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Catering by Design

Denver , CO

LOCATION

11095 E. 45th Ave.
Denver, CO US 80239 (map)
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ABOUT US

Wedding days are a magical time for the bride and groom. At Catering by Design we realize that our job is not only to provide a memorable meal and great service, but also to offer... Read more
Wedding days are a magical time for the bride and groom. At Catering by Design we realize that our job is not only to provide a memorable meal and great service, but also to offer guidance on every aspect of your catered reception. Our event specialists will help you create an event that reflects both your vision and your personality. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres - Displayed, Hors d'oeuvres - Passed, Plated, Stations
What bar services do you provide?
Limited Bar, Open Bar
What alcohol services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American (New), American (Traditional), Cajun, Caribbean, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
Do you accommodate dietary needs?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What is your maximum catering capacity?
5000

REVIEWS

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Christine
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Catering by Design was amazing! Two things I was worried about were cold food or running out, and neither of these was the case. Jeff was responsive, easy to work with, and very flexible when I wanted to make a change. They cooked everything on site, food was hot and delicious. We got tons of compliments from guests weeks later on how great the menu and food were.They are extremely organized with the pre-prep before the event, and the staff that worked at our wedding was fantastic!! Even put my centerpieces together and broke them down at the end of the night.
Catering by Design was amazing! Two things I was worried about were cold food or running out, and neither of these was the Read more...
Catering by Design was amazing! Two things I was worried about were cold food or running out, and neither of these was the case. Jeff was responsive, easy to work with, and very flexible when I wanted to make a change. They cooked everything on site, food was hot and delicious. We got tons of compliments from guests weeks later on how great the menu and food were.They are extremely organized with the pre-prep before the event, and the staff that worked at our wedding was fantastic!! Even put my centerpieces together and broke them down at the end of the night. Read less
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Juliet
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Catering by Design for our 10/12/13 wedding in Fort Collins, CO, and we couldn't be happier with their services! Emily was wonderful to work with and the chef created very unique, beautiful, and tasty meals that all of our guests loved. We are still getting complements on how wonderful the food was at our wedding. CBD was very accommodating for our tastings, too. We had originally booked with a local Fort Collins caterer, but, after our tasting, we were very disappointed. We were about 10 months out from the wedding, but wanted to find a better company ASAP. Our wedding planner contacted CBD and they were able to squeeze us in for a tasting last minute on a very busy weekend for them! The food was fantastic and we immediately booked them. We were looking for unique, yet comforting dishes that were also presented beautifully and that is exactly what they delivered. They even allowed us a second tasting once we finalized our menu. We also had a special guest with a special diet and they were more than willing to accommodate her needs! When the wedding day came, we thought the food tasted even better than it had for the tasting! Their wait staff was very professional and organized as well and we received many compliments about them as well! Thank you for the wonderful experience, CBD! We wish you the best.
We used Catering by Design for our 10/12/13 wedding in Fort Collins, CO, and we couldn't be happier with their services! Read more...
We used Catering by Design for our 10/12/13 wedding in Fort Collins, CO, and we couldn't be happier with their services! Emily was wonderful to work with and the chef created very unique, beautiful, and tasty meals that all of our guests loved. We are still getting complements on how wonderful the food was at our wedding. CBD was very accommodating for our tastings, too. We had originally booked with a local Fort Collins caterer, but, after our tasting, we were very disappointed. We were about 10 months out from the wedding, but wanted to find a better company ASAP. Our wedding planner contacted CBD and they were able to squeeze us in for a tasting last minute on a very busy weekend for them! The food was fantastic and we immediately booked them. We were looking for unique, yet comforting dishes that were also presented beautifully and that is exactly what they delivered. They even allowed us a second tasting once we finalized our menu. We also had a special guest with a special diet and they were more than willing to accommodate her needs! When the wedding day came, we thought the food tasted even better than it had for the tasting! Their wait staff was very professional and organized as well and we received many compliments about them as well! Thank you for the wonderful experience, CBD! We wish you the best. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.5/5.0
Danielle and the staff at Catering By Design were awesome. First off, the tasting they did for us was amazing and really gave us a good sense of what our guests would be eating on our wedding night. Much better than some other tastings we did. Danielle was organized and attentive to our requests. She made some creative changes to our menu and even made recipes that I suggested. Their servers were great, very attentive and professional. Working with CBD was easy and I would highly recommend them to a friend!
Danielle and the staff at Catering By Design were awesome. First off, the tasting they did for us was amazing and really Read more...
Danielle and the staff at Catering By Design were awesome. First off, the tasting they did for us was amazing and really gave us a good sense of what our guests would be eating on our wedding night. Much better than some other tastings we did. Danielle was organized and attentive to our requests. She made some creative changes to our menu and even made recipes that I suggested. Their servers were great, very attentive and professional. Working with CBD was easy and I would highly recommend them to a friend! Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.7/5.0
We had met with quite a few other caterers in our area before deciding on Catering By Design. The real selling point is the service. You may pay a little more for the additional staffing (recommended more than any other proposal we received) but 100% worth it. They were speedy, kind, and attentive to detail. The only issue we had was a missed note from our final tasting so a certain component did not make the plates on the day of our wedding. The did contact us after the wedding though to make up for the error, taking complete responsibility. I would absolutely work with them again - the food was great, the service outstanding. Not to mention our guests loved everything from cocktail hour to the main course!
We had met with quite a few other caterers in our area before deciding on Catering By Design. The real selling point is Read more...
We had met with quite a few other caterers in our area before deciding on Catering By Design. The real selling point is the service. You may pay a little more for the additional staffing (recommended more than any other proposal we received) but 100% worth it. They were speedy, kind, and attentive to detail. The only issue we had was a missed note from our final tasting so a certain component did not make the plates on the day of our wedding. The did contact us after the wedding though to make up for the error, taking complete responsibility. I would absolutely work with them again - the food was great, the service outstanding. Not to mention our guests loved everything from cocktail hour to the main course! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jeff was fantastic through the entire planning process and the day of! He made it very low stress and everything came together wonderfully! The food was amazing, I continue to get compliments from many of my guest on how good everything was!
Jeff was fantastic through the entire planning process and the day of! He made it very low stress and everything came Read more...
Jeff was fantastic through the entire planning process and the day of! He made it very low stress and everything came together wonderfully! The food was amazing, I continue to get compliments from many of my guest on how good everything was! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We are still getting compliments about the tasty food at our wedding! I personally loved the food as well, and the service was impeccable. The planning process was very easy.
We are still getting compliments about the tasty food at our wedding! I personally loved the food as well, and the service Read more...
We are still getting compliments about the tasty food at our wedding! I personally loved the food as well, and the service was impeccable. The planning process was very easy. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.6/5.0
We worked with Catering By Design for our wedding and they were amazing! Though it took some time to finalize our contract, they delivered exactly what we asked for and then some. Our wedding was at an outdoor venue with a nearby barn and it unexpectedly poured buckets of rain at our wedding reception. It was a complete downpour. We had planned for very hot, dry weather and had a very vague plan B in place to use the barn in case of rain but Catering By Design's staff was able to pull off our reception beautifully. They took down the entire set up, moved everything into the barn and kept our guests fed, with drinks in-hand and happy until dinner was served. Dinner ran late because of the rain delay but the food was amazing and everyone complimented the food, drinks and staff all night long. I've never been to a wedding were the guests were so vocal about how wonderful the caterer was. They truly saved the day with their responsiveness and great attitude. I am so grateful we were able to work with them for our wedding!
We worked with Catering By Design for our wedding and they were amazing! Though it took some time to finalize our Read more...
We worked with Catering By Design for our wedding and they were amazing! Though it took some time to finalize our contract, they delivered exactly what we asked for and then some. Our wedding was at an outdoor venue with a nearby barn and it unexpectedly poured buckets of rain at our wedding reception. It was a complete downpour. We had planned for very hot, dry weather and had a very vague plan B in place to use the barn in case of rain but Catering By Design's staff was able to pull off our reception beautifully. They took down the entire set up, moved everything into the barn and kept our guests fed, with drinks in-hand and happy until dinner was served. Dinner ran late because of the rain delay but the food was amazing and everyone complimented the food, drinks and staff all night long. I've never been to a wedding were the guests were so vocal about how wonderful the caterer was. They truly saved the day with their responsiveness and great attitude. I am so grateful we were able to work with them for our wedding! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Catering by design did an excellent job catering our reception. The original prices we were quoted were very high, but with further communication they worked with us to create a menu within our price range. The food was excellent (best food I've ever had at a wedding) and lots of guests commented on how yummy it all was. Jeff was extremely kind and professional and quick to respond while we worked with him. Would highly recommend Catering By Design.
