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.
60 Reviews for Catering By Design
Recommended by 99% of couples
19 User photos
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
DeAnna Supplee · Married on 02/01/2020
Best of the Best!
Our wedding was truly a masterpiece. I know everyone says and thinks that of their wedding day, but it truly was--and so much of that has to do with the One North Broad Team and Catering By Design. My husband and I met in Philadelphia (where I am also from) so we wanted our wedding in Philly even though we live in New York City. For this reason, we knew that we needed a solid/responsive team to work with because so many of our interactions would be virtual. ONB and CBD were it!
Catering By Design is ONB's exclusive caterer. Initially, we were hesitant about venues that had exclusive caterers because we are FOODIES and we wanted the venue and catering decisions to be separate. However, CBD did not come to play! Knowing how passionate we were about choosing ONB as our venue, but unsure of CBD as our caterer, Terri Fair arranged for us to have a tasting BEFORE we made the official commitment. To me that gesture alone demonstrated that they were not just invested in receiving our money/business, but committed to proving they could be the perfect fit for our perfect day. What also sold us on CBD was their many many catering options. A lot of catering companies have their set menu tiers with set prices, and you just pick from a list. CBD, however, works within your budget and food preferences to make your dreams reality! While we still opted for a traditional seated dinner, we had the option to do family-style, buffet, etc... And the range of food options from their hors d'oeuvres to their entrees were overwhelming in the best way imaginable! A foodie heaven!
The staff that worked our wedding was out of this world. From the way they dressed to the way they interacted with our guests-- folks are still talking about how impressed they were with the team. My husband and I had a dedicated staff member who made sure we had everything we needed BEFORE we even needed, and that small detail truly made a world of difference. The set-up and break-down of our reception was seamless and efficient, and before we were ready to head out of the door we had all of our extra food packaged and ready to go with us-- which was much appreciated the morning after!
Sent on 04/23/2020
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.
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!