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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
Catering , Wedding Venue

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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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akirmuss
Wedding:
9/17/2010
4.7/5.0
A Spice of Life was a great company to work with they where very flexible and where willing to sit with you and truly customize what you want for your day.
A Spice of Life was a great company to work with they where very flexible and where willing to sit with you and truly Read more...
A Spice of Life was a great company to work with they where very flexible and where willing to sit with you and truly customize what you want for your day. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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ColoradoBride
Wedding:
6/21/2008
4.7/5.0
I had a great experience with Spice! They are a little pricey, but definitely still within the reasonable limits. They did a GORGEOUS job with my rehearsal dinner, and pretty much did everything I asked. They were very courteous, professional, responsive, and easy to work with. I would ABSOLUTELY go with them again!
I had a great experience with Spice! They are a little pricey, but definitely still within the reasonable limits. They did Read more...
I had a great experience with Spice! They are a little pricey, but definitely still within the reasonable limits. They did a GORGEOUS job with my rehearsal dinner, and pretty much did everything I asked. They were very courteous, professional, responsive, and easy to work with. I would ABSOLUTELY go with them again! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/20/2014
4.6/5.0
Amanda was a great contact and very flexible with our menu. The only thing I would change is the communication could have been a little more clear. The details of our walk through were a little bit miscommunicated. After that and up until the day of the wedding they totally made up for it. The day of the team was fabulous to work with. Thanks!
Amanda was a great contact and very flexible with our menu. The only thing I would change is the communication could have Read more...
Amanda was a great contact and very flexible with our menu. The only thing I would change is the communication could have been a little more clear. The details of our walk through were a little bit miscommunicated. After that and up until the day of the wedding they totally made up for it. The day of the team was fabulous to work with. Thanks! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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A
Wedding:
1/2/2014
4.6/5.0
Our wedding was on January 2nd of this year. We were originally going to have it at the A Spice of Life Event Center, but since it didn't reopen with the flooding, we had to find a new venue. The staff at A Spice of Life was great! They gave us a list of venues to choose from, and went along with the decision we eventually decided on. While there were some monetary issues due to the change in location, we got those worked out.
We also worked with three different people within A Spice of Life (at various times), and at the end, our Event Coordinator was Amanda - who was amazing!

At the end of the day, our wedding went super smoothly!! Amanda and Meridi were wonderful! They were there for us, and made sure that everything went great - they even made sure that my husband and I ate! :D The rest of the staff and the bartenders were wonderful, and talked to the guests and had a good time as well as did their job!

We did a plated dinner and had options for a fish dish (my personal favorite!), a chicken dish, a vegetarian dish (my husband's favorite!), and a vegan dish (a close second favorite for me - and great for the vegan guests you might have!). I have a lot of dietary restrictions, so was hesitant and worried about the meals, but A Spice of Life was very, very, very accommodating and I felt great afterwards!

All we heard after the wedding from the guests, was how amazing all of the food was, and how wonderful the event staff were! I just wish we had more leftovers to take home with us... :/
Our wedding was on January 2nd of this year. We were originally going to have it at the A Spice of Life Event Center, but Read more...
Our wedding was on January 2nd of this year. We were originally going to have it at the A Spice of Life Event Center, but since it didn't reopen with the flooding, we had to find a new venue. The staff at A Spice of Life was great! They gave us a list of venues to choose from, and went along with the decision we eventually decided on. While there were some monetary issues due to the change in location, we got those worked out.
We also worked with three different people within A Spice of Life (at various times), and at the end, our Event Coordinator was Amanda - who was amazing!

At the end of the day, our wedding went super smoothly!! Amanda and Meridi were wonderful! They were there for us, and made sure that everything went great - they even made sure that my husband and I ate! :D The rest of the staff and the bartenders were wonderful, and talked to the guests and had a good time as well as did their job!

We did a plated dinner and had options for a fish dish (my personal favorite!), a chicken dish, a vegetarian dish (my husband's favorite!), and a vegan dish (a close second favorite for me - and great for the vegan guests you might have!). I have a lot of dietary restrictions, so was hesitant and worried about the meals, but A Spice of Life was very, very, very accommodating and I felt great afterwards!

