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How to Make Giblet Gravy for Thanksgiving

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You just cannot have a Thanksgiving turkey without serving a great tasting giblet gravy. Instead of buying canned gravy this year why not try your hand at making it from scratch? It’s really not that hard and just takes some time and preparation. If you’re wanting to take this year off from cooking know that Catering by Design offers the best holiday catering near Raleigh. Call us today and ask about our affordable delivery packages.

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Making Homemade Giblet Gravy for Thanksgiving


The recipe below will roughly make about 3 cups of Thanksgiving giblet gravy.

  • Giblets from a whole turkey or chicken
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups pan drippings (use turkey or chicken broth as a substitute)
  • 1/2 cup milk or half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


First you should gather all of your ingredients and separate them. Take the liver from the giblets and put in the refrigerator.

Put the other giblet bits into your saucepan. Cover them with the 4 cups of cold water. Bring this to a boil and then reduce to a low simmer for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Now add the liver to the saucepan and continue simmering for 30 more minutes.

Using a colander or strainer, drain the giblets and set aside to cool. Keep the liquids to use in the gravy if you need it. Remove the neck meat and chop all the giblets.

Melt the butter in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes or until it starts to turn golden. Now you’ll need 2 cups of either your turkey or roasted chicken drippings, giblet broth, or chicken or turkey stock. Slowly stir this into the roux. Add the milk or half-and-half and continue cooking and stirring until it thickens up.

Taste and season the gravy with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve hot!

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Take this year off! Let the team at Catering by Design do all the work instead. We offer the best holiday catering near Raleigh. Our highly trained team is ready to take your call to schedule your service or answer any questions you might have about our packages. We are an award winning catering company that can handle holiday, business, or social events and budgets of any size. Don’t need full service catering? Ask about our delivery options. This is an amazing alternative when you do not need a full staff.

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How to Safely Deep Fry a Thanksgiving Turkey

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Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Thousands of families will be stuffing birds and oven roasting them. Some will also be deep frying their Thanksgiving turkeys. Deep fried turkey has become increasingly popular, but it does come with some risks and dangers. If you’re new to deep frying turkeys be sure to read over today’s post. We’ll explain how to safely deep fry your bird so that you don’t end up in the hospital or burn your house down! Holiday catering in Raleigh NC doesn’t get any better than what you’ll find with working with Catering by Design. Our customers rave about our great tasting food, excellent customer service, and affordable prices. Our staff of professionals is standing by to take your call.

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Safely Deep Frying Thanksgiving Turkeys

Start out by removing all the giblets and thawing out the frozen bird completely by soaking it in cold water. Once thawed, make a few small cuts beneath the wings, legs, and neck to let oil drain from the bird after cooking. You’ll also need to pat the turkey dry using paper towels. Put the bird in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes prior to frying to remove any extra moisture as well. You want the bird as dry as possible because water in hot oil is dangerous.

While the bird is thawing out, you can work on finding a flat surface outside for your deep fryer. Be sure to put the deep fryer far away from your home and anything that could easily catch fire. Do not set up your deep fryer on a wooden deck.

Really Important

The biggest, and most dangerous, risk when deep frying a turkey is overfilling the pot with too much oil. If the pot is too full with oil the turkey will displace it creating an epic grease fire. There is a way to keep this from happening. Follow these steps below to prevent a Thanksgiving grease fire.

  • First put the turkey into your fry pot.
  • Pour water into the pot until the turkey is covered by only an inch of water.
  • Remove the turkey and score the water line with a knife; this is your oil fill line.

Make sure that your fill line is no more than three inches from the pot’s top. Five or more inches below the rim will be even better.

Time to Fry

Let the oil heat up to 375 degrees. Once the oil is ready double check to make sure your turkey is secure in the fry basket or lift hook. Attach the fry basket or hook to a broomstick or other long pole. Put on your apron, gloves, and goggles for safety. Cut off the burner and get a friend or family member to help you slowly lower the turkey into the oil to prevent splashing. Cutting off the burner will ensure that any oil that might spill over does not ignite the whole pot.