Catering by design did an excellent job catering our reception. The original prices we were quoted were very high, but Read more...
Catering by design did an excellent job catering our reception. The original prices we were quoted were very high, but with further communication they worked with us to create a menu within our price range. The food was excellent (best food I've ever had at a wedding) and lots of guests commented on how yummy it all was. Jeff was extremely kind and professional and quick to respond while we worked with him. Would highly recommend Catering By Design. Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Catering by Design did an awesome job for us. We loved working with them and the quality of food was perfect. We would definitely recommend them to our friends.
Catering by Design did an awesome job for us. We loved working with them and the quality of food was perfect. We would Read more...
Catering by Design did an awesome job for us. We loved working with them and the quality of food was perfect. We would definitely recommend them to our friends. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly! I I highly recommend Catering by Design!
The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly! I I highly recommend Catering by Design!
The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly! I I highly recommend Catering by Design! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Catering By Design. From the appetizers to the buffet table, everything was displayed beautifully and artistically. Their food is also very tasty! I will definitely use them again for any big event I have in the future!
I loved working with Catering By Design. From the appetizers to the buffet table, everything was displayed beautifully and Read more...
I loved working with Catering By Design. From the appetizers to the buffet table, everything was displayed beautifully and artistically. Their food is also very tasty! I will definitely use them again for any big event I have in the future! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
The food was incredible and beautiful to boot. I was so glad we decided to have a seated dinner because it gave me time to actually sit down and eat, and take a deep breath. Jeff was fantastic to work with and was very accommodating with everything from vegetarian options to picking the table linens. The wait staff were all professional, helpful and courteous.
The food was incredible and beautiful to boot. I was so glad we decided to have a seated dinner because it gave me time to Read more...
The food was incredible and beautiful to boot. I was so glad we decided to have a seated dinner because it gave me time to actually sit down and eat, and take a deep breath. Jeff was fantastic to work with and was very accommodating with everything from vegetarian options to picking the table linens. The wait staff were all professional, helpful and courteous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We worked with Rachel on our wedding and she did a great job. Everyone complimented the food and the bartenders were attentive. The service was top notch.
We worked with Rachel on our wedding and she did a great job. Everyone complimented the food and the bartenders were Read more...
We worked with Rachel on our wedding and she did a great job. Everyone complimented the food and the bartenders were attentive. The service was top notch. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/17/2012
4.5/5.0
Catering by Design was pretty great! Most importantly, their food was wonderful. I've ruined chicken forever for all of our guests (it was stuffed with apricot & goat cheese, AMAZING!)! I also still dream about the meatball hors d'oeuvres we had! We had a great experience at the tasting and they made accommodations to my food sensitivities and personal preferences. The service at the wedding was good for the most part; they were attentive to my groom & I. However there was some confusion when it came to the cake, they handed it out to immediate family only, so everyone else was a little confused as to how to get cake. I also felt they cleared the food a little quickly, there was so much going on and so many people to greet, I wish they'd left out our food a little longer. They were pretty great though! Really Good Food!
Catering by Design was pretty great! Most importantly, their food was wonderful. I've ruined chicken forever for all of Read more...
Catering by Design was pretty great! Most importantly, their food was wonderful. I've ruined chicken forever for all of our guests (it was stuffed with apricot & goat cheese, AMAZING!)! I also still dream about the meatball hors d'oeuvres we had! We had a great experience at the tasting and they made accommodations to my food sensitivities and personal preferences. The service at the wedding was good for the most part; they were attentive to my groom & I. However there was some confusion when it came to the cake, they handed it out to immediate family only, so everyone else was a little confused as to how to get cake. I also felt they cleared the food a little quickly, there was so much going on and so many people to greet, I wish they'd left out our food a little longer. They were pretty great though! Really Good Food! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing food and presentation! Couldn't be happier! Food to remember:)
Amazing food and presentation! Couldn't be happier! Food to remember:)
Amazing food and presentation! Couldn't be happier! Food to remember:) Read less
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Alyssa
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Cameron was so great leading up to the wedding and on the day of. He stayed in contact, answered questions in a timely manner and was very professional. The day was wonderful and the reception was beautiful. Thank you CBD & Cameron!
Cameron was so great leading up to the wedding and on the day of. He stayed in contact, answered questions in a timely Read more...
Cameron was so great leading up to the wedding and on the day of. He stayed in contact, answered questions in a timely manner and was very professional. The day was wonderful and the reception was beautiful. Thank you CBD & Cameron! Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
5/26/2012
4.9/5.0
Catering by Design did a fantastic job catering our wedding, the food was delicious as presented beautifully. We recieved tons of complements on how tasty it was especially because it was a sit down dinner for 165.
Catering by Design did a fantastic job catering our wedding, the food was delicious as presented beautifully. We recieved Read more...
Catering by Design did a fantastic job catering our wedding, the food was delicious as presented beautifully. We recieved tons of complements on how tasty it was especially because it was a sit down dinner for 165. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
4/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Catering by Design was wonderful from start to finish. When we were researching caterers we were surprised by how unresponsive some were considering we were looking to pay someone for a profitable service! Catering by Design stood out immediately and provided great customer service from beginning to end. They are very responsive, professional, and they provide excellent food and service. At the wedding the staff was on top of everything and it all went so smoothly. All of our guests loved their meals and had an awesome time at the wedding. Catering by Design is an excellent vendor for catering and design assistance as well!
Catering by Design was wonderful from start to finish. When we were researching caterers we were surprised by how Read more...
Catering by Design was wonderful from start to finish. When we were researching caterers we were surprised by how unresponsive some were considering we were looking to pay someone for a profitable service! Catering by Design stood out immediately and provided great customer service from beginning to end. They are very responsive, professional, and they provide excellent food and service. At the wedding the staff was on top of everything and it all went so smoothly. All of our guests loved their meals and had an awesome time at the wedding. Catering by Design is an excellent vendor for catering and design assistance as well! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
While my husband and I did not get the opportunity to have the wedding we so feverishly planned due to unforeseen circumstances, I wanted to take the opportunity to write about the fabulous vendors we had the pleasure of working with anyways. When we booked with Denver Botanic Gardens, we decided on using their preferred caterer, Catering by Design. I had read their raving reviews for not just their food but their professionalism and flexibility, and I understand why! They allow you to design your own menu no matter how quirky, which makes your meal completely unique to your wedding. The cost was quite reasonable for letting you venture so far out of the cookie cutter catering options that are typically offered. And their communication was amazing! They were so quick to respond with even the most strenuous of tasks we required of them. When it came down to the possibility of a postponement or even cancellation of our wedding, they were very understanding and even allowed us to transfer our contract to a cousin to use for her wedding instead. Even though we did not get to actually utilize their services, we did get to try their food and it was quite tasty! I highly recommend them!
While my husband and I did not get the opportunity to have the wedding we so feverishly planned due to unforeseen Read more...
While my husband and I did not get the opportunity to have the wedding we so feverishly planned due to unforeseen circumstances, I wanted to take the opportunity to write about the fabulous vendors we had the pleasure of working with anyways. When we booked with Denver Botanic Gardens, we decided on using their preferred caterer, Catering by Design. I had read their raving reviews for not just their food but their professionalism and flexibility, and I understand why! They allow you to design your own menu no matter how quirky, which makes your meal completely unique to your wedding. The cost was quite reasonable for letting you venture so far out of the cookie cutter catering options that are typically offered. And their communication was amazing! They were so quick to respond with even the most strenuous of tasks we required of them. When it came down to the possibility of a postponement or even cancellation of our wedding, they were very understanding and even allowed us to transfer our contract to a cousin to use for her wedding instead. Even though we did not get to actually utilize their services, we did get to try their food and it was quite tasty! I highly recommend them! Read less
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Mary Therese
Wedding:
1/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Loved having catering by design for my January wedding. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. They were great to work with and worth every penny! I would highly recommend!
Loved having catering by design for my January wedding. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. They were Read more...
Loved having catering by design for my January wedding. The service was wonderful and the food was amazing. They were great to work with and worth every penny! I would highly recommend! Read less
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jennyeh1
Wedding:
10/9/2010
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend hiring Catering by Design for your wedding. My now husband and I were amazed at how easy they were throughout the entire planning process. Jen was absolutely fabulous and brought a lot of creativity to our menu.

