Frequently Asked Questions

Would you need me to rent anything? ie. a prep tent, any of the glassware, etc? Do you only serve buffets or do you also serve plated dinners?
Can you estimate costs for service, glassware, place settings and linens? Will Creative Catering be able to supply soda, ice, juice, mixers?
Should I factor in serving-type dishes (ie. bread baskets, sauce bowls, etc)? What type of fish, meat and vegetarian options do you offer for a buffet?
Does Creative Catering set up the reception/dining area? Can you provide have servers and bartenders?
What types of venues are available for weddings and parties in Crested Butte? Are chairs and tables provided at the Wedding Garden?
Josephine, the chef and owner of Creative Catering be on location? Could you supply me with a list of references?

Would you need me to rent anything (ie. a prep tent, glassware, etc)?We provide table and place setting for up to 120 people, and can arrange for linens, tables and chairs. We also come fully equipped with tents, grills, stoves and coolers as needed to be able to provide a freshly cooked and served, quality meal to your guests.   Back To Top

Do you only serve buffets or do you also serve plated dinners?We serve both and in fact we suggest the plated dinner. As compared to the buffet the plated dinner is a much more personal, intimate experience to provide your guests with. Often whether you choose the buffet or plated dinner depends on the number of guests and the venue that will host your wedding or party. Creative Catering can provide the necessary personnel to serve either type of party. Please contact Josephine at (970)-209-3928 or email josephine@pcrs.net to discuss and plan your event.   Back To Top

Can you estimate costs for service, glassware, place settings, rental basics and linens?

  • For china, silverware, glasses or any plates average $2.00/guest depending on use.
  • Linens are $14.00/table, linen napkins are .25 cents/piece.
  • Call Crested Butte Tent and Party Rental for prices on tents, heaters, tables and chairs for your reception area.
  • You can also hire shuttle services for your guests, call Creative Catering at 970-209-3928 or email josephine@pcrs.net for information.
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What type of fish, meat and vegetarian options do you offer for a buffet?

  • Trip tip, Filet, NY
  • Tilapia, Mahi, Salmon, Halibut, Colorado Rainbow Trout, Shrimp
  • All Natural Chicken, Colorado Lamb
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, Stuffed Grilled Portabella Mushroom
*Josephine has experience with an extensive selection of meats, fish and seafood, local game, and foreign fare please call Josephine if you have a special menu in mind for your event.   Back To Top

Will Creative Catering be able to supply soda, ice, juice, mixers?We can provide ice, an assortment of hot and cold beverages, set up your bar on location and provide a bartender for your event.
You will need to provide any alcoholic beverages. Beer, liquor, wine and mixers can be purchased at a number of locations in Crested Butte and Gunnison or at Treasury Liquors on Mt. Crested Butte. You will need to drop off any alcohol or mixers for your bar to the Creative Catering Kitchen in Crested Butte at least 1 day prior to your event. Please call Josephine to make arrangement for your bar. If you choose to provide your own bartender please provide all your bar items, and set up and manage the bar on your own as well. It is recommended that you hire a bartender through Creative Catering to maintain the bar and assist in getting your guests home safely.
Glassware can always be provided by creative catering including champagne flutes, wine glasses, high ball, rocks and water/beer goblets.   Back To Top

Should I factor in serving-type dishes (ie. bread baskets, sauce bowls, etc)?Being a full service event company we will provide all necessary serving dishes for your event. You will not need to worry at all about the preparation or service of your food with Creative Catering. There are no extra charges for the use of any of our serving dishes or equipment needed to prepare or serve your event.   Back To Top

Can you provide have servers and bartenders?Yes! We can provide servers and bartenders for your event. It is recommended that you hire a bartender through Creative Catering to maintain the bar and assist in getting your guests home safely. It is important to provide us with an accurate number of guests who will attend your event to ensure that you have enough staff on hand. A service and gratuity charge will be included in your bill and will depend on the number of servers needed to accommodate your guests and your event.   Back To Top

Does Creative Catering set up the reception/dining area?We will setup tables with linens, place settings and any glassware needed for service. Please provide any wine or champagne you would like to place on your guests tables at least 1 day prior to your event by dropping it off at the Creative Catering Kitchen.
Guests and family members always provide a personalized touch to your wedding. You can manage the decorations at your event or you can provide all decorations on site at the event location and Creative Catering will set them up for you. Please call Josephine if you would like to have your decorations set up by Creative Catering and provide instructions for all the details that will be required to decorate your event.   Back To Top

Are tables and chairs provided at the Wedding Garden for our ceremony and dinner?Yes, each table will accommodate 6 - 8 guests, a one sided headed table will accommodate 3 guests to one side, a buffet table will be 2 long tables, there is a permanent counter for a cake table and/or gifts within the Wedding Garden Pavililon, and you may want to set aside a couple tables for a bar and beverage area.There are also a number of picnic tables at the pavilion area, and we will provide any tables we require to prepare your dinner. If you require additional tents to accommodate your guests please Call Crested Butte Tent and Party Rental.
Chairs for your Wedding Garden ceremony are provided at the pavilion but you will need to have them brought down and set up and then brought up for the reception at the pavilion. We recommend renting white folding chairs from CB Rental 970-349-5508.   Back To Top

What types of venues are available for weddings and parties in Crested Butte?There are a variety of indoor and outdoor event sites in and around Crested Butte. Some popular sites include the Mountain Wedding Garden, The Town Ranch, The Depot, Washington Gulch and Lake Irwin. To get more advice on finding a location call Josephine at 970.209.3928 or email josephine@pcrs.net.
Josephine and the staff at Creative Catering love to come onsite to your home or office to create and serve your meal. If you would like to throw a private party at your home or other location a tour may be required in order to plan.   Back To Top

Will Josephine, the chef and owner of Creative Catering be on location?Absolutely! I prepare your dinner on location and manage the event service and professional staff personally.   Back To Top

Could you also supply me with a list of references?We would be happy to share with you a list of references from happy clients in Crested Butte and Gunnison, Colorado. Josephine opened Lil's Land and Sea as chef and owner in Crested Butte in 1995. The Seafood and Sushi restaurant is named for her grandmother, Lil. She sold the restaurant in 2001 to become the executive chef at the Crested Butte Country Club which inspired her to open Creative Catering in 2002. Come by the Creative Catering Kitchen located at 301 Belleview next to the Crested Butte News or call Josephine at 970-209-3928 so we can chat or email josephine@pcrs.net.   Back To Top