Catering By Design

18 W. Hortter St., Philadelphia, PA 19119 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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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


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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47 Reviews for Catering By Design

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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 5.0
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    Kri · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Delightful, Professional, Experienced - I Love CBD

    Working with CBD was delightful, from the walk-through appointments to tastings to the wedding day -- all were enjoyable experiences because of this team. The food was thoughtfully executed, the decor was perfect, the lighting/sound on-point and the event coordinators (Kristen & Liz) are the best in the business. I am thrilled with the outcome of my wedding and they created wonderful memories.

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    Samy · Married on 04/28/2018

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    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

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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 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)

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