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Catering by Design

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


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


We create unique dishes and partner with elegant venues to make every event memorable


Watch the magic happen. We take care of your event down to the details

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November 30, 2022

Delivering Thanksgiving Meals Throughout the City in Coordination with Project HOME

In honor of Thanksgiving, our team worked with Project HOME to coordinate delivery of 888 meals to people in need throughout the city of Philadelphia this past Wednesday. Our kitchen…
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November 29, 2022

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

Our team was able to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 200 people at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House this holiday. We are grateful for the opportunity to support families…
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November 8, 2022

The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair Present Annual Donation to Bryn Mawr Hospital

The Devon Horse Show & Country Fair presents an annual donation to Bryn Mawr Hospital, which is the fruit of their labor throughout the course of the year. Devon has…
December 7, 2022

Laura & Adam | Wedding at Bolingbroke Mansion

Laura & Adam had a beautiful wedding at Bolingbroke Mansion in September of 2021. These images courtesy of McMasters Photography perfectly capture the evening. Bolingbroke is located right along the…
December 7, 2022

Holiday Lunch at Five Below Headquarters

Five Below hosted a Holiday Lunch for employees at their impressive Philadelphia Headquarters last week. Employees were able to enjoy lunch among their office's unique recreation area - complete with…
November 17, 2022

Christina & David | Wedding at ONE North Broad

Christina & David had a romantic Fall wedding at ONE North Broad in Philadelphia with beautiful weather. Ryan Eda captured beautiful photos by the LOVE statue and city hall and…

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

Now that the insanity is over, I want to say absolutely from the deepest depths of my heart, thank you for everything for last night. It was honestly a dream come true. You and your staff were incredible, everything was perfect, and I couldn’t have asked for more. John and I are amazed, the guests were amazed, everything was just the best thing ever. So, thank you, thank you, thank you! I was beyond happy the outcome and you’ve been our biggest asset through this whole thing.


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


The Knot Best of Weddings - 2021 Pick


Center City Philadelphia is all dressed up for the holidays! Take in the sights, ride the ferris wheel, go ice skating at the base of City Hall in Dilworth Park, and finish (or maybe just begin) your holiday shopping at the Christmas Village. 
While you’re in Center City, visit @onenorthbroad and the @masonictemplephiladelphia for a tour of the Masonic Library and Museum of Pennsylvania. Grab a flier at the Christmas Village for 20% off admission now through Christmas Eve! 
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Our talented kitchen team is used to the Holiday Season hustle and bustle! So many events to prep & cook for, and they accomplish each goal with finesse. 
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Catering By Design! 
Today our team was able to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for 200 people at @rmhcphilly. We are grateful for the opportunity, for our entire multitalented staff, and for the staff and volunteers at Ronald McDonald House who welcome us into their kitchen and are nothing but hospitable.
We worked with @projecthomephl to coordinate meals for 888 people in need throughout Philadelphia this holiday. 
Our kitchen team prepped, cooked, and packed an assortment of meals, sides, desserts and pies, and our warehouse team diligently filled 2 of our trucks and is currently out on the road getting every meal where it’s headed. We are grateful to have such a hardworking team, and happy to help with such a great cause!