About Us


Spice of Life was founded in 2004 by Chef Mike Bomberg, one of the city’s best known and most innovative Chefs. The Company was reformatted in 2005 as a Limited Liability company with ownership by Mike along with his brother-in-law Mauricio del Valle Prieto. With chef driven emphasis on top quality inventive cuisine and extraordinary customer relations, Spice of Life has seen continual growth, even through the economic downturn of 2007-2009, gaining new clients and expanding its ability to handle progressively larger events. The arrival of Jessica Silvaggio as a sales associate, then sales manager in 2009, proved a game changer for the company. SOL quickly began to move on from school lunch programs and local social events, to becoming a full-fledged player in San Antonio’s corporate, social, wedding and convention catering market. SOL’s approved status at all of the city’s major event sites helped catapult the company to the next level. In 2013 Chef Mike and his team took advantage of a unique opportunity to purchase and renovate the trophy property in Castle Hills that formally housed the Lodge Restaurant into a world class event center. Spice of life found a new home for their commercial kitchen and a site for their own special events. Today Bomberg directs a team of experienced culinarians and event planners in the production and presentation of a wide variety of cuisines at sites all over South Texas. We strive to exceed customer’s expectations EVERY time and we pride ourselves first on our willingness to listen and then on our ability to deliver both quality and value on a consistent basis.

Michael Bomberg

Executive Chef


Michael Bomberg is the Chef-Owner of Spice of Life, San Antonio’s top “boutique” catering company, and one of the city’s best known and most creative chefs. He is a graduate of both the University of Michigan and the renowned Culinary Institute of America in Hyde park, New York. Prior to founding Spice of Life in 2004, Bomberg served as Chef at a number of San Antonio’s finest establishments including La Mansion, Polo’s at the Fairmount, the Anaqua Grill, The Adam’s Mark Hotel and the exclusive Dominion Country Club. At Spice of Life, Bomberg directs a team of experienced culinarians in the production and presentation of a wide variety of cuisines at sites all over South Texas. Chef Bomberg has also traveled extensively, inspiring many of the dishes he creates. He’s active in a host of community causes ranging from The San Antonio Food Bank to the March of Dimes and many more.

Meet our Sales and Operations Team

Mauricio Del Valle Preito

Mauricio del Valle Prieto is a native of Mexico City who moved to the U.S. at a young age. After graduation from St. Mary’s University, he moved to New York to pursue opportunities on Wall Street during the boom years of the 90’s. He stepped back from the bustle of the big city to return home to San Antonio in 2004, when Spice of Life began. Today, he is a part owner of both Spice of Life and The Veranda and serves as the company’s financial manager. His favorite getaway is Port Aransas, where he owns a popular bar.

Jessica Silvaggio

Jessica Silvaggio is the director of sales and catering for Spice of Life Catering. An El Paso native and University of Texas at San Antonio graduate, Jessica brings more than 15 years of event, restaurant and sales experience to the table. Since joining the team in 2009, Jessica has been instrumental in catapulting Spice of Life Catering to its current place as one of the top catering and event firms in San Antonio and the surrounding area. An avid wine enthusiast, Jessica also enjoys discovering new local restaurants, and loves anything with a vintage 1960s twist.

Kimberly Escaro

Kimberly Escaro is Senior Sales Associate for Spice of Life Catering and The Veranda. She was born and raised on the little Island of Guam and later moved to San Antonio in her early 20’s. Kim’s early food and beverage experience includes positions at a number of restaurants and bars around town. Then, in 2008 while pursuing a degree in Medical Assisting and Billing, she began working weekends with Spice of Life where she soon found her calling for the Catering & Event Industry. Her experience at Spice quickly grew from the service end into event management and planning, to eventually sales. These days much of Kim’s free time is spent planning her own upcoming wedding- set for 2018 at one of the city’s most electric venues… The Veranda (and guess who’s catering!)

Stacey Garcia

Stacey Garcia is the Event Coordinator for The Veranda and as well as a sale and planning associate for Spice of Life Catering. A Sugar Land native, Stacey moved to the San Antonio area to start her career in the event industry. She graduated from Schreiner University in Business Management and is starting to gain her event and sales experience here at Spice of Life and the Veranda. Stacey has previously interned at Camp Lucy/Whim Hospitality, where she found her passion for events. Stacey is always up for a new adventure exploring San Antonio and the surrounding area. She loves her dog, Blackjack who visits the office once a week.