Thank you for the wonderful night, as per usual the food was amazing & your staff were lovely, friendly and extremely helpful. We had so many comments on the wide range of food and for you to cater for the different allergies and requirements of guests, you did it with such ease. The set up, pack up and tidy up were a huge godsend after such a big night. Once again you have made our event memorable. We will definitely see you at the next big milestone in our family.

Thanks again

Chris & Lou 04/04/2022


Charlotte and I would like to thank you and your team for your professionalism on Thursday which was a very tough time for us. You helped this day run as smoothly as possible.

D Delacy 07/10/2021

Absolutely a godsend. Thank you so much for putting it together at such short notice. What a blessing with lots of love

Coraline 07/10/2021

Two events in one afternoon, both finger foods catered both same numbers, both same duration, one at Dalton House other by Catering by design….. Karin..No comparison as your food and presentation was BY FAR the best and noted was the fabulous choices you made for serving as I was too busy to do that. Must also say that the kitchen was sooo clean after you used it, maybe you should diversify to cleaning by design?? You're the best chuck out the rest!!

J Beverly 07/10/2021

Karin and her team were brilliant and worked the event as if it were their own celebration, they did more than just the catering job, they brought with them an immense amount of praise and feeling.

R Castaneda 07/10/2021

Dear Karin,

I would like to thank you for an absolutely wonderful evening. All the comments have been fantastic and all of Jilly’s friends say that it was the best 18th that they have attended! Mark and I were extremely happy and could not fault you and your team in any way. Many thanks for making it a great evening

Karen 07/10/2021

Professional, passionate and first-rate!

Canby 07/10/2021

Karin is very professional in everything she does. The function went very smoothly and any problems that arose on the day she rectified. The food was delicious, great recommendation on the hibiscus guava juice.

Mavee 07/10/2021

Karin provided fantastic service. She helped with suggestions for food, decorations and even the celebrant. All of which proved appropriate and contributed to a great afternoon, which my husband and I enjoyed having endured minimal stress regarding the organisation of the celebration.

Nikki and John 07/10/2021

I suspect we were a small fry for you based on your testimonials. I was really pleased that that made no difference, I felt you cared about our needs. Our guests raved about the food and your chef. Thank You so much

Angela Hughes 07/10/2021

Fantastic! Everyone commented on the service and fabulous food.

L Holroyd 07/10/2021

Hi Karin

Thank you once again for a wonderful night. Everyone was delighted not only with food but with the excellent service by both yourself and Jess. They also commented on what a fantastic, friendly hostess you were, it made such a difference.

Cristine 07/10/2021

Karin and her team have the most friendly and reliable service around. She is always there even if you need last minute help. Her food is delicious and plentiful. She even stayed to make our client feel comfortable.

You guys are the best

G Walker 07/10/2021

This is the third time I have used catering by design - and every time has been a great success with always great feedback from my guests. Karin is a natural - she thinks of everything - she took control, I didn't have to think about anything, she knows exactly what it takes to make your particular event a great success - I would never consider using another event coordinator/ caterer, I would just book Karin

K Enfield 07/10/2021

I was delighted with all aspects of the service which was provided. Everything was exceptionally professional and I didnt have to worry about anything all evening

K Cohen 07/10/2021

Hi Karin

Thank you for doing a wonderful job at my party. Very much appreciated

Best regards

W Howard 07/10/2021


You're the best! Thank you what a wonderful job you did above and beyond catering


Dayne and Simon 07/10/2021

Hi Karin

I wanted to congratulate you and your team at Catering by Design. The food on Saturday night was fantastic and there seemed plenty of it. Ellie and your barman did an amazing job.

N Willis 07/10/2021

Dear Karin

And all the staff of Catering by Design. Thank you for all of your help in making our wedding reception so special. The food was fantastic and all the staff were very friendly. What wonderful service! See you for our baby shower!

With love

V Penman 07/10/2021

Dear Karin

Thank you so much for everything, it was a fantastic day, thanks to you guys. You and your team did a fantastic job. The food was unbelievable, and the bar staff didn't miss a beat. Thanks for making our day stress free and you should know that's a massive thing!

