10101 E Hampden Ave Suite 109
Denver, CO 80231
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About Us

TASTE 5 Catering can expertly design all aspects of your event to fit your unique vision from corporate meetings and intimate gatherings to elegant wedding affairs.  

Our customizable menus prepared from scratch, feature the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on organics and sustainability.  Chef Richard A. Bailey has over 30-years experience in the culinary arts and has organized 500 weddings within his career.Determined to challenge the way his guests enjoy and savor food, Chef Bailey is known for his clever use of ingredients and his versatility becomes evident in every precise detail from his preparation to presentation.   

TASTE 5 Catering is chef owned, full-mountain culinary service offering guests and residents of the Vail Valley weekly take-out specials, the ease of chef prepared meals and the convenience of our foodstore-to-door personal shopping service.

TASTE 5 Catering is dedicated to enhancing your next social gathering or stay. We look forward to serving you.Call TASTE 5 Catering Today. 970-376-1084





1/22/12 Chef Richard Bailey and his staff created a magical dinner in our home.  He just knocked himself out, creating a spectacular, healthy menu that accommodated various food allergies.  His presentation is always so great.  Favorite app:  Smoked Salmon, Citrus Crème Fraîche, Caviar, Thyme-Potato Latkes.  Yumm.  And...my kitchen was pristine when they left.  He's a real pro!
Pamela S

We have attached some pictures from our wedding. As the pictures show, the chocoolate fountain was spectacular. It was the perfect compliment to a wonderful day. Everyone enjoyed it, and most took the time to take pictures for proof. When they could put down the seets. The sweet tooths of our family have already asked us if you have a home version. Thank you again for adding a memorable touch to our special day.

Thank you,
Jeff & Tracy Sample

Richard.... What a fabulous spread you put out last night.  Just want to thank you for making it all so special.  It was "over the top"!!!  And, for you to offer your time and talent was pretty darn wonderful of you to do.  I do think the Cordillera family misses you a lot and, hopefully, you will be entwined with all of us for many years to come.   Thanx again, Richard.    Fondly..........Rosie


We had the pleasure and wonderful experience of having Chef Richard Bailey and his team caters what we felt was "quite a memorable evening".  Surrounded by some of our friends, Richard and his staff presented us with the most incredible dinner, starting with appetizers, which could have doubled for dinner, right through to the fabulous desserts.  We would put Richard up against any 5 Star Restaurant any day.  Richard's deliverance and presentation are superior.  We had a wonderful evening and would highly recommend Richard Bailey as your caterer. Rosie

I've hired Chef Richard for a variety of events- from a holiday dinner party to a grand opening event. His skills are supreme, both in and out of the kitchen. His sparkling personality matches his delicious creations and elevates any event to something very special. Chef Bailey is as good as it gets. Promise.
Dan A

Chef Richard was the chef for a private executive retreat over the course of 3 days.  He did a magnificent job with the food, the timing and the flow of the event.  Trust him to create magic with your group.  He will deliver.

Chef Richard makes memorable meals and enhances the dining experience at any location.  I have eaten at a number of his restaurants and each one was unique and excellent.  For some reason, Thursdays are always the best at his restaurants.  I look forward to seeing him in the kitchen where I'm sitting down to eat again.

Damn. That food is good and whoa, the presentation. I just can't believe how over the top this guy goes to make sure the customer is happy. We hired Chef Bailey twice last year and  have not been disappointed. Grilled salmon with red pepper coulis? Like they say in the big leagues, wow, just wow! ! Keep up the great work Chef Bailey.

01/12/2012 I'd like to thank Chef Richard Bailey and his team for a 5-star catered event at my annual holiday party this past year. Almost a month later my guests are still raving about the delicious menu!!

Chef Bailey is amazingly innovative in his culinary experience and creativity and provided an amazing menu that I think we will have a challenge surpassing in the future.

I look forward to next year (yes, I've already confirmed the date :-), and "Thank You!" for providing such an exceptional experience for me and my guests.

12/30/2011 My family has known Richard for many years. We love both Richard and his food. When I hosted my annual "Girls' Night Out" this summer, I asked Richard to cater the event. The recurring theme of the night was YUM! Not only was the food wonderful, but also the presentation was beautiful.

12/27/2011 Chef Richard catered a sit down dinner in our home in the summer of 2011. In one word FANTASTIC!!! The food, service and attention to every detail were outstanding. He was easy to work with in choosing the menu and pairing wines. When the evening was over it was like he was never here. Everything cleaned and ready to be put away. I highly recommend him and his staff and will use him again. Linda and Mark Truitt

Another 5-Star experience by Chef Bailey and Taste 5.
A perfect Chef selection of heavy apps combined with both his signature and dramatic presentation overwhelmed each of our guests during our recent grand opening celebration.
Chef Bailey's culinary expression stands alone. His professional execution from beginning to end makes Chef Richard A Bailey and Taste 5 "the best of the best".

Word to the wise...book your event early.


Catering Services
Appetizers / Hors D'Oeuvres PassedAppetizers / Hors D'Oeuvres StationBartendingBuffetCarving StationChocolate FountainClean-UpFamily StyleFrench ServiceMenu CustomizationPlace SettingsPlated EntreesWaitstaff
Cuisine Style
AmericanBBQCajunContinentalFrenchFusionJapaneseLatin AmericanMediterraneanMexicanOther Cuisine StyleRawSouthernSpecialty / OtherSushiThai
Dietary Options
Gluten FreeKosherLactose FreeOrganicSugar FreeVeganVegetarian



Dear Chef, Your food and service was fantastic! From the salmon which was so flavorful and delicious to your professional staff. It was perfect! Thank you.

May 22, 2012

Amazing Food!

May 21, 2012

Everything was so beautifully presented, and so delicious! And all of the staff so wonderfully attentive to details!

May 18, 2012

Richard and his team provided a delicious meal for our wedding in Vail! Our guests raved about the food - they loved the grilled atlantic salmon with shrimp white corn salsa and warm basil cream sauce! I loved the blend of flavors that he created across

Jul 13, 2012

I was at a recent event where Taste 5 catered. Their food was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am still dreaming of their salmon. As good as salmon can be!

Jun 18, 2012

Had the pleasure of Chef Richard and the Taste 5 Catering Team cater our event and we were all floored by the overall great Customer Service and Food Quality/Presentation. Watch out Colorado - there's a NEW Top Chef in town!

May 18, 2012

Great service and great food!

May 18, 2012

Love you...

May 17, 2012