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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 food... 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
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer

INFO FOR WEDDING VENUE

What is the minimum number of guests required to book your venue?
10
How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer?
4
Describe your venue:
Banquet Hall, Country / Golf Club
Describe the style of your venue
Classic
What kind of settings are available?
Covered Outdoor, Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor
Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
Ceremony, Reception
What is the maximum capacity of your venue?
275
What event services do you offer?
Catering / Bar, Event Planning, Event Rentals, Outside Vendors OK
What catering services do you offer?
Outside Cake OK
What event items are available?
Chairs
What food and beverage items are available?
Linens

REVIEWS

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.0/5.0
A Spice of Life has a great reputation in the Boulder area....They didn't live up to it in my opinion, and I was constantly having to call and correct their mistakes and haggle with them during the week before my wedding--extremely stressful in a week where I already had so many other things to do. Just a few of the problems:
--Had an old version of our contract during the walk through (we had updated it before we paid), so she constantly questioned things "Oh, I didn't know you wanted X..." and then had to "get back to us" on whether these things were included in what we paid for...even though we had the updated, signed contract itemizing all these things.
--Made constant mistakes in finalizing our itinerary and timeline; I continuously had to call and be like "you said that you would provide champagne flutes and now 2 days before the wedding, you're sending me an itinerary that says I provide them!?" If it was just 1 thing, it'd be okay, but there were tons of these mistakes
--Tried to overcharge us by $1,000 once they knew that 2 different people were paying. I think many people in the stress of a wedding with multiple people paying for things, would have just paid it.
--Set up our bridal party table with only 6 place settings when we had told them multiple times we had 8 in the bridal party (and this was a number that never changed)

To be fair, we initially worked with one girl and then she left her job, so someone else took over and maybe that person was new, so this might not be how they usually are...but it was a lot of stress and haggling for what we were paying for.

Nevertheless, the food was absolutely delicious and the people on-site during the wedding were extremely professional and helpful. That is the only thing that helped me give them 2 stars.
A Spice of Life has a great reputation in the Boulder area....They didn't live up to it in my opinion, and I was Read more...
A Spice of Life has a great reputation in the Boulder area....They didn't live up to it in my opinion, and I was constantly having to call and correct their mistakes and haggle with them during the week before my wedding--extremely stressful in a week where I already had so many other things to do. Just a few of the problems:
--Had an old version of our contract during the walk through (we had updated it before we paid), so she constantly questioned things "Oh, I didn't know you wanted X..." and then had to "get back to us" on whether these things were included in what we paid for...even though we had the updated, signed contract itemizing all these things.
--Made constant mistakes in finalizing our itinerary and timeline; I continuously had to call and be like "you said that you would provide champagne flutes and now 2 days before the wedding, you're sending me an itinerary that says I provide them!?" If it was just 1 thing, it'd be okay, but there were tons of these mistakes
--Tried to overcharge us by $1,000 once they knew that 2 different people were paying. I think many people in the stress of a wedding with multiple people paying for things, would have just paid it.
--Set up our bridal party table with only 6 place settings when we had told them multiple times we had 8 in the bridal party (and this was a number that never changed)

To be fair, we initially worked with one girl and then she left her job, so someone else took over and maybe that person was new, so this might not be how they usually are...but it was a lot of stress and haggling for what we were paying for.

