There are plenty of events we plan to have catered in our lives: work, holiday, graduation, and anniversary parties all come to mind, and wedding catering is definitely at the top of the list. What’s not typically at the forefront of our minds, though, is funeral catering.

We all know the day could come for our family members and even ourselves, but the event is often a surprise and can’t be planned for easily. It’s certainly wise to find catering services for the event to take some stress off of yourself, but don’t let your grief cloud judgment when choosing those catering services.

You can count on Etai’s Catering for funeral catering, but we recommend holding every catering company — including ours — accountable to the five key aspects below.

Ease Of Use

When you’re in the process of grieving and meeting with friends and family, many of whom have come from out of town, the last thing you want to be thinking about is whether you grabbed that last casserole out of the oven. Relieve the burden of planning, preparing, serving, and cleaning with the help of a professional catering staff — a staff that will make the day easier, not more difficult.


This includes dressing appropriately, serving promptly, replenishing food often, and superior sanitation. You want professionalism with any sort of catering event, but especially so at a funeral. You should be able to depend on the staff for timeliness and appropriateness; the staff should be available for questions and help, but they should be discreet otherwise.

Comfort Food

Not sure what to serve at a funeral lunch? We’re not saying you have to serve tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches (though you certainly could); we’re simply suggesting keeping the meals easier on yourself. It would be inappropriate to serve a meal that is considered too fancy or decorous. Instead, simple desserts, sandwiches, salads, veggie trays, and the like would be classy, comforting, and tasty.

Flexible Menu

It’s wise to have some gluten-free and vegetarian meals on hand when it comes to funeral catering. Additionally, every family is different. At Etai’s Catering, we recognize that what works for one family won’t work for another. When you’re looking into catering services in Denver or Boulder, see if the menu has variations that offer different flavors and styles for the guests you expect to attend.

Cost Effective

This is one of the most important aspects you should consider when looking for funeral catering. Funerals are expensive, and though you’re willing to spend money to make the event special, you shouldn’t have to spend more than is comfortable. Find catering services that match everything you’re looking for — right down to the price.

Funerals can be an emotionally trying time, and good food catered by a reliable service can add a little comfort to your day. At Etai’s Catering, we would feel honored to help you, your family, and your friends who are struggling with the loss of someone dear to you. Contact us today or order online for funeral catering in the Denver and Boulder areas, and rely on us for funeral reception catering tips.