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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 meal an experience in and itself. Global Fusion Plant Based Couples are looking for more interaction and more conversation and more engagement amongst their guests. Dinner is a chance to bring friends and loved ones around the table to truly share the experience. We have seen a shift towards more conversational seating and service styles. Couples are asking for family style seating like farm style and rustic to bring guests

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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 have been making holiday bright for 15 years. So when you work with us you can expect food which always shines and an engaging staff dedicated to making your guest happy. Why? Because at Design by Desire Catering we know Food! We know Events! We know Holidays! Let our innovation culinary team help you choose  a fun theme, craft a personal menu and infuse holiday cheer and magic into your

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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 concern clients have is there a vegetarian option or vegan options on the menu for my guests? With the demand from our guests through the past 3 years DBD Catering has moved to making all our recipes gluten free. In this last year we have focused moving towards dairy free and plant based making more choices for our vegan guests. We have heard you loud and clear and we our

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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 assortment of culinary delights. If there are guests attending your event that have specific dietary requirements or diverse taste, a heavy appetizer party is always a crowd pleaser. What a better way to incorporate options for all your guests by having some Vegan or Vegetarian options that they too can enjoy. Heavier appetizers menus are great for both large and small parties. These menus add flexibility and diverse. Since the

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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 decode some of the signals. After years of going out you start to deduce the way a night will go based on drinks ordered. So here is our guide to decoding your date or a night of fun when your planning your own Valentine’s Day Celebration. Red Wine: A traditional, seductive choice. If you order for your date, make sure you know what your doing. Don’t try and swirl 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 for the event. Whether it is a client appreciation event, an open house to the public, or an exclusive staff party, keeping to your schedule is key. Most guests will have other priorities to get to. Some may have worked all day and are just stopping by to show their support. Others may have families at home that they have to get to.  A few might be there for the

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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 new seeds. We’ve been conditioned over the years to always buy what is the normal, beans, corn, potatoes, peas carrots I could go on…. but now a days you walk through a grocery or a market and we are surrounded by the forgotten vegetables or what Design by Desire Catering would like to think are heirloom vegetable plants. I think they have become neglected or fallen out of favor for

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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 step in there life. To help make the night and graduation reception be even more mememorable hire Design by Desire Catering  for your graduation caterer. We have all kinds of great food menu packages that will work for any high school graduation throughout the Fraser Valley and Greater Vancouver. We understand that you have a budget to work with and we can be respectful of that budget at the same time

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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 no idea of what things cost or that a catering company is there to provid a service.  Along with great service and great food comes a price. I’m not saying that we are unreasonable but I often encounter clients who are looking for everything…a great dinner with more then one option, all the sides, a dessert package with coffee and tea and more! So when I quote them around $34 to

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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 wedding day in a not so hectic setting. Take advantage of Design by Desire Catering great rehearsal dinner packages and let us cater your dinner. Set the Tone with your Rehearsal Dinner Find a relaxed environment, let us bring in all the food. We think the style should be a family style . Simple, but elegant and GREAT FOOD! The ultimate goal for us is relieve some pre-wedding tension and make

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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 would like to take one last trip together before we had our baby, and he knew that I had never gone to Tofino before and really wanted me to see it.  He had so many memories of when he was in his 20’s that I think, he wanted me to experience it too! Although I am a far cry from my 20”s at this point…Let’s just say early 30’s. So

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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 an organization that works with children and their families who are struggling with life limited conditions. I know that Canuck Place children’s hospice has been around for a long time, since 1995. It was designed with the needs of children who are struggling or living with a life threatening condition. A place of comfort and compassion where children can experience the joy of being a child and families can cherish

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