The turkey will reduce the oil temp by about 50 degrees so cut the burner back on to high. Once the oil reaches 350 reduce the burner output until it levels out and stays around this temperature. Set your timer based on the weight of the bird (3 1/2 minutes per pound of bird). For instance, a 10 pound turkey will take about 35 minutes to fully cook in the fryer.

Do not leave the turkey fryer unattended while it’s in use. Always be sure someone is watching it to prevent an accident.

Right before your timer is almost done pull the turkey out just enough to pop in a meat thermometer. You’ll want it to read 165 degrees. If it’s not 165 degrees, let the turkey continue cooking for a few more minutes.

Removing the Turkey

Once the turkey has been thoroughly cooked, you’ll need to slowly remove it from the pot. Cut the burner off first. Then find the same pole that you used earlier to lift the turkey out of the oil. Let it linger over your pot for a few minutes to allow for draining and then place on paper towel lined platter or baking sheet.

Let the turkey sit for about 20 minutes after removing from the pot to cool down and continue draining. Then carve the bird and enjoy it.

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The most affordable holiday catering in Raleigh NC is just a phone call away at Catering by Design. We’ve got the best holiday menus for all of your catering needs. From holiday parties, to weddings, renewals and anniversary parties, and even corporate events, awards banquets, and more, Catering by Design can make sure your food and fun are on point.

We can guarantee that your holiday season will be better when you work with our professional staff, so give us a call today and see why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh caterers!

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New Year’s Eve Catering at Affordable Prices

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New Year’s Eve is right around the corner! It’s a celebratory time that’s perfect for getting friends and family together. For this year’s celebration, why not make it a point to do something different? Why not call Catering by Design and ask about our exceptional packages for Raleigh event catering?

Catering by Design is your number one choice for exciting food and desserts! We can provide New Year’s Eve catering in Cary, Apex, Garner, Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham and everywhere in between. We can deliver to your home, office, or venue of choice as well.

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From home NYE parties, winter weddings, and anniversary celebrations, to corporate events, school functions, and award banquets, Catering by Design can provide all your Raleigh event catering needs. You’ll love our buffet service, family style and formal plate options. So take this year off and dance the night away with your friends and family. Our affordable menu options can be fully customized to meet any of your dietary needs as well. And you want to know what the best part is? We do all the work!

Don’t want to serve a full meal for your New Year’s Eve party but still want to have food? Check out our heavy hors d’oeuvre menu. This is a great option if you want take your party to a rocking level of elegance. Just think how cool it will be to have butlered appetizers to “wow” your guests. We can make it happen.

If you do not need full service catering, be sure to ask about our delivery services as well. We can drop the food off and get all the food stations set up. It is an easy, stress-free option that is really affordable for holiday parties. Keep reading to learn more.

Affordable Raleigh Event Catering for the Holidays

Catering by Design is the number one source when you need Raleigh event catering for holiday parties, business meals, weddings receptions, and much more. We make your event easy since we do all the work.

We also can handle university dinners, corporate events, luncheons, awards banquets, anniversary parties, social events and more. Catering by Design will ensure your food and fun is top shelf quality. Be sure to also ask about our specials and holiday delivery services. We’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. Please give us a call today to learn more about why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh event catering!

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More Holiday Gifts For Foodies

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Finding the perfect gifts for all the food lovers on your nice list is easy when you have the pros at Catering By Design helping out. We’ve put together a few of our favorite picks that we think will make for great holiday gifts for foodies of all ages. In our last holiday gifts post, we talked about coffee art gadgets, beer bread kits, chocolate subscriptions, and more. Take a look back when you get a chance. Today we’re going to list a few more of our favorite foodie gifts. Check them out below. If you’re searching for Raleigh catering companies to help with your next holiday event, give us a call. You’ll love our prices and customer service. Be sure to ask about our delivery options.

