We began using Catering by Design for our meetings and conferences at work last year. Their prices are comparable to all delivery options but their food is 100% better. Their corporate lunch menu options are varied enough to feed a picky group every day for weeks. We have probably used them for group lunches 100 times and every time has been on time and the same high level of quality. I even ordered from them for a private party that we had recently on a weekend and again we had the same high level of quality and service. Everyone loves their food. I recommend them completely.
Laura L.
I was having a surprise birthday party for my wife at a friends house. I needed everything taken care of at the house so there was no work for my friends to do at their house before, during and after the party. Step 1.We wanted a menu of apps that were heavy enough but not dinner. Mendy supplied us with a long list of possibilities and helped us pick the right ones from a large variety they have on their menu. Step 2.The set up was completed after a visit to the house prior to the party with input from the homeowner. The food looked great on the display and was absolutely outstanding with compliments from ALL the attendees. Step 3At the end of the evening the house was spotless, the leftovers were neatly wrapped and boxed and the homeowner was required to do nothing! Step 4Catering by Design provided great input, great food and great service and delivered on 150%.Highly recommend!
Charlie M.
Memphis Chicken and the Mac and Cheese are phenomenal!
Austin Maness
I use Catering by Design for all my corporate luncheons. The service is great! They have even been able to come through for me when I have a last minute order. The staff is friendly and personable. The delivery is prompt and the food is always excellent! I love working with Catering By Design!
Lorin Sandles
We used Catering by Design for our wedding, and they were PERFECT! The food was incredible, the service/communication was outstanding, AND it was really nice that you could rent everything through them (flatware, linens, champagne flutes... all that). It definitely worked well having an actual catering company do our wedding (rather than just a restaurant) because this really is their specialty, and they do an awesome job. Highly recommend!
Sarah A
We have used Catering By Design for years for our staff holiday lunch, that the PTA provides. We have a limited budget and they have always worked with us to make it affordable. But the service is what really keeps me coming back. They make everything so easy! I could not ask for better service, they make my job so easy, which is so appreciated especially around the holidays with so much going on! Thank you!!!
Alison Barnes
Catered my wedding and it was absolutely perfect could not have asked for better food and staff
Melanie Wyatt
My employer uses Catering By Design at least once a week. Being the healthy foodie I am, I've found the entrees and sides to be flavorful and nutrionally balanced. Many restaurants and catering companies overwhelm the natural good flavors of fresh vegetables and salads by excessive amounts of cheese. CBD, really has sensible ingredients. I plan to use them for my own personal parties.
Faye G
We used Catering by Design for our wedding at Barclay Villa in Angier. Kelli is an absolute dream to work with! She is very responsive through email and phone calls. We went by several times to nail down the menu as well as pick out linens for all the tables and Kelli was always friendly and super helpful. She even came to the final walk through at the venue, which made a huge impression on me! The food was absolutely out of this world! We chose the BBQ and chicken when green beans and mac and cheese. It was all so good and we had so many guests come up to us both during the reception and afterwards, talking about how wonderful the food was, especially the mac and cheese! There is also a huge selection of linens, plates, silverware, napkins, etc... to choose from, so I would recommend using them for rentals as well as food! I've also heard they do a great job with events other than weddings, as well! I will definitely be using them again!
Stephanie Gillespie
They catered our wedding and did an absolutely magnificent job. The food was excellent, and the staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make our day perfect. Couldn't recommend them more.
Loren A
My husband and I used Catering by Design for our wedding and not only were they wonderful to work with, but their food was absolutely amazing! We got so many compliments on how great the food was! We highly recommend them!
Stephanie Thomas
I used Catering by Design twice this week for business lunches. Food is outstanding, prices are very reasonable and all of the staff are extremely helpful. I look forward to using them in the future for business and personal events.
Bonnie Kidd
I used Catering By Design a few weeks ago for my daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I can not say enough wonderful things about Mendy, Chef James and their staff. All of them went above and beyond to make sure the was a success. The staff was so personable and seemed like they truly were enjoying themselves while working our event. The food was fantastic, and we have had so many compliments from our guests! We will definitely be using them again in the future!
Zachary Perera
We had a small, last minute reception to celebrate the life of our late aunt with family and friends. I gave them less than a 48hr notice and Kelli was able to accommodate our party. Ronnie setup the event and he was such a gentleman,super responsive and helpful. He cleaned up after the event and packaged all the leftover food for us.The food was delicious and the setup was also very nice. I certainly appreciated dealing with them and would definitely recommend to friends and family.
