Y.Lo Epicure Catering Guide

For your convenience, we offer our customers and prospective customers a simple guide to get the planning process started and make your event unforgettable.

The event planning process can be both fun and overwhelming at times, and we are here to make it easy for you and answer any questions you may have. Throughout this basic guide you will be introduced to the options available to you and some things that you can expect throughout the planning process.  Don't be worried or overwhelmed, as we progress in our conversations leading up to your event, your personalized catering coordinator will be sure to leave no stone unturned to ensure your event expectations are met.

Y.Lo Epicure Unique Offerings:

  • Fresh, from scratch ingredients
  • A large and varietal menu, but also custom options and consideration to dietary restrictions for each and every occasion
  • Elegant food presentation with superior taste
  • Ability to work with most any budget
  • Rental, venue, and vendor recommendations and coordination
  • Alcohol coordination with consumption recommendations and finding a vendor that will let you return unused libations
  • Professional service staff and bartenders with TIPS certification
  • Event Specialists that will see your event from start to finish - your event specialist will typically host your tasting, accompany your walkthrough, and also work onsite as your catering captain the day of your event which assures consistency and limits miscommunication. Did we mention our event planning services are free of charge?


Getting Started Planning Your Event

  • What is the date, time, and location of your event?
  • How many guests are you expecting?
  • What is your target budget?
  • Do you prefer real or disposable china, flatware and glassware?
    • All of our food and beverage pricing includes the necessary disposable plates, napkins, silverware and cups required for your menu but our event planners can easily coordinate rentals for china, flatware and glassware with convenient delivery & pick up to your venue.
  • Does your venue have the tables, chairs and linens required for seating, mingling, and food & beverage setup?
    • Our event planners can order these necessities for you if you do not already have them onsite for your event!
  • Will you require staff at your event?
    • We offer drop off and delivery service, as well as fully staffed events
  • The Y.Lo Epicure staff can help you:
    • Set up tables, chairs, linens and table settings
    • Pass appetizers, serve from a buffet, or plate a meal for your guests
    • Bartend and serve drinks
    • Maintain buffets and make sure food is stocked
    • Cut cake and serve dessert
    • Maintain the cleanliness of the event space
    • Flip rooms intended for more than one purpose
    • Breakdown and cleanup


What Method Of Service Fits Your Event Style

  • Delivery, Set up & Pick-Up
    • Individual meals (box lunches)
    • Buffets
    • Hors D’oeuvres stations
    • Events that do not require staff
    • Setup time needed 30-60 minutes (or more)
    • Set up of all food, beverage, service ware, and equipment
    • Pick ups until 6pm each day, or the following morning to avoid extra fee
  • Buffet
    • Our most popular service option
    • Self-serve or served by Y.Lo staff
    • Beautiful presentation
    • Can be the most cost effective because little to no staff is required
    • Each guest can customize their own plate
    • Food is presented in chafing dishes and/or ceramic serving platters
    • Buffets can be scaled up or down to match the formality of your event
  • Hors D'oeuvres stations
    • Distinctive way to offer more variety and creativity in your menu
    • Great for large scale events, creating flow and ease in food service while limiting lines
    • Great for more relaxed eat times without a set schedule
    • Can be less cost effective as more staff is required
  • Passed Hors D’oeuvres
    • An elegant option for your formal event, or a nice addition to your casual cocktail hour
    • Food cost decreases as guests tend to eat less off of a passed plate than from a buffet
    • Staff cost increases to ensure we have enough presence to serve all your guests in a timely manner
    • Our a la carte hors d’oeuvres menu offers a variety of bitesized menu items
  • Plated Meals
    • This service style is most appropriate for formal affairs
    • Staff cost increases in order to serve guests as fast and efficiently as possible
    • Plates are pre-portioned, limiting food waste
    • In addition to the increased cost of service staff, on site chefs will also be necessary-further increasing the cost
  • Family Style
    • Creates a chic yet casual and comfortable ambiance, allowing guests to interact with each other
    • Service staff will bring the food to each table in large serving dishes to be passed around for each person to serve their own plate
    • Eliminates buffet lines, creating additional ease for guests
    • Typically more expensive
    • Family style meal pricing is comparable to a plated meal

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
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