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Catering by Design Caters at All These Venues

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Catering by Design caters at over 70 venues all around the Triangle. Click on the red pins to see the venue name and contact information.

We’re Catering by Design, one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We’re a full service caterer, serving a full area as wide as 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.

What’s your next event? Call us and find out how we can help you. (919) 481-2366. Find out why our customers love us.

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Catering Raleigh’s Weddings: The Stockroom

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While Fayetteville Street was lit up with the festivities of the annual SparkCON event, Catering by Design was catering one of Raleigh’s newer downtown event venues, The Stockroom at 230.

Right on Fayetteville Street, with a narrow door that you could easily miss, almost like a secret spot, you enter, walk down the hall, take the elevator to the second floor and turn right twice to enter the hall.

It’s a large space, with an upper landing, where we set out our bar, and the large lower area ending in windows overlooking the street next to Fayetteville Street.

This wedding was for about 150 people. We had a table set with sweetened and unsweetened tea, lemonade and water. We set up a long buffet table serving on two sides to accommodate this larger number of guests. We staffed a bar with wine and beer, had servers walking around offering hors d’oeuvres, and had a carving station where one of our chefs would carve individual servings for guests.

Here is the menu for the evening.

Carving Station

Top Round Beef

Baked Salmon Encroute

Horseradish & Mustard Sauces

Balsamic Onion Marmalade

Sauce Sorrel

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Bow Ties Pasta with Grilled Chicken

Italian Sausage, Fennel

Tomato Cream

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Penne Pasta Portabellos

Roasted Peppers and Basil Cream

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Assorted Grilled Breads with Humus

Olivada, Tomato Basil and Hot Crab Dip

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Meatballs Marinara

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Grilled Fresh Vegetables

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Sesame Chicken Bites

Apricot Mustard Sauce

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Seasonal Sliced Fruit

We’re Catering by Design and we’re one of the top caterers in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area of North Carolina. We cater in a wide area that includes 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 for your next event. (919) 481-2366. Find out why our customers love us.

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Catering Raleigh!

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The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh is a wonderful setting for a wedding, and also the site of the NC Sports Hall of Fame whose Annual Awards Ceremony we catered in 2011

Catering by Design is a preferred vendor at The North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, a wonderful setting for a wedding.

Catering by Design loves catering in Raleigh.

We regularly cater all around the Raleigh area. We were delighted to be asked to cater the Annual Awards event of the NC Sports Hall of  Fame at the North Carolina Museum of History this spring, and also to sponsor an after hours event with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, hosted at Exhibit Resources in Raleigh, near Brier Creek.

Here are just a few of the main Raleigh venues where Catering by Design is an approved catering company:

Catering by Design in Raleigh's NC Museum of History with the Museum Events Director and the Executive Director of the NC Sports Hall of Fame
Catering by Design in Raleigh’s NC Museum of History with the Museum Events Director and the Executive Director of the NC Sports Hall of Fame

For a list of most of the Raleigh event venues where Catering by Design is an approved catering vendor, visit this Event Venue list we maintain for our customers.

Catering by Design loves catering in Raleigh! And Raleigh loves catering by Catering by Design!

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 Catering at the NC Sports Hall of Fame

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We love catering at Raleigh’s important historic sites. The NC Museum of History is one of them, and that’s where the NC Sports Hall of Fame is.

Every year the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame inducts new members at an awards event held at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.

We were honored when the Executive Director, Don Fish, asked that we come take care of the catering in a style befitting this event.

The excitement includes an exclusive awards dinner and a special awards event. People who have made sports history for North Carolina are chosen for inclusion into the NC Sports Hall of Fame. It’s a big deal for the winners, their families, friends and the sports players they worked with during their careers.