Lilian C.
Did a great job catering for a business meeting. Brought disposable everything, came on time, and was quick to respond. Will utilize again for my business meetings of ~20 people. Very reasonable cost as well.
Albert K.
They did an amazing job for our Christmas party. They came out and set up everything for us and were prompt with the service. We tried the chicken breast with bacon and gouda, almondine green beans, red potatoes and the assorted baked cheesecakes. We will definitely be using them again!
Keia R.
Our wedding was wonderful.One thing you always hope for is delicious food for your guests. We had nearly 200 people and everyone loved it. The shrimp and grits were the big hit. But the service and the food was all wonderful!
Mitchell chrismon
Did a great job catering for a business meeting. Brought disposable everything, came on time, and was quick to respond. Will utilize again for my business meetings of ~20 people. Very reasonable cost as well.
Albert K
We first chose Catering By Design for our wedding. It was an out door wedding in admittedly an inconvenient location for catering. Not only did they handle this in strides, they provided amazing food and service to boot. In fact that was one of the things guests kept raving about. I had a second experience with them by pure coincidence when they catered for the school where I work. Throughout the week of catering (it was a training summit) most of the comments about the other caterers were lukewarm to mildly positive at best. But one of the days was catered by Catering By Design, and people loved it. I must have heard a dozen times people independently complimenting the food. Not only did they deliver on great food and service once, but they didn't disappoint a second time. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Robert Walter
Great food, great service and I absolutely love those crab cakes and the roasted red pepper dip was to die for!!!! On time, great presentation and the food was a absolute hit at the Christmas party. Thanks Amy.
Bruce Jones
Catering by Design recently catered a breakfast in my office for clients. They were outstanding. Thanks Amy and Phil.
Paul Lindsay
Great service from start to finish. Delivery was early/on time everytime I have used them. Servers are very professional. Food is excellent.
Christopher Thurow
Great food. Full service
Dave Kenny
Great food, service, and staff. I would highly recommend catering by design for your catering needs.
chris hadley
Catering by Design is the best in the business. They have catered for a number of our corporate and personal events and I really have nothing but good things to say. Kelly streamlines the setup process and makes booking effortless. Their drivers/delivery staff are ALWAYS prompt, courteous, and professional, and of course Amy is a rockstar. 5 stars!
Jared Crabtree
We use Catering by Design 1-2 times a year to provide lunch for our corporate sales meetings. The food is delicious and made to order. I appreciate the convenience of seasonal menus and being able to conduct business via email. Deliveries are always on time the driver is professional and detailed when it comes to set-up. Thank you.
My experience with Catering by Design at my office has been nothing short of phenomenal. We often have last-minute lunch orders, and this staff always makes it happen--on time and delicious! Mendy is especially professional and fast; we love working with her! Catering by Design is also great for special events and banquets, such as our annual Thanksgiving dinner. Nothing but good things to say!
Erin Snider
Another successful event in the books thanks to Catering By Design. This is the second party we have had catered and they did not disappoint. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! Kelli was wonderful to work with. Highly recommend!
Tana M.
Our December 2019 wedding was amazing. Our friends and family were not shy in telling us that this wedding had one of the best meals they have ever had at any wedding. It was a true hit and we are so thankful we chose Catering by Design.
Andrew Gosselin
The staff here is absolutely amazing! I would reccomend to anyone!
Power House
I *cannot* say enough great things about Catering by Design. (That's coming from a family of foodies.) Everyone we worked with phenomenal, and service ran seamlessly on the day of the event. The food was exceptional - exactly the same from the tasting to the day-of. My parents exhausted all of the major caterers in the area, and none came close to Catering by Design with regard to food tastings. My husband and I were out-of-state, so my parents did the initial tasting. Catering by Design happily provided he and I another tasting, so we could sample and tweak the final menu. Perhaps MOST important - everyone prepared my husband and I that we wouldn't get a chance to eat on our wedding day. Catering by the Design saw to it that we tried everything from the cocktail hour and had a plate waiting for us when we sat down at the reception. I left my wedding full -- no togo box needed (but I know they would have provided one if we asked!)
Virginia Frantz
Mendy, Ronnie, Jim and the gang at Catering by Design are AMAZING. I have been working with these folks for 5 years. They have TKOed anything I throw at them... Classy folks who can handle events... in the process have become my friends.
Sterling O.
Wow, Catering By Design did such a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding. From the initial meeting with them to the final payment, they were on top of it! Everyone who worked the reception was very friendly and the person in charge was wonderful. We really enjoyed the menu we picked and the food tasted great. We received many compliments from guests.
