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Learn more about planning a wedding menu, holiday menus, the difference between plated vs. buffet catering, find delicious recipes, learn about edible flowers and more!

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2019 Trends for Catering

The sentiment more than ever this year is couples not only want to wow the crowd with innovative eats and a personal menu, but they want to make the entire

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Sleigh your Corporate Holiday party

The holidays are a time of good cheer, great friends. and delicious food. A lot of hard work goes into planning the perfect Corporate Holiday Party. Holiday Party Prep We

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The Demand for Plant Based Products

DBD Catering understands more than ever that there is a demand for vegan or plant based products. Not only in your everyday meal planning but also for catering. The one

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Allow Design by Desire to Design a versatile Heavy Appetizer Menu for your Next Event

Let us Create the Appetizer Menu for Your Next Event… Can’t decide between a chicken skewer or pulled pork tacos? Have both! A heavy appetizer menu allows room for an

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Design by Desire Catering with Valentine Advice

With Valentine’s Day approaching Design by Desire wants to know what your choice of drink says about you. We thought it would be fun and perhaps educational to list and

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Design by Desire has 3 Steps for a Corporate Catering

Set a Schedule When planning a corporate event there are a lot of variables you will need to consider. One important variable is sticking to the schedule you have created

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Design by Desire Catering has some uses for the Forgotten Vegetables

Way back when I can remember we always grew up with a garden. My parents were always introducing  new vegetables then the norm whenever my Mom decided to try out

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Everyone needs a Great Graduation Caterer

The Prom or Graduation is a very important night to every high school student. It’s a night to celebrate the four years of hard work and to celebrate the next

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Don’t cheap out…Get the right wedding food budget

As a cater we get all kinds of requests. I have to say that there are a lot of people out there who are fishing around for caterers and have

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Don’t plan your rehearsal dinner. Let Design by Desire do it for you…

Rehearsal Dinners A rehearsal dinner is becoming more of a celebration in it’s own right. It is a great opportunity for your two families to spend time together before the

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Design by Desire Loves Tofino

As owners of Design by Desire Catering we have to share with you our first trip to Tofino. I was 8 month pregnant with my first child. Marcel had decided that he

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Canuck Place and Desire by Desire Catering Helping to Make a Difference

Just recently Design by Desire Catering had the opportunity to work the Canuck Place in Abbotsford for their yearly Tree Lighting Gala. If you don’t know what this is, it’s

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Gluten Free

The Importance of Dietary Options

As a company dedicated to providing premium catering services throughout the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area, Design by Desire understands the importance of dietary options, allergies and specific menu

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Seasonal menus to satisfy

Seasonal Menus to Satisfy

One of our favourite things about the Holiday season is of course, the food. Classic holiday meals and seasonal menus are a great way to bring people together. From corporate

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Event Catering: Plated vs. Buffet

You have your next event nearly all planned out and you have decided to go with a catering company for the food and beverages. Good choice! But how do you

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Outdoor Event Catering

Why Choose Outdoor Catering for Your Next Summer Event

Nothing pairs better with Summer than the perfect outdoor gathering with family and friends. Everyone loves attending a great outdoor Summer party, but there’s usually a bit more stress involved

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Wedding Catering

Catering for Weddings

Congratulations, you are getting married! Chances are if you recently got engaged, you are getting right to it with your wedding plans. Choosing a date, booking your venue and hiring

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Corporate Catering

Catering for Corporate Events

There’s no question about it, planning a corporate event is not an easy task. You’re dealing with people from many different tastes, backgrounds, life styles and diets. From small office

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Turmeric referred to as “Indian saffron” in medieval England, turmeric wasn’t understood or valued for a long time. People used it as natural food dye instead of as the unbelievable healing agent

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What is everyone Screaming About?

Vanilla? Boring. Chocolate? Snooze. All right, all right — these may be respected ice cream flavors that are not going away any time soon, funky twists on the classic creamy dessert are

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10 Things Wedding Guests Complain About…

No AC in the summer: While you might love the idea of getting hitched in that old church that doesn’t have air conditioning or an outdoor garden with no shade, sitting

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Edible Flowers

Food fads come and go, but one is likely to stand the test of time: edible flowers are increasingly making their way onto menus. Though diners may be shocked at

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The First of Many….

Abbotsford has its first Craft Beer Brewery – I checked it out on its opening weekend. The people were great and the beers were remarkable. We tasted the four craft

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Organic Wild Mushroom, Fall Root Chicken Pot Pie

Filling: 16 oz of skinless boneless, organic chicken breast meat cut into 1 inch dice 15 ml grape seed oil 30 ml garlic minced 30 ml of organic butter 125

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Is Black Rice The New Brown Rice?

According to ancient Chinese legend, black rice was so rare, tasty, and nutritious that only the emperors were allowed to eat it. Times have changed although black rice is still

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