Catering By Design is the purposeful manifestation of pairing food and design in every last detail of an event. The menu, décor, entertainment, and facilities are all crafted specifically for each occasion.

Connecting food, design and service

Our True Passion

We approach every menu and design element with you in mind, integrating our flavors to represent you and your needs. We respect how flavors, like people, interact.

Catering By Design

About Us

In the spring of 1991, Catering By Design (CBD) came to life. And with it, came an entirely new way of entertaining that blended expertly prepared cuisine with striking conceptual design. Since that time, we have crafted unforgettable events unlike anything that had ever come before. This unique enterprise was founded by Peter Loevy, a graduate of Colgate University and The Restaurant School and a seasoned veteran of the restaurant and catering industry. This complementary combination of culinary, design, and hospitality experiences has made Catering By Design Philadelphia’s preeminent event coordinators featuring a full-time design staff.

Our custom menu development is inspired by dishes and flavors from all over the globe. Before joining Catering By Design, our chefs developed menus for some of the most prestigious hospitality units in the country. Our experience and knowledge are demonstrated by our ability to produce both distinctive cuisine particular to a certain region as well as creating cross-cultural masterpieces. Our  design professionals then work skillfully to infuse the tastes and flavors of the cuisine with the overall conceptual design.

Catering By Design is the purposeful manifestation of pairing food and design in every last detail of an event. The menu, décor, entertainment, and facilities are all crafted specifically for each occasion. We approach every menu and design element with you in mind, integrating our flavors to represent you and your needs. We respect how flavors, like people, interact. This philosophy helps us execute each event with the perfect amount of style and flair, from understated and elegant to spectacular and dramatic.

Striking this perfect tone for each customer is a direct reflection of the personalized service we offer. Every client has access to Peter, who will work side-by-side with you to ensure a successful event, whether it is a small, intimate affair or a large gathering featuring hundreds of dignitaries. We have served institutions ranging from The Barnes Foundation and the College of Physicians, to The National Liberty Museum and the University of Pennsylvania, which are just a few of our valued clients.

Please read the testimonials from our clients, both large and small, that speak to the success Catering By Design has achieved in harmoniously merging the worlds of cuisine and design to create highly personalized, memorable, and magical events. We look forward to doing the same for you!

Our awards speak to the success Catering By Design has achieved in harmoniously merging the worlds of cuisine and design to create highly personalized, memorable, and magical events.

We look forward to doing the same for you!

What They’re Saying

“We had such an amazing experience with the College! They helped everything fall into place perfectly! They were helpful, considerate and flexible and I would highly recommend them. The food provided by Catering By Design (their caterer) was inventive and delicious. Diana, our liaison, was a joy to work with and helped organize everything. Highly recommend.”

Meghan & Stephen

“We spent a good portion of our honeymoon talking about how great our wedding was. It was so beautiful, the food was delicious, and your staff was so professional and helpful to everyone. Rich said you are one of the best he’s ever seen. I appreciate how you made everything look so pretty, and all of your attention to detail throughout the whole evening, and during all the planning. ”

Angela & Rich

“Cannot thank you enough for the amazing job you did with my event… rave reviews.”

Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine

“I can’t say enough! It was beautiful, delicious, elegant, and I didn’t have a care in the world. Your team took excellent, excellent care of all of us. Everyone loved the food and drinks. Gary and his team were consummate professionals. I very much look forward to working with you in the near future.”

Michael

“Everything was so great! Couldn’t have asked for a better evening. It went off without a hitch!
We received MANY compliments about the food! A lot of people said it was the best food they ever had at a wedding!! Also we had lots of compliments about the wait staff— attentive and friendly!”

Rovera Knapp Wedding

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