Trish C
Have such a high regard for this company. GREAT food, and they are super professional - show up on time, use proper safety protocols, friendly staff. Highly recommend!
Gordon Buchanan
Catering by Design provided the food and service for our daughter's backyard wedding. From our first contact with Kelli, we were impressed with their professionalism. The tasting alone exceeded our expectations and we knew we would be in good hands using their services. They provided everything we could possibly need, created a beautiful display and delicious food that our guests raved about. Cristina was organized, hardworking and friendly. She took such good care of us before and during the event and again exceeded our expectations! Because of her wonderful service, the evening flowed seamlessly! We are grateful to her, Kelli and the entire staff! This was my first time using a catering service for a party at my home, and I did not know what I was missing! Will definitely utilize their services in the future!
Melissa Fulton
From the very beginning of our interactions with Kelli at Catering by Design, we were blown away by the hospitality, responsiveness and professionalism. We had our food tasting and it was a wonderful experience. Everything was organized and of course, the food was SO delicious. Due to COVID, my husband and I decided to get married before our original wedding date and we canceled our large wedding. The Catering by Design staff were more than accommodating and understanding. During such a stressful time, I appreciated their willingness to do everything in their power to help us out. Their professionalism is really what sets them apart from any other vendor you could choose. I wish I could give them 10 stars. I highly recommend, they will take care of you on your big day!!
Brice Davis
Catering by Design was simply amazing. Everything from the food to the staff. Kelli was our contact and was super responsive and went above and beyond to make our day perfect. The food was so good! Some of our guests are still talking about how good the food was at our wedding. We also loved that they included a bartender with their services, so we didn't have to worry about finding one. We just had to provide the beer and wine. They also included full china and they cut and served our cake. They were pros! We were also very surprised at how reasonable the prices were. The price for what you're getting is really reasonable. Thank you Catering by Design for helping make our wedding day amazing!
Lyn Conrad
I've used Catering By Design twice now and I've impressed my guests both times. They're easy to work with and the food is fantastic!
Johnny Powell
For corporate catering... the best! Great presentation and food!!
sabrina schell
I hosted a small surprise party for my husband's 40th birthday and hired Catering by Design to cater the event. I knew I didn't want a full meal, so I ordered the hors d'oeuvres buffet. It was SO good. Everyone that ate mentioned how great the food tasted! Amy came over and set up everything for us at the exact time and she did a fantastic job making it look good. I would definitely hire them again for catering big and small!
Jessica B.
We used catering by design to provide food for a graduation party. We had 45 people attend, and ordered food for 40 people we ordered a combination of appetizers and entres. We ordered the slider bar, chicken parmesan, fresh fruit, Tuscan breads and spreads, and buffalo chicken dip. Cristina brought the food to our home. We ordered the 'nice set up' which included linens and finer serving dishes, and I would highly recommend this! The food was really good, and super generous portions. We had tons of leftovers. The food was set up in less than 30 minutes, and then the team returned the next morning to pick up all of the dishes. It was super easy and made the event stress-free. I would highly recommend using this caterer for your event.
Beth S.
Catering By Design catered a family reunion for me in Cary. The food was outstanding and I am a very difficult person to please! Michelle set up the entire buffet with disposable chafing dishes and sterno and everything stayed warm and delicious. Our menu was a 5 star Greek salad with strawberries and feta, grilled vegetables, penne with red peppers and basil cream sauce, mashed red skin potatoes and rolled chicken breast stuffed with mushrooms in a cream sauce. I would highly recommend every dish we had.
Victoria B.
We purchased an Italian Buffet Tasting Meal for two. Everything was delicious. We will use this company for our upcoming family dinner.
Valerie G.
Thanks so much to Kelli and the entire team at Catering by Design! The food for my Mom's Celebration of Life was absolutely delicious- and the guests were all very pleased! Great food, great staff! Lots of choices!
Julie Bell Petrak
Very reliable restaurant with great food and awesome service I recommend their catering
Smitha M.
