Catering By Design
We came to Catering by Design with hopes of providing our guests with a wonderful, electic menu with some Swedish inspiration (to reflect the brides heritage). Catering by Design did a wonderful job creating and delivering on an amazing and delicious menu. We even got comments from some of our Swedish guests that the Swedish inspired menu items were spot on, and in the case of the bride's favorite pastry, better than that in Sweden!
The day of the wedding all the stations looked beautiful and service was great. Our guests truly enjoyed the menu and its unique nature! We also thank Nancy and the staff for executing wonderfully at our event!
Amazing food, creativity and decor! This team was incredible. From Day 1, Peter and the team were a huge and integral part of our very non-traditional wedding plan. They worked with us to think through all of the details and and make a field turn into a lovely venue. On the day of our wedding the weather did not cooperate at all, but the team went above and beyond their call of duty to make everything run smoothly and the wedding everything we had hoped for. We could never have pulled it off without them and it was amazing. Not to mention, the food was delicious low key - many guests told us the best wedding food they've ever had!
I have absolutely NO complaints about Catering By Design! Dan Love planned and worked our event and was absolutely amazing. The food, the service, the quality, the organization--he made our wedding day run very smoothly and without him it would not have been so enjoyable. My husband and I had our own waiter who got us drinks, water, food, anything we asked all night. Our guests RAVED about the food--and we had some pretty tough critics attend! Dan helped so much in the planning process and accomplishing what we wanted in our venue. He was willing to work with us on anything from the type of fish to the arrangement of the room. He truly made ALL the difference. I would recommend Catering By Design to anyone!
We loved Catering by Design. They were very receptive to any changes we wanted to make before the menu was set and so helpful during the tasting. Everyone loved the food at the wedding. They also assigned a waiter to my husband and I for the entire evening - he made sure we had everything that we needed. The only thing I didn't care for was the cake - there weren't a lot of options for decoration and it didn't taste that great. Other than that, they were great!
I had the distinct pleasure to work side by side with Megan Aldritch of Catering by Design for an event that had to go together very quickly, with clients from out of state. I was more than pleasantly surprised by several things: open and fast returned communication, willingness to partner, consistently positive atttitude and good humor, and when the event came, incredible professionalism from the ENTIRE crew and especially Megan, and the food was INcredible!! I would recommend this vendor without any qualms for any event! Thanks to Catering by Design for making this event another one to remember fondly - a job well done by all!
Peter Loevy, a graduate of Colgate University, came to Philadelphia to attend The Restaurant School. After several years of restaurant training and working with other
caterers, Peter opened Catering By Design in 1991. Daniel Love became a partner in Catering By Design at the start of 1998. Dan’s background in theater, hotel and museum catering added a diverse set of experiences and accomplishments to our company.
The philosophy of Catering By Design is to respect the freshness and quality of ingredients and how these flavors interact. Whether it is producing the distinctive cuisine of a particular region or creating a cross-cultural masterpiece, the goal is to achieve balance and excitement in every dish. The name Catering By Design is also the company’s raison d’etre. Our culinary art is embraced and embellished by the style of its presentation.
CBD is a full service off premise caterer that offers an array of event planning services. CBD proudly provides seasonal specific menus, exceptional staff and a full service décor division, garnish. We know that every event comes with its own unique set of circumstances, parameters, goals, etc. As such each event is tailored to these ends. Each menu is carefully crafted, staff personally selected and prepared, and the décor, executed by garnish, will be imagined and brought to life by a full-scale division. Large or small CBD works hand in hand to make certain all of your goals are obtained and dreams come true. Below you will find a list of the services we offer and if it’s not below then simply ask – your wish is our command!
Event specific seasonal menu design attentive to theme or personal culinary tastes
Garnish, our full deservice design division.
The best staff in the business; attentive and caring service to see to our guests’ enjoyment.
Catering By Design supplies all necessary rental equipment to include: tables, chairs, and all levels of linens, china, glassware, and silver and specialty ware
We provide everything you need for your bar: mixers, non-alcoholic beverages including sparkling and spring water, ice and bar fruit
Audiovisual needs and staging
Booking event locations and tent rentals
Entertainment of all descriptions
Transportation: limousines to busses
Portable bathroom rental