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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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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
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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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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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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
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msmsh42
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.1/5.0
We are vegetarian, and for the most part, we had a good experience with A Spice of Life.
We requested one meat dish, which our meat-eating family members enjoyed. The vegetarian menu Spice came up with was very good....and it was two salads and two starches. With all the planning, I didn't think too much about that...vegetarians actually don't just eat salads and side dishes. A lot of meat-eaters think inside the box that way. Rosemary potatoes are delicious, and not the star on my plate. I'm the bride and what I had on my plate was side dishes, no star, no main course vegetable.
In retrospect, I would have paid more and asked for a more creative vegetable dish. I think they had other ideas, but why that didn't work out is a little muddled to me. I think we ended up spending more time on the flow and timing than the food. I got the sense on occasion that our caterer would have spent more time on us if we'd had more guests ($). I don't know.
The caterers that worked my wedding were really great, very helpful at the site, and the wedding moved beautifully. The presentation was really nice. The bartender did end up opening (and wasting) four bottles of wine. (I expected partial bottles...not full bottles of the same wine with nothing at all poured from them.)
Mostly, it was a good experience. The food we had was good. It wasn't wow. I think Spice has wow available, and if you're a meat-eater, you might be even happier than I was. I still recommend them....but if great food is what you want, make sure that's clear to them. I'm not sure they got: The Bride and Groom are vegetarian and they love good food.
We are vegetarian, and for the most part, we had a good experience with A Spice of Life.
We requested one meat dish, Read more...
We are vegetarian, and for the most part, we had a good experience with A Spice of Life.
We requested one meat dish, which our meat-eating family members enjoyed. The vegetarian menu Spice came up with was very good....and it was two salads and two starches. With all the planning, I didn't think too much about that...vegetarians actually don't just eat salads and side dishes. A lot of meat-eaters think inside the box that way. Rosemary potatoes are delicious, and not the star on my plate. I'm the bride and what I had on my plate was side dishes, no star, no main course vegetable.
In retrospect, I would have paid more and asked for a more creative vegetable dish. I think they had other ideas, but why that didn't work out is a little muddled to me. I think we ended up spending more time on the flow and timing than the food. I got the sense on occasion that our caterer would have spent more time on us if we'd had more guests ($). I don't know.
The caterers that worked my wedding were really great, very helpful at the site, and the wedding moved beautifully. The presentation was really nice. The bartender did end up opening (and wasting) four bottles of wine. (I expected partial bottles...not full bottles of the same wine with nothing at all poured from them.)
Mostly, it was a good experience. The food we had was good. It wasn't wow. I think Spice has wow available, and if you're a meat-eater, you might be even happier than I was. I still recommend them....but if great food is what you want, make sure that's clear to them. I'm not sure they got: The Bride and Groom are vegetarian and they love good food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Josi-ree
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience was wonderful, our event coordinator was very responsive to our vision and made it come to life. The staff serving at our reception was highly professional and made it a fun and tasty memory. The presentation of food was beautiful and we hardly had any leftovers as our guests enjoyed everything so much. I wish we could have a party every weekend to have Spice of Life cater again and again!! Definitely recommend to anyone for any type of event!!
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience was wonderful, our event coordinator was very responsive to our vision and Read more...
Absolutely fantastic!!! The whole experience was wonderful, our event coordinator was very responsive to our vision and made it come to life. The staff serving at our reception was highly professional and made it a fun and tasty memory. The presentation of food was beautiful and we hardly had any leftovers as our guests enjoyed everything so much. I wish we could have a party every weekend to have Spice of Life cater again and again!! Definitely recommend to anyone for any type of event!! 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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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
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Logan
Wedding:
7/17/2011
4.8/5.0
Spice did an amazing job at our wedding - the food was amazing and we had over 200 people, so they did a great job! Dawn was our go-to and she did such a wonderful job making this day perfect! The staff was friendly and everyone did a great job!
Spice did an amazing job at our wedding - the food was amazing and we had over 200 people, so they did a great job! Dawn Read more...
Spice did an amazing job at our wedding - the food was amazing and we had over 200 people, so they did a great job! Dawn was our go-to and she did such a wonderful job making this day perfect! The staff was friendly and everyone did a great job! Read less
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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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