Catering by Design is chef-owned and operated by Cade Nagy and his wife, Ingrid. A Two-time silver medal winner at the U.S. Chef’s Open, Cade is very proud to be affiliated and active with the International Caterer’s Association (ICA), Colorado Chefs Association (CCA), the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the Seasoned Chef Cooking School, where he’s been teaching since 1997. He has been featured in the food sections of The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News, and has been selected by his peers nationally to share his knowledge and expertise by conducting seminars at the National Catersource Convention in Las Vegas, Ingrid, Director of Sales and CFO, has over fifteen years of experience in the catering industry. She is active in the event community, and has served on the board of directors for the Denver Chapter of International Special Events Society (ISES) since 2003, and will act as President-Elect for 2006 - 2007. Both love what they do and are thrilled to share their passion with you!

Our team of friendly, professional and experienced staff will take care of you, allowing you to be a guest at your own event. Whether the event is a casual summer picnic or an elegant seated dinner, we are committed to exceptional, honest and impeccable service . Once you have engaged Catering by Design, you can be assured that your event is in the hands of professionals. Relax and let us do our job.

At Catering by Design, our Event Designers are knowledgeable and creative and take great pride in knowing the trends and styles of the ever-changing event world. We are able to assist our clients with all aspects of full service catering, knowing that a successful event combines a stylish setting with sumptuous dishes and well-chosen vendor partners. From the initial phone call to removing the last linen on the table, our entire team is here for you.

Whether you are planning a wedding, company picnic, or holiday extravaganza, Catering by Design will custom-tailor a menu just for you, or you may choose from an extensive list of dishes perfected over the years, Our innovative award winning chef (and owner) along with our highly trained professional staff have the experience and the passion to cater your special event to perfection.

Wedding days are a magical time for both the couple and their families. That is why at Catering by Design we take all the stress off of you by clearly planning every detail ahead of time, so that on your wedding day, you are free to enjoy, dance, and party with your guests. Because of the complexity and variations within any reception we prefer you speak with one of our event planners over the phone.

We understand the importance of your social event - we know it is imperative that every detail is attended to with the utmost attention. We strive to exceed your hopes and expectations by staffing our company with creative, problem solving employees. We look forward to speaking to you about your upcoming gala, non-profit fundraiser, mitzvah or family gathering.

Memorable events... your job is to make the event for your company a success. Whether you are planning an employee appreciation picnic, a client open house or the company holiday soiree, our event designers are here to make sure you look good. We can suggest venues, menus, and our wide scope of vendor partners to help assure that your company event is memorable.

What we are doing now!
Below are the steps that Catering by Design has taken to reduce our footprint on this great earth! We have learned many methods of being green by attending extensive training. See our certificate if you would like by clicking here.

1.All disposables are compostable – we charge more for disposables that are not compostable.
2.We are creating a 100 Mile Menu – all the food items on this menu are within 100 miles of Denver.
3.We have established a “green team” to share ideas of how to be green and stay green.
4.Working with an organic disposal company to compost all kitchen scraps during preparation of menus and compost all leftover food items that cannot be donated to shelters.
5.Utilizing “green” cleaning products.
6.Using food items that are in season.
7.Recycle all paper, foil, plastic etc. with each staff having a recycle container in their office and recycle containers throughout the facility including the kitchen.
8.Trying to cut down in using paper for marketing – but utilizing flash drives with all of CBD’s information.