MEDIA & AWARDS

E5 EVENTS AWARDS:


  • 2019
    Confetti Award for Best Event Produced for a Corporation
    Presented by Visit Denver

  • 2018
    Mile High Energy Award
    Presented by Visit Denver

  • 2017
    Mile High Spirit Award
    Presented by Visit Denver

  • 2017
    Icon Award
    Best Entertainment Concept & Execution

    GBTA Kickoff


  • 2016
    YPO Western US Regional Award
    2016 Best Retreat

    ‘Burning Man’ – Moab, UT


  • 2016
    Mile High Energy Award
    Presented by Visit Denver

    GBTA Kickoff


  • 2015
    Icon Award
    Best Food Presentation

    Land Rover Denver Grand Opening


  • 2015
    Icon Award
    Best Social Event for a non-profit

    Clinton Global Initiative Social Reception


  • 2013
    Icon Award
    Best Overall Event

    (Under $75,000)
    Expect the Unexpected

MANAGEMENT RECOGNITION:

  • Doctor of Business Administration in Food Service Entrepreneurship Honoris Causa, Johnson & Wales University
  • Hall of Fame Inductee 2014, Visit Denver – Conventions
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2013, ICON Events Foundation
  • Lifetime Achievement Award 2009 Colorado Meetings & Events Hall of Fame
  • Hall of Fame Inductee 2009, Colorado Restaurant Association
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Denver Business Journal
  • Italian Businessman of the Year 2008, Andiamo, The Primo Award of Excellence
  • Man for the Cure Award 2008, Men for the Cure Foundation
  • Catering Owner/Operator of the Year 2001 (presented by Julia Child), Crystal Pineapple Award
  • Wednesday’s Child Award, The Adoption Exchange
  • Small Businessman of the Year 1993, Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

PRESS:

August 11, 2017

Hands-on Experience

When Hosts Global Alliance gathered clients and DMC members in New Orleans this summer for the 2017 Hosts Global Forum, creative F&B was on the front burner. Here are two ideas we love, developed by Epicurean Innovation chef Jenna Johansen.

• A fresh mozzarella station where the cheese is pulled live and served three ways: burrata on crostini with smoked tomato jam; burrata with roasted red grapes, rosemary, EVOO and sea salt in a small mason jar; arugula tossed in EVOO and fresh lemon, marinated fresh mozzarella, pine nuts, cherry tomato, crispy prosciutto in a bamboo cone.

• Sushi and scallops topped with yum yum sauce torched to order by a uniformed chef.


May 5, 2017

E5 Events joins Hosts Global

Hosts Global (Hosts) welcomes new alliance member, E5 Events, a division of the Epicurean Group. E5 Events will provide unrivaled local knowledge of the state of Colorado and quality service for Hosts’ clients in the year-round destination.

“We are thrilled to join the Hosts Global family and represent beautiful Colorado”, said Wesley Guzman, vice president of E5 Events. “Our unique approach to designing experiences that convey our client’s brand message mirrors Hosts high standards for customer service. The E5 team’s passion for our destination drives the execution of memorable events, ensuring success for our clients and their guests.”

E5 Events is known for delivering tailored services that elevate their client’s objectives. “Their comprehensive destination solutions, attention to detail and industry leadership are exactly what Hosts’ clients expect”, said Marty MacKay, president of Hosts Global Alliance. “We are very pleased to welcome E5 to our consortium and cannot wait for our customers to experience the creative approach to brand integration that they provide for group programs, meetings and special events.”


May 4, 2017

E5 Events joins Hosts Global

Hosts Global (Hosts) welcomes new alliance member, E5 Events, a division of the Epicurean Group. E5 Events will provide unrivaled local knowledge of the state of Colorado and quality service for Hosts’ clients in the year-round destination.

“We are thrilled to join the Hosts Global family and represent beautiful Colorado”, said Wesley Guzman, vice president of E5 Events. “Our unique approach to designing experiences that convey our client’s brand message mirrors Hosts high standards for customer service. The E5 team’s passion for our destination drives the execution of memorable events, ensuring success for our clients and their guests.”

E5 Events is known for delivering tailored services that elevate their client’s objectives. “Their comprehensive destination solutions, attention to detail and industry leadership are exactly what Hosts’ clients expect”, said Marty MacKay, president of Hosts Global Alliance. “We are very pleased to welcome E5 to our consortium and cannot wait for our customers to experience the creative approach to brand integration that they provide for group programs, meetings and special events.”

September 21, 2016

Innovation & Transparency are the Underpinnings of E5 Events’ Success

Innovate or die is the name of the game in Denver today. With the city experiencing record-breaking growth and expansion, those looking to break ground are turning to new and improved business models and philosophies that can outdo and outlive those of their rivals. For E5 Events — Epicurean Caterer’s large-scale events company that’s taken off like a bamboo shoot — catering to the ambitious, corporate types or simply being those groundbreakers is no different.

E5 Vice President Wesley Guzman hands me a business card that almost isn’t there. It’s modern, completely unique, and cleverly transparent — a reflection of the company’s philosophy.

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