45 Reviews
Plated, Buffet, Stations, Family Style

About Catering By Design

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Catering By Design is a full-service wedding caterer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After several years of restaurant and catering experience, Peter Loevy founded the company in 1991. They offer seasonal menus, exceptional staff and their own full-service decor division, Garnish, so they can take care of the unique circumstances, parameters and goals of your wedding. They aim to create balance and excitement through every dish by using fresh and quality ingredients.

Cuisine
From Mediterranean to German or Chinese, Catering By Design has an array of cuisine styles available for your special day. Serving styles including stations, buffet and plated options are offered. They can meet a variety of dietary accommodations, such as vegan and lactose-free options. Taking care of all your catering needs, the company can also provide your wedding cake and other dessert options, including a chocolate fountain. Catering By Design has the following cuisine styles available:

  • African
  • American
  • Asian
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Gluten-free
  • Nut-free
  • Vegetarian


Other Services
Catering By Design can provide an open bar for your wedding. You can add a personal touch to the night by having a signature drink served.

Categories: Wedding Caterer

Regions serviced: Philadelphia

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45 Reviews for Catering By Design

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5.0

Catering by Design was the absolute best! We used them for our wedding at The College of Physicians in Philadelphia. CbD is the exclusive manager of the event spaces at this venue – so they managed our ceremony, the cocktail hour, and our reception.

I need to start with Liz. She was our main point of contact at CbD / The College. She was extremely professional, knowledgeable, organized, and had immense patience with me and my 10,000 questions. She was outstanding!! From the very beginning, I left like we were in very good hands.

In terms of food / drinks, we wanted to have a fusion of Indian and American cuisine. My husband and I cared very much about the quality of the food and drinks – it was our number one priority item. Liz and her team worked with us on every detail to create a customized menu for the cocktail hour and reception to meet what we were envisioning. In addition, Liz and her team took care to deliver on a custom cake decoration idea I had in mind and a matched the taste of a signature drink my husband created. No detail was over looked. Our guests raved to us about the meatballs station and the passed hor d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour, and the entrées at the reception. They were exceptional!

The staff and chefs at Catering by Design went above and beyond and I highly recommend them without reservation.

-sam & chris

Profile Picture Samy, 4/28/18, 8 Reviews
Category: Catering
5.0

Nancy is the absolute best! We admittedly had no clue what we were doing when we set off to search for wedding venues. We settled on One North Broad who uses Catering by Design as the exclusive caterer. We got lucky there! Planning the wedding from afar (we live in Chicago) couldn't have been simpler. Nancy clearly communicated timelines and options, provided great guidance and advice when we needed it and has amazing ideas. I was so appreciative of her enthusiasm for our event and genuine good wishes - you'd never know she does hundreds of these things! We felt like we were treated special the whole way. Our guests are still raving about how good the food was and how beautiful the rooms were set up. As the bride, I was so appreciative that staff even came around during the cocktail hour to bring us a special tray of apps to make sure we ate. Catering by Design was wonderful at all the big things and the little things that went into making our wedding a truly unforgettable event. If you're looking for worry-free planning, you're in good hands with CBD!

Profile Picture Ryanne, 4/21/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Catering
Services Used: Vegetarian, Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up, Chairs, Tables, Bartender(s), American, Asian, BBQ, Indian, Italian, Local, Mediterranean, Cake, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Hors d'oeuvres, Plated, Server(s)

Catering By Design Pricing

Wedding Catering Avg. Price Per Person
Plated
$90.00
Buffet
$75.00
Stations
$75.00
Hors d'Oeuvres
$50.00
Catering Prices Include:
Cake
Cake Cutting
Chairs
China
Chocolate Fountain
Clean Up
Cocktail Reception
Delivery
Dessert
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
Server(s)
Set Up
Tables
Bar Service Price Per Person
Bar Service Price Per Person
Starting from $40.00
Bar Service Price Includes:
Bartender(s)
Champagne Toast
Open Bar
Signature Drink

Catering By Design FAQ

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Delivery
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Buffet
Cake
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
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Dessert
Family Style
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Plated
Server(s)
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Outside Cake
Tapas
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American
Asian
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Cajun
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Chinese
French
German
Indian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Russian
Sandwiches
Seafood
Southern
Southwestern
Spanish
Thai
Vietnamese
Ethiopian
Greek
Gluten Free
Lactose Free
No Pork
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian
Halal
Kosher
Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Outside Alcohol
Signature Drink
Cash Bar
Champagne Toast
House Beer
House Liquor
House Wine
Limited Bar
Liquor License
Premium Liquor
Specialty Beer
Specialty Wine
Chairs
Tables
Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Professional Network & Endorsements

1 ENDORSEMENT
I had the distinct pleasure to work side by side with Megan Aldritch of Catering by Design for an event that had to go together very quickly, with clients from out of state. I was more than pleasantly surprised by several things: open and fast returned communication, willingness to partner, consistently positive atttitude and good humor, and when the event came, incredible professionalism from the ENTIRE crew and especially Megan, and the food was INcredible!! I would recommend this vendor without any qualms for any event! Thanks to Catering by Design for making this event another one to remember fondly - a job well done by all!

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18 W. Hortter St., Philadelphia, PA 19119   See On Map
215-866-9500 (phone) 215-249-2495 (fax)