Chef by Design

5318 Fairfield Shopping Center, Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Chef by Design

Chef by Design Catering Co. is a full-service catering business in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Each culinary item is both delectable in taste and creatively and expertly presented. With over 15 years of experience, this business and included team members take pride in offering exceptional customer service for weddings and other events.

Services Offered

The catering experience includes delivery, setup and cleanup services. Chef by Design Catering Co. will work with you to customize their menu to your preferences, offering tastings prior to the event so you feel confident in the cuisine served at your event. The following additional services are available:

  • Breakfast/brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake
  • Cake cutting
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Family style
  • French service
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Lunch
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tapas

Cuisine

A variety of cuisine styles are offered by this business, including accommodations for gluten free, lactose free, nut free, vegan, kosher, no pork, organic and vegetarian dietary needs. The menu also consists of fresh and seasonal creations.



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Roasting on a firepit
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Chef by Design
Samplers on a tray
Samplers on a tray
Crab sampler
Crab sampler
Couple kissing
Couple kissing
Dessert samplers
Dessert samplers
Pizza station
Pizza station
Bride and her bridesmaids
Bride and her bridesmaids
Sample serving
Sample serving
Sample reception setup
Sample reception setup
Cocktail menu chalkboard
Cocktail menu chalkboard
Cheese assortment table
Cheese assortment table
Bridal portrait
Bridal portrait
Sample food name plate
Sample food name plate
Beer bottles
Beer bottles
Guests celebrating the newlyweds
Guests celebrating the newlyweds
Wedding ceremony
Wedding ceremony
Sample servings
Sample servings
Bride getting ready
Bride getting ready
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Roasting on a firepit
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Chef by Design
Samplers on a tray
Samplers on a tray

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88 Reviews for Chef by Design

Recommended by 97% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.9
  • Professionalism 4.9
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Average response time 4.7

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    Kristy · Married on 08/03/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Foodie dreams

    WOW. Chef by Design was truly the way to go for our wedding food. We were absolutely in love with it. We had a beautiful dual plate with beef tenderloin, chicken, mashed potatoes with french onions and green beans. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water. We had over 100 guests and our guests said the food tasted amazing. We even had a little oyster bar during cocktail hour which was super cool as a passed appetizer. HIGHLY recommend if they're within your budget. We opted for a customer supplied bar, which Chef by Design helped us by recommending amounts of liquor based on any specialty drinks or desires. We would hire them again and again!

    Sent on 01/19/2020
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    Melissa · Married on 06/29/2019

    5.0
    • Quality of service:
      5.0
    • Responsiveness:
      5.0
    • Value:
      5.0
    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    Chef By Design is THE BEST!

    We can't thank Chef By Design, and specifically Joanie, enough for everything! We contacted CBD about our wedding and they were so easy to work with. We discussed our vision and our food preferences with them. After speaking with them, they invited us in for a tasting. Everything was AMAZING! My husband wanted every single thing they served us! :) I am a vegetarian and CBD went above and beyond to design a perfect menu that included vegetarian options. Joanie was so incredibly kind and was so easy to communicate with when we contacted her.
    Our guests all raved about the food at the wedding reception and cocktail hour. Many people told us it was the best food they've ever eaten at a wedding! At 10:00 pm we served mini pizzas to our guests and those were definitely a hit! We are so thankful we chose Chef By Design and would do it all over again! Thank you so much, Joanie, for everything! We appreciate it more than you know!!

    Sent on 07/08/2019

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Chef by Design FAQ

  • Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?
    Set Up
    Clean Up
    Cake Cutting
    Cocktail Reception
    Server(s)
    Tastings
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    House Beer
    House Wine
  • 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
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tapas
    Tastings
  • What types of cuisine do you cater?
    American
    Asian
    BBQ
    British
    Cajun
    Caribbean
    Chinese
    French
    German
    Greek
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Latin American
    Local
    Mediterranean
    Mexican
    Middle Eastern
    Sandwiches
    Seafood
    Southern
    Southwestern
    Spanish
    Thai
    Vietnamese
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate?
    Gluten Free
    Lactose Free
    No Pork
    Kosher
    Nut Free
    Organic
    Vegan
    Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Liquor License
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Limited Bar
    Open Bar
    House Beer
    Specialty Beer
    House Wine
    Specialty Wine
    Champagne Toast
    House Liquor
    Premium Liquor
    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

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements

  • Luke & Ashley Photography Wedding Photographers

    THE BEST FOOD CATERER IN THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA!!!

  • As You Wish Weddings and Events Wedding Planners

    Working with Chef by Design is an absolute dream. Not only is their food always phenomenal, but their staff is as well. Their involvement from conception to completion is just a planner's dream.

  • The Obici House Historic Weddings

    Fantastic Food & Staff!

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