The night of the wedding they exceeded our expectations. We are still hearing from our guests how amazed they were by the food.

I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was with Catering by Design. All I can do is encourage other couples to hire them without any hesitation to make their big day amazing!
I highly recommend hiring Catering by Design for your wedding. My now husband and I were amazed at how easy they were Read more...
I highly recommend hiring Catering by Design for your wedding. My now husband and I were amazed at how easy they were throughout the entire planning process. Jen was absolutely fabulous and brought a lot of creativity to our menu.

The night of the wedding they exceeded our expectations. We are still hearing from our guests how amazed they were by the food.

I can't say enough about how wonderful our experience was with Catering by Design. All I can do is encourage other couples to hire them without any hesitation to make their big day amazing! Read less
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Shelby
Wedding:
8/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Catering By Design was by far the easiest, most accommodating vendor we had the pleasure of working with. We couldn't have been happier with the level of service and professionalism we experienced throughout the whole process. Our main contact, Jennifer Quam, was a delight to work with and walked us through every step, from deciding appetizers and main courses, to finalizing rental orders. She made everything seem effortless, leaving us at ease on the big day knowing that all the details would be taken care of.

Our food was simply divine! The guests could not stop commenting on how delicious each dish was. We even had a plate of appetizers waiting for us at our table, since we missed the cocktail hour. A full plate of food was served to us at our seats, even though the dinner was buffet style. It really made us feel fantastic to have such great service.

At the end of the night, I was worried about tear down, but when I returned to the reception room, everything was cleaned, wrapped up, and stored in it's appropriate place. The day-of contact was unbelievably friendly and made sure to ask us about any outstanding items we might want to take home. Overall, the attention to detail, food and flexibility were all spot on. We would GLADLY recommend CBD to any bride looking for the perfect caterer.
Catering By Design was by far the easiest, most accommodating vendor we had the pleasure of working with. We couldn't have Read more...
Catering By Design was by far the easiest, most accommodating vendor we had the pleasure of working with. We couldn't have been happier with the level of service and professionalism we experienced throughout the whole process. Our main contact, Jennifer Quam, was a delight to work with and walked us through every step, from deciding appetizers and main courses, to finalizing rental orders. She made everything seem effortless, leaving us at ease on the big day knowing that all the details would be taken care of.

Our food was simply divine! The guests could not stop commenting on how delicious each dish was. We even had a plate of appetizers waiting for us at our table, since we missed the cocktail hour. A full plate of food was served to us at our seats, even though the dinner was buffet style. It really made us feel fantastic to have such great service.