All we heard after the wedding from the guests, was how amazing all of the food was, and how wonderful the event staff were! I just wish we had more leftovers to take home with us... :/ Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.6/5.0
I loved how Spice of Life knew our reception venue up and down - Dawn was great for knowing what would fly at Planet Bluegrass and what would not, that was irreplaceable, truly! I also loved all the personal touches and service on the day of our wedding. In choosing the menu Dawn was so helpful with what would work together and what would not. I also loved their WIDE variety of foods to choose from. The presentation of the food was also phenomenal on the day of. I will say though that the food on the day of our wedding tasted of a lower quality than on the day of my husband and I's tasting, it was not bad, just not the same level of quality I had anticipated. Lastly, I loved how even though we were not having the reception at their event center they still coordinated all our rentals.
I loved how Spice of Life knew our reception venue up and down - Dawn was great for knowing what would fly at Planet Read more...
I loved how Spice of Life knew our reception venue up and down - Dawn was great for knowing what would fly at Planet Bluegrass and what would not, that was irreplaceable, truly! I also loved all the personal touches and service on the day of our wedding. In choosing the menu Dawn was so helpful with what would work together and what would not. I also loved their WIDE variety of foods to choose from. The presentation of the food was also phenomenal on the day of. I will say though that the food on the day of our wedding tasted of a lower quality than on the day of my husband and I's tasting, it was not bad, just not the same level of quality I had anticipated. Lastly, I loved how even though we were not having the reception at their event center they still coordinated all our rentals. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Heather
Wedding:
7/10/2004
4.6/5.0
They were wonderful! I always got a quick response from them regarding changes to the menu and number of guest. They worked with us to create the perfect menu and we never had to worry about running out of food to feed our guests. During the reception they also made sure that everything ran smoothly and stayed on time.
They were wonderful! I always got a quick response from them regarding changes to the menu and number of guest. They Read more...
They were wonderful! I always got a quick response from them regarding changes to the menu and number of guest. They worked with us to create the perfect menu and we never had to worry about running out of food to feed our guests. During the reception they also made sure that everything ran smoothly and stayed on time. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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juliamecklenburg
Wedding:
6/18/2011
4.5/5.0
A Spice of Life was recommended to us by our wedding planner. The tasting was fantastic and we only changed a couple of things on the menu. We asked that the contract show the cost/item which was helpful with our budget. We also adjusted some things based on how much each item cost. I'm glad we did a walk through beforehand of the set up as there were somethings that were important to me that ASOL was able to accomodate after we reviewed them in the walk through (head table set up, buffet set up, coffee stand, etc.). The food turned out delicious and we received many compliments from guests on the tasty orderves and friendly staff. I would highly recommend the carving station if it's in your budget. The steak was delicious! ASOL provided a waiter at the reception who waited on just me and my new husband. That was amazing and I would highly recommend having your own waiter at your reception, no matter which catering company you go with! A couple of concerns that came up for us were that it took a very long time to finalize the contract, and that was partly due to ASOL taking a couple of months to get back to us with requested changes. Also the heater for the carving station didn't work and it was reported from a couple of guests that at the end of the night, the coffee was cold. Other then that though, everything went really smoothly. The reception was so wonderful and I am very thankful that we chose ASOL as our cateror.
A Spice of Life was recommended to us by our wedding planner. The tasting was fantastic and we only changed a couple of Read more...
A Spice of Life was recommended to us by our wedding planner. The tasting was fantastic and we only changed a couple of things on the menu. We asked that the contract show the cost/item which was helpful with our budget. We also adjusted some things based on how much each item cost. I'm glad we did a walk through beforehand of the set up as there were somethings that were important to me that ASOL was able to accomodate after we reviewed them in the walk through (head table set up, buffet set up, coffee stand, etc.). The food turned out delicious and we received many compliments from guests on the tasty orderves and friendly staff. I would highly recommend the carving station if it's in your budget. The steak was delicious! ASOL provided a waiter at the reception who waited on just me and my new husband. That was amazing and I would highly recommend having your own waiter at your reception, no matter which catering company you go with! A couple of concerns that came up for us were that it took a very long time to finalize the contract, and that was partly due to ASOL taking a couple of months to get back to us with requested changes. Also the heater for the carving station didn't work and it was reported from a couple of guests that at the end of the night, the coffee was cold. Other then that though, everything went really smoothly. The reception was so wonderful and I am very thankful that we chose ASOL as our cateror. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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jespatch
Wedding:
1/6/2012
4.4/5.0
A Spice of Life was great. Everything was on time, tasted great, and they even were able to accomodate the guests at my wedding that had special dietary needs.
A Spice of Life was great. Everything was on time, tasted great, and they even were able to accomodate the guests at my Read more...
A Spice of Life was great. Everything was on time, tasted great, and they even were able to accomodate the guests at my wedding that had special dietary needs. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year 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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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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