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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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January is Wedding Planning Month

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Wedding Venues
Warm Tan Textured Table Cloth with Flower Petals and Satin Napkins

Textures and Colors are Big for 2011 Weddings

For Raleigh’s Catering-by-Design, January is definitely the biggest month for wedding planning. Couples newly engaged after the holidays make appointments to discuss their receptions. While we’re talking about food, we go over everything!

January 2011 has been very busy! Lots of appointments with couples and lots of tastings. Every year it’s a big year for planning weddings, but this year more than usual.

Any ideas why that may be? Is it that the economy is picking up? Or the excitement of the Royal Wedding this year?

As a full service caterer, we literally can prepare just about anything you want, from the fun, to the most elegant. One of our couples wanted Tomato Ketchup at the head table! Another couple wanted some foods from the old country, so they sent the bride-to-be’s mother into the kitchen with us to teach us how to make it just right!

We also have sample wedding menus and prices to give you a starting point. From there, anything’s possible. What’s your dream wedding?

Did you see our post about wedding trends for 2011?

We’re Catering by Design. We are a full service custom caterer, and we love catering weddings in Raleigh and Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Fuquay Varina, anywhere within 2 hours of Raleigh. 919-481-2366.

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Catering by Design’s Ten Years of Service

Posted in: Catering in Raleigh NC, Corporate Catering, Holly Springs Catering Services, Wedding Venues

Celebrating 10 Years of Service

March 6, 2010 marks Catering by Design’s 10th anniversary.

We’ve had ten good years. We’ve been part of very important events in people’s lives. We’ve helped businesses take care of their employees and customers with meals and break food. We’ve served lunch to hundreds of school children.

We’ve worked with thousands of customers through Weddings, B’nai Mitzvah’s, Conferences, Annual Banquets, Picnics, Anniversaries, Awards Dinners, Fairs, Business Meetings, Annual Parties, Birthdays, you name it, and we’ve probably done it.

We are proud to have reached this milestone, proud also that some of the staff who started with us ten years ago are still working with us. “Chef Luis Compos, for example,” said our owner, Greg Lewis, “started washing dishes. He was interested in the business and because we cross train, he had the opportunity to work just about every job there was. When he showed a strong interest in cooking, he trained with me to become a chef. I’m very proud of him and his work.”

Catering by Design’s Operations Manager is Steve Zapadinsky. He arranges the events, orders everything, handles all equipment and oversees loading of the vans.

Jen Hernley is Catering by Design’s Sales Manager. When you want to talk with us about a catering event, Jen is the one you’ll make an appointment with and then meet in person. She handles the event budget, the selection process for the menu and anything else we are asked to do, including any special needs.

We have a number of event coordinators who actually manage the events on site: Cheri Matisuf, Steve Gade and Steve Lombardo. They are reliable and thorough, and take care of Catering by Design’s customers at the event sites.

Earlier this year, the Holly Springs Chamber of Commerce selected Catering by Design as their Small Business of the Year Award for outstanding service to the community and chamber.

We’re thankful for the past ten years, for our team and our customers. Here’s to the next ten!

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