At the end of the night, I was worried about tear down, but when I returned to the reception room, everything was cleaned, wrapped up, and stored in it's appropriate place. The day-of contact was unbelievably friendly and made sure to ask us about any outstanding items we might want to take home. Overall, the attention to detail, food and flexibility were all spot on. We would GLADLY recommend CBD to any bride looking for the perfect caterer. Read less
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milehighbride
Wedding:
8/1/2010
3.9/5.0
For the most part, I really enjoyed working with Catering by Design. Our day of contact was very helpful and responsive to requests and the food was quite good. They were flexible and helpful in designing our menu to fit our tastes. The day of there were a few snafus, I left directions for how I wanted our reception venue set up, and then I arrived to find centerpieces in the wrong place, table cards not put out, and general disorganization. They were all minor things that probably only a bride would notice, and once my sister mentioned it to CBD they changed everything back quickly. However, it added a layer of stress to my reception that I didn't want to deal with. I would still highly recommend CBD based on price, responsiveness, and quality of food, but would urge brides to be very explicit about how you'd like your venue to look so that there are no confusions on the day of.
For the most part, I really enjoyed working with Catering by Design. Our day of contact was very helpful and responsive to Read more...
For the most part, I really enjoyed working with Catering by Design. Our day of contact was very helpful and responsive to requests and the food was quite good. They were flexible and helpful in designing our menu to fit our tastes. The day of there were a few snafus, I left directions for how I wanted our reception venue set up, and then I arrived to find centerpieces in the wrong place, table cards not put out, and general disorganization. They were all minor things that probably only a bride would notice, and once my sister mentioned it to CBD they changed everything back quickly. However, it added a layer of stress to my reception that I didn't want to deal with. I would still highly recommend CBD based on price, responsiveness, and quality of food, but would urge brides to be very explicit about how you'd like your venue to look so that there are no confusions on the day of. Read less
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sabrina5by5
Wedding:
6/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Catering By Design. From the first contact with them i knew they were the perfect caterer for our event. Brandi worked with us to create the perfect menu for our event. They don't have pre-set wedding menus, but instead will design your event down to the details. Their presentation is awesome, we couldn't have asked for a prettier layout. Their staff was attentive and very much on top of everything! We couldn't have hoped for a better situation. All our guests loved the food so much, there weren't many leftovers at the end of the night. Try the sliders, yum, yum!
I absolutely loved working with Catering By Design. From the first contact with them i knew they were the perfect caterer Read more...
I absolutely loved working with Catering By Design. From the first contact with them i knew they were the perfect caterer for our event. Brandi worked with us to create the perfect menu for our event. They don't have pre-set wedding menus, but instead will design your event down to the details. Their presentation is awesome, we couldn't have asked for a prettier layout. Their staff was attentive and very much on top of everything! We couldn't have hoped for a better situation. All our guests loved the food so much, there weren't many leftovers at the end of the night. Try the sliders, yum, yum! Read less
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carlyenelson
Wedding:
6/13/2010
5.0/5.0
CBD was above and beyond what I could have ever expected for my wedding!! Nicole, my event coordinator, was friendly, creative, helpful, patient and responded to emails within 30 minutes every time!! She coordinated a 225 person wedding with flawless ease--everything from our linens, alcohol and set up of the reception was directed by her staff to have our wedding flow perfectly. CBD has endless small details to make your wedding "yours" and unlike any other wedding you've ever been to! They also have an amazing green policy to check out on their website. CBD is recommended highly by this bride!!
CBD was above and beyond what I could have ever expected for my wedding!! Nicole, my event coordinator, was friendly, Read more...
CBD was above and beyond what I could have ever expected for my wedding!! Nicole, my event coordinator, was friendly, creative, helpful, patient and responded to emails within 30 minutes every time!! She coordinated a 225 person wedding with flawless ease--everything from our linens, alcohol and set up of the reception was directed by her staff to have our wedding flow perfectly. CBD has endless small details to make your wedding "yours" and unlike any other wedding you've ever been to! They also have an amazing green policy to check out on their website. CBD is recommended highly by this bride!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
3/3/2010
5.0/5.0
The food was delicious and blew all my guests away. My officiant even said it was the best food he'd ever eaten at any wedding!! We had a plated dinner, and the staff served everyone at the table the same time, and acted very professional. All my guests complimented us and were so impressed with the taste and presentation.
The food was delicious and blew all my guests away. My officiant even said it was the best food he'd ever eaten at any Read more...
The food was delicious and blew all my guests away. My officiant even said it was the best food he'd ever eaten at any wedding!! We had a plated dinner, and the staff served everyone at the table the same time, and acted very professional. All my guests complimented us and were so impressed with the taste and presentation. Read less
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sarahtonin
Wedding:
10/31/2009
3.5/5.0
I chose Catering By Design to cater my vow renewal this past Saturday, and we were very happy with the food. We got lots of compliments from our guests, who noticed (like us) that CBD elevates flavors beyond the traditional so their customers don't end up with the dreaded "wedding food." We chose them for this very reason. Everyone at our table let us know that the food at our event exceeded their expectations; my husband and I were also very happy with everything we were able to taste. I have just a few small complaints, which I feel I should mention to serve customers in the future. These are small details, thus I still give CBD a high rating, and I want to stress the fact that in the end I was content with our experience. We did have some issues with communication; we were always responded to very quickly, but sometimes our questions were not answered. It could be that our representative just didn't understand what we were asking, but it was a bit stressful at times. However, because they always responded so quickly, the stress never lasted long, which was a plus. Our pricing also doubled after our first meeting, in the end causing us to go over-budget since we had based it on the original total. However, because their pricing was initially so reasonable, I still don't believe we were over-charged, and we are very happy with the service we received on the day of the event. We did have a small issue at the wedding with the staff (we ordered a cake with two flavors so our guests would have a choice) handing out slices of cake to our guests without giving them a choice. However, they were very apologetic, and we felt that they truly cared about our experience. The final thing I wanted to mention is that we received some complaints from other vendors about how difficult it was for them to set up the reception space when CBD was a half hour late (out of a 1.5 hour total allotted time). They were stuck in traffic, which I know can be unpredictable, but I would have thought they might prepare for the unexpected. For this reason our reception space was not completely set up, but again this is nothing our guests were aware of. Overall, I am satisfied with our experience and I think that our situation (with such a short set up time) would be difficult for any vendor. I would use CBD again for future occasions. UPDATE (9/29/11)::: Unfortunately, I have had to lower my rating of Catering By Design by one star since writing this review. I had to contact our representative after the vow renewal about a potential issue with the linen company, and she came off as rude and very short. It seems that, now that she has our money, she has no interest in practicing politeness. I now feel as though she was merely "putting on a show" throughout our prior communications. In my opinion, common courtesy is something that should be used regardless of whether or not you are being paid to do so. Half of a business is based on the quality of the products and services they provide; the other half is based on customer service. For that reason, I have decided to decrease my rating, and I would insist on working with somebody else if I were to use CBD in the future.
I chose Catering By Design to cater my vow renewal this past Saturday, and we were very happy with the food. We got lots Read more...
I chose Catering By Design to cater my vow renewal this past Saturday, and we were very happy with the food. We got lots of compliments from our guests, who noticed (like us) that CBD elevates flavors beyond the traditional so their customers don't end up with the dreaded "wedding food." We chose them for this very reason. Everyone at our table let us know that the food at our event exceeded their expectations; my husband and I were also very happy with everything we were able to taste. I have just a few small complaints, which I feel I should mention to serve customers in the future. These are small details, thus I still give CBD a high rating, and I want to stress the fact that in the end I was content with our experience. We did have some issues with communication; we were always responded to very quickly, but sometimes our questions were not answered. It could be that our representative just didn't understand what we were asking, but it was a bit stressful at times. However, because they always responded so quickly, the stress never lasted long, which was a plus. Our pricing also doubled after our first meeting, in the end causing us to go over-budget since we had based it on the original total. However, because their pricing was initially so reasonable, I still don't believe we were over-charged, and we are very happy with the service we received on the day of the event. We did have a small issue at the wedding with the staff (we ordered a cake with two flavors so our guests would have a choice) handing out slices of cake to our guests without giving them a choice. However, they were very apologetic, and we felt that they truly cared about our experience. The final thing I wanted to mention is that we received some complaints from other vendors about how difficult it was for them to set up the reception space when CBD was a half hour late (out of a 1.5 hour total allotted time). They were stuck in traffic, which I know can be unpredictable, but I would have thought they might prepare for the unexpected. For this reason our reception space was not completely set up, but again this is nothing our guests were aware of. Overall, I am satisfied with our experience and I think that our situation (with such a short set up time) would be difficult for any vendor. I would use CBD again for future occasions. UPDATE (9/29/11)::: Unfortunately, I have had to lower my rating of Catering By Design by one star since writing this review. I had to contact our representative after the vow renewal about a potential issue with the linen company, and she came off as rude and very short. It seems that, now that she has our money, she has no interest in practicing politeness. I now feel as though she was merely "putting on a show" throughout our prior communications. In my opinion, common courtesy is something that should be used regardless of whether or not you are being paid to do so. Half of a business is based on the quality of the products and services they provide; the other half is based on customer service. For that reason, I have decided to decrease my rating, and I would insist on working with somebody else if I were to use CBD in the future. Read less
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Jenn
Wedding:
10/24/2009
4.7/5.0
Tara was our contact. She worked to ensure we were able to find solutions for varrious dietary restrictions and it came off beautifully. She was able to offer suggestions to us outside of catering (floor plan, seating options, etc) and was great at finding us the right answers to all of our requests.

