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Catering By Design is a full service off premise caterer that offers an array of event planning services.

Catering By Design is the purposeful manifestation of pairing food and design in every last detail of an event. 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, goals, etc. As such, each event is tailored to these ends.  Each menu is carefully crafted, staff personally selected, and the décor artfully executed by 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.

Connecting food, design and service

Our True Passion

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. We have 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 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, of the food station and of the event space. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed in the marketplace. Clients come to CBD for something different and we deliver with passionate and professional service and exquisite cuisine.

A team of professionals accomplishes our magic led by Executive Chef Roth Perelman who steps up to the plate bringing a dynamic repertoire of multi -cultural cuisine with striking culinary design. Our amazing Event Specialists and décor experts can provide event planning and expertise for beautiful weddings, distinctive galas, picnics for 5000, and everything else in between.

garnish, the “By Design” division of Catering By Design, works with a collection of fascinating objet and floral material to bring together unique and spectacular decorative statements. Like our menus, each décor touch 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 registration pieces, garnish will accentuate your event.

What They’re Saying

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


Décor by Garnish (The “Design” in Catering by Design)


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