Denver Event Catering

Denver’s Premier Catering: Turning Your Vision into a Delicious Reality

The Next Course elevates your Denver-area event with exquisite catering, meticulously crafted by chefs boasting over 20 years of experience in Denver’s finest restaurants. We specialize in transforming your vision into a culinary masterpiece, whether you’re planning a dream wedding with a show-stopping menu, a sophisticated corporate gathering with delectable hors d’oeuvres, a lively birthday bash with mouthwatering BBQ fare, or an intimate brunch for a bachelorette party. Our dedicated team is here to make your event unforgettable.

Events We Cater

From Intimate Gatherings to Grand Celebrations:

We cater to a wide range of events, ensuring every detail is flawlessly executed. Here are just a few highlights:

  • Weddings & Receptions: Celebrate your love story with a show-stopping menu, from elegant plated dinners to festive cocktail receptions. View our wedding photo gallery.
  • Corporate Events & Meetings: Impress your colleagues and clients with delectable breakfast buffets, power lunches, or sophisticated dinner gatherings. View our corporate catering page.
  • Social Celebrations: Make any occasion special with our catering expertise. Birthdays, anniversaries, holiday parties, graduations – we’ve got you covered!
  • Special Events: Plan a memorable bachelor/bachelorette party brunch, a heartfelt baby shower, or a tasteful celebration of life.
  • BBQ Extravaganzas: Host a backyard bash to remember with our mouthwatering BBQ selections.
  • And More! No matter the size or theme of your event, we can create a custom menu to suit your vision.

Menu Options

Crafting Your Dream Menu: From Buffets to Bespoke Creations

We believe your catering experience should be as unique as your event. That’s why we specialize in custom menus, designed to perfectly reflect your vision and accommodate any dietary restrictions.

Here’s a Taste of What We Offer:

    • Breakfast & Brunch: Fuel your morning gathering with delicious breakfast buffets, featuring classic favorites and innovative creations.
    • Dietary-Conscious Options: We cater to a variety of dietary needs with delectable vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menus.
    • Themed Buffets: Embark on a culinary adventure with our themed buffets – explore the flavors of Mexico, Italy, France, Asia, or stay cozy with Southern Comfort classics.
    • Grazing & Hors d’Oeuvres: Create a social atmosphere with overflowing grazing boards and elegant heavy hors d’oeuvres.
    • BBQ Delights: Host a memorable backyard BBQ with our mouthwatering slow-cooked meats and delicious sides.
    • House-Made Delights: Top off your event with our selection of decadent house-made desserts, crafted fresh daily.
No Craving Left Behind: Have a specific dish in mind? Dream of a molecular gastronomy experience? We encourage you to share your wildest culinary desires! Our team thrives on exceeding expectations and creating truly unforgettable menus.
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Event Catering menus

frequently asked questions

Got questions? We have answers.

Q: Is there a minimum order?

A: We cater to events of all sizes, but we request a minimum of 10-12 guests for buffets, and 5 guests for plated dinners. However, exceptions can always be made, so please reach out even if you anticipate fewer guests. Please note: Minimums may vary depending on the menu and day of the week.

Q: Can you provide staff for my event?

A: Yes! We offer experienced servers, bartenders, and support staff to ensure a smooth and seamless experience. Let us know your vision, and we’ll create a staffing plan that ensures a stress-free experience for you.

Q: What’s the difference between drop-off only and full service catering?

A: Looking for a convenient option? Choose drop-off catering. We will deliver your food in disposable containers, set-it up, and leave you to enjoy your event. Want a truly stress-free experience? Opt for full service. A chef (or chefs) will stay for the duration of your event, display food in non-disposable dishes (metal chafing dishes, glass/wood trays) and keep food replenished throughout the evening. We will also clean up afterwards, leaving your cooking space looking as good (if not better) than before we came. If your event has servers, they will also be making rounds and collecting dirty classes, plates, trash, etc.

Q: How much staff will I need for my event?

Every event is unique, so contact us to discuss your exact needs. One chef may be enough for an intimate self-service buffet, if you’d like passed appetizers we will need servers. The exact amount depends on your menu, service style and number of guests.

Q: How much does catering staff cost?

In general, we charge $350 per chef, $350 per bartender, and $250 per server, but contact us to get an exact quote for your event.

Q: What’s the cost per person?

A: To give you an accurate quote, please contact us about your specific event details. However, as a general guide, buffets start at $18/person and can go up to $50+, and plated dinners start at $35/person-$150+. The price may also depend on the menu complexity and any special requests.

Q: Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?

A: Of course! We have a wide range of menu options to accommodate diverse dietary needs, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and nut-free. Just let us know about any restrictions when you inquire. We can also create custom dishes to meet specific allergies or preferences.

Q: Can I create a custom menu?

A: We believe catering should reflect your unique vision and event theme. Share your preferences, favorite cuisines, or even your client’s favorite dish, and our chefs will craft a personalized menu that exceeds expectations.

Q: Where do you cater?

A: We proudly serve the entire Denver metro area and beyond. From Breckenridge to Colorado Springs, we’re happy to travel and bring our culinary expertise to your event. 

Q: How far in advance should I book?

A: We recommend booking at least two weeks in advance to ensure availability and allow time to discuss your requirements in detail. However, we can sometimes accommodate last-minute requests depending on availability. 

Q: How can I get a quote?

A: Contact us via email at [your email address] or phone at [your phone number] today! We’d love to discuss your event details and provide a personalized quote based on your specific needs.

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