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A Spice of Life Catering + Events

Boulder , CO
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LOCATION

5541 Central Avenue, Suite 272
Boulder, CO 80301 US (map)

PHONE

303-443-4049

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ABOUT US

A Spice of Life Catering + Events is an award winning locally owned Boulder company serving the Front Range area since 1987. A Spice of Life is committed to providing highest quality... Read more
A Spice of Life Catering + Events is an award winning locally owned Boulder company serving the Front Range area since 1987. A Spice of Life is committed to providing highest quality food and beverage with overwhelming presentation and first class service. Our mission is to make our clients feel like guests at their own successful event.



The A Spice of Life Event Planning, Kitchen, and Service Teams are professional, experienced and knowledgeable; each department strives to produce flawless, distinctive events that will impress you and your guests. As a full-service event planning company, we offer event design consultations, custom menus, site walkthroughs and on-site coordination along with our gracious and capable service. For over two decades, our impeccable standards and pursuit of innovation have resulted in award-winning cuisine. Our talented gourmet kitchen staff is supervised by an experienced Executive Chef as well as a creatively gifted Chef de Cuisine. Our menus feature superior, fresh ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible.



A Spice of Life is ranked as the #1 Boulder Catering Company, winner of The Boulder Daily Camera Boulder County Gold People's Choice Award from 2000 through 2013. We also support our community through donations to more than 60 community fundraising and non-profit organizations each year.



A Spice of Life is a Zero Waste facility and operation. By joining with Boulder's own Eco-Cycle, we’re able to drastically reduce the amount of waste we produce through appropriate composting and recycling. Read less
Catering , Wedding Venue

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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Cash Bar, Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Rail Liquor, Specialty Beer
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Do you offer a tasting for potential clients?
We offer our clients complimentary private tastings as an opportunity to refine their menu selections. At your request, your event specialist will design a tasting menu for you and your fiancé based on the menu you’ll serve to your guests on your wedding day.
Are you also able to provide the wedding cake?
While we have skilled pastry chefs in our kitchen to craft a variety of desserts for your reception, we recommend contacting a professional wedding cake maker for your wedding cake. We can, however, provide additional sheet cakes that may be needed to serve all your guests in a variety of delicious flavors.
If a bride decides to bring her own wedding cake, do you have a cake cutting fee? If yes, how much is the fee?
A Spice of Life offers complimentary cake cutting and serving as part of our services on your wedding day. After the ceremonial cake cutting, members of the service staff will cut and distribute your chosen wedding cake or other dessert to your guests.
Are you licensed to sell alcohol? If yes, where are you licensed?
A Spice of Life Catering holds a liquor license at our A Spice of Life Event Center. For events held at venues other than our event center, we have TIPS trained bartenders as well as liquor liability insurance to serve your alcohol.
Do you allow outside alcohol? If yes, what is the corkage fee?
A Spice of Life is the exclusive provider of alcohol at the A Spice of Life Event Center location in accordance with our liquor license. At other locations, A Spice of Life can recommend local providers of alcohol and will provide professional bartenders to serve your guests responsibly, without a corkage fee.
Do you provide rentals for items such as linens and flatware?
As a full-service event planning company, we are more than capable of coordinating any rental needs you might have, from china and flatware to tenting and lighting. We have our own in-house rental items available and can contract with other local rental companies as needed on your behalf. We act as the liaison with most of the vendors and services required for your event so that you may enjoy your day without worrying about the logistics.
Are you able to provide your own wait staff?
A Spice of Life has a wonderful team of service professionals who strive to exceed expectations for you, your family, your guests, and your vendors. Our staff undergoes extensive training to ensure the service you receive is consistent and courteous.
What is your maximum catering capacity?
2000

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

When was your venue built?
1970
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic / Traditional
What wedding services does your venue provide?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Does your venue offer an indoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer a covered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue offer an uncovered outdoor space?
Yes
Does your venue have on-site accommodations?
No
What is the minimum rental fee for your venue?
1000
Bar Service
Offered in-house
Is bar service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Beverage Service
Offered in-house
Is beverage service included in the minimum rental fee?
No
Catering
Offered in-house
Is catering included in the minimum rental fee?
No
What is the average catering price per person at your venue?
30
Event Coordination
Offered in-house
Is event coordination included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Event Rentals
Offered in-house
Are event rentals included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Lighting and Sound
Outside vendors welcome
Linens
Offered in-house
Are linens included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Seating
Offered in-house
Is seating included in the minimum rental fee?
Yes
Shuttle / Transportation
Outside vendors welcome
Wedding Cake
Outside vendors welcome

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We loved the service we were provided by A Spice of Life. Our guests raved about the food and commented on how amazing the service was.
We loved the service we were provided by A Spice of Life. Our guests raved about the food and commented on how amazing the Read more...
We loved the service we were provided by A Spice of Life. Our guests raved about the food and commented on how amazing the service was. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Noelle
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
YUM! My husband and I were recommended this catering company via our venue (VILLA PARKER EVENTS CENTER) and it was one of the best decisions we could have made! We live in Las Vegas and planning an out-of-state wedding posed some challenges! We were directed to work with Kathryn Matta and let me know you she is FABULOUS! Majority of our contact was via email and she was thorough and detailed in answer all millions of my questions.

