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Metropolitan State University

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In addition to being a preferred caterer on Auraria Campus,
Serendipity loves to be involved with the universities on-site. 
Auraria Campus

Recently, Serendipity co-owner
Laura Zaspel took time out of our busy office and kitchen to speak to hospitality students at 
Metro State University 
presenting the relationship between food, sustainability and technology.

Laura @ MSU

Thanks for the visit MSU!  You are creating more leaders in our industry and Serendipity is happily passing on our knowledge for the next generation of green-minded hospitality trail blazers.

Unusual Thanksgiving Facts

 The famous pilgrim celebration at Plymouth Colony Massachusetts in 1621 is traditionally regarded as the first American Thanksgiving. However, there are actually 12 claims to where the "first" Thanksgiving took place: two in Texas, two in Florida, one in Maine, two in Virginia, and five in Massachusetts.

 President Jefferson called a federal Thanksgiving proclamation "the most ridiculous idea ever conceived.

The famous "Pilgrim and Indian" story featured in modern Thanksgiving narratives was not initially part of early Thanksgiving stories, largely due to tensions between Indians and colonists.

The Pilgrim's thanksgiving feast in 1621 occurred sometime between September 21 and November 1. It lasted three days and included 50 surviving pilgrims and approximately 90 Wampanoag Indians, including Chief Massasoit. Their menu differed from modern Thanksgiving dinners and included berries, shellfish, boiled pumpkin, and deer.

Tgiving Oysters

  • The turkeys typically depicted in Thanksgiving pictures are not the same as the domestic turkeys most people eat at Thanksgiving. Domestic turkeys usually weigh twice as much and are too large to fly.
    Americans eat roughly 535 million pounds of turkey on Thanksgiving.
    Thanksgiving is an amalgam of different traditions, including ancient harvest festivals, the religious New England Puritan Thanksgiving, the traditional harvest celebrations of England and New England, and changing political and ideological assumptions of Native Americans.

    When President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved Thanksgiving to the next-to-last Thursday in November to prolong the holiday shopping season, many Republicans rebelled. The holiday was temporarily celebrated on different dates: November 30 became the "Republican Thanksgiving" and November 23 was "Franksgiving" or "Democrat Thanksgiving.


    Established in 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade ties for second as the oldest Thanksgiving parade. The Snoopy balloon has appeared in the parade more often than any other character. More than 44 million people watch the parade on TV each year and 3 million attend in person.

    Thanksgiving Day is actually the busiest travel day, even more so than the day before Thanksgiving, as most people believe.

    Mashed Pots

    Check out Thanksgiving by the numbers 

    Winter Party Planning! 

    Cran Rosemary Holiday Cocktails

    Now is the time to plan winter parties!

    Dates book up fast, so call to soon to discuss your next event. 

    Cocktail Parties
    Heavy Appetizers
    Holiday Office Parties
    Holiday Parties
    New Years Eve
    Winter Wedding
    Valentine's Day 

    Serendipity can help with venue selection, menu planning, entertainment, flowers -- down to the last festive detail. 

    Happy Tday

    From Serendipity!
    Simply Thanksgiving

    Tgiving Table set

    Thanksgiving's Sweetest
    pumpkin cake

    From traditional pumpkin flavor, to decadent dark chocolate, to tart fall fruits; we have listed the best in Thanksgiving sweets for you to choose your favorites to serve this season:


    mini pumpkin pies


    Thank You for Your  
    Kind Words

    "Thank you to you and your phenomenal staff.  I can easily say that, in my many years of arranging catering for events, I have never received so many positive comments from our employees and guests.  Everything was delicious, fresh and beautiful, and any leftovers are being happily consumed.  It's been an absolute pleasure working with you, and I look forward to future occasions."

    ~V.C. Corporate Party for 240 Guests

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