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Pendomonium 2017 in Downtown Raleigh

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Pendo, founded in 2013 and proudly built in NC, was formed because of a need to understand product development success. The company’s mission is to improve users’ experience with different types of software. They do this by helping companies measure their own customers’ experience with their existing applications using powerful analytics, in-application user feedback, and contextual guidance. As a result of their hard-work and dedication, Pendo was selected as a top 10 startup to watch by The North Carolina Technology Association in 2015.

We were recently asked to help out with one of their key conference events, Pendomonium 2017, held in downtown Raleigh. Pendomonium 2017 focused on learning best practices from some of the industry’s best innovators for product, customer success, and marketing.

We took some great pictures of the after-party and wanted to share a few of them in this post. If you want to see the entire gallery from the event, please take a look at our Pendo Pinterest gallery by clicking here! Check out the menu below and let us know in the comments which items you’d like to try at your next event.

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For Starters

  • Grilled Pita, Focaccia and Tuscan Bread
  • Hummus, Pimento Cheese and Tomato Basil Dip
  • Imported and Domestic Cheese Tray with a Seasonal Fruit Garnish
  • Assorted Gourmet Crackers

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For Dinner

  • Chicken and Waffle Bites with Maple Syrup
  • Penne Pasta with Grilled Portobellos and Roasted Red Peppers in a Basil Cream Sauce
  • Low Country Crab Puppies with Lemon Garlic Aioli
  • BBQ Pulled Pork Crostini with Pickle Slice

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For Dessert

  • Red Velvet Cake Shooters
  • Banana Pudding Tarts
  • Miniature Lemon Squares
  • Apple Pecan Pie Mini Tarts
  • Petite Cream Puffs

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Thanks again to Pendo for having Catering by Design at their recent conference. If you’ve got an event of any kind coming up and want to serve great tasting and affordable food, keep reading to see how Catering by Design can help.

Awesome Raleigh Business Catering for Your Open House

Catering by Design is the number one source for all of your Raleigh business catering needs. We make your open house, or other business event, easy since we do all the work. If you do not need a full catering staff, we also offer an affordable delivery service.

Regardless of your event size, we’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. From university dinners, corporate events, luncheons, and awards banquets, to weddings, anniversary parties, social events and holiday gatherings, Catering by Design will ensure your food and fun is top shelf quality.

Please give us a call today to learn more about why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh business catering services!

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How To Afford Raleigh Corporate Catering

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Catered meals comes in all shapes and sizes. Some companies just prefer to order out for pizza. But after a while, that can old. It’s also not a good option for when you hosting your business customers. A better choice would be calling Catering By Design for an attractive catered meal.

For a breakfast meeting, we can offer you something simple, yet elegant, like coffee and pastries; for a working lunch meeting, how about croissant sandwiches and gourmet cookies or your salads with French bread; if you need a evening options, how about hot and chilled hors d’oeuvres or a complete buffet.

We know that all of this sounds very expensive and you’re probably wondering how businesses can even afford catering in this economy? Keep reading to find out how. If you’re looking for the most affordable Raleigh corporate catering, look no further than Catering By Design. You’ll love our friendly service and great prices.

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Even though businesses are working with smaller budgets, using Catering By Design gives you the flexibility during the last quarter of the year to really do something special and serve amazing food. Feel free to call us today to discuss your budget. We can help you customize a menu that will fit within any sized budget.

Here are some of the alternatives that people are asking for.

  • Having the main part of the meal catered, while the employees bring desserts to share. (This is fine in one’s own business setting, but may not work in public venues)
  • Having employees set up the event, decorations, tables, chairs, table cloths and place settings. The caterer brings the food and displays it, and then employees help with serving.
  • Ordering less food.
  • Ordering less expensive food.
  • Not serving alcohol.

A nicely catered meal, with an attractive display, makes even a simple gathering an event to remember. It inspires people, lifts the mood, gets people excited and talking about it. When you want to make a good impression on your customers, trust Catering By Design to make it happen.

