about us

We Are Passionate About Serving Others

We look forward to delighting you! Located in Castle Rock, Colorado, Flying Horse Catering has been serving the Colorado Front Range since 1994. Owners Jim and John De Lay take pride in their dedication to high culinary standards and quality service, as well as a deep commitment to community and family.

Flying Horse Catering is a family owned catering company based in Castle Rock, Colorado serving the Front Range of Colorado since 1993.  From full service to drop off catering, Flying Horse Catering can meet your needs for groups of 15 to 7000.

Flying Horse Catering strives to focus on personal service with creative and fresh food for your special celebration, corporate event, charitable gathering or any reason.  We want our guests to be able relax and enjoy their event rather than feel they are working it.  The Staff at Flying Horse Catering makes this happen with attentive service and caring attitude for your guests and event.

History of Flying Horse Catering

Originally, Flying Horse Catering was part of Pegasus Restaurant in Castle Rock.

In 1995, James De Lay was brought in as a partner to operate a separated entity eventually named Flying Horse Catering.  In 1998, it was incorporated as a separate business.  In 2001, Flying Horse Catering moved from its kitchen on Jerry Street in Castle Rock to the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock.  In June of 2013, a new kitchen was established at the present location at 703 Wilcox in downtown Castle Rock.

The business of FHC has been divided into five primary areas:

  • Drop-off catering includes box lunches, party trays, hot appetizers and meals.
  • Full service off-premise catering includes business meals, appetizer parties, weddings, cookouts, breakfasts and upscale dinners.
  • Concession catering for various events.
  • Flying Horse Catering operates the liquor license at the Douglas County Events Center in Castle Rock.
  • Flying Horse Catering operates the Flying Horse Café at the Douglas County Justice Center.

Flying Horse Catering is a member of the Castle Rock, Castle Pines and Parker Chamber of Commerce and is active in many of the ongoing activities.

Community Involvement

Part of Flying Horse Catering’s culture is to give back to our community through time, talents and treasures.  We have supported numerous charities in Douglas County and the Denver area with discounts, donations and service on boards.  Some local and national charities include Douglas Land Conservancy, The Women’s Crisis Center, Douglas-Elbert Task Force, American Red Cross, Project Cure, among many others.

Key Personnel

Jim DeLay- General Manager-303-905-5284 Direct
Dan Goetz-Executive Chef-303-688-4321
Debbie Dalla- Office Manager/Event Specialist   303-688-4321


Flying Horse Catering Incorporated is owned by:
John De Lay and Jim De Lay

Member Organizations

  • Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce
  • Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Castle Rock Events and Wedding Coalition
  • Colorado Caterers Association
  • Parker Chamber of Commerce

Active Supporters of: ​

  • Douglas County Land Conservancy
  • Douglas Elbert Task Force
  • High Noon Rotary, Castle Rock
  • Leadership Douglas County
  • Agricultural Leadership Foundation
  • Douglas County 4-H Foundation

Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce Businessman of The Year Award

  • Jim De Lay 2007, co-owner
  • John De Lay 2009, co-owner