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About Us

For nearly 30 years, Thornager’s and its owner Karen Sorensen have been synonymous with great food and entertaining in Flagstaff. The company began as a deli in 1988, and Karen steadily grew the business into a full-service restaurant and catering operation, all the while dreaming of a special events venue altogether different than the hotels in town could offer.

In 2002, she fulfilled that dream with the purchase of a clubhouse in scenic, wooded Equestrian Estates. Thornager’s on Kiltie Lane is a charming and secluded, yet readily accessible, setting for weddings, banquets, and other special events of all kinds. One of Karen’s passions is the continued improvement of the facility into an ever more beautiful and welcoming place.

She has assembled an extensive, experienced staff to support a wide range of client requests. From artistic food creations and tabletops with flare to bartending unique beverages, Karen and our staff make your event memorable.

In addition, for a completely different kind of delicious, Karen also has operated a quick, casual-service catering company called BBQ to You since 2001. Thornager’s also offers destination catering anywhere in Northern Arizona.

Karen’s professional background is in foods and nutrition, and she maintains up-to-date knowledge of industry standards by attending continuing education classes and through affiliation with CaterSource and other professional groups.