Affordable Raleigh Corporate Catering for Spring Events | Catering by Design

Catering by Design is the number one source for all of your Raleigh corporate catering needs. We make your spring time event easy because we do all the work. Call us today and ask about our business specials and delivery service. We’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. From university dinners, corporate events and awards banquets, to weddings, anniversary parties and Easter gatherings, Catering by Design will ensure your food and fun is top shelf quality. We’ve been serving up smiles to people all over North Carolina for decades. Please give us a call today to learn more about why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh corporate catering services!

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Fathom Realty Awards Lunch

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Fathom Realty is one of the fastest growing, privately held residential real estate companies in the nation. In 2014, Fathom was also ranked on the Inc. 500 list. Fathom Realty’s motto is “Whoever wants to be great must become a servant.” This means that as a company, they simply exist to serve families who need help buying or selling their home. Their goal is to ensure that these families are thoroughly served throughout their experience.

We had the great pleasure of helping out with Fathom Realty’s recent award luncheon and holiday party. It was held at the historic Market Hall located in downtown Raleigh. We took some really nice pictures from the event and wanted to share some of them in this post. However, if you’d like to see the entire gallery from the day’s event, please visit us on Pinterest!

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To get the lunch moving, we started the buffet off with this gorgeous salad of Baby Greens with Fresh Strawberries, Feta Cheese, and Candied Walnuts mixed in. It was finished off with a homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing.

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For the side items we had a few tasty dishes. One was a Sautéed Vegetable Medley and the other was Rosemary Roasted Red Potatoes, a great winter dish. Both were served with Assorted Rolls with Butter.

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For the main course, guests enjoyed the Slowly Roasted Rosemary Roast Beef that was bathed in a Chianti Mushroom Sauce and the Chicken Breast Stuffed with Bacon, Gouda and then topped with Pesto Cream which is always a huge hit wherever we go!

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And for dessert, the guests enjoyed several platters of these beautiful miniatures, featuring Lemon Squares, Chocolate Bites, Eclairs, Cannoli, and tiny Cream Puffs.

Affordable Raleigh Business Catering for the Holidays| Catering by Design

Catering by Design is the number one source for all of your Raleigh business catering needs. We make your holiday event easy since we do all the work. Call now and ask about our holiday specials and delivery service. We’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. From university dinners, corporate events, luncheons, and awards banquets, to weddings, anniversary parties, social events and holiday gatherings, Catering by Design will ensure your food and fun is top shelf quality. We’ve been serving up smiles to people all over North Carolina for decades. Please give us a call today to learn more about why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh business catering services!

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InnovateNC | Institute for Emerging Issues Event Catering

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The Institute for Emerging Issues is all about bringing people together to solve the complex issues that hold communities back from reaching their potential. Their goal is to ensure NC’s future and competitiveness for business growth and innovation. This organization believes that when people from all regions, and different points of view, work together with a shared vision progress becomes smarter and more comprehensive. That’s why InnovateNC was launched.

This program was created to make sure that cities located outside of the Triangle and Charlotte have the same growth opportunities. The five cities that were chosen were Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, Wilmington and Wilson. This two-year program is backed by a diverse group of partners and has been structured to allow each community to collaborate and develop new growth practices.

We had the great pleasure of catering the Innovate NC event for the Institute of Emerging Issues. It was held at the Bullpen, which is located in downtown Durham NC. We took some great pictures at the event, and we hope you enjoy this small preview. If you would like to see the entire gallery from the big night, you’ll have to take a look at our Pinterest gallery. You’ll be able to see pictures from many of our Raleigh corporate catering events, social gatherings, and weddings as well.

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As the guests finished their meeting, they were met with a beautiful setup featuring Hot and Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Dip with fresh Pita Points and Crispy Crostini, and Miniature Beef Wellingtons, not pictured.

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On the lighter side, a colorful tray of Imported and Domestic Cheeses was served with an assortment of Gourmet Crackers and a Seasonal Fruit Garnish.

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Also on the buffet was a beautiful array of Fresh Vegetables with Homemade Ranch and Roasted Red Pepper Dip.

