About Us

No party too small. No challenge too big.

Whatever type of event you’re planning, we’re always looking for ways to exceed your expectations and to create the perfect event for you.

Catering By Design is a boutique Sydney caterer who takes pride in creating exceptional food, anywhere – in a boardroom, a marquee, a warehouse space, on a boat, in a park, in your garden or your own home.We cater for everything from large-scale conferences and gala dinners to weddings, cocktail parties and intimate birthday celebrations. Whether you require a team of chefs and waiters or simply a private chef, our promise is that every dish will be exquisite.

Our team work with you to gain a precise understanding of your needs – our purpose is to take away your stress and ensure you enjoy the event as if you were a guest yourself!

Full service catering and event management

As a full service caterer, Catering Design is your one-stop resource for full event management. This means that as well as preparing and serving a delicious menu that’s tailored to your budget, taste and dietary requirements, we offer an extensive range of event management services.

Whatever the size or the type of your celebration, our experienced planners can help you to set the tone and handle all of the organisation, paperwork and the checklists for your big event.

Fantastic food and drinks

When your food is prepared by Catering By Design we guarantee that not only will everyone be talking about the delicious food, but no one will go home hungry!

From sumptuous dinner parties, elegant canapés and fabulous finger food to insta-worthy dessert buffets and jaw-dropping cakes…our menus are delicious, flexible and tailored to your budget, dietary requirements and preferences.

You are welcome to supply the drinks yourself or we can do it for you – whether it’s a selection of teas and gourmet coffee, soft drinks, juice bars, mocktails, wine, beer, mixed drinks or cocktails, we have many options for you to choose from.

Professional staff

Our professional and experienced staff understand that their role is to be of service to you and your guests.

All Catering By Design chefs and service staff pass through several interviews before being selected and we have regular staff training days to ensure our staff are all at the same high standard.

During a catered event, all catering team members wear the distinctive Catering By Design uniform and our fully trained bar staff handle beverage service with ease.

Suppliers you can trust

Depending on the size and location of your event, you will probably need to hire tables, chairs, dinner settings, linen, cutlery, serving ware and more – we can organise all of this and deliver it all for you.

We also have a trusted network of suppliers we turn to whenever we need extra equipment, staff or specialty items. We are happy to make recommendations should your event require additional resources.

Your choice of venues

We have a range of venues we cater at to suit the size of your event, the time of the year and the type of occasion you are celebrating.

We’re happy to cater at your home or a hall or a surf club, however we also have a range of private venues available for hire, including Chinwaggery, Ponderosa House, and catamarans on both Pittwater and Sydney Harbour.

Considering an outdoor venue with no kitchen facilities? No worries! Our catering trailer functions as a mobile kitchen and is fitted out with all the kitchen equipment we need to cater for large quantities efficiently and effectively.

How can we make your life easier?

Just name the milestone event, describe the mood you want to create, go ahead and dream the ideal setting; then share some preferred menu ideas and relax! We love a challenge and will take care of every detail of your unique catered event.

Here’s some of the ways we make your life easier by delivering a ‘done for you’ customised celebration, corporate meeting or event.

  • Dedicated, experienced and professional staff
  • Any venue, indoors or outdoors
  • On time, when you need us and without time restrictions
  • Menu and event designed to fit your budget without cutting back on quality
  • A single bill with no surprises!

Just get in contact Karin to start the conversation – if we are baking or at an event you can leave a message.

We look forward to hearing from you either via the form at the bottom of this page, email admin@cateringbydesign.com.au or by phone – 0412 269 049.

What Our Clients Say

Karin, I felt completely calm about the wake as I knew it was in your capable hands, & as a result I was able to take the time to talk to people who played a role in Wayne’s life. Everyone has commented on how terrific your food and staff were.

Lyn Aitken

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