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Best Catering Companies in Colorado Springs, CO

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Colorado Springs, CO 80915

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4.0 (3)

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Since 1994, A Piece of Cake Catering has specialized in wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners, wedding cakes, Western weddings, and business catering. The company cooks breakfast, lunch, dinner, and holiday meals for businesses and special events. The business also bakes cakes with flavors such as spice, poppy seed, lemon, pineapple, chocolate swirl, and carrot. Clients give positive feedback for A Piece of Cake Catering's professional staff and exceptional service.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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4.0 (283)

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Pizzeria Rustica is a 4 Star Certified Green Restaurant that specializes in Neopolitan wood-fired pizza. The company caters to weddings, rehearsal dinners, birthdays, office parties, and any other type of occasion. The business cooks two to three styles of pizzas with antipasti and salads in a buffet-style presentation. Pizzeria Rustica has won Greenest Pizza Ever 2011, Best Pizza 2010, Environmental Leadership Award 2009, Best New Restaurant 2009, and Nine Perfect Tens 2008.

Colorado Springs, CO 80915

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4.6 (428)
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4.0 (283)

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Bird Dog BBQ has been serving Colorado Springs guests since 2004. The company has won Best BBQ in Colorado Springs every year since 2007. The business has the ability to cater to any event size, and tailors its products and services to the type of event. Clients have praised Bird Dog BBQ for its service-oriented team and tasty offerings.

Colorado Springs, CO 80904

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4.0 (597)

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Front Range Barbeque cooks Southern-style barbeque and Cajun dishes with homestyle flair. The Colorado Springs company caters weddings and events, offers bulk take-out, and sets up whole pig roasts. The business has a full-service bar and hosts live music sets three times a week. Front Range Barbeque has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network.

Colorado Springs, CO 80905

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5.0 (17)

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Cravings Catering provides full meal catering, beverage catering, an espresso bar, a carving station, and customizable event accessory rentals. The business caters for weddings, holiday parties, fundraisers, graduations, rehearsal dinners, corporate open houses, and many other types of events. The company's awards include Colorado Springs Business Journal 2013 Best of Business, Juvenile Diabetes Research Society 2012 Honoree, and Top 100 Women Owned Business Colorado Biz 1999 and 2002.

Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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4.2 (903)
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3.5 (142)
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5.0 (90)

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Salsa Brava uses fresh local ingredients to cook its Mexican dishes. The business has won many "Best Of" newspaper contests, including Best Mexican Restaurant in Colorado Springs & Highlands Ranch, Best Family Restaurant, Best Catering, and Best Margarita. The company can bring tables, chairs, linen, china, glassware, and flatware to its catering events and features bartenders, mixers, and garnishes as added amenities.

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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4.6 (67)
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4.7 (46)

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The founders of Buffalo Gals Catering have been working in the catering industry for more than 20 years. Founded in 2004, the Colorado Springs catering company specializes in BBQ offerings for groups anywhere from 25 to 1000 or more. The business can schedule tastings with the chef, and provides catering options including bar service, drop-off, and paper and plastic goods for an added fee. Customers have praised Buffalo Gals Catering for its perfectly seasoned and cooked food.

Colorado Springs, CO 80919

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4.6 (2032)
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4.0 (557)
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5.0 (314)

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The lead chef at the Marigold Cafe & Bakery has been cooking since he was 16. The chef has worked at Maison Troisgros, worked with the chef Paul Bocuse, and was hired by Disney to open the French Pavilion at Epcot Center in Orlando. The business caters any kind of event in the area and serves sandwiches, salads, pizzas, entrees, desserts, and drinks. Customers say the staff are pleasant and serve delicious food.

Colorado Springs, CO 80917

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4.6 (33)
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5.0 (29)
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4.5 (14)

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Salt of the Earth Catering provides on-site and off-site catering in the Colorado Springs area. The company's facility holds up to 100 guests. The business serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including business lunches for corporate clients. Clients say that Salt of the Earth Catering shows up on time and sets up with attention to detail.

Compare our Top Catering Companies

NameExpertise RatingAddressPromotionsLearn more
A Piece of Cake Catering
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Pizzeria Rustica
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Bird Dog BBQ
Colorado Springs, CO 80915
Front Range Barbeque
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Cravings Catering
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Salsa Brava
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Buffalo Gals Catering
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Marigold Cafe & Bakery
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Salt of the Earth Catering
Colorado Springs, CO 80917

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Catering is a convenient service that brings restaurant-quality food and beverages to a variety of social gatherings. It's beneficial to weddings, workplace celebrations, and other events because it invites guests to relax and enjoy a festive meal. While there are many dedicated catering businesses that transport food and equipment to their clients, many restaurants also offer catering as part of their dining services.

    For those interested in a career in catering, the flexibility to take your business anywhere is one factor that may make the industry attractive. Like traditional restaurants, caterers often specialize in one type of cuisine, and they can vary widely in price and capacity. Whether you're looking to hire catering services for your next event or you want to learn more about the profession, take a look at these frequently asked questions below.
  • Can a catering company serve alcohol?

    Just like brick-and-mortar restaurants, catering companies need a liquor license to serve alcohol to patrons. If a caterer is serving alcoholic beverages, guests under the age of 21 are allowed on the premises, but they may not buy or consume alcohol.

  • Are catering tastings free?

    If you're having a large event catered and expecting to spend a lot of money, having a tasting beforehand is often a good idea. Tastings are handled differently by catering companies; some may charge while others won't. In general, most caterers charge a fee, usually around the cost of a meal at a restaurant.

  • When catering for a party, how do you calculate how much food is needed?

    Caterers usually help their clients calculate food by offering a recommended portion size per guest. Taking this into consideration, all you need to do is multiply this portion by the number of expected guests to determine the total amount of food needed.

  • When should you reserve catering services before an event?

    The amount of time in advance needed to schedule catering services depends on the number of people and type of event. For weddings with 50 people or more, six to 12 months in advance is recommended. For smaller gatherings, a month or two should suffice.

  • Do you tip the caterer?

    Some catering services include tips in the bill, so you don't have to worry about handling this aspect on the day of your event. If the tip is not included, a minimum of 15% of the total bill is recommended, while tipping 20% is not uncommon.

  • What is included with catering services?

    In addition to the food you order, catering services can include delivery, linens, silverware or plasticware, plates and cups, a small heat source to keep hot dishes warm, and staff. When planning your event, it's always a good idea to confirm which of these items are included and necessary.