1996Ingrid Wagner moves from Madison, WI and joins Paul’s Catering – a startup catering company offering picnic fare.Cade Nagy moves from Atlanta to Denver and joins Paul’s Catering as Executive Chef.
Chef Cade and Ingrid purchase Paul’s Catering in a management buy out and form 451 Management Group, LLC
Catering by Design seizes the opportunity to produce the showcase event at the annual Catersource® Conference & Tradeshow. This provided a platform to showcase their creativity on the national stage in front of 1800 industry peers and event professionals.
Catering by Design purchases and moves into an impressive 32,000 sq. ft. building, the largest off-premise catering facility in Colorado. We throw “Raising The Bar” – an event that showcased the space and their capabilities to fellow industry partners, friends, and clients.
Catering by Design receives Event Solutions Spotlight Award: Catering Company of the Year
Catering by Design opens their first café, Offshoots, at
Denver Botanic Gardens
Catering by Design separates their casual picnic services from the flagship brand, and introduces Denver’s Picnic Company, a division solely designed to offer casual and carefree picnic fare.
By Design Event Décor is launched, giving catering clients access to event design services beyond the menu.
Catering by Design launches the Annual Non-Profit Event Giveaway Program. Urban Peak is the 2011 recipient and is awarded an event valued at $10,000 to promote their organization.
451 Management Group, LLC evolves their mission and redefines themselves as Four Five One Events. This move marks the next chapter for the family of brands: Catering by Design, By Design Event Décor, and Denver’s Picnic Company.
Catering by Design receives six ICA CATIE Awards, including Chef of the Year, propelling the business to become the most awarded caterer in a single year.
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