We had the good fortune of connecting with Mike Dries and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Mike, what’s the most important lesson your business/career has taught you?
The Most important lesson I have learned from my business and career is you need to be able to roll with the punches. This is a hard industry and will push you. We weave through organized chaos and if you are not able to adjust and change it will break you. Covid is a great example of that. My catering company business disappeared over night. if I just kept trying to do what we always did we would fail. Also on a personal level if I wasn’t willing be ok with making changes I would be miserable.

What should our readers know about your business?
I own Colorado Catering Company. This will be its 30th year in business in Colorado. My wife and I did not start Colorado Catering from the begging, but we have worked to make it something special. We are a catering company that really wants to make large catering events feel custom. a lot of time catering can become pick one of our 5 menus and they will give you a price and that’s it. It is a machine. We are making a catering more of a custom feel. We try to get to know our client first and work with what budget they have.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I love Colorado. I didn’t grow up with mountains so any time someone comes I am planning a camping trip. Favorite place to go is the great sand dunes. There is no place like the Dunes. Getting some hikes in and cooking some great food over a campfire is a must.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My daughter Sophia. She is what makes this all worth it.

Website: coloradocatering.net

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coloradocateringcompany/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ColoradoCatering

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/colorado-catering-company-aurora

Other: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/colorado-catering-company-aurora-co-847838 https://www.weddingwire.com/biz/colorado-catering-company-aurora/7fa5fec8d472a3c9.html

Image Credits
Sophia and Stephanie

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