About Carefree Catering, AZ 2017-10-24T18:27:10+00:00

About Carefree Catering

Full Service Catering

We specialize in wedding receptions, corporate events and specialty occasions like holiday parties and open house receptions. From event planning, to venue selection and setup, to the reception, we offer a full service package that includes everything from your refreshments and appetizers to full multi-course meals or buffets.

Drop Off Catering

From fried chicken dinners to drop off Italian buffets let us take care of your family, church group or office luncheon with no fuss while keeping your budget in mind. Our clients are often surprised at how little a great meal can cost. Perfect for those working meetings and last minute family get togethers.

Your Special Occasion

No matter what the occasion, we will plan and deliver an event to remember. We offer complete party planning, including tents, seating, entertainment, food, and drinks. Planning a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, Sweet 16, Anniversary or Graduation party? We’ve got you covered. Elegant or Casual, whatever style you like. Work with our seasoned event designers to plan the perfect event.

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About The Chef

Jon Mortimer was born into a “food family” with a grandfather, Charles Mortimer, that was chairman of General Foods in White Plains New York. After moving to the re-sort town of Sun Valley, Idaho at the age of fourteen, Jon started his first restaurant job and instantly knew this was what he needed to do with his life. After working in various restaurants into his early 20’s and receiving a business degree from the University of Arizona Jon attended the Horst Mager Culinary Academy in Portland, Oregon. Jon performed a pastry apprenticeship in Geilo, Norway and a hotel apprenticeship in Fiesole, Italy before returning to the U.S. to begin life as a corporate chef.

With the release of The Idaho Table Jon Mortimer created a bible for “Idaho cuisine” that showcases the foods of the intermountain west using the techniques of the world. Along with being a cookbook author, accolades include Certified Executive Chef, adjunct professor to Boise State University School of Culinary Arts, Host of the weekly radio show Radio Café on KIDO 580 AM, television chef on local CBS affiliate KBCI channel 2’s “Culinary Tip of the Day” and spokesperson for the United Dairymen of Idaho.