CATERED BY DESIGN IS ONE OF CHICAGOLAND'S PROMINENT CATERERS FOR WEDDINGS, CORPORATE, AND SOCIAL EVENTS
Our team at Catered by Design understands that selecting your wedding caterer is an important and intimate decision. When planning your special day, you want to work with the very best. From your engagement party to your bridal shower, your rehearsal dinner to your wedding reception, your day-after brunch to your anniversary milestones, Catered by Design is the local choice for all things wedding-related. Your love journey starts with “Yes!” and leads to “I Do!”—but it lasts forever.
FIRST STEPS OF PLANNING YOUR WEDDING CELEBRATION WITH CATERED BY DESIGN
STEP 1: REACHING OUT TO US
You will want to visit our Contact page to get our Sales team the basic information. This will be after you have had a chance to review our venues we work with, our menus, and other areas of the website that we have created to help you in this amazing journey. Once we receive your submission, one of our Sales Specialists will be contacting you after reviewing the information provided. Don’t worry, we understand that all of the information you are taking in can be overwhelming. We are here to help guide you.
STEP 2: DISCUSSING YOUR VISION
You and your Fiancés wedding celebration should be a true reflection of your personalities, tastes and interests. It’s our goal to take the time to get to know you as individuals and help make that vision come true. Our first discussion is an opportunity to learn more about you and your vision. Don’t worry if some things are still up in the air; we’re happy to help guide you.
STEP 3: THE DETAILS
Following our first discussion, we will send you a personalized proposal. It will outline the details around catering, food choices and other information of your event, a selection of menu options for you to choose from and an idea of cost. You and your Fiancé will have a chance to review the proposal and send us both of your thoughts and adjustments.
This is also a great time for your planner to become involved, which we highly recommend for all of our couples. If you do need some recommendations, we can help provide you with some of the planners we have worked with previously.
STEP 4: RESERVING YOUR DATE AND ARRANGEMENTS
Now that you love everything about your proposal, let’s go over the details to have your wedding seamlessly come together! To reserve your wedding date with us, we ask for a deposit and a signed contract. After that, we start working on our end right away and stay in contact with your planner or you in the months leading up to your wedding.
STEP 4: TASTINGS
We love tastings at Catered by Design and look forward to sharing our chef’s cuisine, prepared just as you would see it on your big day! At your tasting, you will enjoy selections from your personalized menu as well as discuss other elements about your celebration. Our tastings are designed to help you make decisions about your menu and communicate your tastes and preferences. We welcome any feedback at your tasting but, most importantly, we want you to have a great time as we get to know each other.
Some ideas from previous tastings and the level of excellence that we put into each dish
Planning Your Dream Menu
We believe that your unique wedding menu should reflect you and your partner’s tastes and preferences, but don’t let that scare you. Planning your dream wedding menu should be enjoyable and centered on your unique style and vision. Our diverse wedding menu choices can be customized for your needs, whether you want more casual fare or a multi-course meal. Rest assured, when planning your wedding menu, no small detail will be overlooked.
Picking Your Venue
Catered by Design is partnered with some of Chicago’s and the surrounding area’s top venues. Looking for a city wedding with breathtaking views? Or the silence of the suburbs, surrounded by nature? We have hundreds of partnerships to help guide you along that process.