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Hi Everyone,

If you did notice that it took a while for me to write a new blog it’s because I was recently on vacation.  But now that I am back I realized that we are pretty much in Holiday Season!  Our first Holiday Fiesta is NEXT WEEK~!  Hard to believe, but it’s true!  So if you haven’t called us to book your date, give us a call anytime.  We make it easy for you by putting together custom menu’s, taking care of all rentals, service staff, and decor!  We make it so that you can relax and enjoy this important end to the year with your friends, family, colleagues, and clients.

Take a look at our new Holiday Menu- But I will warn you, don’t look when you are hungry!!!

Holiday Menu

If you have any questions, please call me at 303-780-9888 or email me at nina@yloepicure.com

Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure

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Hi Everyone,

So I wanted to post about how we are Denver’s Preferred Eco-Friendly Caterer because it is important, but also because many of you have been calling to ask!  I am so thrilled that more companies and individuals are greening up their events with us.  So here is what we can do for you:

First thing, never order anything in disposables if you don’t need to.   I know that everyone LOVES our boxed lunches.  But we can do the same thing on platters!  All we would do is put the sides in large ceramic bowls and this saves an amazing amount of waste!

Second thing, order compostable materials!  It is such an easy way to become green 🙂  We provide these for only $1.00 per person extra.  Not bad for the impact it has on the Earth!

Third- if you are having a large event, ask us to provide recycling and composting on site!  This is by far the best way to help our planet because big events are where so much waste happens.  By providing this at your event it will go a long with the environment, but also think about how your guests will feel about you.  Nice gestures go a long way with people.

If you have any questions please call us anytime at 303-780-9888.  We would be more than happy to help you plan your next green event!

Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure

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Hi Everyone,

So we have been getting very busy here at Y. Lo and are super excited!  Last Friday we fed over 200 people!  It was quite the day.  I want to start you off with a picture in your head of Lisa and I delivering 150 boxed lunches to the Aurora Medical Campus off of Colfax and Peoria.  First of all, we have no idea where this building is, and this campus is huge!  Lisa unloads her cart with 3 of the 15 bags we must bring in.  Then she hands me two (these are not very light weight!).  We start walking and cannot find the building, so we run into a man with a map!  Come to find out, we are on the opposite side of the campus! So, Lisa says, “Okay, run!”  We only had another 10 minutes to find this building to be on time.

So there we are, Lisa is running with her cart, I am sprinting behind her with these two bags.  My hair is falling out all around my face as I start to pant.  Lisa is the runner in the group, and she even said, “why is my chest burning!!”  It was tough, but we made it to the other side.  But we then had to unload the other 10 bags of lunches!  All in all, it wasn’t so bad and we were on time, which is all that matters.  Although, sometimes I wish for a desk job 🙂

Later that day I had to pick up a breakfast from Arapahoe Community College.  They had a lot of coffee leftover, and what happens, of course, it goes ALL over the back of the car.  Mocha smells came and went the rest of the day while driving!

We had a few other small orders that luckily went well with no bumps in the road.  But we had a night time dinner to cater, so Lisa and I headed back to the kitchen to pick everything up.  We started to brew the coffee and we just about out the door when we realize the decaf never brewed!  I was supposed to do this delivery by myself since Lisa started at 4 am.  But, nothing ever goes according to plan so she takes off with all of the food (by the way, it’s rush hour on a Friday night!), and she has me follow once the decaf is ready.

So I take off down I-25, luckily the traffic wasn’t too terrible.  I get there and we are good to go!  Only thing was, I had to wait around the area too pick up everything after they were finished (which was 45 minutes from home).   So I didn’t get back to my side of town until 9:30.  But it was a successful day, long, but good!  The life of a caterer, I tell ya what!

Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure

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Hi Everyone,

As you might have guessed, Y. Lo wants to grow!!  We love working with all of our client’s so much, we want to work with their friends and colleagues as well!  For every referral you send our way, we will send you a $10 gift card to AMC, DSW, or Starbucks!  There is no limit to how many free shoes, movies, or cups of coffee you can earn!  Take advantage of this great offer, and help a wonderful, small, women owned and operated company GROW.  We appreciate all of you so much!  If you have any questions, please contact Nina Holmes at 303-780-9888 or email Nina at nina@yloepicure.com.  We hope to hear from you soon!

Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure

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Hi Everyone!

Look at this amazing Wedding we catered in September!

Not only did the Bride GLOW the entire evening, but we received so many compliments on the food and service!  Everything went perfectly, from set-up to cupcakes!  We served 2 great Salads, Beef Tenderloin with Merlot Mushroom Reduction, and Lemon Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts with Capers and Artichoke Hearts.  To go along with the entrees we also provided Garlic Roasted Red Skinned Potatoes, Sauteed Hericot Verts Tossed with Sliced Almonds, and Seasoned Zucchini, Squash, and Asparagus Medley.  Now if your taste buds are not watering enough yet, we also served up some Red Velvet, Carrot, and White Cupcakes 🙂

For more information about our Event Planning Services, Please contact me! 303-780-9888

Nina Holmes- Y. Lo Epicure

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