Get More With Y.Lo

There's a reason Y.Lo Epicure is consistently reviewed as Denver's preferred caterer for exceptional food and service. We are a team of seasoned professionals working our tails off to ensure each customer looks great every time and enjoys a stress-free experience from start to finish.

We are a custom caterer and our efficient "made-daily-to order" operating model never charges you for frivolous extras or unnecessary services and enables our team to focus directly on your personalized style, menu, timeline, dietary restrictions and budget. Not to worry, we won't cut corners or leave you hanging if you're looking for all the bells and whistles or something in-between, we can do that too. In fact at no additional cost, our catering team is available to assist you with menu design, location and venue recommendations, rental arrangements, table suggestions and anything else in order to ensure you pull-off a successful event.

 

Easy For You

  • One-On-One Catering & Event Coordinators
  • Menu Recommendations & Pairing Suggestions for Every Budget and Taste
  • Simple Ordering - Call or Use Our Website
  • Everything's Included - Napkins, Utensils, Plates, Cups, etc.
  • Exceptional Presentation and Service - 100% Customer Satisfaction
  • Delivery, Set-Up and/or Full-Service Staffing
  • Beverage Services, Rental Partners & Venue Recommendations
  • Complimentary Menu Tastings

 

Delicious For All

  • Delicious Meals Made Fresh-To-Order
  • Set and Custom Menus with Something for Everyone
  • Portioning to Minimize Waste and Avid Growling Stomachs
  • It's All There - Meals, Sides, Desserts & Beverages
  • Thoughtful Options for Those with Dietary Requirements
  • Eco-Friendly Packaging Options
  • Receive What You Ordered - When you Ordered It!
  • Customized Entrée Ingredients, Dessert Pairings & Creative Side Substitutions Upon Request

Our Approach

Every catered event is unique and while we have seen just about everything, we never want to make assumptions on your behalf. While the details will vary, our clients typically work with us through these steps to ensure the events we cater are successful for both of us.

 

Catering FAQ

1.

Connect With a Coordinator

What's easiest?

Call Us:
(303) 780-9888

Email Us:
order@yloepicure.com

Web:
Message Us Here

Catering FAQ

2.

Getting The Details Right

With the dialogue started, our team of catering experts will collaborate with you to make sure your style shines bright and no detail is overlooked.

Catering Day

3.

Relax, It's Time To Enjoy Your Event

We know you'll have a million things running through your mind on event day; your Y.Lo catering coordinator will be on schedule to fulfill the plan.

Catering FAQ

4.

Breakdown and Pick-Up

Upon conclusion of your event, our team will breakdown and pick-up the appropriate silverware, chafing dishes and serving trays as scheduled.

Payment Details & Invoice

5.

Follow-Up & Payment

Hopefully, we'll get the opportunity to follow-up with you on how your event went. We will also update your invoice (if applicable) and email it to you.

Catering Raves

6.

Let Us Know How We Did

Our team works incredibly hard to get it right and we always appreciate the kind words and referrals with your friends and colleagues.

