Welcome to TASTE 5 Catering |Vail Personal Chef Service| Tipps trained Bartenders and Servers available | Vail, Beaver Creek, Cordillera 


                                                                   The perfect finish  |  Begins with TASTE

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When we were looking for a caterer, we knew right away that we wanted to get away from the monotony of chicken, beef, salmon, or veggie and actually personalize our wedding food. Having identified that food was one of the most important aspect of our wedding, we met with numerous caterers, and quickly recognized that Chef Richard shared our passion for both taste and presentation. He worked with us to tweak and create a menu that fit the mediterranean theme of our wedding, which utilizing seasonal and local ingredients. In the end we settled on a Tapas hour, a salad course, and a selection of pastas to be shared family style. 
The tapas: 
Rabbit rillette crostini served with peach compote 
Escargot ratatouille with a garlic sauce 
Artichoke and aged gouda gougere 
Pine nut and buffalo mozzarella bruschetta 
Seared scallops served with a green tomato gaspacho shooter 
Andouille sausage en croute 
The salad: 
Young greens (spinach, arugula, dandelion, mustard) with walnuts, strawberries, goat cheese and a truffle citrus viniagrette 
The pastas: 
Pan-seared gnocchi with herbs and blistered cherry tomatoes 
Farfalle with asparagus and squash in a rosemary-garlic olive oil sauce 
Baked penne with homemade sausage and mozzarella 
Following the wedding I've had compliments on each and every dish for the taste and originality. More importantly, our guests felt like they had proper portions without feeling stuffed or still hungry. 
As for logistics, Chef Richard's staff was prompt and punctual in getting our space set for both the ceremony and reception. When we arrived ourselves (45 minutes before the start of the event), the space was 100% ready for guests, and Richard was happy to bring both of us a cocktail and a sampler platter so that we could eat something ahead of time. 
The staff was extremely professional, and our wedding coordinator commented that she had never seen a group work so efficient and organized. I cannot recommend them more highly.
Beau and Kristin ~ Boulder 

6 / 2014
I think we've all grown accustomed to the typical dried out piece of chicken or beef, a green salad and hard roll at weddings. With Taste 5 & Chef Richard Bailey, the food & presentation were both phenomenal! Chef personally plated the bride's & groom's meals - a special touch that we loved - to be sure they received a little of everything, presented beautifully. We enjoyed a lovely variety of foods & appetizers. Everything was fresh. Pricing was fair & Chef made us feel very valued as customers. I heard nothing but rave reviews about the food, especially the salmon, which often dries out in a buffet, but was perfectly prepared - as was everything else. Please try the Ahi tuna tacos - AMAZING!! I highly recommend Chef Richard Bailey & Taste 5 Catering!! They represent a level of creativity, style & deliciousness I didn't think we could afford.
Al , Texas 

1/2013 Chef Richard and his staff prepared an evening of heavy appetizers and dessert for our 40 clients on a recent trip to Vail, CO. The food looked beautiful and tasted delicious! Chef Richard was easy to work with, professional, and we look forward to working with him again! - ?Spencer L. San Diego, Ca

8/2012 "Richard and his crew did a wonderful job on our wedding reception in Vail in August. Everyone raved about his award winning Herb Crusted American Red Snapper. I especially like the stuffed quail. His buffet presentation was so nicely and professionally done with marble plating instead of chaffing dishes. Everything looked beautiful and tasted spectacular. Thanks so much Richard!"Ahn and Jeff, Chicago,IL

8/2012 Thanks so much Richard. It was great working with you and your staff all very professional. Kathy and I are still getting compliments on the food and reception. We have friends who attended and were very impressed with your work. They are planning a wedding for their son next summer may be contacting you! I am encouraging them to hire you.?Thank you. - ?Kelly and Kathy Silverthorne, Co

7/30/2012 Nothing short of sensational. Chef Richard Bailey, ably assisted by Carrie - catered our event flawlessly and deliciously. My guess is that you could pick anything from the menu and not go wrong - but the chilled shrimp in yellow tomato gazpacho shooters, the smoked salmon pizza and the Asian meatball/snow pea picks - wow, I'm still dreaming about all of them. And to top it all - great people with a great attitude. And no mess, no fuss. We couldn't have asked for anything more. - Fred P / Edwards, CO

 7/17/2012 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 the whole meal. Richard was so easy to work with; takes great pride in his food (as he should) and left no details unmet. Highly recommend him! We got to focus on our special day, while he took care delivering a delicious meal to our guests! - Kami G. Evergreen, CO

3/15/2012 TASTE 5 did a great job! I hired Taste 5 to do a private cooking demo and dinner for a group of important clients. The food was creative and fantastic...best of all, we all had a blast! -Lauren W. Oceanport, NJ 2/13/2012

Chef Richard did an outstanding job at our charity fundraiser for 200 people last summer. His food and presentation were superb, and the famous chocolate fountain was a huge hit. I would recommend Chef Richard for any event - large or small. - Joan S Vail Co.

 2/5/2012 Chef Bailey and his staff made my 40th birthday a truly magical evening! His food and service perfected a small affair of 20 or so. The food was delicious and just what was wanted. He understands his clients. Both his culinary skills and interaction with his clients are the best the Vail Valley has to offer! Nicole S. Englewood, CO

1/23/2012 I have been fortunate to enjoy Chef Richards culinary delights for years at various venues in the valley. All have been exceptional on every level; service, quality, presentation and professionalism whether at a private cooking class, a dinner for 10 or catering for 200. Most recently Richard stepped forward and helped us with our annual Canine Companion for Independence event, serving over 200 people. He could not have been more helpful or easier to work with. Richard is not only an outstanding chef but also he is an incredible human being with a huge heart and I might add that his chocolate fountain is to die for! - Anne R. Denver, CO

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 , Cordillera

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. Thanks again, Richard. - Fondly..........Rosie

1/9/2012 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. - Bobby G Portland, ME

WOW!! What a wonderful night! We so enjoyed the food and to have you and Carrie in our home. I look forward to bidding on it again for next year. Thank you for making it so memorable.!! - Linda and Mark

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, San Francisco

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…Thank you - New U

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. - Kevin S Sausalito, Ca

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

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 my guests and me.

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. – The Truitts

1/12/2012 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. – Carrie Fell Gallery

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