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Catering by Design Celebrates Thanksgiving with Gratitude & Appreciation

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering, Holiday Catering, Social Event Catering

In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we have been delivering traditional meals with Slow Roasted Turkey with Homemade Gravy, Chicken Breast Stuffed with Portobellos, Sundried Tomatoes, Vermont White Cheddar, Cornbread Stuffing, Herb Roasted Sweet Potatoes and of course Pumpkin and Apple Pies for corporate holiday parties, family gatherings and social gatherings.

Here at Catering by Design, we give our employees the Thanksgiving Day off to be with their families and friends for Thanksgiving. During this week, we want to say thank you to both our staff and all of you.

We are so grateful for the work of our employees and staff, so thankful for those who continually call us to cater and serve for them, and thankful for new clients and those that are just now finding us.

Catering by Design would not be one of the most successful catering businesses in the Triangle area if it was not for our amazing staff. One weekend in October, we enlisted the service of every single staff member to host six events! And the reviews we received were amazing.

Throughout the year, we have served meals for so many weddings, and we think about those brides and grooms celebrating their first holidays together, we have attended sporting events in the spring and summer, events for service organizations and have catered for corporations across the Raleigh, Durham area.

This Thanksgiving, we take a moment to give gratitude for all that we have to offer our community, and the ways in which our community supports us.

Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving!


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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Summer Parties & North Carolina BBQ

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering, Raleigh Catering, Social Event Catering

Nothing says summer in North Carolina louder than an outdoor summer party complete with BBQ, sweet tea, and all the southern sides including veggies and freshly baked pies.

Let Catering by Design satisfy your craving and your party needs with our Southern Buffett menus available for deliveries as well as full service.

Something about the mere mention of southern fried hushpuppies, cool, creamy coleslaw, and pulled barbeque always gets the taste buds watering. Hungry yet?

Throw in jalapeno corn bread, homemade baked macaroni and cheese, and country style green beans with bacon, and wait to hear your tummy begin to growl just thinking about it.

Catering by Design offers both Northern styled barbeque and vinegar based barbeque because we know people take their barbeque preferences very seriously.

The Southern Buffet menus are one of our most popular selections for good reason. Ideal for family reunions, corporate lunches, office outings, outdoor socials, and poolside parties, this casual variety of southern food favorites is the easy answer for feeding small armies with diverse tastes.

Call us for more details on arranging a Southern Buffet menu for your needs.

Now, let the summer celebrations begin!

Let the summer celebrations begin! From decadent Southern Buffets complete with NC BBQ and jalapeno corn bread to light, refreshing summer salads, Catering by Design can put together your ideal menu for your socials this summer.

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Catering By Design Injects Creativity into Corporate Catering

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering, Raleigh Catering Services

Spot the Catering By Design vans going from one corporate catering event to the next from downtown Raleigh to Research Triangle Park and everywhere in between.

Meetings, meetings, and more meetings.

If that’s how your typical business day shapes up from time to time, then you may appreciate the reprieve that the occasional catered business luncheon or dreaded boardroom conference may present.

Enter Catering By Design! In a word, we strive to take the “B” out of “Blah”. Instead, we replace it with Voila!

Catering corporate events, employee luncheons, business conferences, company receptions, and boardroom breakfasts of all sizes is one of our specialties.

When we say we’ve done it all, we aren’t exaggerating. From downtown Raleigh to the Research Triangle Park and everywhere in between, you’ll see the Catering By Design vans out and about on the Beltline and up and down I-40 on any given day of the work week.

What we’ve gained over the last decade from the various corporate events we’ve catered is priceless knowledge of how to anticipate any and every need, and a creativity that reinvents and spices up tried and true menu offerings. Sure we’re always available to provide the staples expected, but our clients have come to realize that when they call Catering By Design – whether it is months in advance or even up to the day before the event — we’re ready to deliver on their needs with creative culinary recipes and new food combinations in hand.

Pan-seared Chicken Marsala; Penne Pasta with Portobello Mushrooms, Roasted Peppers and Basil Cream; Slow Roasted Beef – take your pick or customize to your own imagination and tastebuds.