Due to covid protocols, Catering By Design offered their buffet style meals as individually boxed lunches for delivery to our office! Delicious and convenient
Taunya Macht
I was tasked with planning our company holiday party for around 200 people and catering is often one of the most challenging things to handle. Luckily, I found Catering by Design and now I'm never letting them go! The biggest impression they made was just how easy everything was. From the beginning, they made figuring out the menu so simple. Other caterers were so confusing with their options, prices, tiers, combos, it was so stressful. But with CBD, everything was so organized, the prices were clear and they were so helpful and responsive with any last minute changes we wanted. At the event, setup was a breeze. They arrived early and were ready to go well ahead of time, and were very communicative during the whole event, making sure everyone had a chance to eat and no one left hungry. The food was absolutely fantastic, every single dish was delicious and I received compliments nonstop from our employees and staff. When it was time to pack up, they didn't leave a a single crumb behind! They were so efficient, professional and friendly and simply everything was flawless! I truly could not have asked for a better caterer and I look forward to having them at every single company event moving forward!
Janel L.
Awesome people
Charlie Palocy
Kelli and the team at Catering By Design were fantastic! They were very accommodating when it came to choosing our menu, and were very response throughout the entire wedding planning process. The staff was fantastic on our wedding day (we got tons of compliments from our guests on the friendliness of the staff and the delicious food!). Highly recommend!!
Kayla Ryan
The best catering company in Cary. Met the owner who is a down to earth guy that will make any dish for you. Order now
Fernando Castellanos
My company used Catering by Design last night for our dinner and everything went perfectly. The staff showed up early, set everything up perfectly, and came back to clean up. We didn't have to do a think which is exactly what you want during an event. We will absolutely be using their services again for future catering needs.
Professional, personable, prepared, and positive. So easy to work with and the food is absolutely unbeatable!Highly recommend you check them out! Thank you!
Debbie S.
Outstanding service and food! Everyone enjoyed the hot buffet, especially the lasagna and the grilled chicken with garlic and lemon. The miniature assorted desserts were excellent. Also impressive is the quality of the disposable dinnerware and utensils. It was worth having the two servers who were polite, friendly and very professional. They set up, served and cleaned up - you cannot ask for more! Catering by Design works with your choices and offers an outstanding menu selection and service. My sister, brother and I used this service for a recent family event. We highly recommend them.
Judith Cooper
Catering By Design far exceeded our expectations; I just wish I could express how amazing they are. We did our tasting in June of 2019 and by the time we made it down the aisle, it was March of 2022. With so many changes we had to make throughout those almost three years, Catering By Design was unbelievably helpful and understanding. We decided to have stationed appetizers and a buffet because, let's face it, who doesn't like to have a bunch of options?! The staff was absolutely amazing and so accommodating, and the food was spectacular. As we provided the liquor, we decided to have Catering By Design provide the mixers and soft drinks and sweet tea. I asked if they could also provide grenadine and cherries so the six kids we had at the wedding could have Shirley Temples. What I never expected was for them to go over and beyond by making an entire beverage dispenser of Shirley Temple with a huge bowl of maraschino cherries next to it. Of course, I was a bit busy dancing my feet off so I didn't even notice it, but we received so many compliments on that detail. I wish I had realized it that night because it was so special. Never, in all my years, did I expect them to do that from my simple request of having grenadine and cherries! That is something you can't teach; their clients come first and they make you feel so special. The bartender was great and she kept checking on us through the night, ensuring we had everything we needed. The servers were so polite and personable and they were the epitome of professionalism. At the end of the night, they packed our leftovers in to go containers and packed the leftover cake for us also. Do yourself a favor and choose Catering By Design!
Tara Ubbens
We could not have been happier with CBD for our daughter's wedding reception. Jim and the rest of the staff were great to work with and very attentive. The venue lost power for 1.5 hours right before dinner and CBD just rolled with it. We got lots of compliments on the food. Would definitely recommend CBD.
Joyce Hendricks
We got married June 17th at The Oaks at Salem! An incredible day but unfortunately, a bad storm came through and knocked the power for about an hour as dinner was being served. CBD kept serving without skipping a beat. Jim specifically, cannot thank you enough!! Not only did they provide great service, we got many compliments on how good the food was! Highly recommend!
Courtney Hendricks
We used them for our rehearsal dinner and reception. My goal was to have something different, so we did a taco bar for rehearsal and breakfast food for the reception. The breakfast for dinner menu blew people away! Everyone was so excited about the chicken and waffles! I would highly recommend Catering by Design if you're looking for a flexible, professional, customizable, and unique wedding caterer. They'll let you customize your dream menu and also have bartending services! They set up, cleaned up, cleared plates, cut the cake, and checked on the bride and groom to make sure we were satisfied. Kelli was very helpful and patient throughout the whole process and I couldn't recommend them enough!
Brittney Paxon
Stephen with Catering By Design was so friendly when he came and delivered our food.
amy allen
Great food, great experience. Staff was very friendly
Paul Apollonia