Catered by Design provides catering services all around the Chicagoland area. For the past 20 years, their friendly & dedicated staff has provided delicious food along with flawless presentation ensuring happy customers. They offer any serving style you are envisioning in a variety of cuisines. Catered by Design is exclusive or preferred by a handful of venues.
Enjoy a chef paired menu or create a custom menu specfic to your event. From a picnic or brunch to a plated, buffet or stations meal, the options are endless. Their menus includes a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan, seafood, poultry & hors d'oeuvres options. Plated meals are served in three courses, and arrangements for children's menus can be made. Some sample plated meals include:
98 Reviews for Catered by Design
Recommended by 97% of couples
13 User photos
Shm · Married on 12/10/2019
Creative and Accomodating Caterer
We were looking for a warm and inviting wedding venue for approximately 80 to 100 people and found the Glenview Park District Lakeview Room, and Sam Gray/Catered by Design. We chose Sam because we wanted a simple but elegant reception, and someone who was meticulous in planning and implementation. From the very beginning, Sam was responsive and helped us plan our ideal wedding. Catered by Design is highly creative in their ability to customize menus, the room and so much more. Sam and his team are very, very flexible and will change room setup and menus to meet your needs.Sent on 11/17/2019
We had very specific dietary needs which Sam accommodated easily. Sam offers a beautiful menu tasting to help confirm choices and to determine the overall look you want. He also offers a preferred vendor list if you need a suggestion. We selected a photographer from his list who led us to a great band and the band led us to a great wedding planner. Good know good people and Sam is good people.
The reception went off beautifully. Sam and his team worked seamlessly with all of our vendors to create an evening to remember. Everything was set up as we wanted and our guests were impressed with the look of the room and the elegantly presented food stations. It was just wonderful and what we wanted. His staff was attentive to our guests and accommodating to their needs. After the wedding, we had many compliments on the food, the layout and the overall event. In conclusion, Sam Gray and Catered by Design are excellent and we recommend them for the food, the planning and an amazing event.
Catered by Design's reply:It was wonderful working with you and Don. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with others.
Casey · Married on 10/12/2019
Delicious Food & A Great Wedding Day Partner
We were fortunate to get to taste Catered by Design’s food before we booked and once we did our decision was so easy. Their menu is huge and very customizable to your tastes. The food was delicious and one of the most raved about parts of our wedding! For weeks to come people were telling us how amazing the food was! It isn’t just about food, it’s also about working with folks who make you feel at ease with all the little details. We worked with Jen leading up to our big day and she was truly amazing! She is not a day-of-coordinator, but she felt like it to me and helped put us at ease. She was always quick to respond to all my questions, has so much expertise that I felt comfortable relying on her suggestions, and she was so flexible to any little changes we made. She was also very familiar with our venue so she had lots of suggestions on weather options and basically everything. We cannot thank her enough for all she helped us with! Our event captain was Aukse and she was amazing, too! She made sure everything was set-up and ran smoothly – she even made sure we had a plate of appetizers since we were taking photos during cocktail hour! We had the best experience with Catered by Design and would highly recommend to anyone!Sent on 12/31/2019
Kelsey Passaglia · Married on 08/31/2019
10 Stars for Catered by Design!
Wow wow wow!! Catered by Design was absolutely amazing. Being out of town, my parents went to meet with Rachel and do the taste testing. They called us right away not only raving about the food, but about the service and Rachel as well. The food was to die for! Everyone on staff did a fantastic job on the day of the wedding. The attention to detail and coordination was on point! Captain Laurie was amazing, she ran everything so smooth and was very sweet, along with her crew. People are still talking about how spectacular the food and staff were and we couldn't be more appreciative of their commitment to making our day so perfect! 100% would recommend them. Beyond professional. Food was 10/10. Service was friendly and always going above and beyond!Sent on 09/04/2019
Catered by Design's reply:We cannot say thank you enough! It was so wonderful working with you & your family to create a beautiful wedding day. We wish you all the best!
Catered By Design is one of our longest standing preferred caterers and for good reason! They provide excellent service to our clients. Delicious, high quality food along with polished and professional staff. They are highly organized and easy to work with from the planning process up until the event date. On the day of the event, they work with us seamlessly to execute an event and experience that exceeds the client's expectations!
Sam and the whole company are amazing. Their food and their service is as good as it gets.
Sam and the whole company are amazing. There food and their service is as good as it gets.