We believe that food is an experience—
it can set the tone, create the mood and evoke an emotion.
The perfect dishes are essential to the perfect event.

Food redefined.

Welcome to The Austin Artisan, formerly SC3 Catering. We are a boutique catering and personal chef company, serving the Greater Austin area. Our Artisans are freakishly obsessed with redefining the way you think about food. We believe in crafting customized menus, sourcing fresh and seasonal ingredients, and executing with meticulous detail to offer each client a truly unforgettable experience.

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Boutique Catering

When was the last time you were a guest at your own party? Sit back, relax, and let our Artisans create a memorable experience for you and your guests.

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Personal Chef Services

Ever dream of opening the fridge to find fresh, healthy, homemade meals prepared by someone who knows exactly what you love? That’s what we do!

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Boutique Catering Vs. Traditional Catering:  Taste the Experience

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The Austin Artisan recently catered our wedding in our lovely home in Oakhill. I was so impressed with Chef Wards and his staff’s seamless delivery of some of the most tasty culinary delights. Everyone was raving about the food all night long. I would highly recommend The Austin Artisan if you are looking to entertain your guests with a 5-Star restaurant experience at your event, dinner party or wedding.
Renee H.
When our longtime chef retired, we were faced with a monumental task of replacing someone whom had become part of our family. We have been fortunate to find Chef Wards and for well over a year he has been providing delicious, fresh & healthy meals for our busy family. As working parents, we often need to make sacrifices but with the addition of Chef Michael’s service into our lives, we are able to spend more valuable time with our family and less time meal planning, shopping, and cooking. It has been a great year and we look forward to many more.
Candice & Roger K.
We discovered Chef Michael Wards and his team during our neighbor’s holiday party last year, when they were known as “SC3 Catering”. To say we were impressed by the dishes he prepared would be an understatement. So creative and flavorful! We knew Chef Michael and his team would be the perfect choice for catering our marriage celebration. Chef Michael suggested a menu and worked with us on the logistics (tables, bar setups, glasses, plates, etc) he made sure all the details were taken care of. The food was AMAZING. Two months after our event, we are still getting comments from our friends and family who attended the party the food was that memorable! We had two guests that had life-changing experiences over one of Chef Michael’s creations. His team kept the tables full of delicious food, kept the guest’s glasses full, and collected empty glasses and plates so fast that there was never a table with a discarded plate or napkin on it. The Austin Artisan is the only caterer we will ever use!”
Chris & David
Michael and his team are my top choice for the parties we host in our home. They are an extension of our family and treat our home as if it is their own. The food is amazing, presentation flawless and the staff is so friendly and warm. The best part is that when they leave you would never know we just hosted 60 guests. I would highly recommend Michael and his team for your next gathering.
Christy K.
During a very challenging time in our family, we were gifted a personal chef service with The Austin Artisan. The convenience and ease each week of having the food delivered directly to our fridge made the challenges of the day much easier to bare. Each week we enjoyed fresh and delicious meals without the fuss of having to shop, meal plan, or cook! The food was even delivered in oven ready containers so cleanup was a breeze as well! Chef Michael and his team’s personal chef services are truly heaven sent!
Leslie C.

Accolades & Press:

2011 Stephan Pyles Cooking Competition Finalist

Voted “Best Bite” at Austin Originals Benefit Concert

Featured in InFluential Magazine, (Nov/Dec 2015)

Featured in LoveSelf Magazine’s Inspirational People