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A giant white table covered with flowers in the center in a rainbow ombre and scattered single glass bottles with a single flower and votives with colorful candles
White ceramic soup spoons filled with custard and an edible flower on top
A hand pouring white wine into a wine glass with beautiful bright florals in the background
Artisan Toasts with different toppings on a metal sheet pan
6 small soups in tall rectangles on a wooden tray with moss, succulents and flowers
black & white table setting
5 large mason jars with different pickled vegetables. From left to right, peppers, carrots, asparagus, cucumbers and cauliflower.
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    Catering by Design is an internationally recognized, award-winning Denver-based caterer and décor company.  We specialize in executing highly customized event experiences, including catering, décor, and picnics.  After 25 years in business, we do it right.

    We create original, innovative catering menus and event design concepts and cultivate a professional team of pioneers in our industry.  We are the leading company for noteworthy events in the Denver catering and events scene and Vail, Aspen, Colorado Springs. And beyond!

    Designing and catering magnificent events is our passion. We look forward to serving you.

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    Exceptional Experiences

    We are passionate about making people happy through creativity and collaboration.  We work with you to create a special event, no matter how simple or complicated it may be.  Our design, culinary, catering service, and operations teams join together to ensure every detail is thought of and executed brilliantly…and you don’t have to lift a finger.  Your experience deserves to be great, and we want to ensure it is a pleasant one!

    View our Sample Menus
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    Enlightened Décor

    Did we mention we are designers?  Not just in the culinary sense, but we also have a team of really creative folks gifted in concept and spatial design.  We work with you to create a fabulous event space through thoughtful furnishings and accents that bring function and fashion to your affair.  Our enlightened decor capabilities will enhance your event beyond your event dreams!

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  • Calendar 2023

    Every year Catering by Design produces a calendar using owner Cade Nagy’s creative images. This year’s calendar is called ‘Focus’.

    It showcases the technique of ‘Focus stacking.’ Focus stacking, also called photo stacking or focus layering, can create the effect of a deeper depth of field without any loss of clarity or sharpness. To achieve this look, photographers take single images where objects on various focal planes are all in focus.

    These images are then composited in Photoshop or other editing software to create a single image in which everything in the photo is in focus.

    For the fourth time this calendar will be for sale and all profits will go to The Colorado Event Alliance (CEA). The CEA supports frontline workers in the event industry who have suffered a hardship or need support through monetary grants and advocacy.

    To purchase, please follow this link to place your order. On behalf of those in the event industry, we thank you for your support.

    Order Calendar Here!
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    We’re Hiring

    Passionate, talented people are a huge part of why Catering by Design is successful. We are a diverse hospitality-driven company with solid core values and a vision to create flawless and memorable events. Dedication, passion, and purpose are the driving forces behind our exceptional team.

    Apply & View Open Positions Here

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