About Us

Our Story

Our history has been delicious. But our future is even more appetizing.

In 1977, three good friends, all savvy women with a passion for the art of gathering people together to enjoy good food and good company, decided to turn that passion into a business.  Little did they know the hurdles that lie ahead, starting with an early financial advisor who said, “Girls, you don’t want to work this hard.”

Talk about being even more determined! 

In fact, these three “hot tomatoes” (as in sexy women, not “girls”) merged their voluptuous brains, their educated palates and their flair for success—and the rest is a luscious history.  It’s a history of hard work, thriving through economic highs and lows, and the challenges that come with turning a vision into a reality.

Proud as they were of their reputation as Denver’s premier caterer, they didn’t rest on their hot plates. The Original Tomatoes decided to focus on creating a smart and forward-thinking management team.  The former Director of Business Development and Marketing, Riccardo Mazzeo, bought the thriving company and now leads as CEO.  In conjunction with the entire management team and dedicated staff members, he plans to add to the great legacy and continue to achieve brilliance with new ideas, new menus and new excitement. Everything fresh.  From scratch.  From the heart.

“Our company has been created with the idea in mind to deliver a worry-free, delicious experience, so you can relax, enjoy, and forget the details,” says CEO Riccardo Mazzeo. “It is my vision to add to this great legacy and continue the excellent reputation Three Tomatoes Catering is known for.”  As Peggy and Joanne, the founders, used to say, “After all, these special moments often are once-in-a-lifetime. Your guests should be able to walk away and know what a memorable and seamless event it was. For us, that’s the true measure of success.”

Our history has been delicious.  But our future is even more appetizing.