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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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Michelle
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Spice of Life isn't one of the cheaper caterers, but there is a reason for that. When providing food to your friends and family on one of the most important days of your life, you should not compromise on who you choose to cater. If you do, you will end up with the short end of the stick, every time.

Spice of Life is more than just a vendor that provides food. They are professionals that create an experience for you and your guests. They begin by taking time with you to help you pick out your menu and what may work best. We started down the road of beef, chicken and fish, but I wasn't happy. I expressed my concern to Lisa and said that I wanted to provide something different. She worked with me on creating a brunch menu (the wedding was in the morning) of some really delicious options.

Catering is almost always the biggest portion of your budget when you have a wedding. However, Lisa and the rest of the Spice of Life staff made every penny worth it. The 30-day walk-thru was easy as can be, due to their professionalism and their years of experience. Before I walked down the aisle, I noticed Lisa was there, making sure everything was running smoothly. I had plenty to drink and fruit and cheese to eat before the wedding (which was about all I could choke down, given my nervousness).

During the meal part of the reception, Jamie, our maître d' for the day, filled my plate, made sure I was served well and always made sure I had something to drink, which in itself was a lifesaver because it was over 90 degrees that day.

Something that truly touched my heart and will make me forever thankful that we chose Spice of Life was the story my mother told me. The buffet was set up at the top of five stairs. My mother filled her plate and went over to the railing to walk down. Jaime, who I am sure had other things to do, rushed over to her, took her plate and helped her to her seat. He sat it in front of her and made sure she had everything she needed. Then the table apparently cheered for him. It was awesome that he was so attentive and in tune with people at the event.

They also supplied the bartender, whom I hear was quite personable and entertaining. He teased the teenagers but wouldn't serve them (obviously). However, they weren't upset, but rather entertained. When a friend's son pulled a chair up to the bar and asked him to make him "anything, but make it a surprise" and then the child put his hands over his eyes, the bartender made him a simple red drink that wasn't too sweet and made that boy's day!

We had so many compliments on the food, it surprised me. It was delicious and light enough to eat on a hot, hot day. Someone said their table didn't get excused to go through the buffet, but I have a sneaky suspicion that they were at the bar when their table was supposed to be excused.

So when you are considering your catering for your event, take the time to think about how you would like your wedding or event to flow. Think about what you would expect from a caterer. Then take it a step further - that's what you'll find from the staff of Spice of Life.
Spice of Life isn't one of the cheaper caterers, but there is a reason for that. When providing food to your friends and Read more...
Spice of Life isn't one of the cheaper caterers, but there is a reason for that. When providing food to your friends and family on one of the most important days of your life, you should not compromise on who you choose to cater. If you do, you will end up with the short end of the stick, every time.

Spice of Life is more than just a vendor that provides food. They are professionals that create an experience for you and your guests. They begin by taking time with you to help you pick out your menu and what may work best. We started down the road of beef, chicken and fish, but I wasn't happy. I expressed my concern to Lisa and said that I wanted to provide something different. She worked with me on creating a brunch menu (the wedding was in the morning) of some really delicious options.

Catering is almost always the biggest portion of your budget when you have a wedding. However, Lisa and the rest of the Spice of Life staff made every penny worth it. The 30-day walk-thru was easy as can be, due to their professionalism and their years of experience. Before I walked down the aisle, I noticed Lisa was there, making sure everything was running smoothly. I had plenty to drink and fruit and cheese to eat before the wedding (which was about all I could choke down, given my nervousness).

During the meal part of the reception, Jamie, our maître d' for the day, filled my plate, made sure I was served well and always made sure I had something to drink, which in itself was a lifesaver because it was over 90 degrees that day.

Something that truly touched my heart and will make me forever thankful that we chose Spice of Life was the story my mother told me. The buffet was set up at the top of five stairs. My mother filled her plate and went over to the railing to walk down. Jaime, who I am sure had other things to do, rushed over to her, took her plate and helped her to her seat. He sat it in front of her and made sure she had everything she needed. Then the table apparently cheered for him. It was awesome that he was so attentive and in tune with people at the event.