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More Great Holiday Gift Ideas For Food Lovers

Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

This Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup just sounds amazing. It can also be a great gift for men, women, or couples. We should tell you that each bottle will contain up to 2% alcohol, so that means you might want to save this syrup for a weekend brunch.

DIY Bacon Kit

Who doesn’t love bacon, right? In North Carolina, people are serious about it. This kit is great for all the bacon lovers in your life. They’ll get a real hands-on experience with curing their own slab. Kits start at $19.95, put can you really put a price on pure bacon bliss?

Loose-leaf Kale and Herb Stripper

This is a wonderful idea for any and all veggie lovers. This handy dandy tool is only $8, but the real value is in how much time it will save the user. This device strips hearty greens like kale and Swiss Chard, or stiff herbs like rosemary, in seconds.


Start a new trend among your friends with these reusable lunch bags. This awesome gift is great for anyone that packs a lunch each day. Even kids love the bold and bright colors, so these can even be a great family gift. You’re friends will save a lot of money and time not having to replace plastic bags each month, and this type of recycling also helps in saving the planet.

Oxo Plastic Avocado Slicer

Avocados are awesome. This super-food not only tastes great, but also packs a real healthy punch. However, sometimes an avocado can be a pain to seed and slice. That’s why this gift will be loved and cherished for many years. You should be able to find it at your local Target store.

If you’ve got more awesome ideas on perfect foodie gifts we can list, please share them in the comments below. If you need great holiday catering at affordable prices, keep reading to see how we can help.

Affordable Raleigh Catering Companies for The Holidays

All Raleigh catering companies are not the same, especially if you are looking for a company that specializes in great customer service, prices, and flavors. Don’t get all stressed out over cooking for your next holiday event, let Catering by Design help. We’ve got affordable menus to fit any budget. You can also customize your catering menu with any family recipes, or for dietary restrictions. Please give us a call soon if you have any questions or would like to discuss our catering services.

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The Best Holiday Gifts For Foodies

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Foodies are people who are crazy about the latest food fads. Whether it be cooking or eating, these friends of yours are mad about good food with lots of creativity. With the holidays upon us, it got us thinking about the best gifts for these flavor lovers.

So what should you give all the foodies in your life? Keep reading to find out! If you need affordable Raleigh catering for an upcoming holiday, business, or wedding event, don’t hesitate to call Catering by Design. You’ll love our menu selections, free wedding tastings, and unbeatable customer service.

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Awesome Holiday Gifts For Foodies

Cinnibird Spice Pen

How many friends do you have that loves coffee, lattes, or other hot drinks? Do any of them enjoy drawing as well? If so, you have to check out this awesome gift that can be used all year long. The Cinnibird Spice Pen is a nifty device that allows the user to easily draw on their food and drinks. All you do is fill the pen with cinnamon, cocoa, coffee grounds, and more, to start drawing in your coffee, eggnog, lattes, or use it to decorate pancakes, and it’s also great for garnishing glasses or mugs as well. Kids also love this, so it makes for a great family gift too.

Beer Bread Kit

Do you have a beer lover or home-brewer in your household? Is your dad, husband, or brother a big connoisseur of the small batch stuff? Then here’s an outside the box gift that they’re sure to love. All they have to do is follow the easy-to-understand directions and mix in a bottle of their most favorite beer for one incredible tasting loaf of bakery-quality, homemade bread. It even comes with it’s own baking dish.


If you have a chocolate loving foodie on your nice list then a subscription box from CHOCOCURB will be a home-run gift. They’ll get a box of different small-batch fancy chocolates to sample. You can send one box or get a monthly subscription.

Be sure to check back with us real soon for the second part of this list of great gift ideas for foodies. Are you searching for an affordable Raleigh catering company for your holiday party? If so, please keep reading to see how Catering by Design can help.

Affordable Raleigh Event Catering For The Holidays

Catering by Design is the number one source when you need Raleigh event catering for holiday parties, business meals, weddings receptions, and much more. We make your event easy since we do all the work.

