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Catering By Design

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About

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

$90

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

$75

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$75

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

$50

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

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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    Tracey J. Married on 12/06/2021
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    Awesome service and food

    Liz with Catering by Design was an amazing help to us during the entire process of wedding planning. Even though she's not an official "planner" per se she was so great at helping me find vendors, even last minute! She was quick to respond to emails which was great as a covid bride who had to postpone my wedding once. Catering by Design has awesome food that everyone raved about. I will say I was nervous because the tasting was only "ok" but the salmon and the short rib were AMAZING! Also everyone was talking about the hor d'oeuvres as well. I was very relieved that the food was such a hit because next to music, it was the most important thing to us. Thanks Liz and CBD Events!
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    Reyna T. Married on 11/12/2021
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    Incredible food, service, and atmosphere!

    The Catering by Design team was amazing! We loved the food at the tasting, but you never know how it will turn out day of - we had nothing to worry about. All of the food was delicious, and our guests are still texting us about some of the appetizers! Everyone on the staff team was so great, people had great energy and everyone was super friendly and professional. Highly recommend!!
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    Rachel W. Married on 09/01/2021
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    Amazing team

    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!
    We cannot recommend Catering By Design enough. Food was amazing, team was amazing - overall incredible people to work with!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Jessica & Eyad
    24 photos · 11/16/2019

Team

Peter Loevy
Peter Loevy
President

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.

Email me or info@cbdevents.com for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!"

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
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
2158669500
215-563-3737
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