They also supplied the bartender, whom I hear was quite personable and entertaining. He teased the teenagers but wouldn't serve them (obviously). However, they weren't upset, but rather entertained. When a friend's son pulled a chair up to the bar and asked him to make him "anything, but make it a surprise" and then the child put his hands over his eyes, the bartender made him a simple red drink that wasn't too sweet and made that boy's day!

We had so many compliments on the food, it surprised me. It was delicious and light enough to eat on a hot, hot day. Someone said their table didn't get excused to go through the buffet, but I have a sneaky suspicion that they were at the bar when their table was supposed to be excused.

So when you are considering your catering for your event, take the time to think about how you would like your wedding or event to flow. Think about what you would expect from a caterer. Then take it a step further - that's what you'll find from the staff of Spice of Life. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Julia
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Great food, great service and great location!
Great food, great service and great location!
Great food, great service and great location! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Angela
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldn't be happier with the service we received from A Spice of Life. We worked mostly with Kari Jo and she was unbelievably professional, kind, outgoing, and helpful. The staff at our wedding were so nice and hardworking. We had some mishaps with other vendors, and the catering manager went above and beyond to work everything out and ensure we had a great and stress free time. The food was also phenomenal. It was funny how many times I heard "I can't believe how good the food was! Wedding food is normally so bad, but that was incredible!". They also provided mac and cheese for the kids and a special vegan meal for our one vegan guest. This is truly an amazing business, don't waste your time going anywhere else.
I couldn't be happier with the service we received from A Spice of Life. We worked mostly with Kari Jo and she was Read more...
I couldn't be happier with the service we received from A Spice of Life. We worked mostly with Kari Jo and she was unbelievably professional, kind, outgoing, and helpful. The staff at our wedding were so nice and hardworking. We had some mishaps with other vendors, and the catering manager went above and beyond to work everything out and ensure we had a great and stress free time. The food was also phenomenal. It was funny how many times I heard "I can't believe how good the food was! Wedding food is normally so bad, but that was incredible!". They also provided mac and cheese for the kids and a special vegan meal for our one vegan guest. This is truly an amazing business, don't waste your time going anywhere else. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Adrienne
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Absolutely the best. I even comparison shopped and the price was not more than many of the smaller companies. They make sure that everything goes perfectly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Katie was the best, she was so excited for us and clearly passionate about what she does. She went above and beyond and basically acted as my wedding planner, giving me great ideas for the reception and the location of the ceremony. The food, of course, was to die for. They tailored a menu to us that included hors d'oeuvres and even a sushi station! A nice touch, they gave us a picnic basket to take with us to the hotel for our wedding night. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding perfect!
Absolutely the best. I even comparison shopped and the price was not more than many of the smaller companies. They make Read more...
Absolutely the best. I even comparison shopped and the price was not more than many of the smaller companies. They make sure that everything goes perfectly and we didn't have to worry about a thing. Katie was the best, she was so excited for us and clearly passionate about what she does. She went above and beyond and basically acted as my wedding planner, giving me great ideas for the reception and the location of the ceremony. The food, of course, was to die for. They tailored a menu to us that included hors d'oeuvres and even a sushi station! A nice touch, they gave us a picnic basket to take with us to the hotel for our wedding night. Thank you so much for helping to make my wedding perfect! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jessicareincke
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff was awesome, very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, we got many compliments from our guests (and of course we loved it ourselves!).
The staff was awesome, very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, we got many compliments from our guests (and Read more...
The staff was awesome, very professional and helpful. The food was excellent, we got many compliments from our guests (and of course we loved it ourselves!). Read less
Services Used: Catering
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KTLM86
Wedding:
3/27/2010
5.0/5.0
A Spice of Life went above and beyond to make my wedding go smoothly. My Spice planner ("event specialist") was with me for every step of the planning process. She came with me to my venue about a month before to talk about where all the tables would go, and then on my wedding day I didn't have to tell them again- they were just set up for me. Thank you A Spice of Life for going above and beyond what I asked- it really made a difference.
A Spice of Life went above and beyond to make my wedding go smoothly. My Spice planner ("event specialist") was with me Read more...
A Spice of Life went above and beyond to make my wedding go smoothly. My Spice planner ("event specialist") was with me for every step of the planning process. She came with me to my venue about a month before to talk about where all the tables would go, and then on my wedding day I didn't have to tell them again- they were just set up for me. Thank you A Spice of Life for going above and beyond what I asked- it really made a difference. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Don
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
I had been to many events that the Spice of Life have catered and have always been impressed. It was my turn to take them for a spin. Taryn Center, our main contact, was super personable and brought her own style and personality to the event. She went out of her way to make sure we were happy, suggesting ideas when we were bewildered and guiding us on the path to a fun time.

