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Catering by Design is a wedding catering company located in Cary, North Carolina that serves couples in the Raleigh metropolitan area, including Durham, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest and Pittsboro. They hold fast to the mission of providing couples with fresh, high-quality cuisine that鈥檚 meticulously tailored to all they've hoped for at their wedding.

Services Offered
Catering by Design takes care of couples from the moment they walk through their doors and through to the end of their most magical evening. Food and beverage items like china, glassware and flatware can be provided, as well as delivery, setup and cleanup.

Cuisine
Choose from a wide variety of service styles when you cater your wedding with Catering by Design, including buffet, servers, hors d'oeuvres, plated and stations dining options. Their expert chefs can create nearly any cuisine style imaginable, from exotic fare like Russian or Vietnamese to local favorites like American. They're also more than happy to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs.

  • Asian-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$74

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$52

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$35

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$29

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Server(s)
Tastings
China
Flatware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$18

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Bartender(s)
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
Specialty Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

African
American
Asian
BBQ
German
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast

Which of the following items can you provide?

China
Flatware
Glassware
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4.9 out of 5 rating
120 Reviews
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99% Recommended by couples

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120 Reviews
Alexis
Alexis Sent on 12/04/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food and great service!

We previously did a tasting with a different catering company that had left us pretty disappointed, so going into our tasting with Catering by Design, we didn't have the highest expectations, but they knocked it out of the park... At the tasting, everything we sampled tasted great, and we were genuinely excited to share the food with our guests. They were also very responsive to questions or concerns we had. On the actual wedding day, the quality of the food remained as high as it was when first tried it, and we had multiple guests come up to us and say how great the food was. They were also a breeze to work with when I mentioned potentially wanting to distribute snack boxes to my guests at the end of the night as favors. The snack boxes were priced reasonably and included a sandwich, brownies, and chips. Guests loved having those to snack on as they went on their way home. Overall, value and service was unbeatable and I could not be more pleased with how everything turned out!
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Tory Sent on 11/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious!!! Such a great experience

Catering by design was amazing. From the start of our tasting to bringing out so many options to working alongside us and answering all questions we had up until the day of our wedding. Highly recommend them. We did multiple tastings with other caterers and they were the best. Our guests at our wedding couldn鈥檛 stop talking about how good the food was. Not only was it amazing they gave us all of the leftovers in to go bins that lasted us a week after our wedding. Such an amazing experience for our special day!
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Noelle O. Sent on 01/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience!!

I could not be happier with our choice to go with Catering by Design!!! They did an incredible job with our southern food buffet and guests were raving about how much they loved the food and some said it was the best wedding meal they had. They served us right away at dinner and the Memphis style chicken was my absolute favorite along with their dinner rolls!! The tables moved along very quickly for the buffet and I was so happy with the service, the staff was so attentive and I could tell everyone was enjoying their meals during dinner!! Kelly was also very helpful and communicated quickly leading up to the wedding. They made it so easy, delicious and would 100% recommend!!!!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

9 Endorsements
Poppy Belle Event & Floral Design Poppy Belle Event & Floral Design Wedding Florists

If you're looking for delicious food, friendly staff, professional service, and presentation that's ahhh-mazing, look no further! I bring all my planning clients to Catering by Design!

Pink Lillie Planning Weddings & Events Pink Lillie Planning Weddings & Events Wedding Planners

What a wonderful job you and your team done for our bride at the Barclay! We look forward to working with you again soon!

North Carolina Museum of History North Carolina Museum of History Museum Weddings

Great catering! My clients enjoy working with them!

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