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.
57 Reviews for Catering By Design
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Kimberly Pitkin · Married on 12/21/2019
Most amazing food and service!
We worked with Terri Fair and CBD for our wedding at ONE North Broad this past December. I cannot say enough great things about the amazing food and service we had at our wedding. We received so many compliments from our guests. From how well the entrees were cooked, to the variety of hor d’ouerves we had at cocktail hour, and how nice and professional the wait staff was.Sent on 01/13/2020
Terri was such a pleasure to work with throughout the entire planning process. She answered all of our questions and was extremely accommodating with any requests we had. The day of the wedding I was completely stress free because from the planning process I knew Terri had every detail under control. Things ran incredibly smooth because of her.
We are so very grateful to Terri and her staff for making our wedding day a dream! Hire CBD if you are looking for amazing food and service at your wedding.
Kathryn Barnett · Married on 10/26/2019
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.Sent on 11/14/2019
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.
Alison · Married on 10/05/2019
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
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!