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Catering and Planner in Morton Grove, Illinois,
(847) 965-4094
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4.8 out of 5
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    Kirsten

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    4.6 out of 5
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  • We only had a couple minor issues with Catered By Design. They didn't cash our deposit when they said they would-- which was really just a minor inconvenience, but one I could've done without. Also, they forgot to bring the champagne tree we specifically rented because they raved over it. Mistakes happen, though, and they gave us a prompt refund for that item. BUT, the good far outweighs the bad; I'm just stating everything here, to give a fair review. Now for the good stuff! The food was THRILLING! A number of our guests said they'd never had better! They are a bit pricey, but they're true artists! Definitely worth it! Also, the service was EXCELLENT. Enough staff, always made sure I had a full glass, quick table setups, very accomodating overall! Catered By Design is a real gem!

    Emily

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    5 out of 5
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  • I knew someone who said they ran into some difficulties with this caterer, but I couldn't disagree more! They took care of everything, nothing was wrong or not as we wanted it. The location (Winnetka Community House) was amazing, and the coordination the we received from Catered by Design with the venue was outstanding. It really took a lot of pressure off of us! The food, of course was remarkable and I am still getting comments on how good everything tasted/looked over a month later! Wonderful business!

    Charlotte

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    2.3 out of 5
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  • Their food was ok but pricey and we felt that much of the menu was too heavy for an outdoor summer wedding in Chicago. They did, however, accomodate our requests for off-menu items such as gazpacho, proscuitto and melon, and grilled vegetable skewers. Also, they forgot to serve the wine until the meal was more than halfway over, which was upsetting. In addition, we had asked them to offer our guests sparkling apple juice as an alternative to champagne since many of our guests do not drink alcohol, and they did not do so. I think if I were to do it again, I would have shopped around more to find a caterer whose menu was more imaginative and whose service was more personal.

    Emily

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Sam Grey at Catered by Design was wonderful. I told him what i wanted, and then i could basically consider my wedding planning finished! I chose my menu, picked my colors, and he took care of the rest. Their food is absolutely delicious. I went to a tasting, and then chose my menu with Sam. He was extremely helpful and was good at helping me choose when i couldn't decide. During cocktail hour, appetizers were served butler-style. For dinner, guests had a choice of 3 entrees. Dessert was a wedding cake and cookie spread that was to-die-for. Catered by Design did all of the set-up, change-over, serving, clean-up, everything for my ceremony and reception! I didn't even have to worry about renting anything. Many of my friends and family have told me that this was the best food they've ever had at a wedding.

    Kristina

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    3.3 out of 5
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  • Overall, we were quite pleased with the food package and service we received on the day of the wedding. We ran into some communication problems with our representative. Everything for the reception site needed to be coordinated through her, and she made some big mistakes with the linens we ordered, as well as one of the other external vendor rentals. Karen is a kind woman who knows a lot, but it was difficult to feel 100% comfortable that she knew exactly what we wanted for our special day. It seemed like she just had too many events happening. Fortunately, I am a planner and everything worked out! I will also say that Karen was willing to assist in correcting the problems as best she could, but they could have been avoided completely with the right planning. Their food is wonderful, and the wait staff was polite and efficient.

    Jessica

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    4.4 out of 5
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  • Catered by Design worked with us and provided great options for our brunch wedding. A few of the back tables didn't receive one of the dishes. Wait staff were professional and efficiently cleared away dishes in timely manner. The special barista for espresso coffees was a great touch that we and the guests really enjoyed, but it was pricey and would be better if it could be charged "by the glass" similar to alcohol instead of a flat per-person cost. Overall, we were satisfied and happy with their service.

    Katie

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    3.6 out of 5
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  • The food was great. The menu was extensive and gourmet and presented very well. The servers were so kind and helpful. It seems that they have gotten rid of Karen, which was the stem of all of my complaints. With a talented coordinator, I would completely recommend Catered By Design!
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