Vendor Spotlight – Catering by Design

Vendor Spotlight – Catering by Design

Even though Catering by Design has been around for years – they really seem to be evolving and expanding every time we turn around – now offering everything from an in-house design team, By Design Event Decor, to their picnic company,  Denver’s Picnic Company, to full service catering, Catering by Design.  This umbrella company is known as Four Five One Events and really seems to have a solid grasp on bringing any vision you can imagine to life.  Read on to get to know a little more about what differentiates them from other caterers in the area and why they are among our favorite vendors to work with.


What differentiates Catering by Design from other caterers in the area?

Catering by Design only offers full-service catering service and fully cooks on-site, guaranteeing our clients the best quality at every event! CBD owns all cooking equipment needed to execute events of all types and sizes and we include the cost of “bringing the restaurant to you” as a part of our service. Lastly, our clients get to choose from six signature styles designed by our Creative Director that include service ware and buffet décor to enhance the presentation of their menu!

What advice would you give to a bride or groom searching for a caterer?

Talk to your designer! CBD custom designs each and every menu that they propose so, it is important to the Event Designers at CBD to start the proposal process with an in depth phone conversation with the newlyweds. This helps the designer to get to know their style and discuss likes, dislikes, and expectations. Many newlyweds will send every caterer the same email with the standard, boring, basic details: date, time, location, guest count and budget which typically results in a standard, boring and basic menu proposals. Take the time to really talk through the details in the initial phase and you will be rewarded with a menu that is a perfect reflection of you and your fiancé!

Breckenridge Breck Pub Table Low with Branson Chairs Blanc

Who would be your dream client, and why?

Our dream client is one who trusts Catering by Design to do what Catering by Design does best! Really talk to us so that we can better understand you and then allow us to “WOW” you and your guests with our creative food presentation, culinary creativity, and event design expertise!


Do you have any hidden talents?

Chef Cade, our Executive Chef and owner is brilliantly creative – not only is he an amazing chef but he is also an amazing photographer. His photography is featured on our website and in all of our marketing materials. We also have a Master Craftsman on staff who works full time in our carpentry studio, as well as a Master Mixologist.

Denver Restaurant Week After Party

Wow!  We never realized how much Catering by Design can really accomplish in-house!  We cannot wait to see what you will come up with next.

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