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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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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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