Meet Your Team

Y.Lo Catering Chefs
Lisa Altenburg
Lisa brings a burst of energy and excitement to the Y.Lo Team. Her passion for food, cooking and entertaining is sure to make your event memorable! Lisa was raised in Columbus, Ohio, but has also spent time living in South Carolina and Australia before moving to Denver in 2004. She has extensive food service experience including small family-owned establishments, large corporate chains, hotels and catering for events as large as a PGA tour event.
Dax Altenburg
Dax has spent many years in client services and marketing analytics. Exceeding customer expecations is his top priority and he strives to make that the main focus of the entire Y.Lo team. Additionally, he works to do whatever it takes to grow the business - including the many things that nobody else wants to do (or has time for)! In his spare time he enjoys golfing, skiing and most importantly...spending time with his wife and son.
Melanie Flint
Melanie joins Y.Lo after spending the previous five years with Levy Restaurants at Pepsi Center where she managed food and beverage service for backstage catering, corporate meetings and private events. With 14 years of experience in the restaurant industry, training in both front of house and culinary operations, Melanie’s attention to detail and impressive ability to anticipate the needs of our clients makes her a considerable asset to our team. An avid “Pinterester”, she is passionate about all things hand-made, frequently crafting goodies and gifts for her young niece and nephew. She also enjoys being adventurous in the kitchen, and spending quality time with her boyfriend, John, and their wheaten terrier Seamus.
Katie Bracciano
Katie was born and raised in Lawrence, KS and isn't afraid to chant, "Rock Chalk Jayhawk!" However, she knew her heart was meant to be here in Denver and made the move in 2012. Katie has been in love with the catering world for over ten years and she is happiest when cooking in her kitchen. She enjoys snowboarding and hiking with her fur baby, Kazier. She also has a passion for Fine Art and loves to teach painting classes and make jewelry in her free time.
Andrea Loveless
Andrea is another Denver transplant - all the way from New York. An adventure seeker at heart, she made the move to Denver recently and isn’t sure she’ll ever leave! Andrea brings with her a background in catering and culinary management along with a penchant for high quality customer service. When she’s not at work, she can be found testing out a new recipe, spoiling her dog, Scooby, or listening to the latest Spotify releases.
Heidi Loeffler
Heidi moved here from Minnesota, where she had previously lived her whole life. She attended Saint Mary's University and obtained a bachelor's degree in Public Relations. Her previous catering experience includes working as an Events Coordinator and a Catering Manager. She moved to Denver in 2016 to spend more time with her newborn niece and explore the mountains. She loves to run, read and spend time with her kitten, Asha.
Andrea Rodriguez
Andrea was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. Andrea joined the Y.Lo team in October of 2008 and has been instrumental in the growth of the business for many years. She is the longest tenured employee of Y.Lo for a reason - her constant attention to fresh and delicious food. This mindset carries over and can be seen in every order that leaves the kitchen.
Ashlie Weddell
 Bio Coming Soon!
Andrea Loveless
Bio Coming Soon!

We also have many part time staff members that assist us with deliveries and staffing services for our clients. Because both of our reputations are on the line, we only work with people that take their job seriously to carry out our service guarantee. Learn more about our staffing services here

Y.Lo Epicure is proud to be members of the following community organizations:

Women's Business Enterprise Council - West (WBEC)

 

Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce

 

Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce

 

Daniels Fund

 

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

How We Got Here

Our Story

Y.Lo Epicure’s owner, Lisa Altenburg, moved to Denver after graduating from Clemson University (yes, the school that just won the 2017 NCAA Football Championship) for many of the same reasons we all know and love about this great city. While working for some of Denver’s larger financial institutions, catering was ordered regularly and she was consistently reminded that the available menu options were boring, the food didn’t taste fresh and the companies rarely accommodated guests with dietary restrictions. She then decided to put finance to the side and pursue a career path where her true passion lies - food, hospitality and service.

So in 2008, Lisa left her corporate finance position to put on the apron by purchasing the then three-team operation of Y.Lo Epicure Catering. What started out as a deli in Cherry Creek North (with and small behind the scene catering operation), today, Y.Lo Epicure now focuses solely on it’s catering core and operates with an incredible team of catering and culinary professionals from it’s own state-of-the-art kitchen.

Y.Lo Epicure is locally owned and operated by Lisa and Dax Altenburg (and their young son). The Altenburgs have called Denver their home since 2004 and are proud to be involved in several non-profit organizations and community associations. Get to know them better under our team section.

 

Our Name

We are often asked about our name, “Y.Lo.” It was originally derived from the name of the first owner of the business, Yvonne Lo. Since purchasing the business from Yvonne, we have continued to use the name to pay homage to how the business began.  Since 2008, we have strived to continuously grow and improve the catering experience for our clients and the company culture for our employees.

As our company continues to meet and exceed our clients' expectations everyday - we hope you'll think of us as Your Local Epicure for fresh food and outstanding service.

 

Take It From Us

Our goal is to make you look great through:

 - Simple Ordering
 - Fresh Great Tasting Food
 - On-Time Delivery and Set-Up
 - Exceptional Presentation and Service
 - Menus to Accomodate All of Your Picky Eaters

Take It From Them

Yelp Rated Denver's Best Catering - Y.Lo Epicure

 

Better Business Bureau Catering A+

 

A List 2014 Denver's Best Catering Company
Facebook Reviews A+ Ratings

Try It For Yourself

Denver's Best Catering - Y.Lo Epicure

Y.Lo Epicure Catering Denver
1470 S. Santa Fe Drive, Unit C
Denver, CO 80223
Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(303) 780-9888
order@yloepicure.com