Pat Christofolo of The Farm at South Mountain on the Lack of Phoenix James Beard Nominees

Jul 26, 2016 419

Valley residents looking for a pastoral getaway in the middle of the city need look no further than The Farm at South Mountain, where owner Pat Christofolo has created a little slice of paradise — and several of metro Phoenix's top dining destinations.

Christofolo got her start in the food industry at her family's deli, Capistrano's, then struck out on her own to open Out For Lunch in 1981. In 1992, she launched Santa Barbara Catering Company in hopes of meeting the Valley's need for upscale catering. Today, the company is one of the largest and most recognized caterers in the state.

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