What do you get when you mix equal parts hard work and creativity, one heaping scoop of talent, and a dash of positive energy? Serendipity Catering. These wonderful humans have not only mastered the recipe for success, but also recipes for mind-blowing bites that will keep you craving them weeks later. It was such a treat (literally) working with the Serendipity Catering team at The Big Fake Wedding Denver, and we hope you’ll read more about them in our Vendor Highlight below! Warning: this post might make you hungry, so perhaps grab a snack now.
“Serendipity Catering was a dream to work with. Their food and their display completely made the night! They created some of the most delicious and creative food stations that we’ve ever seen! S’mores bars will definitely be popular after this event.”
The Big Fake Wedding Denver Team
Tell us a little bit about the story of Serendipity Catering.
When it comes to catering companies, Serendipity Catering continues to be one of the best and most sought-out caterers in the Denver area. Serendipity is recognized for its delicious food, standards of top-notch service and gorgeous presentations. Serendipity continuously distinguishes itself from other caterers because of its custom created menus and event planning skills. Founded in 2001, with more than a decade of serving corporate events, weddings and social events, many clients are repeat customers. Serendipity was named the “5th Fastest Growing Private Company in Denver” in 2014; Inc. Magazine just announced Serendipity’s #1288 place on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in America.
Serendipity is most noted for its achievements in sustainability. Serendipity was the first catering company in Denver to achieve the Certifiably Green Denver status (only one other has accomplished this to date), as well as the Silver Level Achiever in the State of Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program. Serendipity was recently named the “Green Business of the Year” by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.
What is the best part of your job?
Being surrounded by brilliant and friendly people, every single day — from our staff, to our vendors, to our clients, to our friends and partners. I am constantly in awe of the out-of-the-box ideas, artistic inspiration and dedication I see in all of them. Also, seeing the end result of our efforts — the “after glow” of an event, when our clients (brides, as well as corporate clients) are so happy with how everything went and they get to enjoy the compliments from guests.
Describe a highlight or pivotal moment in your career.
I was in a PhD program at the University of Denver in the Cognitive Studies department. I had an epiphany that there was something I could do to impact the condition of the environment; I could be part of the solution. It was not too late, something could be done about the quality of our air, water, land and other natural resources. I started my second degree in Environmental Policy and took off like a rocket with my passion for sustainability.
What advice would you give to aspiring small business owners?
The best advice I ever got before buying my first business at 25 years-old: work out the cash flow for the next 12 months. That basic exercise opens the door to so many details that need to be addressed prior to making the leap.
What is your favorite part of The Big Fake Wedding experience?
I would say the professionalism and passion that I saw from your team. We love meeting other passionate, tight-knit teams to work with on special projects! Serendipity and The Big Fake wedding team worked great together.