Preparedness. Safety. Exquisite Performance.


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


The Devon Horse Show Café
Lobster Roll

Join Chef Roth making one of our favorite summer dishes!


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Our Event Specialists are available to answer any questions via email, phone call or video chat.


Philadelphia's premier catering and event decor company


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Exclusive Venues. Unforgettable Events.

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The College of Physicians of Philadelphia >
Bolingbroke Mansion >
ONE North Broad >
Michener Art Museum >


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


Taste elegance at its best. Watch us expertly blend prepared cuisine with striking conceptual design


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


Watch the magic happen. We've been catering Philadelphia for many years.

September 25, 2020

We Are Celebrating 30 Years of Combining Exquisite Cuisine and Beautiful Artistry

On September 12, 2020, Catering By Design celebrated it's 30th Birthday! Join us for a Q&A with Peter Loevy, Founder and President of CBD as he takes a look back…
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…

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


As Seen on The Knot
Catering By Design

Achieving your vision for Your Day is our passion.

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. 

Book us today. Call 215.866.9500


“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, Shanksville, Pennsylvania
A very dapper Rumple and stunning Josephine wanted to tell everyone that their humans are getting married this Saturday at Bolingbroke Mansion! They are also excited about the amazing menu CBD has created! Happy national dog day everyone!! 
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Everything bagel schmear and smoked salmon. Perfect for your brunch wedding reception! 🥯❤️
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Whether stylizing the plate or the food station, deliberate artistry places our cuisine like a jewel in its setting.
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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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