Who We Are

Jeff and Kathy Windt lead Catering by Design, a professional, full-service catering and take-home meal company that brings fresh, flavorful meals and polished service to Rochester’s residents and guests. Each takes a direct role in the business, ensuring that Catering by Design remains the premier catering and take-home meal company that Rochester has come to know.

The Pantry:
A Commitment to Fresh, High-Quality Take-Home Meals

Each of the take-home meals available at The Pantry uses the same fresh ingredients and high-quality preparation as our premiere catering services. Catering by Design lives our principles by committing to fresh, affordable meals—just check out our menu and start planning for your next meal! 

The Catering by Design Team

Jeff Windt is a classically trained Executive Chef with over four decades of experience working in country clubs, fine dining, and upscale casual restaurants. Jeff strongly believes that his clients’ meals deserve fresh ingredients and personal attention all the way from the hors d’oeuvres to desserts—and he knows you’ll taste the difference, too! Widely skilled in food traditions from around the world, Jeff handcrafts entrées from delectable curries to indulgent lasagnas.

Kathy Windt works with you directly to design a catering experience that completes your event. Having run a successful, wide-ranging catering company for nearly two decades, Kathy knows how to create dining experiences that complement your event whether it’s a corporate luncheon or springtime wedding. She’ll guide you through menu selection or design, plan the process and execution, and ensure that your dining experience fits your event perfectly.

Our carefully chosen staff carries through with seamless professional service. From table and display setting to meal and bar service, our staff will handle the details of your event with class and precision. You don’t have to just take our word for it: we regularly service fine venues and our family clients have returned again and again for the important moments in their lives.

Considering Catering by Design’s professionals for your next event? Contact us today at cateringbydesignmn@gmail.com or (507) 282-3005 and learn how Catering by Design can make your life easier with personalized, fresh catering!