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Catered by Design brings your wedding to life with sumptuous food presented in spectacular fashion. Our creative and friendly team of event specialists will be with you every step of the way, so you can enjoy your special day with total confidence and peace of mind.
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Catered by Design is a wedding catering company based in Morton Grove, Illinois. Their mission is to bring your events to life with sumptuous food and refreshing beverages presented in spectacular fashion. This also includes being a good steward of the environment. Our goal is to continually improve our sustainability practices by working closely with our vendors and partners to minimize the impact on the environment.
Sam Gray, the President of Catered by design, started in his grandmother's kitchen as just a young kid, working up into Executive Chef positions at multiple restaurants and opening a few of his own, Sam has a lifetime of experience under his belt. Deciding to settle down over 17 years ago and began his journey with Catered by Design, he has built a loyal team to create and serve thousands of food & event-seeking clients in Chicago and the greater area.
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 specific to your event. From a picnic or brunch to a plated, buffet or stations meal, the options are endless. Their menus include 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:
- Roasted, Frenched White Truffle Chicken Breast
- Flat Iron Steak
- Marinated Snapper
- Saffron Risotto Cakes
Here at Catered by Design, we look forward to bringing your big day to life.
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Everything was delicious and they have the best staff
Catered By Design was amazing.
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Starting in his grandmother's kitchen as just a young kid, working up into Executive Chef positions at multiple restaurants and opening a few of his own, Sam has a lifetime of experience under his belt. Deciding to settle down over 17 years ago and began his journey with CBD, he has built a loyal team to create and serve thousands of food & event seeking clients. As President and Owner of Catered by Design, he still finds time for a round of golf or attending an Escoffier dinner.
Being an Operations Manager means wearing many hats and that is certainly true for Tami. She brings to the table over 25 years of administrative experience coupled with her training as a chef from Kendall College. Having the kitchen acumen allows her to make the administrative functions work more smoothly. Tami is particularly adept and creating custom recipes/menus for clients looking for an exceptionally unique experience. In addition to all her duties at CBD, she is also a cooking instructor.
Matthew has been a part of the family-owned company since his teenage years and has excelled ever since. Now, he is the driving force behind Catered by Design's drop-off division. His knowledge pours into creating flawless orders for both social and corporate entertaining.
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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. There food and their service is as good as it gets.
For many years Catered by Design has provided excellent full service catering for the events at the Grove Redfield Estate.