Everyone commented on the quality of the meal, and for being so competively priced, we were exstatic. The food was amazing.
Tara was our contact. She worked to ensure we were able to find solutions for varrious dietary restrictions and it came Read more...
Tara was our contact. She worked to ensure we were able to find solutions for varrious dietary restrictions and it came off beautifully. She was able to offer suggestions to us outside of catering (floor plan, seating options, etc) and was great at finding us the right answers to all of our requests.

Everyone commented on the quality of the meal, and for being so competively priced, we were exstatic. The food was amazing. Read less
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jackie
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Jen Quam Howell was our caterer for our wedding day and she and the entire Catering by Design crew were absolutely fabulous. We did a "stations" wedding with heavy appetizers and a cocktail stlye reception. My guests had never been to a wedding like that and couldnt get over what a fun, party atmosphere that made the reception. Guests raved about the food. Many are still coming up to me saying "that was the best wedding food I have ever had-not your typical wedding sit down dinner and menu". We had lobster mac n' cheese, a fajitas station, a sliders stations, a martini glass salad station, and many pass arounds. Jen was beyond helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. You truely do not need a wedding planner when you have Jen! She helped pick out the linens, matched color schemes, ordered the alcohol, arrranged the tent and seating situations (amongst many many other things!). We all know how chaotic wedding planning can be, but with Jen I always knew I had nothing to worry about. She went above and beyond to get the best deals and make the event work with my wants and budget. I highly reccoemend Catering by Design for any event as I know from experience what a creative, fun team of people this company is.
Jen Quam Howell was our caterer for our wedding day and she and the entire Catering by Design crew were absolutely Read more...
Jen Quam Howell was our caterer for our wedding day and she and the entire Catering by Design crew were absolutely fabulous. We did a "stations" wedding with heavy appetizers and a cocktail stlye reception. My guests had never been to a wedding like that and couldnt get over what a fun, party atmosphere that made the reception. Guests raved about the food. Many are still coming up to me saying "that was the best wedding food I have ever had-not your typical wedding sit down dinner and menu". We had lobster mac n' cheese, a fajitas station, a sliders stations, a martini glass salad station, and many pass arounds. Jen was beyond helpful throughout the entire wedding planning process. You truely do not need a wedding planner when you have Jen! She helped pick out the linens, matched color schemes, ordered the alcohol, arrranged the tent and seating situations (amongst many many other things!). We all know how chaotic wedding planning can be, but with Jen I always knew I had nothing to worry about. She went above and beyond to get the best deals and make the event work with my wants and budget. I highly reccoemend Catering by Design for any event as I know from experience what a creative, fun team of people this company is. Read less
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IngridHall
Wedding:
7/26/2009
4.8/5.0
Our contact for our wedding was Jennifer, and she rocked! She was even 7 months pregnant during our event and was so full of energy, and made sure everything was perfect. My husband and I planning our wedding from Virginia so we didn't even taste their food before deciding but my mom and made of honor were our trusted stand-in's and did an amazing job in choosing them. Jennifer drove all around the metro area for us several different times to meet with us at the venue, choose linens, and do our walk through. We were allowed to do a separate, private tasting when we got into town 2 months before the wedding and make necessary changes. They even did a custom cake for us! I bought all the mixes and frosting and sprinkles and they made a cake and 100 cupcakes for us! I couldn't believe how amazing they looked and how extremely reasonable their price was for our cake and cupcakes. I didn't have a wedding planner and Jennifer and the CBD team really filled in some gaps, picked up slack in terms of the decorating and everything was pulled off without a hitch! My only complaint was that I felt like the head of their team (not jennifer) could have been a bit more responsive to my husband and my personal needs the day of the wedding. But that is probably a small detail. To this day our family and friends talk about how amazing our food was and how much fun they had and much of that was due to Jennifer and her team! We would recommend them to anyone!
Our contact for our wedding was Jennifer, and she rocked! She was even 7 months pregnant during our event and was so full Read more...
Our contact for our wedding was Jennifer, and she rocked! She was even 7 months pregnant during our event and was so full of energy, and made sure everything was perfect. My husband and I planning our wedding from Virginia so we didn't even taste their food before deciding but my mom and made of honor were our trusted stand-in's and did an amazing job in choosing them. Jennifer drove all around the metro area for us several different times to meet with us at the venue, choose linens, and do our walk through. We were allowed to do a separate, private tasting when we got into town 2 months before the wedding and make necessary changes. They even did a custom cake for us! I bought all the mixes and frosting and sprinkles and they made a cake and 100 cupcakes for us! I couldn't believe how amazing they looked and how extremely reasonable their price was for our cake and cupcakes. I didn't have a wedding planner and Jennifer and the CBD team really filled in some gaps, picked up slack in terms of the decorating and everything was pulled off without a hitch! My only complaint was that I felt like the head of their team (not jennifer) could have been a bit more responsive to my husband and my personal needs the day of the wedding. But that is probably a small detail. To this day our family and friends talk about how amazing our food was and how much fun they had and much of that was due to Jennifer and her team! We would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Rhonda
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Catering by Design was fabulous. Our wedding was in a state park, a good 30 minutes outside of the city, with no kitchen facilities or even running water. Given the site, we wanted someone who could grill us up a delicious picnic, instead of warming up already-cooked food in chafing dishes. Catering by Design had a WONDERFUL selection of picnic options, from simple burgers and hot dogs to teriyaki chicken breasts with pineapple and lime-cilantro marinated ahi-ahi (those last 2 are what we had). They have since spun off their picnic catering into a sister company called Denver's Picnic Company. (you can go to their regular website and link through). Their service was fabulous and thoughtful---the captain made sure to make up a plate for me before letting the guests at the food. They brought their own grills on site, and were super flexible about mixing and matching a menu we wanted, sliced our cakes at no extra charge, and happily helped us put their beverages in our own apothecary jars (instead of igloo coolers). I can't say enough good things about this company....and oh yeah, the food was delicious!
Catering by Design was fabulous. Our wedding was in a state park, a good 30 minutes outside of the city, with no kitchen Read more...
Catering by Design was fabulous. Our wedding was in a state park, a good 30 minutes outside of the city, with no kitchen facilities or even running water. Given the site, we wanted someone who could grill us up a delicious picnic, instead of warming up already-cooked food in chafing dishes. Catering by Design had a WONDERFUL selection of picnic options, from simple burgers and hot dogs to teriyaki chicken breasts with pineapple and lime-cilantro marinated ahi-ahi (those last 2 are what we had). They have since spun off their picnic catering into a sister company called Denver's Picnic Company. (you can go to their regular website and link through). Their service was fabulous and thoughtful---the captain made sure to make up a plate for me before letting the guests at the food. They brought their own grills on site, and were super flexible about mixing and matching a menu we wanted, sliced our cakes at no extra charge, and happily helped us put their beverages in our own apothecary jars (instead of igloo coolers). I can't say enough good things about this company....and oh yeah, the food was delicious! Read less
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LizCarmichael
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Catering by Design was perfect!!!!!!!!! Tara and her staff were so helpful and accommodating!! They made no mistakes!! The food was amazing (everyone told us we had the best food they've ever had at any wedding), and they made the hall look so beautiful! They were a little pricey, but it was so worth it, definitely a great value for the price!! We would recommend them not only to brides but to anyone who needs a caterer!!!!!!!
