Catered by Design enjoys an excellent reputation for exquisite food and exemplary catering services in and around the Chicagoland area. As one of Chicago’s top caterers since 1980, we have catered many spectacular and successful events. From weddings, corporate and social events to mitzvahs, picnics and celebrating life’s special moments, Catered by Design never fails to bring your event to life. Our flawless presentation of plated dinners, buffets, food stations, hors D’oeuvres and sweet tables has sustained a loyal following of devoted and happy customers. If you’re looking for one of Chicago’s premier catering companies to cater your next event, look no further than Catered by Design.


We are here for all of your seasonal and holiday needs. Our seasonal and holiday menus/flyers have been designed with some of your favorites. The flyers are designed to be used with our Catered by Design Delivered menu, where holiday favorites are sometimes available throughout the year. Make sure to check out our menus page and join our mailing list to stay in the loop of different holiday and seasonal menus.


While pretty much every aspect of a wedding is optional, from wearing a suit instead of formal attire, choosing to go without the flowers, forgoing the wedding cake, there’s one thing you can’t skip: a venue. After all, you’ve got to have somewhere for your friends and family to gather and celebrate. We have partnered with some of Chicago and surrounding suburbs premier locations. Find your perfect place to say your I do’s!


Catered By Design’s mission is to bring your events to life with sumptuous food and refreshing beverages presented in spectacular fashion. This also includes being a good steward of the environment. Our goal is to continually improve our sustainability practices by working closely with our vendors and partners to minimize the impact on the environment.


You and your staff went above and beyond to make all the details perfect. As people who are used to worrying about the little things, it was wonderful to know that you had everything under control and that we could just enjoy the day. When we come upon our next catered event, I will know where to turn. P.S. The wine tree was a complete hit! It has set a new standard for events in our family. This place is nice, but where is the wine tree?

Robert L.

We had a great event with plenty of food that everyone complimented immensely. You are our caterer of choice for future events. We gave out your cards to everyone at the event, so expect many calls from them!

Bryan C.

We cannot thank you and your staff enough for all your efforts. Everyone was incredibly kind and attentive. The venue and setup was gorgeous and the food was delicious. The salad was so good, people were shouting to the table next to them asking, "Are you talking about the salad, because if not, you should!" ??

Mike R.

I wanted to extend my gratitude for the wonderful service we received yesterday from Catered by Design. I'm always nervous when coordinating events out of state, but it was a pleasure working with you from the beginning. Your proposal was professional and polished and put my mind at ease. You continued to answer all of my questions throughout the coordination of the event and then you all delivered without a hiccup!

Brielle P.

There are no words really, it turned out just beautiful and perfect. Way beyond my expectations and the guests were raving about the venue, food and presentation (especially the wine tree). Couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for the attentions to detail and make the day extra special for us.

Kelly R.

Everyone was just amazed with how great the wedding was and so many people have told me it was the best food they have ever had at a wedding! I will definitely look for an opportunity to get to work with you and your team in the future! We will even keep you on my radar for work events! ☺️

Freddy Jo

Every single detail was exactly as we discussed, and it was even better and more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. The food was sensational, and all of our guests commented that it was delicious. Thank you for helping us with everything every step of the way, we truly could not have done it without you.

Kayli P.