We also can handle university dinners, corporate events, luncheons, awards banquets, anniversary parties, social events and more. Catering by Design will ensure your food and fun is top shelf quality. Be sure to also ask about our specials and holiday delivery services. We’ve got the best menus for any of your catering needs. Please give us a call today to learn more about why we’re the number one choice for Raleigh event catering!

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Holiday Gift Exchange Ideas

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It’s almost time for the company’s office party and if you’re having a holiday gift exchange this year, why not try something new? Having a themed gift exchange is a great way to add a little fun to the activity and take away some of the stress of gift shopping for your co-workers. In this post, we hope to give you some inspiration for your gift exchange. From trivia games, to charity donations, to a game called white elephant swap, we are sure all of these will be a hit. If you need food for your office’s holiday party, then look no further than Catering By Design. We offer the best prices and service for all of your Raleigh holiday catering needs. Don’t believe us? Then check out our menus.

Secret Santa – If you have been involved with a gift exchange in the past then you’ve more than likely participated in Secret Santa. For the newbies, and as a refresher, here is how this one works. Everyone in the office gets assigned one co-worker in secret that they must buy an inexpensive gift for. Everyone brings their gifts to a central location in the office until the party. To make it more interesting, have the participating employees leave a few hints about their identities for their gift recipients up until the big day of the party.

Charity – Do something completely different this year by giving back. Instead of giving presents to your co-workers, have everyone write down their names along with their favorite charity on a piece of paper. These pieces of paper are drawn by each participating employee and then a small donation to that charity, in the selected person’s name, is made instead of receiving a gift.

White Elephant – As long as everyone has a good sense of humor, then the White Elephant Gift Swap should be a lot of fun. Also called Yankee Swap, this game requires the participants to bring in one wrapped gift to be put under a tree, or other grouped location. Next, everyone takes a turn in selecting a present from the group. The first person opens their gift and the next person has the option to steal that gift, or select a new one. If the gift is stolen from the previous owner, that now giftless person gets to pick out another present. What makes the white elephant exchange really fun is that gifts should be weird, funny, or unwanted re-gifted things from previous parties. The game is finished when everyone has a gift.

Co-worker Trivia – This is fun way to really switch things up and learn new things about your employees and co-workers. Like above, everyone participating brings a gift and all the gifts are put together. Next, the participants should write out a little-known fact about themselves on a piece of paper and these go in a hat, or bowl. These papers are drawn one at a time and the first person to guess whom the fact is referring to gets to choose their gift first. The game ends once everyone has a gift.

Raleigh Holiday Catering | Catering By Design

The holidays are here and we’re ready to help. For top notch Raleigh holiday catering, Catering By Design cannot be beat. We have the best food and service with affordable menus. Call us today to book early.

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Have Brunch for a Business Holiday Party

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We know you want to have a holiday party this year but maybe you’re struggling to figure out all of the details. Your budget might not allow for an extravagant party at the biggest venue in town and you’ve had so many boxed lunches that you cannot fathom having another one … especially for a holiday party. You might even be saying to yourself, “breakfast is just too early, the boss will never go for that.” What about having a brunch holiday party? It can be cheaper than having a large dinner party and something less traditional than a boring lunch party. Let our Raleigh holiday catering staff help you plan the best brunch party your coworkers have ever seen. We guarantee everyone, including the boss, will be singing your praises for doing such a great job by choosing Catering By Design to help.

Brunch menus are pretty trendy across the United States. They are really growing in popularity for personal meals and menus, more restaurants are offering brunch, and we are getting more Raleigh holiday catering requests for brunch as well. Brunch makes for the perfect holiday party. Forget about the traditional cocktail party that you see at most corporate holiday parties, and this is not your regular continental breakfast either. In terms of having a meal with options, with brunch you can kind of have the best of both worlds by including breakfast, lunch, and even some dinner items.

