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Catering By Design is a Full Service Caterer and Event Design company working off-premises and with our five exclusive venue partners.

Catering By Design is the purposeful manifestation of pairing food and event design in every last detail. Full-service catering means the menu, décor, entertainment, and facilities are all crafted specifically for each occasion. We know that every event comes with its own unique set of circumstances, parameters, and goals, so each event is tailored to these ends.  Each menu is carefully crafted, staff is personally selected, and décor is artfully arranged by our in house floral & design studio, garnish. Whether it is a breakfast meeting at the office or a sit down dinner for a thousand, we’ve got you covered.  Our team has the experience and professionalism to transform any concept or idea into a reality.

Our True Passion: Connecting Food, Design, & Service

We approach every menu and design element with you in mind, integrating our flavors to represent you and your needs. We respect how flavors, like people, interact.

Catering By Design

About Us

Catering By Design begins in the kitchen and extends to the ballroom. Our event coordinators, culinary team, and decor division make events happen with an aesthetic and approach that is unique to your vision. We have over 30 years of experience in full-service catering in Philadelphia and beyond.

Our team has a passion for the cooking techniques and authentic flavors of regional cuisine, prepared and presented with modern culinary sensibility and often a dash of whimsy.  As members and supporters of sustainability and the Slow Food Movement, we utilize the bounty of food sources locally and across America, gently enhancing these ingredients with aromas and flavors from around the globe. Our thoughtful cuisine is enhanced by carefully crafted design of the plate, the food station and the event space. Our kitchen has been devoted to sustainability since our inception as is apparent in our partnership with Bennett Compost.

Our team accomplishes magic led by Executive Chef & Partner Roth Perelman, who brings a dynamic repertoire of multi-cultural cuisine with striking culinary design. Our kitchen is comprised of culinary experts from varying backgrounds and leaves no stone unturned when it comes to creative output. We also have an in-house bakery and dessert kitchen with Executive Pastry Chef Liz Yee ensuring we have an option to satisfy every sweet tooth. Our seasoned Event Specialists provide event planning expertise for beautiful weddings, distinctive galas, corporate events, and everything else in between.

garnish is our in-house floral and décor studio, which works with a collection of fascinating objects and floral material to bring together unique and spectacular decorative statements. Like our menus, each décor element is customized to your specific vision. Whether you are in a sophisticated Center City venue or a rustic Bucks County barn, garnish will transform your space with found art elements and standout floral design. From bouquets to centerpieces, garnish will elevate your event.

Headquartered in Mt. Airy

Catering Services in Philadelphia, PA

Full-Service Caterer

Full-Service Bartending

Event Planning and Design

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