We decided to do something a little different for our wedding as far as food was concerned. We wanted everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy a variety of selections. One of our favorite restaurants offers a tapais menu and so we started customizing our own with Kathryn's help. We had several different stations and passed food that made it so unique and fun!! They went above and beyond satisfying our picky taste buds. Whether it was adding a little more parmesan or tweaking a recipe they were ON IT! They went has far as to even visit one of our favorite places and created their own rendition of our favorite appetizer! I MEAN YOU CAN'T GET ANY MORE PERSONAL SERVICE THAN THAT! We would hands down use this catering company again and again.

Our guests loved the food and the playfulness our menu offered. They couldn't stop raving about the panco crusted mac n cheese balls! :) Their staff was attentive and interacted with our guests very well! I have zero complaints! We are so happy with everything!

You won't be disappointed! They set everything up and added to our theme of lemons and limes by arranging decorations around the food tables. They even set us home with a little picnic basket so we could enjoy some late snacks back at the hotel! They helped us in deciding how much of everything to rent and answered many questions we had about wedding planning! They are there for you! They made us feel like we were their only clients! (when I knew we weren't)! We love SPICE OF LIFE CATERING! THANK YOU!
YUM! My husband and I were recommended this catering company via our venue (VILLA PARKER EVENTS CENTER) and it was one of Read more...
YUM! My husband and I were recommended this catering company via our venue (VILLA PARKER EVENTS CENTER) and it was one of the best decisions we could have made! We live in Las Vegas and planning an out-of-state wedding posed some challenges! We were directed to work with Kathryn Matta and let me know you she is FABULOUS! Majority of our contact was via email and she was thorough and detailed in answer all millions of my questions.

We decided to do something a little different for our wedding as far as food was concerned. We wanted everyone to mix and mingle and enjoy a variety of selections. One of our favorite restaurants offers a tapais menu and so we started customizing our own with Kathryn's help. We had several different stations and passed food that made it so unique and fun!! They went above and beyond satisfying our picky taste buds. Whether it was adding a little more parmesan or tweaking a recipe they were ON IT! They went has far as to even visit one of our favorite places and created their own rendition of our favorite appetizer! I MEAN YOU CAN'T GET ANY MORE PERSONAL SERVICE THAN THAT! We would hands down use this catering company again and again.

Our guests loved the food and the playfulness our menu offered. They couldn't stop raving about the panco crusted mac n cheese balls! :) Their staff was attentive and interacted with our guests very well! I have zero complaints! We are so happy with everything!

You won't be disappointed! They set everything up and added to our theme of lemons and limes by arranging decorations around the food tables. They even set us home with a little picnic basket so we could enjoy some late snacks back at the hotel! They helped us in deciding how much of everything to rent and answered many questions we had about wedding planning! They are there for you! They made us feel like we were their only clients! (when I knew we weren't)! We love SPICE OF LIFE CATERING! THANK YOU! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/3/2012
5.0/5.0
A Spice of Life Catering is stellar. The staff was stellar, the food was stellar and the overall experience in working with them was Stellar. They are extremely knowledgeable and helped with every facet of catering this event. I will use them again. I highly highly highly recommend them to everyone.
A Spice of Life Catering is stellar. The staff was stellar, the food was stellar and the overall experience in working Read more...
A Spice of Life Catering is stellar. The staff was stellar, the food was stellar and the overall experience in working with them was Stellar. They are extremely knowledgeable and helped with every facet of catering this event. I will use them again. I highly highly highly recommend them to everyone. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We were so pleased with A Spice of Life's service and expertise at and leading up to our wedding at the Koenig Alumni Center.

I first had A Spice of Life's food at a graduation party when I was in high school at Boulder High 14 years ago. I remember I had some delicious blonde brownie or something that was so tasty, I made a point to remember the caterer's name. So...14 years later, when I needed a caterer for my wedding, I called them up.

At our tasting Katie, the event coordinator that regularly handles events Koenig, was present, attentive and informative about our options with A Spice of Life, and the other vendors she recommended and had worked with. We immediately felt comfortable with her and we were so glad she was going to be able to be part of our event. Leading up to the wedding, she promptly responded to my dozens of emails which kept me calm and enabled us to make quick progress through our short wedding planning timeline.

At our onsite walk through, we appreciated her thoroughness and her frank opinions that helped us make decisions that would have otherwise taken much longer.

Leading up to the wedding, I thought I would need an onsite coordinator the day of, but I'm so glad that I didn't hire one. At our wedding, Katie handled our nearly every need and staff was never in our way. Her above and beyond service, made the day go smoothly and everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our wedding. She saved me thousands of dollars by being able to handle my needs and timeline (that would otherwise need to be handled by a wedding coordinator) while also making sure the catering was elegantly taken care of.