If you’re going to go at this solo, remember that almost everyone loves breakfast. Make sure your brunch menu incorporates eggs, bacon, some sort of home fries or hash browns, pancakes, waffles, or French toast. Also mix in different types of salads with creative toppings, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

Brunch casseroles like quiches, frittatas and stratas can be a great way to serve something savory and filling. This can also be a meat, or a vegetarian option. Speaking of the starch, how about having a hash brown or home fries interactive bar? You can have toppings such as onions, mushrooms, different types of cheese, and even diced up breakfast meats like bacon bits to really jazz it up.

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For dessert and beverages, this is really where you save a ton of money. Since this is brunch, beverages should consist of great coffees and flavored teas. Some fruit juices or punch are also acceptable. Also consider having soda available as well. These are all less expensive than alcohol. Depending on your preference, you can have a dry brunch or offer such favorites likes Mimosas, Bellinis and Bloody Marys. For dessert, offer different types of sweet and savory muffins and cakes. Coffee cake, cinnamon buns and sweet rolls are all good choices. These are great for takeaways and you do not have to worry about a lot of food waste by going this route.

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Catering By Design has been offering the best in Raleigh holiday catering menus for decades. We’ve been around a long time and we know what it takes to make you happy. Let us do all the work this year and have a holiday party that everyone will remember as excellent. Call us and ask about our corporate Lunch and Learn program. You’ll be able to get to know us, and our food, on a personal level.

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Autumn Pumpkin Recipes | Holiday Catering In Raleigh

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Oh,we just love this time of year! The colors, the cool air, the State Fair and everything pumpkin. There is something about pumpkins and spice that just speaks to my soul. Here are some of my favorite, easy, pumpkin recipes that you and your family can try this fall. These recipes are also perfect for any of your plans for holiday catering in Raleigh this season. At Catering By Design we can customize your catering order so your experience is truly by your design. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancakes

PREP – 20 mins
COOK – 20 mins
READY IN – 40 mins

What you’ll need:

    1 1/2 cups milk
    1 cup pumpkin puree
    1 egg
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    2 tablespoons vinegar
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons brown sugar
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon ground allspice
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon salt


Mix the milk, pumpkin, egg, oil and vinegar together in a bowl. Then you’ll need to combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a different bowl. Now, stir in the pumpkin mixture just enough to combine. Lightly oil your griddle, or frying pan, and heat over the medium setting. Pour your pancake batter onto the griddle. You’ll need to use about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. Brown the pancakes on both sides and be sure to serve them hot.

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Down East Maine Pumpkin Bread

PREP – 15 mins
COOK – 50 mins
READY IN – 1 hr 5 mins

What you’ll need:

    1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
    4 eggs
    1 cup vegetable oil
    2/3 cup water
    3 cups white sugar
    3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 teaspoons baking soda
    1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground ginger


This batch makes 3 loafs in 7×3 pans. Before we get started you’ll need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Now take your 3 pans and grease and flour them. In your large bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar together until all the ingredients are good and blended. In a separate, smaller bowl you’ll need to whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger together until blended. Next, take the dry ingredients and stir them into the pumpkin mixture and blend. Pour this combined mixture into your three prepared pans. After your oven has preheated, you’ll need to bake the three pans for about 50 minutes total. Your loaves are done when you can stick a toothpick, or knife, in the center and it comes out clean.

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Perfect Pumpkin Pie

PREP – 15 mins
COOK – 55 mins
READY IN – 1 hr 10 mins

What you’ll need:

    1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
    1 (14 ounce) can EAGLE BRAND® Sweetened Condensed Milk
    2 large eggs
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


First, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Next, in a large bowl whisk the pumpkin, spices and salt until smooth. Now, take a medium pan and heat up the pumpkin mixture over medium heat. This will meld the spices together nicely and the flavor will be fantastic. After heating the mixture, place back into the bowl and allow to cool. Once cooled, take the sweetened condensed milk and eggs and mix in. Pour this mixture into your pie crusts and bake for 15 minutes. Now, reduce your oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes. You’ll know the pie is ready when you can insert a knife and retract it cleanly. Allow the pie to cool and garnish it as you wish. Serve warm or cold.

