Earlier this week we had a chance to sit down, catch up and get to know the team at Footers Catering a little better – and wow, what sweet ladies Colbert, Jamie and Kari are. We are delighted to have them back as apart from our Recommended Caterers list and are eager to be working with them again in 2015! After sitting down for just moments, we instantly realized what a fun company they have – with no set menus, everything is fully customizable to your tastes, budget, and event! Read on to see why we feel Footers Catering was the perfect addition to our Recommended Caterers list for this year.
Please share a brief history of Footers Catering with us, and what you do for them.
Footers Catering was founded in 1981 by Jimmy Lambatos, with the idea that food tastes best as close to the time it was cooked. 35 years later we still cook all of our food on-site at weddings and events all over Colorado. In 2010, Jimmy’s son Anthony took over and made the transition to a second- generation family business. I have been with the Footers family since 2007, when I contacted them to cater my own wedding! Today I still design wedding and events, as well as advise and guide our amazing team of coordinators.
As a professional in the catering industry, what advice would you give to soon-to-be brides and grooms?
Don’t rush your timeline. It always takes a few extra minutes to move and “refocus” guests between different elements of the wedding, so trying to follow a timeline down to the minute often results in added stress. Allow a few extra minutes for formalities like your grand entrance, toasts, etc. If everything goes faster than you planned, that just means more time on the dance floor!
What do you love most about being a catering professional in Colorado?
How committed Colorado couples are to FUN! Having the “best party ever” is the top response I get when I ask couples what is most important to them on their wedding day. They want fun surprises, unique twists on wedding standards, and ways to include their guests in the celebration on a very personal level. This makes my job really fun too!
What are three things you couldn’t live without?
1. My one-year-old daughter’s hugs
2. Colorado sunshine
3. Happy Hours
How amazing is it to hear how someone has so much faith and love for a catering company not only use them on their very special wedding day but to become a part of their team soon afterwards? Footers Catering, you amaze us – and we cannot wait to start working with you more!