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Catering in Cary, North Carolina,
(919) 481-2366
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 101 Reviews


    Katherine

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  • Where do I begin with Catering by Design! First of all, they really saved the day for me when I first began planning my wedding...I had a previous caterer before them that really wasn't communicating and just wasn't a great fit. I happened to find Catering by Design on a whim, saw they had wonderful reviews, and wanted to give them a try. When we went in for the tasting, we were absolutely blown away by how delicious the food was, and knew they had to be our caterer. We worked with Kelli leading up to the day, who was absolutely wonderful and made the whole process easy and stress free. Cut to the big day this past weekend, and Steven and the whole on-site crew were rockstars - they made sure everyone was comfortable and taken care of, not to mention keeping both myself and my husband fed as well (they even made us a whole plate of appetizers since we didn't get to eat much during the day/cocktail hour). Even when our speaker system went out for the music, they saved the day by bringin... Read more

    Brittney

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  • We absolutely loved Catering By Design! They prepared such yummy food, everyone loved it! Our reception was about 78 guests and we did buffet style. Let me start by saying the tasting was AMAZING! I have heard from other friends they have had to pay for a tasting, CBD is complimentary before you even sign a contract, so nice! They served us everything that would be served for the wedding and even boxed up the leftovers for us to take! They were so flexible on the menu, don't think that what they have posted is all they do, they will combine things to make it what you want. We had hor d'ourves served at the cocktail hour. Cheese and crackers and hot crab-cake hushpuppies! Enjoy these at your tasting b/c on your wedding day you probably wont get any b/c they go fast! For the buffet we had a salad, roasted veggies, roasted potatoes, chicken (stuffed with cheese mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes), a beef tenderloin for the carving station and of course rolls! My wedding w... Read more

    Ashley

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  • We enjoyed working with the Catering by Design team! All of our guests raved about the food!

    Jessica

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    5 out of 5
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  • Catering by Design was one of the best decisions we made leading up to the wedding. We had tried several catering companies out before really giving CBD a chance. After being let down several times, we decided to go in for a tasting at CBD. I had been emailing with Jen (who is amazing) and she said "why don't you come in, we want to impress you". Wow. We were impressed. We were looking for a southern buffet menu with plenty of southern sides. When we came in for our tasting, they cooked us the entire menu (with plenty to spare and a to-go box). The food was piping hot and had that southern home cooking feel. The food didn't taste like typically catered food. After we chose CBD as our caterer, Jen helped coordinate the linens and table set up. She helped put my mind at ease by taking care of what needed to get done. On the wedding day, when we got to the reception venue, we were greeted with beverages and asked if they could go ahead and prep a dinner plate for us. The staff was on top ... Read more

    Alison

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    5 out of 5
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  • I cannot say enough about CBD. They catered two events for our family in the same week: my husband and I renewed our vows in front of a small group of family members in our daughter Alison’s home for our 40th anniversary on a Tuesday evening and then she was married to our now son-in-law Jason the following Saturday. From the first phone contact that I had with Jen, she was a joy to work with. For the anniversary dinner we had a simple buffet from CBD’s suggested menus, with one variation on a dish that was recommended by Jen after hearing what we didn’t like about a particular dish. Her idea was spot on and the dinner went off without a hitch thanks to Steve’s personable and attentive work. When it came to planning food for the wedding, we were much pickier clients. For our first planning meeting with Jen, we walked in with a complete menu already prepared with few items from CBD’s printed repertoire. We wanted 3 stations with regional cuisine from the Northeast, Sou... Read more

    User5107501

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    5 out of 5
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  • At the close of the reception, all of the guests were still raving about how good the food was. From the beginning, Catering By Design was such a pleasure to work with - they were able to work with our budget and still provide such a fantastic spread for our guests. I highly recommend CBD for any function you may have - professional, prompt, and service-oriented!

    Bridget

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    5 out of 5
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  • Our food was SO GOOD! The southern bbq is amazing. So many of our guests complimented us on our food. My aunt said it was some of the best wedding food she had ever had. Jen was great to work with and CBD's prices are very reasonable. We did our open bar (beer and wine only--they don't supply liquor) through them as well and it was convenient and extremely well priced. I highly recommend them!

    Donna

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    5 out of 5
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  • Incredibly professional, flexible staff who did their best to work with bride and groom every step of the way. Delicious food got rave reviews from our pickiest guests!

    User5040928

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  • It was a pleasant experience to contact Jen to plan for catering and Steve and his team did a great job on our wedding day! The food is great and the service is supreme.

    Beth

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    5 out of 5
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  • We were SOOOO pleased with the service and food from Catering by Design. Jen was so easy to work with (always helpful and quick to respond to all of my emails). The food that was served at the wedding was excellent... and exactly what we were served at our tasting. We went with the southern buffet option. BBQ at weddings is becoming a pretty common thing in NC, but their display was beautiful and elegant, and the food was simple but still unique. BEST mac'n'cheese I've ever had. They served the alcohol that we provided without ridiculous corking fees, and they even boxed up all of the leftovers for us. The servers and bartenders were very professional and attentive. I'm a wedding photographer, and so I work with LOTS of caterers. Catering by Design was wonderful with my vendors as well as my guests. I highly recommend them!!!

    Kate

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  • Catering By Design provided our rehearsal dinner We received many compliments on the food and their service was excellent. They were helpful in so many ways, from the planning to the set up on site, service during the dinner, and clean up afterward. They were very easy to work with and we didn't have any concerns about the dinner at all. I would definitely use them again.

    Kara

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  • We had a wonderful experience with Catering by Design for our daughter's wedding. During the planning stages, Mindy was insightful, courteous, and pleasant to work with. I appreciated how willing they were to work within our budget. The day of the event the team was fabulous--professional, graciously serving all the guests and especially attentive to the couple and their families. They went above and beyond in their service and were willing to pitch in wherever needed. And the food was delicious! I would highly recommend Catering by Design for your special event.

    Morgan

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  • The whole team at Catering By Design was great - and Steven managed everything on site perfectly. The food was delicious and they even brought us out appetizers as we were taking pictures! Great service, great food.

    Ashley

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  • Catering By Design was a great investment. From the beginning, they were very helpful. We scheduled a tasting and chose most of the items we tasted for our wedding menu. We had been to other tastings, but this one stood out! The food was delicious! I still dream about the macaroni and cheese. :-) They allowed us to bring in desserts and a meat from a different source. The set-up was nice and the servers/bartenders were professional. One word of advice is to figure out ahead of time what happens to the leftover food. I had a wedding coordinator who I assumed would handle this; needless to say all of our leftover food was thrown away, which was very upsetting. My one complaint is that the company contacted the wedding coordinator after the wedding asking about gratuity. We were on our honeymoon and we sent gratuity upon return, but I was disappointed that they were asking for a tip.

    User4934294

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    4.7 out of 5
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  • Catering by Design did a wonderful job for our wedding. We had a buffet dinner for a little over 100 people. They were very easy to work with during the planning process, and were willing to go through several menu revisions with us as we changed our minds a few times. They did a free tasting of our menu which was great because we were able to find out a few things that we wanted to change (i.e. dressing on the side for salad). They were very flexible with last minute changes. We originally planned to bring our own linens, but changed our minds less than two weeks before the wedding and they were able to arrange rentals for us. We did not have a day-of wedding coordinator and were flipping our venue between ceremony and reception, so their team was responsible for setting up everything for the reception. They did a venue walk-through with us a month before which was helpful in making me feel confident that the room would be set up the way we wanted. I provided a floor chart and phot... Read more

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