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On the heavier side of the buffet table we had our Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bites. These were served with our spicy Apricot Mustard Dipping Sauce.

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For dessert, guests enjoyed Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Brownies, and beautiful Blondie Bars.

Affordable Raleigh Corporate Catering | Catering by Design

Catering by Design is the number one source for all of your Triangle and Raleigh corporate catering holiday needs. We make your event easy because we do all the work. Call us today and ask about our specials and delivery service. We’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. From university dinners, corporate events and awards banquets to weddings, vow renewals, anniversary parties and more, Catering by Design can make sure your food and fun are on point. We’ve been serving up smiles to people all over North Carolina for decades. So give us a call today and see why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh caterers!

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Polyzen Holiday Party at Artspace

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It’s the holiday season! A time of the year when family, friends, and coworkers get together to celebrate all that they’re blessed with. Today we’re highlighting Polyzen’s annual holiday party. Polyzen was founded over 20 years ago as a way for medical device companies to have a turn-key solution for developing and cultivating new ideas.

We had the great pleasure of catering Polyzen’s holiday party this year. It was held at Artspace, which is located in downtown Raleigh NC. We took some really awesome pictures at the event, and we hope you enjoy this small preview. If you would like to see the entire gallery from Polyzen’s holiday party, you’ll have to take a look at our Pinterest gallery. You’ll be able to see pictures from many of our Raleigh corporate catering events, social gatherings, and weddings as well.

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As the party got started, guests found the main room set up with a huge heavy Hors d’Oeuvre Buffet. The buffet featured some of our most popular items, such as Imported and Domestic Cheeses with Assorted Crackers and Seasonal Fruit Garnish, Parmesan Crusted Chicken Bites Spring Rolls with Sesame Ginger Sauce, Raspberry and Brie Stuffed Phyllo Bites, and Petite Crab Cakes with Lemon Aioli.

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Other buffet menu items included Chilled Marinated Grilled Vegetables, pictured above, as well as this creamy Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip, featured below, that was served with fresh Pita Points.

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Pictured in the scrolling carousel at the top of the page, you’ll find pictures from our famous Mashed Potato Station. This fun and interactive station included creamy Mashed Potatoes with toppings like Butter, Sour Cream, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon Bits and Scallions.

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The holiday menu also featured two separate Manned Carving Stations where our Chefs created outstanding dishes. The first station consisted of Sea Salt, Garlic and Herb Crusted Top Round that was sliced and custom cooked to order! The aroma of the pan fried steaks was amazing, as was the taste. The steaks were served with Balsamic Onion Marmalade, Whole Grain Mustard Sauce and Cranberry Aioli as well as Assorted Rolls with Butter for custom sliders.

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The second Chef Manned station was for Made to Order Pasta! Chef James created custom dishes for the guests using Penne, Alfredo and Marinara Sauces, Spinach, Caramelized Onions, Sautéed Peppers and Hand-Chopped Chicken.

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For dessert, we had festive Assorted Holiday Pops, Hand Rolled Chocolate Truffles and Holiday Cookies.

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Catering by Design is the number one source for all of your Triangle and Raleigh corporate catering holiday needs. We make your event easy because we do all the work. Call us today and ask about our specials and delivery service. We’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. From university dinners, corporate events, and awards banquets, to weddings, vow renewals, anniversary parties and more, Catering by Design can make sure your food and fun are on point. We’ve been serving up smiles to people all over North Carolina for decades. So give us a call today and see why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh caterers!

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Kendra Scott Grand Opening & Fundraiser for Susan G Komen

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Just over a decade ago, Kendra Scott launched her jewelry collection with only $500. Today, her brand is a multimillion-dollar global sensation being represented in major retailers like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdales plus 1,000+ specialty boutiques worldwide. The Kendra Scott flagship and design studio headquarters is located in Austin, Texas where each new piece is meticulously designed and crafted. The Kendra Scott brand has become a household fashion name to women around the world and even famous celebrities like Sofia Vergara, Eva Longoria, Hilary Duff and Brooklyn Decker love her unique and bold designs.

