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Catering by Design

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

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303-781-5335

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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, Plated, Stations
What types of cuisine do you cater?
American, Cajun, Caribbean, German, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Wine, Premium Liquor, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine

REVIEWS

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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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