Nevertheless, the food was absolutely delicious and the people on-site during the wedding were extremely professional and helpful. That is the only thing that helped me give them 2 stars. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Rachel
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.9/5.0
Spice of life provided our guests at our wedding with amazing food! They were so easy to get in touch with and answer any questions along the way. We were blown away with their menu choices and just loved putting together our perfect menu. Our favorite and most popular item at the wedding were our shrimp and grits appetizers, everyone loved those! Spice of Life is the perfect catering venue to use to ensure that your day goes as smoothly as possible. We would recommend Spice of Life to everyone!
Spice of life provided our guests at our wedding with amazing food! They were so easy to get in touch with and answer any Read more...
Spice of life provided our guests at our wedding with amazing food! They were so easy to get in touch with and answer any questions along the way. We were blown away with their menu choices and just loved putting together our perfect menu. Our favorite and most popular item at the wedding were our shrimp and grits appetizers, everyone loved those! Spice of Life is the perfect catering venue to use to ensure that your day goes as smoothly as possible. We would recommend Spice of Life to everyone! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Meghan
Wedding:
8/17/2013
4.8/5.0
We had approximately 100 guests. The backdrop of the Flatirons for the ceremony was gorgeous. The food for the reception was wonderful, which my guests keep reminding me of days after! I worked with Paige to plan the event, and she was very attentive and accommodating and patient. Leanne helped us the day of with the reception, and did a great job managing the logistics and service (the rest of the staff provided great service, too.) We had everything we needed for our special day, and as a bonus the cost of the entire package was reasonable. Highly recommend this venue and catering service!
We had approximately 100 guests. The backdrop of the Flatirons for the ceremony was gorgeous. The food for the reception Read more...
We had approximately 100 guests. The backdrop of the Flatirons for the ceremony was gorgeous. The food for the reception was wonderful, which my guests keep reminding me of days after! I worked with Paige to plan the event, and she was very attentive and accommodating and patient. Leanne helped us the day of with the reception, and did a great job managing the logistics and service (the rest of the staff provided great service, too.) We had everything we needed for our special day, and as a bonus the cost of the entire package was reasonable. Highly recommend this venue and catering service! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Mandy
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
This was the most amazing food and crew we worked with! I miss the food already, it was so yummy! Not one Guest had a bad thing to say about the food and the service was great as well. My husband was very frustrated that we were one table short and his family had nowhere to sit. Well as they helped to get our food he walked away to figure out why they didn't have a table. The crew from A Spice of Life took in their hands (after asking someone from our venue to do so a few times) to make sure they got a table out immediately and that made my husband very happy! It was just so amazing that they did what they could to make our day special, when it wasn't their job to worry about that!
This was the most amazing food and crew we worked with! I miss the food already, it was so yummy! Not one Guest had a bad Read more...
This was the most amazing food and crew we worked with! I miss the food already, it was so yummy! Not one Guest had a bad thing to say about the food and the service was great as well. My husband was very frustrated that we were one table short and his family had nowhere to sit. Well as they helped to get our food he walked away to figure out why they didn't have a table. The crew from A Spice of Life took in their hands (after asking someone from our venue to do so a few times) to make sure they got a table out immediately and that made my husband very happy! It was just so amazing that they did what they could to make our day special, when it wasn't their job to worry about that! Read less
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megan
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.2/5.0
Spice of life provided me with a beautiful ceremony location and in the same venue my reception as well. It was also awesome to have my caterer at the same venue as well. Since they were all in the same company, everything flowed nicely and was easy to work with only one company for all 3 services. Their prices were definitely reasonable and their food delicious. I only ranked a little lower than 5 since they transitioned out coordinators in the middle of my planning and a few things that were promised were not so easily promised a second time with the new coordinator. With that said, they did a great job and I had a beautiful wedding. Thank you!
Spice of life provided me with a beautiful ceremony location and in the same venue my reception as well. It was also Read more...
Spice of life provided me with a beautiful ceremony location and in the same venue my reception as well. It was also awesome to have my caterer at the same venue as well. Since they were all in the same company, everything flowed nicely and was easy to work with only one company for all 3 services. Their prices were definitely reasonable and their food delicious. I only ranked a little lower than 5 since they transitioned out coordinators in the middle of my planning and a few things that were promised were not so easily promised a second time with the new coordinator. With that said, they did a great job and I had a beautiful wedding. Thank you! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Sam and Rod
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.7/5.0
Spice of Life was absolutely the best choice in catering that we made! A few of our closes friends had used them previously and Kathy was amazing and sweet! They were professional, knowledgeable and the food was amazing! They took care of all of our reception related needs were on time and even stayed later then requested to ensure all things were left in the best of care. We will definitely refer them to our friends in the future! They made sure every possible reception task was covered and were very efficient! Spice of Life was extraordinary!
Spice of Life was absolutely the best choice in catering that we made! A few of our closes friends had used them Read more...
Spice of Life was absolutely the best choice in catering that we made! A few of our closes friends had used them previously and Kathy was amazing and sweet! They were professional, knowledgeable and the food was amazing! They took care of all of our reception related needs were on time and even stayed later then requested to ensure all things were left in the best of care. We will definitely refer them to our friends in the future! They made sure every possible reception task was covered and were very efficient! Spice of Life was extraordinary! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.7/5.0
They were able to customize to exactly what we wanted. We absolutely loved their service, and we didn't get one complaint from anyone eating the food.
They were able to customize to exactly what we wanted. We absolutely loved their service, and we didn't get one complaint Read more...
They were able to customize to exactly what we wanted. We absolutely loved their service, and we didn't get one complaint from anyone eating the food. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.3/5.0
I really liked the location of this venue. We had our wedding outside on the golf course, and the weather was beautiful. They stop the golf while the ceremony is going on so that was really nice. The few issues I had was that it was extremely difficult to find a hotel in Boulder that was close to the venue that wasn't extremely expensive. We ended up at the Courtyard Marriott which was one of the cheapest yet still nice hotels. However their room rate was still high.