Even as her brand continues to grow, the company’s founding philosophies of “Family, Fashion & Philanthropy” still hold true. As philanthropy continues to be a driving force for this fashion-forward company, we were thrilled when we were asked to be a part of her latest store grand opening at the Streets of Southpoint in Durham, NC. Kendra Scott teamed up with the Susan G Komen foundation for an afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment.

We wanted to share a few of our favorite pictures with you from this lovely afternoon. To see the entire gallery, click here to visit us on Pinterest.

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The Susan G. Komen organization is a global movement that is dedicated to ending breast cancer. Back in 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan Komen, that she would do everything she could to stop breast cancer forever. In 1982 the Susan G. Komen organization was formed. With a strong grass-roots effort, what began as a shoebox full of potential donor names and $200, has grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for breast cancer research and more.

Since 1990, the efforts of the Susan G. Komen foundation have helped reduce death rates from breast cancer by 34 percent as well as improve five-year relative survival rates for early stage cancers from 74 to 99 percent. To date, the foundation has invested more than $2.6 billion in research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 30 countries worldwide.

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One of the reasons that this organization is so special is that the Susan G. Komen foundation is the ONLY group that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts like research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives to make the biggest impact against breast cancer.

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Throughout this beautiful store, guests were treated with custom made cookies from a local bakery to celebrate the fundraiser.

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We also developed a signature cocktail made from fresh peaches, strawberries, and raspberries mixed with champagne. It was a hit on such a warm afternoon.

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The menu for the day was light and fun. We served guests a fancy tray of imported and domestic cheeses garnished with fresh fruit and paired with gourmet crackers. Not pictured was pimento cheese as well as cucumber finger sandwiches.

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When you need affordable and highly rated Raleigh corporate catering for your next event or fundraiser, call Catering By Design. We can handle any of your menu needs. We’ve been a Triangle favorite for decades and our highly trained staff of professionals understands exactly what it takes to make your event successful. Please give us a call today and ask about our Lunch and Learn program. This program is great for businesses that want to get to know us, and our food.

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More Office Gift Exchange Ideas

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If you work in a job setting that is full of holiday cheer, you might be having your gift exchange soon, or after the first of the year. If you want to switch things up a little, you can check out part one of this series and then read the rest of this post below. We wanted to give you a few more ideas of how you can add something different to your gift exchange instead of doing the same thing you have done the past few years. Still need to plan your corporate holiday party? Call Catering By Design for affordable and top notch business catering Raleigh NC services.

Book Swap – This idea will only work if everyone likes to read books. It does not matter if the books are on a kindle, or iPad, or a traditional hardcover. Have all the participants write their names and a few of their favorite types of books. Encourage your employees to either buy a real book or a gift card to purchase an e-book. At the gift exchange draw names out of a hat. You can even combine this with elements of White Elephant, or Dirty Santa for extra fun.

Present Auction – This is a new way to add a little spice and friendly competition to the annual gift exchange. Everyone who wants to participate in the present auction should bring in a gift of a set value that will be put on display in the office. Each participant will then be assigned 100 points to use in the auction (you can use as many points as you like). The present auction should continue until everyone has used up their points and wins a gift. You can also hold a silent auction if this will make everyone more comfortable. Just get some boxes with lids and have them out so participants can write their bids on slips of paper to be drawn later. Assign someone to calculate the winners afterward.

Coffee Mug Exchange – We think this idea is fantastic. Most of your officemates probably drink coffee or tea, right? Exchanging fun and decorative coffee mugs is a great and inexpensive way to have a gift exchange. You can also have fun with this and find gag gift coffee mugs with silly themes. You can also do traditional coffee mugs stuffed with edible treats inside like candies, biscotti, hot cocoa, or chocolate. This can be done Secret Santa or White Elephant style, just set a price limit and have fun.

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Catering By Design has been the number one holiday business catering Raleigh NC company for decades for a reason – great food and even better service and prices. Need to plan a corporate event? We can help noon or night. Just give us some notice and we’ll see if we can work you in. Give me call today and let’s talk food.