From full-service corporate event catering to business meal drop-offs, not to worry — we have you covered.

The next time someone mentions a corporate event, remind them to call Catering By Design first.

In the meantime, take a look at a few of our many menus that we’ve categorized as “Staff Favorite Buffets” . We must agree — they’re real winners!

Thanks for reading, and bon appetite!

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Business and Corporate Catering Menus for the Greater Raleigh Area

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering

Add a special quality to your business and corporate events. Choose a caterer who delivers consistently delicious food with service you can count on. Catering by Design caters all around the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill region and has several dozen prepared menus for you to choose from. (And we can make anything you want, to your specifications, just ask.)

Start your year out early. Schedule your catering events well ahead of time and relax knowing you’re on top of things.

Business and Corporate Event Menus

Raleigh’s Catering by Design has a ten person minimum for our corporate and business catering events. Pricing includes disposable china, flatware, napkins, cups, ice and iced tea. We can provide bottled water, soda and lemonade at an additional charge. We are a full service catering company, and we can customize your event menus and any other special services or decor you may need for your event, just ask.

Breakfast Menus 

11 Breakfast Menus to Choose From

Boxed Lunch Menus 

5 Boxed Lunches Includes chips, fruit, and, cookie or brownie.

5 Specialty Boxed Lunches Includes 2 side dishes and 1 dessert.

Sandwich Buffet Menus

4 Sandwich Buffets to choose from with different salads, some with dessert snack.

Staff Favorite Buffet Menus

6 Buffet Menus are our Staff Favorites All include a meat or fish dish, vegetable, bread and dessert. Some have a salad.

Regional Buffet Menus 

All American Menus Choose from 7 different All American Buffet menus

Southern Comfort Menus We have 6 Southern Buffet menus for you.

Italian Menus We have 8 Italian Lunch Buffet Menus for quick selection.

Greek Menu with Grilled Chicken Pita with Lettuce Tomato and Tzatziki Sauce (Scroll to the bottom to see)

Far East / Asian Menu with Stir Fry Beef and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Spring Rolls

German Buffet Menu with Bratwurst, Miniature Reuben Sandwiches, Warm German Potato Salad, and Sauerkraut

Mardi Gras Menu with Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya (Scroll towards the bottom to see)

Caribbean Menu with Caribbean Jerk Chicken, Grilled Teriyaki Salmon, Red Beans and Rice (Scroll towards the bottom to see)

Tropical Menu with Cilantro and Lime Grilled Chicken, Lemon Cream and Pineapple Relish, and Teriyaki Grilled Salmon (Scroll towards the bottom to see)

Snack Choices

Want to top of your buffet choice with extra snack choices? Or add a snack break between meals, or after lunch? See what choices we’ve prepared for you. And, remember, if there’s something else you want, we can make it happen. Just ask us about it.

6 Snack Break Options and choices you can mix and match:

Fresh Bakery Break

Afternoon Chips

Afternoon Wake Up

Sweet and Salty

Time for Chocolate

Healthy Break

We’re Catering by Design, an award winning caterer serving the greater Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. Call and ask us how we can help you have your best event. (919) 481-2366

Raleigh NC's Catering by Design Wins Best Caterer Award for 2012



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Host Your Realtor Events with Beautifully Catered Food

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering

A Favorite Catering by Design Buffet Lunch Menu

Seasonal Green Salad Tossed with House Vinaigrette

Rolls, Grilled Tuscan, Pita and Focaccia Breads

Pan Seared Chicken Marsala

Penne Pasta Tossed with Portobellos, Roasted Peppers

Basil Cream Sauce

Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Lennar Raleigh-Durham, a real estate developer with developments in the Triangle area of North Carolina, held a fun event for Realtors this summer at Lennar at The Meadows at Ravenstone called Lunch N Loot.

Catering by Design was delighted to be selected as the caterer for this event.

We’re Catering by Design and we’re one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina.

Call us for your next event. (919) 481-2366. Find out why our customers tell us they love us.

