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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…
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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…
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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…

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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.

Michael

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!

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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.
#primalsupplymeats #cateringbydesignevents #stepuptotheplatephl #phillystepsup #philadelphia #caterer
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
Thank you @dietzandwatson for your generous donati Thank you @dietzandwatson for your generous donations of amazing lunch meat. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to make tens of thousands of sandwiches for the Step Up To The Plate program. We Philadelphians do amazing things when we come together. #stepuototheplatephl #phillystepsup #cateringbydesignevents #caterer #philadelphia @broadstreetmin @preventionpointphiladelphia @reliefcomm
A huge THANK YOU goes out to Tiffany’s Bakery! T A huge THANK YOU goes out to Tiffany’s Bakery! They kindly donated 2,000 cookies to our Step Up To the Plate meals. Thank you so much for your generosity! We know everyone is going to love this special treat. @tiffanysbakeryphilly #stepuptotheplatephl #phillystepsup #tiffanysbakeryphilly #broadstreetministry #preventionpointphilly
A special shoutout to Elizabeth Savitz, our amazin A special shoutout to Elizabeth Savitz, our amazing Event Specialist. Where has the time gone? Thank You for 12 years of making people happy with your flawless events. We look forward to many more years working with you and seeing the joy you bring your clients! THANK YOU!!
Catering By Design is humbled to be part of the St Catering By Design is humbled to be part of the Step Up To the Plate collective effort to ease suffering in our community. Homelessness, hunger and racial equality are part of the same issue. CBD will continue to strive throughout Philadelphia doing what we do best.  Nourishment inspires hope. We love our city and the people in it.
Catering By Design is proud to be partnered with B Catering By Design is proud to be partnered with Broad Street Ministry, Prevention Point Philadelphia, Project HOME, SEAMAAC, and the City of Philadelphia: feeding and caring for people experiencing housing and food insecurity during the pandemic. Together, we have served over 100,000 meals to our most vulnerable neighbors. As this crisis continues throughout our city, so does the need for these services. We continue to #stepuptotheplatephl #PhillyStepsUp. 
To contribute to this cause, visit stepupphilly.givesmart.com
Happy Memorial Day! Today we remember those who ga Happy Memorial Day! Today we remember those who gave their lives for our country. #thankyou #memorialday2020
Happy Mother’s Day! Love, Your friends at CBD Happy Mother’s Day! Love, Your friends at CBD
Sending a shoutout to Executive Chef Roth and his Sending a shoutout to Executive Chef Roth and his daughter for setting up CBD as a pick up location for the ServeBetter Food distribution. Supported by a generous donation of food and supplies by US foods, they handed out food, snacks and beverages to restaurant workers who are currently unemployed.