The second issue was that we had a little mix up with the bar tab after the event. We had a set amount that was hosted and for some reason one of the wedding planners "thought" my dad said to add another $500 to the tab during dinner. He had said he would "consider" it if we got closer to the limit. So we got a big old bill after the wedding for an extra $500 that no one knew about. They need to have contract addendum's or something around for people to actual SIGN and confirm they want to add more money to the bar.

Over all though, the look/feel of the location was really nice, and the staff was great to work with except for the bar mishap. And the food was amazing.
I really liked the location of this venue. We had our wedding outside on the golf course, and the weather was beautiful. Read more...
I really liked the location of this venue. We had our wedding outside on the golf course, and the weather was beautiful. They stop the golf while the ceremony is going on so that was really nice. The few issues I had was that it was extremely difficult to find a hotel in Boulder that was close to the venue that wasn't extremely expensive. We ended up at the Courtyard Marriott which was one of the cheapest yet still nice hotels. However their room rate was still high.

The second issue was that we had a little mix up with the bar tab after the event. We had a set amount that was hosted and for some reason one of the wedding planners "thought" my dad said to add another $500 to the tab during dinner. He had said he would "consider" it if we got closer to the limit. So we got a big old bill after the wedding for an extra $500 that no one knew about. They need to have contract addendum's or something around for people to actual SIGN and confirm they want to add more money to the bar.

Over all though, the look/feel of the location was really nice, and the staff was great to work with except for the bar mishap. And the food was amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Mollie
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
The venue was stunning and gave us tons of time to set up and take down and use the venue. They worked really well and hard with my budget and needs. The food was incredible and custom to what I wanted and needed. The staff was great, worked hard and it showed. I have referred them to friends and family already and will definitely continue to use them.
The venue was stunning and gave us tons of time to set up and take down and use the venue. They worked really well and Read more...
The venue was stunning and gave us tons of time to set up and take down and use the venue. They worked really well and hard with my budget and needs. The food was incredible and custom to what I wanted and needed. The staff was great, worked hard and it showed. I have referred them to friends and family already and will definitely continue to use them. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
The food was delicious but we had some issues with service and price increases after we had agreed upon an amount
The food was delicious but we had some issues with service and price increases after we had agreed upon an amount
The food was delicious but we had some issues with service and price increases after we had agreed upon an amount Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue

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