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:
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Andrea M. · Getting married on 12/10/2021
We were very happy to have worked with Rachel and the Catered By Design team for our wedding! Being a COVID wedding, we made several changes throughout the process but Catered by Design was extremely helpful and flexible. The bridal party arrived late to the reception and the Catered by Design team made sure everyone got to try each of the appetizers- a very nice touch! Overall, I can't recommend them enough and the food is fantastic. We received several compliments from the guests.Sent on 11/15/2020
Catered by Design's reply:Thank you so much for your kind review. It was so great to work with you both. Even through all the changes, you had such a beautiful day. We wish you the very best!
Mark L. · Married on 07/18/2021
The Ultimate Catering Services
We hired Catered by Design for our wedding reception at the Grove Redfield Estate, and it was one of the best decisions we made in the planning process. Matt and his team are incredible. Matt helped us build a menu tailored to our tastes and atmosphere. His experience was invaluable, as he made key suggestions related to place settings, linens, bar orders, etc. He made sure that our extra furniture rentals fit within our budget, even if it meant Catered by Design had to store the chairs for a few extra days. Matt was highly responsive to all our emails and phone calls, right down to the simplest questions. We left the tasting with full confidence that the food would be delicious and that Matt would ensure that the event ran smoothly.Sent on 07/22/2021
On the day of the wedding, the reception team was led by Laura, who was amazing. Her team was prompt, efficient, and polite. They set up our reception space exactly as we had described, and made last-minute adjustments that didn't detract from our vibe. Laura herself served us at our sweetheart table, and she was perceptive enough to pack our meals for us when she saw that we wouldn't have time to finish our food at the table. All of our guests raved about the food, saying they were happy it wasn't "just a typical wedding meal." From the service to the setup to the food itself, Catered by Design is a team of ultimate professionals. You won't go wrong in choosing them for your event.
Catered by Design's reply:Thank you for this amazing review, Mark and Leslie, and for choosing us as your wedding caterer! Matt, Laura, and the Team really enjoyed working with you and we are so glad you had such a great experience! All the best!
Cara A. · Married on 06/19/2021
A must have!
We used Catered by Design for our 6/19/21 backyard wedding and worked with Matt during the planning process. Matt was so helpful and even came to the ‘venue’ (my in-law’s home) for a walk through so we could all properly prepare. Very responsive over email.Sent on 07/19/2021
The day of staff were brilliant! They provided so many extra touches that blew our guests away. The presentation of passed appetizers was flawless. They made a beautiful meat and cheese display in the kitchen island. They even set up a cake cutting table, totally not planned, or expected. We also heard many positives about the bartender!
Most importantly, the food was delicious!! Catered by Design is a must have!
Catered by Design's reply:Thank you so much, Cara! We loved being a part of your special day & are very glad you and your guests enjoyed. It was a pleasure working with you!
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.