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Raleigh NC Wedding Catering | Southern Bridal Show Round Up

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The Southern Bridal Show and Expo wrapped up Sunday, April 6th. Magic and enchantment was in the air with over 150 vendors from the Triangle showing off the hottest wedding trends for 2014. Raleigh NC wedding catering ideas were provided by Catering by Design. Our menu samples received rave reviews from the brides, grooms and their families. We want to thank everyone who helped make the expo a success and a special thanks to all the brides and grooms that stopped by our booth. Below are some highlights from the Southern Bridal Show to give you a taste of the event. If you would like to see the entire event gallery, visit us on Pinterest!

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Hot for 2014 are interactive food stations. We incorporated this wedding trend with our booth so guests could have fun and design their own plate with as much or little food as they liked. Here we featured delicious Beef Wrapped Portobellos with Sesame Ginger Demi Glaze, Smoked Chicken and Roasted Pepper Dip, Crostini, and various home made Humus and Salsas.

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Live, Laugh, Eat! At Catering by Design, we serve your family with a smile. Here is a lovely group registering for our free China giveaway during the Southern Bridal Show and Expo!

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Even simple wedding foods can have an air of elegance if displayed properly! Here our Cristinis are well lit by candles nestled between two complimenting dishes.

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Pictured above is what we like to call “Summer In A Cup”. Our signature summer lemonade is a perfect beverage for summer weddings or corporate events. We combine basil, mint and edible flowers to give this lemonade a fresh and clean taste.

Raleigh NC Wedding Catering Super Tip: Edible flowers are great for the DIY caterer. Edible flowers add amazing color to your dishes and have a dramatic impact on your guests.

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Fresh and local is our mantra. At Catering by Design, we are passionate about our food. That’s why we use only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally, to create incredible flavors. Here we featured some of our homemade salsa. Simple, fresh and delicious, this hor d’oeuvre works well for any catered event.

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Catering by Design is a Wedding Wire Award Winning Caterer three years in a row – 2012, 2013 and 2014! We have menus that fit any budget! Contact us today, and let’s start planning a meal that you and your groom will remember for a life time!

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Corporate Breakfasts with Made-to-Order Omelets

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Made to Order Omelets is an exciting and simple way to make Corporate Breakfasts special.

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A 4 omelet at a time Omelet Station at a Raleigh Corporate Breakfast for employees.

This is a 4 omelet at a time station, with exciting ingredients to give your employees their own choice, exactly as they want it.

Ingredients included bacon, turkey, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, cheese, red pepper, onion and more.

In addition there was a buffet table full with Buns, Bacon & Sausage, Fresh Fruit, Diced and Seasoned Potatoes, and Cheesy Grits.

And for your sweet tooth: Cinnamon Buns, Chocolate Croissants, and Fluffy Biscuits with Butter and Jelly.

Think of it as an affordable way to say “We greatly appreciate what you do for our company.”

Have you enjoyed a corporate breakfast event recently?

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Catering by Design: A Corporate Catering Review

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Here, at Catering by Design, we offer full service catering for wedding, social and corporate events. We love receiving feedback from our client. Recently, we received this note after a corporate event:

“I just wanted to follow up with you to let you know how great it was to work with Jim and Denise yesterday.  They came armed with smiles, incredible food, a “can do” attitude, and even went the extra mile for us towards the end of the meeting.  They were quiet, every transition was seamless and you should know that several people asked me who catered our meeting.  I deal with caterers all the time and these guys were so professional that I just needed to pass that along to you.  I rarely find all of these qualities amassed together in the same place, so please know that we will be doing business with you again…and likely again very soon.  Our Chairman was also in the room and worked in Food and Beverage in college and shared with me that he thought they were outstanding as well. Well done!”

~ Meghan F. Morel, AquaLaw

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Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer for weddings, social occasions and corporate events, serving the full triangle and surrounding areas including Pinehurst and Rocky Mount, Pittsboro and Fuquay Varina, Wake Forest and Carrboro. We’ve even been known to cater a wedding on the coast every so often.

Call us and find out how we can help you! (919) 481-2366.

 

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