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Overhead of white plates on a textured white background. From left to right, in the left top is a small bowl of ice cream, next to it large bowl of purple potato soup cut off, next to it a plate of yellow heirloom tomatoes, and a small bowl of a green tortellini. At the bottom left, is orange salmon and next to it is a red bison tenderloin with cherries three ways
long rectangle tables under a white tent set up for a reception
4 mini maine lobster rolls on a piece of crumbled parchment paper on a wooden board
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Awards & Recognition

Our experienced and creative team at Catering by Design has been recognized and honored by our industry peers with these awards.

2022 Awards

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Catered Event

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Food or Beverage Trend Incorporation

2021 Awards

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Catered Wedding

2020 Awards

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Caterer of the Year

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Catered Event

2019 Awards

Colorado Meeting & Events: Best Caterer ILEA

Colorado Meeting & Events: Best Catered Event

Colorado Meeting & Events: Simply Denver Mac & Cheese Festival

Colorado Meeting & Events: Judge’s Choice

2018 Awards

ILEA ESPRIT Award: Best Culinary Innovation – The Kitchen Community, Living Salad

ILEA Denver IDEAs Award: Best Culinary Innovation – The Kitchen Community, Living Salad

ILEA Denver IDEAs Award: Best Catered Event – The Kitchen Community

Colorado Meetings and Events 2018 Best Of: Best Caterer in Denver Metro – Catering by Design

International Caterers Association CATIE Award: Signature Caterer for Best Multi-Day Event – Camp Eclipse

2017 Awards

International Caterers Association CATIE Award: Best Hors D’oeuvre – ‘Toasted’

IILEA ESPRIT Award: Best Catered Event – BASH20

NACE One Award: Best Off-Premise Event ($50-$100K)

ILEA Denver IDEAs Award: Best Catered Event – BASH20

ILEA Denver IDEAs Award: Best Culinary Innovation – Jerky Wall

NACE Greater Denver Chapter: Caterer of the Year – Catering by Design

2016 AWARDS

NACE Legend Award: Best Catered Event – Dawn & Darren’s Wedding Reception

ISES Denver IDEAs Award: Best Catered Event (under $100K) – Dawn & Darren’s Wedding Reception

ISES Denver IDEAs Award: Best Social Event – Control 4 Launch Party

Colorado Meetings + Events Magazine: Lifetime Achievement Award to Cade Nagy

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON People’s Choice Award: Best Overall Event (under $75K) – Pinnacol Assurance Holiday Party

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON People’s Choice Award: Best Overall Event (over $75K) – Truth + Dare

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Overall Event (over $75K) – Truth + Dare

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Food Presentation at an Event – Truth + Dare

2015 AWARDS

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON People’s Choice Award: Best Overall Event (under $75K) – Streets of Paris

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON People’s Choice Award: Best Food Presentation at an Event – Control 4

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Event Produced for a Corporation or Association – Muse

NACE Legend Award: Best Catering at a NACE Event – Root to Flower

NACE Legend Award: Best Event Decor at a NACE Event – Root to Flower

NACE Legend Award: Best Catered Event – Truth + Dare

ISES Denver IDEAs Award: Best Catered Event (over $100K) – Truth + Dare

2014 AWARDS

International Caterers Association CATIES: Caterer of the Year

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Hors D’oeuvres – Whiskey Tango Pizza

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Overall Event (over $75K) – Harmony at Hard Rock

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Overall Event Produced for a Corporation or Association – Harmony at Hard Rock

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Food Presentation at an Event – Haselden’s 40th Anniversary Party

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON People’s Choice Award: Best Overall Event (under $75K) – Viewing Party

2013 AWARDS

International Caterers Association CATIES: Chef of the Year, Cade Nagy

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best New Food Concept – Spin Art Buffets

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best New Hors d’Oeuvres – Cracker with Dragon Tattoo

International Caterers Association CATIE Award: Innovative Mixology – The Art of the Cocktail

IntInternational Catering Association CATIE Award: Signature Caterer for Best Event (by Design Global) – Microsoft MGX FY12 Atlanta Dome

International Catering Association CATIE Award: Signature Caterer for Multi-Day Event (by Design Global) – Microsoft MGX FY12 Atlanta Dome

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Food Presentation at an Event – Project Runway NACE Edition

2012 AWARDS

International Catering Association CATIES: Best New Hors d’oeuvre – Hare Spray

International Catering Association CATIES: Best Catered Event – Amuse

International Catering Association CATIES: Best New Food Concept – Vertical Buffets

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON People’s Choice Award: Best Event Produced for a Corporation of Nonprofit – Tuesday Night at The Marquee

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Event Produced for a Corporation of Nonprofit – Tuesday Night at The Marquee

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Food Presentation at an Event – Tuesday Night at The Marquee

ISES Denver IDEAs Award: Best Corporate Event over $50,000-Amuse

ISES Denver IDEAs Award: Best Catered Event – Tuesday Night at The Marquee

ISES Denver IDEAs Award: Best Event Design/Décor under $25,000 – Amuse

ISES ESPRIT Award: Best Event Design/Décor under $25,000 – Amuse

2011 Awards

International Catering Association CATIES: Best New Hors d’oeuvre

International Special Event Society ESPRIT Award: Best Catered Event – Anthology

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Overall Event – Anthology

3rd Annual International Special Event Society IDEA Award: Best Catered Event-Fete de Fleur

The Knot Best of Weddings Annual List: Best Caterer

2010 Awards

Colorado Expression Magazine ICON Award: Best Food Presentation at an Event- Transformation Celebration

2nd Annual International Special Event Society IDEA Award: Best Catered Event

2nd Annual International Special Event Society IDEA Award: Best Corporate Event Over $50k

International Special Event Society Wedding Showcase: Best Use of Theme

International Special Event Society Wedding Showcase: Best Food

The Knot Best of Weddings Annual List: Best Caterer

2009 Awards

Event Solutions SPOTLIGHT Award: Catering Company of the Year

1st Annual International Special Event Society IDEA Award: Best Catered Event

International Special Event Society IDEA Award: Sponsor of the Year

French American Chamber of Commerce 11th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Festival Culinary Competition: Best Entrée

2008 Awards

International Caterers Association CATIES: Best Collaborative Effort

Catersource Magazine ACE Award: Achievement in Excellence – West Region

International Special Event Society ESPRIT Award: Best Event Design/Décor under $25K

International Special Event Society Wedding Showcase: Favorite Table Fantasy Tablescape Competition

French American Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Beaujolais & Beyond Festival Culinary Competition: Best Appetizer

26th Annual Great Chefs of the West Competition: Best Entrée