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:
Recommended by 97% of couples
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Stephanie Joseph · Married on 05/26/2019
INCREDIBLE caterer - highly recommend
We are so glad we chose Catered By Design for our wedding. Sam Gray and the entire staff did a fantastic job and were a joy to work with throughout, from the pre-wedding planning through the entire wedding weekend experience. They took into account several dietary restrictions and accommodated them amazingly, (as well as procured a few separate Kosher meals for a few of our guests). They created the most beautiful Taco Bar set up as well as a Brownie Bar, and were so professional and helpful all throughout. Their day-of staff were polite and overwhelmingly helpful. All of the bar staff kept guests' glasses flowing and made the experience so special and unique for me (the bride) as well as my groom and ALL of our family and friends. Not only was all of the food DELICIOUS but the presentation of all it was BEAUTIFUL and went well beyond our expectations. It was all of the small touches and attention to detail that made CBD such a joy to work with - they proactively provided suggestions during the planning process, such as having a "wine tree" so that after our Ceremony guests could quickly grab filled wine glasses without waiting in line at the bar. We got rave reviews from all our wedding guests and everyone was so impressed with how delicious, unique, and perfect it all was. If you're considering other caterers, stop, and go with Catered By Design. You won't be sorry. :)Sent on 06/09/2019
Catered by Design's reply:Thank you for your kind words! Both your ceremony & reception set up at Ignite Glass Studios was so beautiful. We were so honored to be apart of your special day. All the best!
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!
Patty Trip · Married on 07/20/2019
My Daughters wedding was just last weekend. I cannot say enough great things about working with Rachel and Catered by Design. They were wonderful to work with from the beginning. Rachel was patient with all my requests and had wonderful suggestions as well. The day of the wedding was a crazy weather day. It started out at over 100* dropped 25* in an hour, then severe thunderstorms. Rachel and the Captain for the night (Laura) were fantastic. They managed to switch the location of the cocktail hour from outside on the terrace to inside at the last minute and made the evening a success! Thank you to Catered By Design and their incredible staff for making my daughters wedding a dream! I am still getting texts/calls about how lovely the wedding & food were.Sent on 07/24/2019
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.