Spice's food is always delicious. We didn't want to have a big steak sit-down dinner while still having a substantial meal. The sandwiches were exotic and super tasty, far more appealing than we even knew they could be. The other meal items were all delicious, and everyone left full and satisfied. Many people told me how good the food was.

Taryn and her crew worked well with all the other people at the wedding and pulled it all off without a hitch. It was a pleasure working with them. We really liked the little things they brought to the table, so to speak, which really made our wedding amazing.
I had been to many events that the Spice of Life have catered and have always been impressed. It was my turn to take them Read more...
I had been to many events that the Spice of Life have catered and have always been impressed. It was my turn to take them for a spin. Taryn Center, our main contact, was super personable and brought her own style and personality to the event. She went out of her way to make sure we were happy, suggesting ideas when we were bewildered and guiding us on the path to a fun time.

Spice's food is always delicious. We didn't want to have a big steak sit-down dinner while still having a substantial meal. The sandwiches were exotic and super tasty, far more appealing than we even knew they could be. The other meal items were all delicious, and everyone left full and satisfied. Many people told me how good the food was.

Taryn and her crew worked well with all the other people at the wedding and pulled it all off without a hitch. It was a pleasure working with them. We really liked the little things they brought to the table, so to speak, which really made our wedding amazing. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Erin
Wedding:
7/31/2009
5.0/5.0
The food was wonderful and they did a beautiful job setting up. I was impressed that so much service was included in the price. They are very responsive and able to offer suggestions. Very complete service so i thought the price was well worth it.
The food was wonderful and they did a beautiful job setting up. I was impressed that so much service was included in the Read more...
The food was wonderful and they did a beautiful job setting up. I was impressed that so much service was included in the price. They are very responsive and able to offer suggestions. Very complete service so i thought the price was well worth it. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Dustin
Wedding:
7/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough about A Spice of Life and most importanatly Kathy Vaughn. If you get married at Lionscrest Manor and use Spice you will most likely be working with Kathy. Not only was Spice a wonderful company to work with, very flexible and accommedating but Kathy was by far the best vendor we worked with. She was so nice and more than helpful. They worked wonders with our budget and the food was Amazing!
The staff at the wedding worked incredibly quick and efficiently. Everyone was very friendly. I would highly reccomment Spica and Kathy.
I cannot say enough about A Spice of Life and most importanatly Kathy Vaughn. If you get married at Lionscrest Manor and Read more...
I cannot say enough about A Spice of Life and most importanatly Kathy Vaughn. If you get married at Lionscrest Manor and use Spice you will most likely be working with Kathy. Not only was Spice a wonderful company to work with, very flexible and accommedating but Kathy was by far the best vendor we worked with. She was so nice and more than helpful. They worked wonders with our budget and the food was Amazing!
The staff at the wedding worked incredibly quick and efficiently. Everyone was very friendly. I would highly reccomment Spica and Kathy. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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tigris22
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Jessie and her crew at the Spice of Life were wonderful! They really took care of us and made sure that everything was perfect! I would recommend them to everyone.
Jessie and her crew at the Spice of Life were wonderful! They really took care of us and made sure that everything was Read more...
Jessie and her crew at the Spice of Life were wonderful! They really took care of us and made sure that everything was perfect! I would recommend them to everyone. Read less
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