Ok, so I haven't even mentioned the food at our wedding yet. It was fantastic. We had a chicken and steak option, the asiago mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Everything was fantastic. I hope I get to work with them again!
We were so pleased with A Spice of Life's service and expertise at and leading up to our wedding at the Koenig Alumni Read more...
We were so pleased with A Spice of Life's service and expertise at and leading up to our wedding at the Koenig Alumni Center.

I first had A Spice of Life's food at a graduation party when I was in high school at Boulder High 14 years ago. I remember I had some delicious blonde brownie or something that was so tasty, I made a point to remember the caterer's name. So...14 years later, when I needed a caterer for my wedding, I called them up.

At our tasting Katie, the event coordinator that regularly handles events Koenig, was present, attentive and informative about our options with A Spice of Life, and the other vendors she recommended and had worked with. We immediately felt comfortable with her and we were so glad she was going to be able to be part of our event. Leading up to the wedding, she promptly responded to my dozens of emails which kept me calm and enabled us to make quick progress through our short wedding planning timeline.

At our onsite walk through, we appreciated her thoroughness and her frank opinions that helped us make decisions that would have otherwise taken much longer.

Leading up to the wedding, I thought I would need an onsite coordinator the day of, but I'm so glad that I didn't hire one. At our wedding, Katie handled our nearly every need and staff was never in our way. Her above and beyond service, made the day go smoothly and everything was taken care of so we could enjoy our wedding. She saved me thousands of dollars by being able to handle my needs and timeline (that would otherwise need to be handled by a wedding coordinator) while also making sure the catering was elegantly taken care of.

Ok, so I haven't even mentioned the food at our wedding yet. It was fantastic. We had a chicken and steak option, the asiago mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Everything was fantastic. I hope I get to work with them again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Torri
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing and I loved the staff. They interacted very well with my guest and the fit right in. They did everything just like I wanted and where very helpful for the planning. I will use them for any of my events in the future.
The food was amazing and I loved the staff. They interacted very well with my guest and the fit right in. They did Read more...
The food was amazing and I loved the staff. They interacted very well with my guest and the fit right in. They did everything just like I wanted and where very helpful for the planning. I will use them for any of my events in the future. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
A Spice of Life is the total package! Kari Jo was an amazing women who helped make our day perfect! They did all the catering for my wedding including linen rentals.They were quick to respond to any and all questions that I had from silly to serious in a timely fashion prior to the wedding. When another vendor had some miscommunication on the time table and we needed the linens much earlier than anticipated for the day of with only a couple weeks before the wedding they ordered them early so I could pick them up and bring them to the venue.

The food was fantastic and I got a lot of compliments on it from our guests! The staff was very professional. The bartenders were so nice and the servers very helpful! They even sent us on our way with a cute little picnic basket of some left overs for our wedding night. My family was able to take home the rest of the left overs as well which was fantastic. I didn't have a day of wedding planner but there was no need with these services! My wedding day would not have been as magical without Kari Jo and her team.
A Spice of Life is the total package! Kari Jo was an amazing women who helped make our day perfect! They did all the Read more...
A Spice of Life is the total package! Kari Jo was an amazing women who helped make our day perfect! They did all the catering for my wedding including linen rentals.They were quick to respond to any and all questions that I had from silly to serious in a timely fashion prior to the wedding. When another vendor had some miscommunication on the time table and we needed the linens much earlier than anticipated for the day of with only a couple weeks before the wedding they ordered them early so I could pick them up and bring them to the venue.

The food was fantastic and I got a lot of compliments on it from our guests! The staff was very professional. The bartenders were so nice and the servers very helpful! They even sent us on our way with a cute little picnic basket of some left overs for our wedding night. My family was able to take home the rest of the left overs as well which was fantastic. I didn't have a day of wedding planner but there was no need with these services! My wedding day would not have been as magical without Kari Jo and her team. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
So incredible. The food was wonderful. I had so many people say that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The service was incredible as well. They really make you feel so special. We worked with Kathryn and she was a pleasure to work with.
So incredible. The food was wonderful. I had so many people say that this was the best food they have ever had at a Read more...
So incredible. The food was wonderful. I had so many people say that this was the best food they have ever had at a wedding. The service was incredible as well. They really make you feel so special. We worked with Kathryn and she was a pleasure to work with. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life offered a variety of menu options that were affordable. The food was delicious and I got a lot of comments at the wedding that the food "didn't taste like wedding food."
Spice of Life offered a variety of menu options that were affordable. The food was delicious and I got a lot of comments Read more...
Spice of Life offered a variety of menu options that were affordable. The food was delicious and I got a lot of comments at the wedding that the food "didn't taste like wedding food." Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life catered my daughter and son in law's wedding offsite at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The service they provided was exceptional. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation was excellent. I did not have to worry for one minute about anything and was free to enjoy the party.
Spice of Life catered my daughter and son in law's wedding offsite at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The service they provided Read more...
Spice of Life catered my daughter and son in law's wedding offsite at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons. The service they provided was exceptional. Not only was the food delicious, but the presentation was excellent. I did not have to worry for one minute about anything and was free to enjoy the party. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Tracy
Wedding:
6/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing food, great service! Hannah u rock!
Amazing food, great service! Hannah u rock!
Amazing food, great service! Hannah u rock! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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