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Chef by Design

Virginia Beach, VA View map Visit website

About

Chef by Design Catering Co. is a full-service wedding catering business in Virginia Beach, Virginia. With over 15 years of experience, this culinary team takes pride in offering exceptional customer service for weddings and other events. From delicate hors d'oeuvres to elegant banquets, they are here to serve it all up for you.

Cuisine

Chef by Design Catering Co. can work with you to customize their menu to your preferences. Tasting sessions are also available, allowing you to experience all the delightful dishes available to you. A variety of cuisine styles are offered by this business, and dietary restrictions can be catered to upon request. Additionally, servers, bartenders, and other staff can all be offered to you to help make your celebration one to remember.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

92 Reviews

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Rated
4.9
out of 5.0
Recommended by 97% of couples
  • Quality of service
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
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  • Professionalism
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Value
    Rating 4.9 out of 5
  • Flexibility
    Rating 4.9 out of 5

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  • Michelle
    Michelle T. Married on 06/26/2021
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    Absolute Perfection

    Chef By Design catered my daughter's bridal shower on May 22, 2021. She had just moved to the area, I live in another state, and this was out first time using a caterer. I cannot say enough good things. Emily was wonderful, patiently answering my questions and offering much needed suggestions. She met my daughter and toured her house and they laid out a plan for rain or shine. We felt totally comfortable. The day of the shower, Slavic was my event producer. His ideas and input were amazing. Sam the bartender was personable and was one step ahead of our every need. Our servers (I forgot their names) were polite, helpful and just excellent. The food is amazing. Everyone was raving about it. I wanted a special side dish. The team was able to figure out how to produce it and it was a tremendous hit! I could go on and on with accolades. They cleaned up everything and left my daughters house the same way they found it! DO NOT HESITATE TO USE Chef By Design. You will be thrilled!
  • Rachel
    Rachel R. Married on 05/21/2021
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    AMAZINGGG catering company !!

    This catering company was simply the BEST!! All of their food is amazing , our guests have not stopped talking about how awesome the food and service was. Kellyn went above and beyond to help make my dream wedding a reality !
  • Hallie
    Hallie E. Married on 04/24/2021
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    Phenomenal food. Executes every time. Staff are a delight.

    Chef by Design is absolutely fabulous. Everything was PERFECT on our wedding day and darn good food is such an important part of that we wouldn’t have trusted anyone other than Chef by design. We knew about them from being such a staple in the area and then choosing The Neon on House as our reception venue. They were wonderful at pivoting during Covid and changing our wedding to a small backyard setting, even honoring our request to use my moms crystal and china. The menu was inventive like a progressive garden party dinner with many courses that encouraged good conversation and a relaxed vibe. My mom worked closely with them and we will continue to for our big bash/belated reception in March. We even used them at Easter time and for my bachelorette party. They’re true seasoned pros and keep it fresh. Delish food. Never disappoints. I can’t WAIT to see what inventive food displays they come up with for March. Thank you guys soooo much for the perfect day!!!

Awards

  • 92
  • 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
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Julia & Cameron
    36 photos · 04/02/2022
  • Rachel & Nick
    19 photos · 05/19/2018
  • Charles & Meredith
    30 photos · 05/10/2016
  • Kermit & Tanisha
    30 photos · 10/24/2015
  • Michael & Ashby
    32 photos · 06/06/2015

Professional Network & Endorsements

16 Endorsements
Luke & Ashley Photography Luke & Ashley Photography Wedding Photographers

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

As You Wish Weddings and Events 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 The Obici House Historic Weddings

Fantastic Food & Staff!

Map

5318 Fairfield Shopping Center Virginia Beach, VA, 23464
7574963900
Location of (Chef by Design)

Chef by Design frequently asked questions

At Chef by Design, what does the full wedding catering service cost include?

At Chef by Design, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings

At Chef by Design, what does the bar service starting price include?

The bar service starting price at Chef by Design includes:
  • House Beer
  • House Wine

What event services does Chef by Design offer for weddings?

Chef by Design offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up

What catering services does Chef by Design provide for weddings?

Chef by Design offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • 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 can you find at Chef by Design?

At Chef by Design, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • 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 be accomodated at Chef by Design?

At Chef by Design, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does Chef by Design provide for wedding events?

Chef by Design provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • 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

What type of food and beverage items does Chef by Design provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, Chef by Design offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend Chef by Design and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Chef by Design is recommended by 91% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.9 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.9 in quality of service, 4.9 in flexibility, 4.9 in professionalism, 4.9 in value and 4.7 in average response time.

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