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.
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:
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.
63 Reviews for Catering By Design
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Rachel W. · Getting married on 09/01/2021
CBD helped me put on the Covid wedding of my dreams - all of our plans changed within 13 days before our wedding day and Terri and team helped create a magical experience. They were there for us throughout the entire process while we were navigating these everchanging times. We didn't want to postpone and they were so flexible in making our wedding day a reality - intimate or not!Sent on 02/05/2021
We cannot recommend Catering By Design enough. Food was amazing, team was amazing - overall incredible people to work with!
Connie · Married on 09/27/2020
Amazing food and cake!
We were thrilled with CBD and Ms. Terri Fair who managed all of our dining for the big day. From the get-go we were really impressed with the vast menu and appetizer options, and the tasting was held in the beautiful setting of The Baldwin School, where the owner of CBD, Peter, had a really professional event. Even though Covid decreased the size of the event, we still had a lot of appetizers at the wedding (they were all butlered by very polite and professional staff wearing masks), and we were really impressed with how dainty all the appetizers looked. We got the samosas (which packed some heat!), duck, steak, and nashville hot chicken, all delicious! Also the main courses were delicious, the steak was cooked to perfection (medium). We also truly loved our wedding cake. It looked exactly how we wanted it to look (upcharge for pound cake, korean buttercream flowers) and was absolutely delicious! We would definitely recommend CBD to help with your catering needs or weddings or other events. In the era of Covid we almost had to host the dinner in our parents' back yard, but Terri was very flexible with that and came out to check the area, and I'm sure would have made a beautiful outdoor dinner happen too. Thank you everyone at CBD!Sent on 10/15/2020
Shelley · Married on 05/24/2020
Wonderful, Caring Team
Lindsay from CBD was very uplifting and inviting from our first meeting. She demonstrated a great amount of flexibility when it came to touring the Michener and coordinating the tasting with our many family members. The tasting was an amazing experience and did not compare to tastings that many of our friends had with their catering companies. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our wedding due to COVID-19 so we were unable to see our event come to fruition however out of all of our vendors the CBD team was the most accommodating and understanding. They tried to provide us with many solutions but when we realized we were not going to be able to reschedule they worked with us to come to a mutual agreement. I couldn't recommend CBD and especially Lindsay at the Michener more for your big day!Sent on 04/23/2020
Team of Catering By Design
On September 12, 2020, Catering By Design celebrated its 30th Birthday! Peter Loevy, Founder and President of CBD recently took a look back at the last 3 decades.
"Our goal has always been to provide a personal boutique event experience individually crafted and designed for each specific client. Rather than catering “packages”, and telling the client what they can have, listening and sculpting each experience has been the most rewarding approach. Great cuisine with a breadth that spans the globe, presented with intentioned design and served with warmth and grace has been our hallmark. We have stayed true to this vision through the decades even while enjoying significant growth.
I think one of the best things about Catering By Design is our ability to recreate ourselves when faced with adversity. Never more than now. We have been using the COVID set back to move ahead on renovating a new event facility, Clothier Hall in Wynnewood. We also ensure we are up-to-date on all safety protocols and restrictions and constantly working to ease our couples concerns.
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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!