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CBD Road Warriors

For the past 3 months, at least 5 days a week, a CBD truck rolls out of the warehouse in the morning and heads across the City to deliver meals to those in need


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Lobster Roll

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The Premier Philadelphia catering and event decor company, blending expertly prepared cuisine with striking creative event design.


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We will combine unique food and elegant venues to make every event one to remember.


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June 17, 2020

CBD Road Warriors

CBD Road Warriors On Tuesday, January 7, the first senior staff meeting was held to discuss what 2020 held in store for us. Like every other business, COVID-19 was not…
May 26, 2020

The Lobster Roll at The Garden Café

At the start of 2020, Catering By Design was bursting with excitement planning its third year of running the Garden Café at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. The…
May 11, 2020

Step Up to the Plate

An incredible new endeavor has successfully been operating for the past three weeks in Philadelphia . Step Up to the Plate, an inspired effort by Broad Street Ministry, Project HOME, and Prevention…

Nancy and Andrew

An Icelandic engagement leads to a Winter Wedding in Philly Nancy Cushman, originally from Wellesley, MA and Andrew Burns from…

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Client Testimonials

We had such an amazing experience with the College! They helped everything fall into place perfectly! They were helpful, considerate and flexible and I would highly recommend them. The food provided by Catering By Design (their caterer) was inventive and delicious. Diana, our liaison, was a joy to work with and helped organize everything. Highly recommend.

Meghan & Stephen

We spent a good portion of our honeymoon talking about how great our wedding was. It was so beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was so professional and helpful to everyone. Rich said you are one of the best he’s ever seen. I appreciate how you made everything look so pretty, and all of your attention to detail throughout the whole evening, and during all the planning.

Angela & Rich

Cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did with my event… rave reviews.

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

I can’t say enough! It was beautiful, delicious, elegant, and I didn’t have a care in the world. Your team took excellent, excellent care of all of us. Everyone loved the food and drinks. Gary and his team were consummate professionals. I very much look forward to working with you in the near future.


Everything was so great! Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. It went off without a hitch!
We received MANY compliments about the food! A lot of people said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!! Also we had lots of compliments about the wait staff— attentive and friendly!

Rovera Knapp Wedding


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Catering By Design

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From beautifully crafted tented receptions to magnificent affairs in premier venues throughout the Philadelphia area, Catering By Design is renowned for attentive caring service and delectable cuisine. 

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Even on the hottest of July days Appleford Mansion Even on the hottest of July days Appleford Mansion is peaceful and cool. The breeze under the trees is magnificent. #cateringbydesignevents #wedding #weddingcaterer #caterer #applefordmansion #venue #mainline #philadelphia #weddingdecor #floral #gardenwedding #outdoorwedding
Presenting our Executive Chef Roth Perelman’s “Cake Palette”. Let your guests paint their slices of cake with delectable mediums such as chocolate ganache, lemon curd, salted caramel, and buttercream. Available for sit down dinners or as a station. Contact us for more info at 
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Catering By Design is a proud partner in Step Up t Catering By Design is a proud partner in Step Up to the Plate: a collective of organizations helping feed and care for people experiencing housing and food insecurity during the pandemic. This week, we collectively mark our 200,000th meal served to our most vulnerable neighbors, a statistic that reflects the dire scope of need in our community. We join our partners Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, Project HOME, and SEAMAAC in continuing to call attention to this crisis of hunger. Please visit our website to contribute to this cause. #stepuptotheplatePHL #phillystepsup
Tune in on Friday, July 10 at noon and hear our wo Tune in on Friday, July 10 at noon and hear our wonderful staff give a behind the scenes look at the life of a caterer during a pandemic.

A huge Thank You goes out to the amazing individua A huge Thank You goes out to the amazing individuals at Primal Supply Meats for their extremely generous donation of 300 lbs of fresh ground beef. We will be sure to use this donation in the meals for the Step Up To The Plate program feeding those experiencing homelessness and food insecurity during the COVID-19 Crisis.

Primal Supply Meats is a woman-owned Butchery committed to whole animal practices. They provide the highest-quality, local, sustainable meat to Philadelphians and partner with farmers who raise animals in pasture-raised environments and supply fresh, traceable meat to professional kitchens and home cooks.
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On a cold yet optimistic Tuesday in January, we at On a cold yet optimistic Tuesday in January, we at CBD had our first senior staff meeting to discuss what 2020 held in store for us. Like every other business, COVID-19 was not on the agenda. Discussions about the upcoming busy season did not include the President and General Manager spending their days together loading CBD trucks with food for those in need and distributing throughout the city. However, as our world changed, these two found themselves in the middle of a new reality. Our GM jokingly started calling themselves “CBD Road Warriors.”
Peter and Michael have been in the shop and on the road throughout this period and we’ve asked Michael to share a few thoughts and impressions on his experiences. Here are his: 
Random Notes from the Road (Link in bio)
Happy Father’s Day! Love, Your friends at CBD Happy Father’s Day! Love, Your friends at CBD