicious food along with great service and affordability. The unique ability to cook on-site provides food fresh from the grill to the table. Whether it be small, intimate events, large outdoor picnics, or anything in between, let our party planners help you select from our trademark smoked BBQ, traditional hand carved meats, creative sides, innovative appetizers and delicious desserts. Andrew’s has been named Top 10 BBQ in the Valley by AZ Republic as well as Top Ten Valley BBQ and Best East Valley BBQ by Phoenix Magazine. Andrew’s is the perfect partner for the perfect event.

 

Arizona Taste Catering has worked with the Phoenix Zoo since 1990 using locally produced and sustainable foods with unique presentations. We can assure highly successful events using our trend-setting, forward-thinking creative team to produce unique and customized event menus while fusing local and global cuisine with treasured traditions and artisanal ingredients. It is our passion to surpass our client’s expectations from the beginning of designing the event to the completion of small and large, corporate, weddings and social events.

 

Established in 1981, Atlasta is the most diverse catering company in Arizona. Consistently ranked in the top two catering firms by The Business Journal and having been featured in Phoenix New Times, The Arizona Republic, Arizona Foothills, Arizona Trends, Arizona Food and Life and on Channels 3, 5, 10, 12 and 15, Atlasta’s commitment to innovative menus, unsurpassed presentation
and over-the-top service will ensure your event is the best it can be.

 

Known for our commitment to quality and the freshest ingredients, our name speaks for itself. Over the past 22 years, Creations in Cuisine Catering has established a highly-respected reputation for excellent food and outstanding event services in Arizona. Creations in Cuisine Catering provides full-service catering throughout the entire state for special events of all sizes. We specialize
in wedding, social and corporate catering, offering pre-selected and custom menu creations. Combine that with our unsurpassed customer service, innovative event design and flawless execution – we promise Creations in Cuisine Catering will make your special event one to be remembered by all! Imagine the possibilities……….

 

Since 1996, Fabulous Food Fine Catering and Events has been producing one-of-a-kind events with exquisite artisan cuisine. Fabulous Food specializes in creating events that are exclusively tailored for each of our client’s specific desires. We excel at exceeding our client’s expectations and can invent an occasion that is uniquely you.

Bar Policy
The Zoo operates under a State 6 Liquor License – ALL alcohol must be provided by the Zoo.

Liquor & Wine available include:

  • Domestic Beer
  • Premium Beer
  • House Liquors
  • House Wines
  • Cordials
  • Premium wines and liquors are available upon request (must be purchased by the case)
Bar Minimum Guarantee
An $8 deposit per person must be paid in advance.

HOSTED BAR
Your deposit will be applied to final balance. If a hosted bar exceeds the deposit, the client will be billed for the additional balance due.

CASH BAR
If a cash bar exceeds the deposit, the deposit will be applied to the total event balance or refunded.If cash sales do not reach the deposit, the Zoo will keep the difference.

Beverage Type: All choices are permitted at any daytime or evening event.

Service: Available everyday, daytime and evening, except for Sunday before 10:00 a.m.

Serving Ware: Glassware is reserved for indoor venues only.

Service Fee: 22% will be applied to all final hosted bar balances.

Set-up Fee: $200 for an Indoor Venue and $250 for an Outdoor Venue. This includes the bar set up & bartender. (Recommendation: one bar per every 100 people)

50 guest minimum required for all picnic menu orders

Zoo Classic BBQ
Choice of Two:
• 1/3 lb. Hamburge1. classicr
• BBQ Pork Sandwich
• Nathan’s All-Beef Hot Dog
All entrées are served on freshly baked buns.
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Condiments
Sliced American Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mustard, Ketchup, Dill Pickle Slices & Relish 
$15 adult | $13 child

Grand Slam2. Grand Slam
BBQ Chicken Breast • Grilled Bratwurst 
• Nathan’s All-Beef Hot Dog
All entrées are served on freshly baked buns.
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Condiments
Sauerkraut, Onions, Mustard, Ketchup, Dill Pickle Slices & Relish 
$18 adult | $16 child

Que Up the Grill  3. QueUp
• 1/3 lb. Hamburger
• Nathan’s All-Beef Hot Dog
• Fire Grilled Chicken Breast
All entrées are served on freshly baked buns.
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Watermelon Slice
•    Condiments
Sliced American Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mustard, Ketchup, Dill Pickle Slices & Relish 
$20 adult | $18 child

All American  4. All American
• 1/3 lb. Hamburger • Grilled Bratwurst 
• BBQ Chicken Breast
All entrées are served on freshly baked buns.
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Condiments
Sliced American Cheese, Onions, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mustard, Ketchup, Dill Pickle Slices, Relish & Sauerkraut 
$21 adult | $19 child

The Barnyard  5. Barynard
•    BBQ Chicken Breast
Served on Freshly Baked Buns
•    Hickory-Smoked Pork Ribs Tumbleweed Sweet ’n Spicy BBQ Sauce
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Condiments
American Cheese, Lettuce & Tomatoes
•    
$25 adult | $23 child

Surf & Turf  6. Surf and Turf
•    1/4 lb. Local Buffalo Burger
•    Wild Caught Salmon Patty 
Served on Freshly Baked Buns
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Condiments
Sliced Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mustard, Ketchup, Spicy Tartar Sauce & Dill Pickle Slices 
$25 adult | $23 child

All the menus above include your choice of two side dishes. 
Choose from the following options: BBQ Baked Beans, Old-Fashioned Potato Salad, Creamy Coleslaw, Mixed Green Salad (Excludes: Wrap It Olé menu) 
Black Bean Burgers can be added to any menu.

 

Wrap It Olé  7. Wrap it
•    Sizzling Fajita 
Flour Tortillas filled with Spicy Chicken or Beef Confetti of Grilled Peppers & Onions
•    Quesadilla 
Flour Tortillas filled with Roasted Poblano and Bell Peppers, Caramelized Onions, Cilantro & Mexican Blend Cheese
•    Toppings 
Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole, Scallions, Black Olives & Shredded Lettuce
•    Chocolate Chip Cookie
•    Refreshment Station with Lemonade and Water
•    Sides 
Mexican Rice, Black Bean Salad, House Made Tortilla Chips & Honey Chipotle Salsa 
$20 adult | $18 child

Children include ages 3 – 13.