*New* Hold the Date! Click to learn more.

Catering By Design Main Image

Map | Gallery | Reviews

Catering By Design


Catering By Design begins in the kitchen. We have a passion for the cooking techniques and authentic flavors of regional cuisine, prepared and presented with modern culinary sensibility and often a dash of whimsy. As members and supporters of the Slow Food Movement, we utilize the bounty of food sources locally and across America, gently enhancing these ingredients with aromas and flavors from around the globe.

Our thoughtful cuisine is enhanced by the carefully crafted design of the plate, of the food station and of the event space. Our attention to detail is unsurpassed in the marketplace. Clients come to CBD for something different and we deliver with passionate and professional service and exquisite cuisine.

A team of professionals accomplishes our magic led by Executive Chef Roth Perelman who steps up to the plate bringing a dynamic repertoire of multi-cultural cuisine with a striking culinary design. Our amazing Event Specialists and décor experts can provide event planning and expertise for beautiful weddings, distinctive galas, picnics for 5000, and everything else in between.

garnish, the “By Design” division of Catering By Design, works with a collection of fascinating objects and floral material to bring together unique and spectacular decorative statements. Like our menus, each décor touch is customized to your specific vision. Whether you are in a sophisticated Center City venue or a rustic Bucks County barn, garnish will transform your space with found art elements and standout floral design. From bouquets to registration pieces, garnish will accentuate your event.


I cannot even begin to express my gratitude to you and your staff for such an incredible evening. Everyone is still talking about the event, the food how incredibly comfortable they felt.  It was absolute perfection when I entered the room-it was exactly as I had envisioned.  Please thank your staff for their professionalism and kindness.  It was perfect!

Anita, Radnor, PA

Again, you knocked it out of the park! It’s so easy to work with your team.  Roe and the whole crew were so great and accommodating.  It’s sometimes hard to find service that knows how to work quietly and efficient while programs are taking place, but they did a fantastic job. The food was absolutely delicious. While we had leftovers, they did not last long at all! My colleagues made sure to find homes for all of it. Thank you for helping us make the event a success.  I appreciate your putting me at easy with the space constraints and our limited equipment. I hope that we can work together again in the near future!

Kristine, Philadelphia, PA

Just wanted to drop a note to say MANY thanks for your amazing help last week!! Our event was a HUGE success that’s in huge part thanks to you and your team. Everyone said how amazing the food was and how kind and helpful the staff was, so thank you!  You guys are truly my favorite caterer in the city!  Can’t wait to do many more events together !!

Anna, Philadelphia, PA
Contact Person Peter Loevy
Address 18 West Hortter Street Philadelphia, PA 19119
Location Philadelphia