About Us

Since 2000, Catering By Design has served delicious made-to-order food and provided expert catering services for thousands of special events across the Raleigh-Durham “Research Triangle” area.  Our menus draw from years of experience and a diverse range of cuisines and cultures. We understand that the food we prepare is crucial to the success of the events we undertake.  We work closely with our clients to ensure that we help them to their realize their vision.

At Catering By Design, great food is just the starting point. There’s a reason folks consider us one of the leading Raleigh catering companies. We’re happy to share our event planning expertise and introduce our clients to the best vendors and venues throughout the Triangle area. That’s not something many Raleigh catering companies will do – or even could do. If our clients need help finding a specific resource, we do what it takes to help.  When the big day arrives, we will go the extra mile to make sure that the event goes off without a hitch.  If guest and buffet tables need attention or arranging, we’re always happy to jump in. Our goal is to make sure that every event goes smoothly. Great food and happy, servant-oriented staff are a big part of each successful event.

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Our Catering History

Catering By Design was founded in the year 2000 by executive chef Greg Lewis.  At the time, he owned Errico’s, a popular Italian restaurant in Cary, and was constantly getting requests for event catering.

Catering was a natural fit for the restaurateur and by the end of its first decade in business, Catering By Design was a well-known and respected catering company, involved with political events, historic town celebrations, schools, sporting events and many, many weddings, corporate events and social gatherings.

In 2012, Catering By Design was honored with the Service Excellence Pinnacle Award, presented by the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce. We don’t just say we’re one of the leading Raleigh catering companies. We’ve got the hardware to prove it!

In 2013, Catering By Design was purchased by a new owner, Phillip Lin, who is dedicated to maintaining, and even improving, the catering company’s commitment to impeccable service and incredible food.  Phillip’s backed by the same amazing staff our patrons have come to know and love. His background in restaurants, services and technology has Catering by Design poised to exceed our already stellar record. We can’t wait to see what the next 20 years bring!

Catering By Design Culture

We have established an outstanding reputation because of our consistent focus on quality food and exceptional service. An essential part of our ability to deliver quality food and exceptional service is our teamwork – built by a culture of respect, kindness and cooperation. This is at the core of who we are. It was initiated by our founder, and has successfully been transferred to each of us. We train our team members in a way that ensures the continuity of our culture. New members work side by side with seasoned team members to learn the Catering By Design way. Teamwork is so much a part of how we do business that we don’t even think about it. It’s just the way we are.

Catering By Design Staff

Turnover at Catering By Design is very low. Many staff members have worked together for over ten years. Any other work environment just isn’t an option. Our customers really appreciate that continuity, and the consistency of our services. Why do we have such low turnover? It’s because we genuinely care about the well-being of our team members. The respect and care we share for our own staff, carries over naturally to our customers and you.

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