Catering by Design was perfect!!!!!!!!! Tara and her staff were so helpful and accommodating!! They made no mistakes!! The Read more...
Catering by Design was perfect!!!!!!!!! Tara and her staff were so helpful and accommodating!! They made no mistakes!! The food was amazing (everyone told us we had the best food they've ever had at any wedding), and they made the hall look so beautiful! They were a little pricey, but it was so worth it, definitely a great value for the price!! We would recommend them not only to brides but to anyone who needs a caterer!!!!!!! Read less
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DCrouch
Wedding:
3/21/2009
5.0/5.0
Thank goodness we hired Catering by Design for my daughters wedding. We choose them because they took the time to talk to my daughter and find that perfect food for her reception. The final selling point was.. they cook the food at the venue and do not "hot box". Twenty-four hours before the wedding, our venue was closed by the fire department. The first person on the phone to me was Brandi of Catering by Design. She looked over her list of venues that she had used before and called to check availability. Within a couple of hours we had a new venue and a new plan. We felt like Catering by Design took the extra steps to make this day wonderful. We received so many compliments on the fabulous food and the excellent service. I am so thankful for Brani Lipe and Catering by Design.
Thank goodness we hired Catering by Design for my daughters wedding. We choose them because they took the time to talk to Read more...
Thank goodness we hired Catering by Design for my daughters wedding. We choose them because they took the time to talk to my daughter and find that perfect food for her reception. The final selling point was.. they cook the food at the venue and do not "hot box". Twenty-four hours before the wedding, our venue was closed by the fire department. The first person on the phone to me was Brandi of Catering by Design. She looked over her list of venues that she had used before and called to check availability. Within a couple of hours we had a new venue and a new plan. We felt like Catering by Design took the extra steps to make this day wonderful. We received so many compliments on the fabulous food and the excellent service. I am so thankful for Brani Lipe and Catering by Design. Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Catering By Design was awesome. The service team was professional and made our evening run smoothly. The team of servers delivered dinner in a timely mannor and did so with great elegance. The portions were large for a plated dinner, and we have had many guest compliments on the delicious taste of our food. The plates were creatively arranged and made a statement. Overall, we would highly recommend Catering By Design!
Catering By Design was awesome. The service team was professional and made our evening run smoothly. The team of servers Read more...
Catering By Design was awesome. The service team was professional and made our evening run smoothly. The team of servers delivered dinner in a timely mannor and did so with great elegance. The portions were large for a plated dinner, and we have had many guest compliments on the delicious taste of our food. The plates were creatively arranged and made a statement. Overall, we would highly recommend Catering By Design! Read less
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Kristy
Wedding:
11/15/2008
4.2/5.0
We met with several different caterers and finally decided to use Catering by Design. The tasting was amazing and we couldn't have been happier with the food. We were very happy with their responsiveness at the beginning but when we were ready to sign the contract, we couldn't reach our contact after numerous emails and phone calls. It turned out fine, so in the end we were very pleased. The food and service at the reception were great!
We met with several different caterers and finally decided to use Catering by Design. The tasting was amazing and we Read more...
We met with several different caterers and finally decided to use Catering by Design. The tasting was amazing and we couldn't have been happier with the food. We were very happy with their responsiveness at the beginning but when we were ready to sign the contract, we couldn't reach our contact after numerous emails and phone calls. It turned out fine, so in the end we were very pleased. The food and service at the reception were great! Read less
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Rebie
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Catering by Design provided an EXCELLENT brunch for my wedding in September. From the first meeting to the wedding day everything went smoothly and the staff was such a joy to work with. Their menu selection is fabulous and they were able to customize various items for us. From the very beginning I was very confident that Catering by Design would do a fantastic job and they certainly delivered. The day of the wedding everything tasted exactly like it did for our tastings. Several of our wedding guests commented that our food was the best they ever had at a wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend Catering by Design for any event.
Catering by Design provided an EXCELLENT brunch for my wedding in September. From the first meeting to the wedding day Read more...
Catering by Design provided an EXCELLENT brunch for my wedding in September. From the first meeting to the wedding day everything went smoothly and the staff was such a joy to work with. Their menu selection is fabulous and they were able to customize various items for us. From the very beginning I was very confident that Catering by Design would do a fantastic job and they certainly delivered. The day of the wedding everything tasted exactly like it did for our tastings. Several of our wedding guests commented that our food was the best they ever had at a wedding. I would HIGHLY recommend Catering by Design for any event. Read less
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bride
Wedding:
8/16/2008
0.8/5.0
We had worked out every thing to that last detail of how many oz of protein were going to be on each plate to the # of appetizers they were going to make. One month before my wedding, I called my coordinator to finalize the rentals only to find out that she does not work there any more! A couple of days later I received a phone call from the replacement. We decided we wanted to have a second tasting (which we had to pay for) to make sure that we were all on the same page. She claimed she had read all the previous notes for our wedding, but was so clueless during that meeting. The recipes were different, the portion sizes were half of what we had agreed on, and they were not even going to provide one appetizer per person! After a lot of back and forth, they had told us that our old coordinator quoted us at a price too low and we were going to have to pay more or cut the portion size. They had wrote us a long email defending themselves for trying to work around the price. I am so grateful we had that second tasting because the wedding day would have come and we would have received a totally different menu than what was initially agreed upon. We ended up firing them and going with someone else at the last minute. That was a stressful last month after planning this wedding for a year! If you end up going with them, make sure every little detail is written clearly in the contract. The only good thing I have to say about the company is their food is really good. There service is impossible to work with.
We had worked out every thing to that last detail of how many oz of protein were going to be on each plate to the # of Read more...
We had worked out every thing to that last detail of how many oz of protein were going to be on each plate to the # of appetizers they were going to make. One month before my wedding, I called my coordinator to finalize the rentals only to find out that she does not work there any more! A couple of days later I received a phone call from the replacement. We decided we wanted to have a second tasting (which we had to pay for) to make sure that we were all on the same page. She claimed she had read all the previous notes for our wedding, but was so clueless during that meeting. The recipes were different, the portion sizes were half of what we had agreed on, and they were not even going to provide one appetizer per person! After a lot of back and forth, they had told us that our old coordinator quoted us at a price too low and we were going to have to pay more or cut the portion size. They had wrote us a long email defending themselves for trying to work around the price. I am so grateful we had that second tasting because the wedding day would have come and we would have received a totally different menu than what was initially agreed upon. We ended up firing them and going with someone else at the last minute. That was a stressful last month after planning this wedding for a year! If you end up going with them, make sure every little detail is written clearly in the contract. The only good thing I have to say about the company is their food is really good. There service is impossible to work with. Read less
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Catering by Design responded with the following comments:

As the owner of Catering by Design, I feel it is important to respond to this review. The client is absolutely right; they had reviewed the details with their prior event designer, who is no longer with our company. After this designer left, we did, on several occasions, attempt to reach the bride to inform her of the change, but did not receive a response until a month before the wedding.

Unfortunately, the original notes with the menu vision were not in the file from the previous event designer. The new designer and the director of sales met with this client a couple of times to work through the details, which included a second tasting, but we were unable to meet their budgetary and logistical needs. We regret that this client is unhappy, but feel we did everything we could to work through the issues. We understand that the timing of this caused stress for the family, but we felt it was best for them to seek another caterer that could better meet their needs, and chose to refund our typically “non-refundable” save the date deposit to this couple so that they could go elsewhere.

We are an ethical company, and did not want to make this a difficult situation. We take great pride in our service and accommodating our client’s dreams, but sometimes it is best to know when it isn’t working and to let the client seek another vendor.
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Nikelle
Wedding:
8/2/2008
4.6/5.0
Excellent food! And they let you personalize whatever you want!
Excellent food! And they let you personalize whatever you want!
Excellent food! And they let you personalize whatever you want! Read less
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Jackie
Wedding:
7/19/2008
4.9/5.0
Catering By Design was wonderful! They had great food for a great value. We were worried without a wedding planner the day wouldnt go as planned. But the Catering By Design staff made sure everything went off without a hitch. They were courteous to all our guests and made it a great experience. I would recommend them to anyone!
Catering By Design was wonderful! They had great food for a great value. We were worried without a wedding planner the day Read more...
Catering By Design was wonderful! They had great food for a great value. We were worried without a wedding planner the day wouldnt go as planned. But the Catering By Design staff made sure everything went off without a hitch. They were courteous to all our guests and made it a great experience. I would recommend them to anyone! Read less
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Aliya
Wedding:
7/9/2008
4.3/5.0
We were all full by the end of the wedding! The catering was great, but I wish they were just a little more flexible.
We were all full by the end of the wedding! The catering was great, but I wish they were just a little more flexible.
We were all full by the end of the wedding! The catering was great, but I wish they were just a little more flexible. Read less
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lizstar07
Wedding:
6/7/2008
1.4/5.0
I would like to clarify that my reveiw is based (for the majority) on the experience that I had with the catering sales person that I had. She was absolutly HORRIBLE all around. She was terrible at getting back in touch with me promptly in regards to any changes that I wanted to make to the menu, it would take days and even weeks. Then when she did get back with me, the changes that she made were wrong. It took WAY too much time to get simple things accomplished to the point that it made me feel like our sales person was purposfully trying to take advantage of us. Then the day before the wedding my mother calls the catering company to verify some things and she is told that our sales person is no longer with the company. My mother responds with "well she is supposed to be working my daughters wedding tomorrow", the person on the other end of the line said "well all of ther clients were notified" and my mother responds with "well we were not". Needless to say the catering went off without a hitch, and the food was good, and a great value, but the stress and frustration that I was put through for the first 6 months WAY outweighed the positive outcome at the end.
I would like to clarify that my reveiw is based (for the majority) on the experience that I had with the catering sales Read more...
I would like to clarify that my reveiw is based (for the majority) on the experience that I had with the catering sales person that I had. She was absolutly HORRIBLE all around. She was terrible at getting back in touch with me promptly in regards to any changes that I wanted to make to the menu, it would take days and even weeks. Then when she did get back with me, the changes that she made were wrong. It took WAY too much time to get simple things accomplished to the point that it made me feel like our sales person was purposfully trying to take advantage of us. Then the day before the wedding my mother calls the catering company to verify some things and she is told that our sales person is no longer with the company. My mother responds with "well she is supposed to be working my daughters wedding tomorrow", the person on the other end of the line said "well all of ther clients were notified" and my mother responds with "well we were not". Needless to say the catering went off without a hitch, and the food was good, and a great value, but the stress and frustration that I was put through for the first 6 months WAY outweighed the positive outcome at the end. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
7/28/2007
4.6/5.0
Though our work with Catering By Design started out poorly, they were very committed to fixing the situation and did so very well. We got numerous compliments on the food and their professionalism.
Though our work with Catering By Design started out poorly, they were very committed to fixing the situation and did so Read more...
Though our work with Catering By Design started out poorly, they were very committed to fixing the situation and did so very well. We got numerous compliments on the food and their professionalism. Read less
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HTrosper
Wedding:
7/5/2007
4.6/5.0
The food was great and the staff was awesome. They really took care of us through out the night, making sure we stayed on "schedule" and were happy. We ended up having to add more people 2 weeks before the wedding and they made it work. We added appetizers the week of the wedding per their suggestion and they couldn't have been more right! They worked seamlessly with the photographer, DJ, floral designer, etc. One thing, the wedding party didn't get any appetizers. We wished that they would have taken some to us during pictures.
The food was great and the staff was awesome. They really took care of us through out the night, making sure we stayed on Read more...
The food was great and the staff was awesome. They really took care of us through out the night, making sure we stayed on "schedule" and were happy. We ended up having to add more people 2 weeks before the wedding and they made it work. We added appetizers the week of the wedding per their suggestion and they couldn't have been more right! They worked seamlessly with the photographer, DJ, floral designer, etc. One thing, the wedding party didn't get any appetizers. We wished that they would have taken some to us during pictures. Read less