You can read about the 2011 inductees into the NC Sports Hall of Fame:
Larry Lindsey– Coaching
Gene Overby – Media
Ricky Proehl – Football
Dale Jarrett – Motorsports
Jerry Tolley – Coaching
Al Proctor – Sports Medicine
Tom Parham – Coaching

Catering by Design was proud this year to get a call from the Hall of Fame Executive Director Don Fish, asking us deliver what we do best for the actual awards event. (See our video about Catering in Raleigh at the NC Sports Hall of Fame.)

We had a a carving station. Seasonal fruit and a cheese ball with crackers. Various appetizers, including breads and spreads. And a plentiful dessert table.

In honor of one of the inductees, Dale Jarrett, the Winston Cup NASCAR Champion in 1999, and a 3 time Daytona 500 winner, who has his own line of food, we had a special section. There were Junior Johnson brand Pork Skins. Biscuits with ham and egg. Hot dogs.

Here’s a three minute video of photos from the NC Sports Hall of Fame 2011 Annual Awards Ceremony in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Chef Greg Lewis: “Events like these with the NC Sports Hall of Fame are exciting for us, for me, as well as the Catering by Design team. It’s fun to be there where things are happening. And we do pride ourselves in going the extra mile with service – keeping a constant eye out to anticipate what guests need before they have to ask.”

Have you been down Raleigh to the NC Sports Hall of Fame where you can touch North Carolina sports history up close?

Living in North Carolina, we have a lot to be proud of whether we were born here or moved here.

(Updated August 24, 2011)

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The Team at Catering By Design

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Award-winning catering at Catering by Design.

At Catering By Design – it’s all about teamwork. Working together closely as a team we can deliver excellent food and exceptional service. That’s what we do.

Though people may want to focus on the founder of Catering By Design, Greg Lewis, he  is the first to say – it’s our people who make us look good.

Lewis, an executive chef by profession, built the organization from the ground up, slowly, with care, focused on the quality of our employees, the quality of their training, the quality of our food and our service. That’s him with the dark jacket and glasses in the awards photo.

That spirit is the way we do things.

And we know it works. Our people stay with us. Because we treat them right, and each other right, it’s natural to turn around and treat our customers right.

Catering by Design’s chef is Chef Luis Compos who  has been with Catering By Design since its start in 2000, working his way up and earning his position as Chef. (Right in the awards photo.) 

Jen Henley, Sales Manager, Catering by Design

Jen Henley

Our operations manager is Steve Zapadinsky (left in the awards photo). Steve has been in the food industry for years and worked as manager of large restaurants, as well as in food sales. Steve liked his weekly if not daily visits to Catering By Design, so when they mentioned they had an opening, he jumped at it. Steve orders all the food and beverages, organizes each event and ensures that all the right equipment is available for each order.

Albert and Jim serving at the bar for a Raleigh Chamber Event

Albert and Jim

Our catering sales manager is Jen Hernley, (she’s the one with the long hair!).  Jen also has been with us for a long time, and she loves her job. She helps customers plan their catering orders and events, working on their budget, menu selection, timing and any other special needs. She’s organized, knowledgeable and effective.

Kelli and Amanda are part of the catering team also, and you may be talking with one of them when you call, or when you get a delivery. Both bring such a positive can-do attitude that we’re getting great thank you notes!

We have several event coordinators. Cheri Matisuf works in the office as well as serving food. Steve Gade and Steve Lombardo do delivery, setup, serving and cleanup.

We have dozens of other team members who work events with us, so we can scale up or down as we need for whatever events we are asked to cater. To our left Albert and Jim are serving drinks at a Raleigh Chamber of Commerce after hours event.

Below, is our team at the SAS Golf Championships at Prestonwood. We’ve been hosting several hospitality suites at the annual championships each year in the fall.

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Our team at the SAS Gold Championship 18th Hole – during set up. (We changed our clothes when it was time for guests.)

The people in our business are in it because they love it. They love to interact with people, to be of service, to keep an eye out for everyone’s well being, and deliver with a smile.

We make a great team. We all pitch in. We cross train. We help each other out. It’s part of what we like about working together, and it shows in how we serve our customers.

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.

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