Thanks again

We absolutely loved the whole day

Matt and Den 07/10/2021

After deciding to combine a 40th birthday and a surprise wedding, I needed all the help I could get and I am very pleased to say I found it with Karin and her wonderful team. The night was just perfect, food was fantastic and everything went without a hitch

Many thanks

Paul and Kayn Tynan 07/10/2021

I called and requested lunch, everything went smoothly without any hiccups, you were on time, food was displayed beautifully and all were satisfied, very professional looking.

Michelle Ball 07/10/2021

Catering by Design is an amazing team of people to work with. They are always going the extra mile to make your event more amazing than you could have dreamed. They are reliable, flexible, knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and fun to work with. Use them for your next event and you will be happy.

K Norely 07/10/2021

All I can say is thank goodness Ross found your card!  

Karin Slade and her team from Catering by Design are fantastic to work with. Karin is a highly experienced caterer with a strong work ethic and a desire to please. She is flexible with food options and can work to a budget without sacrificing an enjoyable meal experience. The food quality that we have experienced has been excellent from traditional fare to Indian cuisine. We find Karin and her team to be a key strategic partner for our events. She takes the worry away about our catering needs and allows you to enjoy your event and engage with participants knowing that the food will be great and there will be plenty for everyone. At the end of the night Karin and her team work hard at cleaning up and leaving the place as it was found. I’m very happy to endorse Catering by Desig.

Andrew Lowry Business Manager, Covenant Christian School 07/10/2021

Dear Karin,

A big thank you to you and the Team who did an amazing job at the Barangaroo Morning Tea last Friday.

Pulling something together with such short notice was nothing less than remarkable.

Your personal efforts with the selection of food was delicious and appreciated by all those who attended.

And I was amazed at how you ‘rounded-up’ two coffee vans by encouraging them forego their normal daily runs!!

Great organisation, coordination and a happy and cheerful group of people at 6.30am was fabulous and created a great atmosphere in the Loading Dock.

Please pass on my sincerest thanks to everyone from both myself and Lend Lease management.

Also, we raised $441 for Mates in Construction which is wonderful and for a very good cause. Thank you once again for all your and the Team’s efforts. It is very much appreciated.

Kind regards,

Miriam Kirwan | Team Assistant | Basement | Barangaroo South 07/10/2021

Karin is a star! We challenged her with cooking an Indian feast and she came up smelling like Rogan! Thanks for the good times!

Edge Publishing, Company’s 3rd Birthday (Bollywood Theme) 07/10/2021


You are incredible!!! We had such a perfect time. It was such a calming and energising feeling to have what felt like my friend organising Sam’s 40th with me and I hadn’t even met you yet! You took the stress out of everything and I really believed that you cared about every detail being perfect and special as much as I did – if not more.

THANK YOU for your hours of hunting to find the magician, he was great, the kids had a ball and their parents relaxed. Loving that! So thank you for taking care of every detail and making it fun. And thank you for the food, divine divine divine. Loved Caroline and Ray, they are so good at what they do, they were always there at the perfect moment with drinks and food, serving so perfectly without being intrusive. THE CAKE!! Speechless about the cake, it was 100% better than the cake in my head, melted in your mouth. You are incredible at what you do, you have energy beyond measure and your positivity, and we can make anything happen spirit is infectious.


Hi Karin

Just want to say a big THANK YOU to you and your team for providing the food for our party, and for your impeccable service.

It was fantastic!

The seafood was fresh and plentiful, the lamb was so tender, and everything was delicious. My favourites were the petit fours and the seafood. Everything was so fresh and well-presented, and the desserts were scrump-tious! All the guests thoroughly enjoyed the food and there was so much to keep us well fed and grazing throughout the night.

Thanks for everything again, the party was a hit!

Trang Le, Birthday, Palm Beach 07/10/2021

Just wanted you to know that my husband and I were so very impressed with the service provided by Catering By Design at our friend Lynne Hindes' birthday last week.

From the moment Ray and Jess arrived everything went so smoothly. I was amazed at how they were able to organise themselves in a limited space and never had to ask a question! Their presentation, willingness to please and smiles were appreciated by all. The food was delicious. The whole thing was extremely professional. Ray and Jess - Well Done!

To you and congratulations on providing a wonderful service! Kind regards

Jennifer Coram-Pigott, Lynne Hindes 50th Birthday Party 07/10/2021


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