Holiday catering in Raleigh really gets no better than allowing Catering By Design to do all the work. Our holiday menus are affordable and you can customize to meet your catering needs. Call us today; we only have a few prime dates left.

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Food and Service Excellence

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Catering by Design is all about fresh delicious food and exceptional service; Food and Service Excellence. We receive so many thank you notes we thought to share a few recent ones. See what you think.


Lennar Corporation – Raleigh Division – December 2013

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“Just wanted to tell you how impressed I was with the service and quality of the food we received for our holiday party on Monday.

The staff was WONDERFUL, as was the food.

I have dealt with many caterers over these past years, and by far you are now on the top of my list!

Thank you again for allowing us to have a wonderful event!!”


Dawn and Brian – December 2013

“I just wanted to let you know how absolutely pleased we were with the catering you and your company provided for us on 11/30.  You exceeded our expectations which were high to begin with!  Amazing!!

Thank you!!!! ”


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Town of Apex Holiday Luncheon – December 2013

“I am writing tell you know how pleased everyone was with your food and service yesterday at the Town of Apex Holiday luncheon.

The food was prepared exactly to our specifications, and your staff could not have been more professional and efficient.

Many Town employees, the Town Manager, and many other officials were very complimentary of your staff and the food.  The quality is fantastic.

I will continue to recommend Catering-By- Design with confidence. I wish you and your staff a very happy and successful holiday season.”


N.C. Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development – November 2013

Thank you so much for the exemplary service provided by Catering by Design today.

The food was timely and incredibly tasty and was enjoyed by all. 

Please pass along to anyone else that would be interested in knowing how satisfied we are with each aspect of working with your company from start to finish.

Madern USA – November 2013

Just a note to tell you that our Thanksgiving Lunch was FAB-U-LOUS!!!

Steven was wonderful, polite and kind!!! Thank you very much!!!


Homewood Suites – November 2013

“I wanted to send you a quick note to say Thanks, for all your help with our catered reception at Homewood Suites this weekend.

Everything turned out beautifully.  The service was great, and several people told us the food was delicious, especially the ribs.

And there was plenty of food for everyone, which was a plus.

Thank you again!  I’ll definitely keep you all in mind for our next event.”


Find out what it’s like to work with a catering company that is known for its Food and Service Excellence. Fresh. Friendly. Reliable. We love what we do and it shows.


In 2012 Catering by Design received the First Citizens Excellence in Service award at the Raleigh Chamber’s annual awards event. Thank you notes like these exemplify the feedback we receive from our clients.

Let us give you a quote for your next catered event. 919-482-2366.


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Catering by Design Rings in the New Year for 2013

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Wishing you a wonderful New Years Eve!

Here, at Catering by Design, we hope you have had a warm and wonderful holiday season!

It’s the last  day of the year, and we are celebrating!!

Join Chef Greg Lewis at the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store this evening for a New Year’s Eve treat!

The Pittsboro Roadhouse will be open all day, as usual, and then at 9:30 the New Year’s Eve Party will begin. We’ll have a $15 cover that includes Live Entertainment with ZamBamBooGee, Hors D’Oeuvres and Champagne for a Midnight Toast! All ages. Tickets $15.


Here’s a review for a Thanksgiving lunch we served  recently:
“I wanted to make sure I got in touch with you to tell you how much we enjoyed our lunch!  The food was TERRIFIC!!! (Hot as we requested!)  The staff was WONDERFUL!!! (Make sure you tell them! We did!)  The set up GORGEOUS!!! The cleanup was FLAWLESS!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! You made it a success!!! When we do our next event we will be calling you! We will be requesting the same two people who helped us because they were just fun and great people! Thanks again!!!”

We are grateful for the trust and confidence our customers have placed in us, and promise to continue our tradition of excellent food, and exceptional service in 2013!

From all of us at Catering by Design, we’d like to wish each of you the very best this coming new year!


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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