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Raleigh Wedding Venues at Raleigh Parks

Posted in: Corporate Catering, Raleigh Wedding Venues, Wedding Venues

Raleigh Parks and Recreation has a rich assortment of venues for wedding receptions.

Venues like Borden Building or Tucker House or St. Marks Chapel at Mordecai Historic Park are part of Raleigh’s history.

Park settings like Magnolia Cottage at Lake Johnson or Lake Johnson Waterfront Center on the lake, are beautiful natural sites for your important events.

View a slide show of these various wedding reception venues at this Raleigh Parks and Recreation website. Phone numbers for each of the venues is included.

Catering by Design is able to cater at most of these sites. Take a look at our Raleigh Area Wedding Event Venues. (All information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but refer to each venue for the latest rates and specific details.)


We’re Catering by Design and we’re a full service catering company in the Raleigh area of North Carolina. Call and tell us what you’re planning. We can help. 919-481-2366

(Updated 3/10/2011)

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Wedding Venues in the Greater Raleigh Area

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering, Social Event Catering, Wedding Venues

Choosing a wedding venue in the greater Raleigh area? You’ll have a lot of choices.

If this is your first time, finding a list of venues to start with can be helpful. We’ve listed most of the venues where we cater on our Raleigh Event Venues List.

Comparing venues is more art than science. Many venues have more than one room of different sizes (and different rates).  Some have member and non-member rates. Some have a 6 hour minimum. Others are a flat rate with no hours specified. So be sure to compare apples with apples.

We’re Catering by Design and we would love to cater your event. Catering by Design is one of the top caterers in the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We cater events throughout the greater Raleigh area, and even into Hillsborough, Fuquay Varina, Rocky Mount, New Hill and Southern Pines.

Call us at (919) 481-2366. Find out how we can help you have the best time and happiest guests at your next event. To see a list of all the many dozens of venues where we cater throughout central North Carolina, visit our Raleigh Event Venues List.

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(Updated 3/10/2011)

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Catering Menus for Catering in Raleigh

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering

You’re looking for menus to choose from for your next event in Raleigh.

You’re planning a party, a reception, a celebration, or a luncheon. You know you’ll enjoy your event so much more if you have a capable experienced and quality caterer take care of it all for you, so you can focus on your guests.

Catering-by-Design can offer you whatever you’re looking for for catering in Raleigh. Breakfast, lunch, reception hors d’oevres, dinner and desserts. Budget menus, home-cooking, international fare, or out-and-out amazingly elegant and unforgettable food.

We’ve recently updated our Breakfast, Boxed Lunch and Buffet Lunch Menus.

Our new Wedding and Party menus are coming! Call us now to discuss what you’re thinking of. We CAN make it happen. (919) 481-2366

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Looking for “Caterers Raleigh”?

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering

For those of you searching for “Caterers Raleigh” we are excited to tell you that we now have 28, count them 28 buffet menus for you to choose from.
And, we’re updating our Wedding Menus and our Social Menus to give you the kinds of choices we know you’re looking for.

It’s going to take a little time to get the new menus up, but here’s the good news. If you want to find out what we’re offering, just give us a call. There’s two great things about working with us – we can do anything you ask for, and we work within your budget.

Call Catering-by-Design at (919) 481-2366 for all your Raleigh Catering needs!

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Catering Golf Events? How about the SAS Championship

Posted in: Corporate Catering

We’ve had the opportunity to cater a number of golf related events, most recently breakfast, lunch and a fancy dinner for a golf tournament at the 12 Oaks Golf Club for 12 Days at 12 Oaks.

Usually these events are in a club house close to the golf course.

But we also do outdoor catering for golf events.
Last year, we were delighted to be chosen to cater the hospitality suites at the SAS Championship. We set up our tent on the grass behind the grandstand, staged all the food and drinks there, and then rode in golf carts, carefully, stopping when the Quiet sign was up, careful about all the visitors, delivering the food and drinks to elegant hospitality suites on the Prestonwood Country Club Golf Course.

Catering at the hospitality suites at the 18th Hole at the SAS ChampionshipYou can imagine how pleased we were to find out we were the finalist to cater this year’s championship event on the 10th Anniversary! See our press release about it.

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