Catering By Design

18 W. Hortter St., Philadelphia, PA 19119 Map · Phone number
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About Catering By Design

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
  • Vegan


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.

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Recommended by 99% of couples


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Kathryn Barnett · Married on 10/26/2019

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    The Wedding of the YEar

    Catering by Design did our wedding at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia in September 2019. Everything was perfect; from the table linens to the interior layout to the delicious food etc.

    We were initially drawn to Catering by Design as they have worked with The College of Physicians of Philadelphia on many events, so they were used to the space. They had great ideas regarding how to "lay things out" and how to best utilize the museum/venue.

    What really sealed the deal were their menu offerings. The food was interesting and eclectic. We didn't want the "traditional sit-down dinner," so we opted for the stations service. We went with the: carving station (for the "traditional" eaters), the bao buns station (a crowd favorite), and the poke bowl station (one of my personal favorite foods). The desserts at the dessert bar even matched the quality of the dinner options. Additionally, the cake with the delicious buttercream icing put to rest the myth that wedding cakes are "no good."

    We worked closely with Kristen Medici at CBD. She was efficient and knowledgeable. She was also always really upbeat, which made a difference, especially when things/planning became stressful. She also offered insight on how to set things up and food items for the menu, which was greatly appreciated. Kristen was even flexible when we were late to drop off some "final" decorations before the big night!

    In fact, all of the staff at CBD was amazing. My hubby and I were still doing photos during most of the cocktail reception, so CBD's staff made sure to bring us a selection of the hors d'oeuvres, so we were able to try everything. They also kept refilling our drinks; we were never left unattended; the service was great!

    I would highly recommend Catering by Design for a large event, and I would love to use them again if I have another big event. I would even recommend going to The College of Physicians of Philadelphia for an event, as CBD often does a lot of the catering for these events.

    Sent on 11/14/2019
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    Alison · Married on 10/05/2019

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    Incredible food, even better service!

    CBD is incredible in every part of the planning process. Terri could not have been more helpful or responsive. Terri helped us design a perfect meal, even bringing in an ice cream bar and soft pretzels as a late night snack for our guests. The food was absolutely incredible, and our guests are still talking about the tater tot bar. Thank you for the most magical day!

    Sent on 10/13/2019

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Catering By Design FAQ

  • What is the average catering price per person for plated service?
    $ 90.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?
    $ 75.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for stations?
    $ 75.00
  • What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?
    $ 50.00
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Dessert
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Chairs
    Tables
    China
    Linens
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Chocolate Fountain
  • What is the starting price per person for bar service?
    $ 40.00
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
    Champagne Toast
    Signature Drink
  • What event services do you provide?
    Delivery
    Set Up
    Clean Up
  • What catering services do you provide?
    Breakfast / Brunch
    Buffet
    Cake
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Custom Menu
    Dessert
    Family Style
    French Service
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Lunch
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    African
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Indian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Russian
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Open Bar
    Signature Drink
    Outside Alcohol
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Chairs
    Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide?
    Barware
    China
    Chocolate Fountain
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens

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  • Moment to Moment Events
    Moment to Moment Events Wedding Planners

    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
    215-712-8297 (Phone number)
    2155633737 (Other Phone Number)
    2152492495 (Fax Number)