Social Events

Social Event Catering

Life is filled with special events that should be celebrated.  Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Engagement Parties, Family Reunions, Retirement Parties and much more should be truly memorable.Catering By Design is proud to have been involved with many of these events and we vow to bring our experience, expertise and understanding to yours.


While these events are fun, they can require a lot of planning, and we want to be part of the solution by providing fantastic food and customer service that you can rely on. Our event catering services will help make your event come to life. Whatever menu you have in mind, the team at Catering By Design will work with your budget, dietary restrictions and vision to ensure that you have the perfect menu for your event.  We have several event menus that you can choose from, or that can inspire your custom menus.

If you are planning a celebration in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Clayton, Knightdale and throughout the Research Triangle, Catering By Design would be honored to assist you with catering, event planning and much more.

Let Us Cater Your Social Events

Whether it is a surprise birthday party for your spouse’s 50th, an anniversary party with 27 grandkids, a formal charity ball or a political fundraiser our unique, personal and once-in-a-lifetime, catered events start with this simple question: How can we make this event, not just special, but perfect?

We work hard to ensure our catering services for parties and social events meet and exceed your expectations. Our staff will work with you closely to plan your menu and confirm all details are complete and ready for your event.

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So what is the Catering by Design difference? Unlike, traditional catering companies which provide only limited menus for clients to choose from, Catering by Design allows you to choose the menu you want and customize it to suit you and your guests’ tastes.

We want to ensure you receive the best food that fits your budget, theme and personal tastes, so we provide multiple menu options to help you decide. At Catering By Design, we say:  “Your menu or ours, we will design exactly what you desire.” Our goal is to satisfy you with our top-notch event catering services. Whether you need a formal event or birthday party catering, we have you covered.

We Work with Your Budget

At Catering By Design, we understand that planning events can make costs quickly add up. When you work with us, we strive to help you receive the best special events catering at a reasonable cost. Depending on your needs, you could save money by supplying the drinks yourself or calling us to provide full bar service with our friendly and experienced bartenders.

We offer several ways to serve your special events catering, so you can find the best option for your needs. Choose from:

  • Pickup or delivery: You can pick up your meals or have us deliver them to you. Our delivery and pickup catering services often use disposable products, making it easy for you to distribute the food and clean up afterward. 
  • Buffet: We offer limited service with our buffets. If you choose a buffet, we will arrive before your event starts to set up, then return when the event is over to clean and pick up the utensils and chafing dishes. 
  • Full-service dining: Whether you’re hosting a more elegant event or prefer traditional table service, we can also provide full table dining services with appetizers, entrees and more.

When you work with Catering By Design, you know you’re working with a team that is on your side, working for you.

We Cater to You

Trust Catering By Design to grant your catering wishes. We listen to you attentively to ensure your menu is perfect for your event. You can choose one of our preset menus or create a unique one, for an evening of food you and your guests will love.

While we focus on all of your social event catering needs, we have plenty of suggestions to share if you need help making decisions and planning. Some of our popular social event menus include:

If you want anything different or something completely unique, talk to us. We empower you to be creative with all the culinary choices. You’ll enjoy creating an unforgettable event with the perfect menu that suits your tastes and follows your event’s theme.

We will gladly work with you to develop a custom menu or you can select from our social menus offered above.

Questions? Ready to schedule a tasting?

Complete our contact form below or call us at 919-481-2366 to start planning your social event catering!