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Ashlyn
Wedding:
6/4/2007
4.1/5.0
This caterer was wonderful. They worked with my budget, and helped me plan everything along the way. She even gave me her cell number.
This caterer was wonderful. They worked with my budget, and helped me plan everything along the way. She even gave me her Read more...
This caterer was wonderful. They worked with my budget, and helped me plan everything along the way. She even gave me her cell number. Read less
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fluby1171
Wedding:
5/24/2007
2.2/5.0
They were great on paper and in person until the actual event came around. The night of, the cocktail hour was set up on the wrong side of the tent which, when winds came, forced all the guests into the tent prematurely. They gave us a fantastic price but the food was ok-good and they didn't make what we asked for. The guests seemed to like it but my was cold when I was served. Also, they cut the cake slices so big that we ran out early when we should have had lots left. We (bride and groom) didn't even get a piece! The broke about half of the glass bowls and vases I brought in for the candy table and claimed it was all broken when they received it (guests heard the glass crash in the middle of dinner!). Overall I was very disappointed with how the event went where catering was concerned. I ranked them high on flexibility because they agreed to anything to get us to sign the contract but they didnt' follow through at the event.
They were great on paper and in person until the actual event came around. The night of, the cocktail hour was set up on Read more...
They were great on paper and in person until the actual event came around. The night of, the cocktail hour was set up on the wrong side of the tent which, when winds came, forced all the guests into the tent prematurely. They gave us a fantastic price but the food was ok-good and they didn't make what we asked for. The guests seemed to like it but my was cold when I was served. Also, they cut the cake slices so big that we ran out early when we should have had lots left. We (bride and groom) didn't even get a piece! The broke about half of the glass bowls and vases I brought in for the candy table and claimed it was all broken when they received it (guests heard the glass crash in the middle of dinner!). Overall I was very disappointed with how the event went where catering was concerned. I ranked them high on flexibility because they agreed to anything to get us to sign the contract but they didnt' follow through at the event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Rheannon
Wedding:
1/20/2007
1.7/5.0
The food is great, but the service leaves A LOT to be desired. I was shuffled from contact to contact because no one would return my calls. They said they had no problem doing simple decorations (some fabric draping behind the head table, and over a few ledges) but they did not do what I asked at all. The servers were curt, and rude. They served the wine that we specifically said should be on the family tables to the guests, and then when I (the bride) asked for a glass, they said they were out. AND... to top it all, they RAN OUT OF FOOD, several tables before everyone had been through the line. The chicken dish that I had for the non-red meat eaters was completely gone before 50% of the guests had been through. I RSVP'd for 105 people, and only had 98 show due to snow, so there should have been plenty of food. All in all, I would shop around before chosing this caterer. A lot of other companies have good food AND good service, but not Catering By Design.
The food is great, but the service leaves A LOT to be desired. I was shuffled from contact to contact because no one would Read more...
The food is great, but the service leaves A LOT to be desired. I was shuffled from contact to contact because no one would return my calls. They said they had no problem doing simple decorations (some fabric draping behind the head table, and over a few ledges) but they did not do what I asked at all. The servers were curt, and rude. They served the wine that we specifically said should be on the family tables to the guests, and then when I (the bride) asked for a glass, they said they were out. AND... to top it all, they RAN OUT OF FOOD, several tables before everyone had been through the line. The chicken dish that I had for the non-red meat eaters was completely gone before 50% of the guests had been through. I RSVP'd for 105 people, and only had 98 show due to snow, so there should have been plenty of food. All in all, I would shop around before chosing this caterer. A lot of other companies have good food AND good service, but not Catering By Design. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/4/2006
5.0/5.0
I worked with designer Kim Nuss and she was phenomenal! I never realized my wedding reception would be so worry free. They took care of everything so I didn't have to worry. The food was incredible! Our guests were talking about the food for months following the wedding. It did not taste like "catered" food. It actually tasted like restaurant quality food. I can not recommend them highly enough!
I worked with designer Kim Nuss and she was phenomenal! I never realized my wedding reception would be so worry free. They Read more...
I worked with designer Kim Nuss and she was phenomenal! I never realized my wedding reception would be so worry free. They took care of everything so I didn't have to worry. The food was incredible! Our guests were talking about the food for months following the wedding. It did not taste like "catered" food. It actually tasted like restaurant quality food. I can not recommend them highly enough! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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sawyer11
Wedding:
9/4/2005
4.4/5.0
The food was great - especially when planning a wedding on budget. They worked with me to create a menu I could be proud of, but didn't break the bank. I also ended up getting some money back, after the final date, from guests that could not attend.

The man managing our wedding was a little drunk or high towards the end of the reception, so that wasn't very professional, however, everyone got fed, had cake and always had a full drink, so I can't complain too much!
The food was great - especially when planning a wedding on budget. They worked with me to create a menu I could be proud Read more...
The food was great - especially when planning a wedding on budget. They worked with me to create a menu I could be proud of, but didn't break the bank. I also ended up getting some money back, after the final date, from guests that could not attend.

The man managing our wedding was a little drunk or high towards the end of the reception, so that wasn't very professional, however, everyone got fed, had cake and always had a full drink, so I can't complain too much! Read less
Services Used: Catering

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