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Beyond Catering & Events is a Chicago, Illinois-based company that serves wedding ceremonies and receptions locally and beyond. Since opening their doors, they have become one of Chicago's biggest full-service caterers over the last four decades. The service, hospitality, and attention to detail at Beyond Catering are second to none; it is in their DNA.

Services Offered

Beyond Catering & Events offers drop-off and full-service catering depending on the needs of their clients. Either way, they make food as intended - full of flavor and presented beautifully. The mission at Beyond Catering is to provide a stunning culinary experience for couples and their nearest and dearest. Their fully customizable menus allow clients to pick and choose their favorite dishes and appeal to each of their guests' tastebuds.

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$125

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$100

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$135

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$95

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings
Chairs
Tables
China
Linens
Flatware
Glassware

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$12

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Limited Bar
Open Bar
House Wine

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Greek
Italian
Latin American
Local
Mediterranean
Mexican
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Halal
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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Reviews of Beyond Catering & Events

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
16 Reviews
97% recommend it
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    4.8 out of 5 rating
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  • Professionalism
    4.8 out of 5 rating
  • Value
    4.9 out of 5 rating
  • Flexibility
    4.9 out of 5 rating
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Beyond Catering is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The team is described as professional and helpful, particularly Lale and Maria. Guests praised the delicious food and customization options provided by the caterer. Some minor issues with service during the day-of were mentioned, but overall reviewers were extremely satisfied with their experience and would highly recommend Beyond Catering for weddings.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Beyond Catering is highly recommended by reviewers for weddings. The team is described as professional and helpful, particularly Lale and Maria. Guests praised the delicious food and customization options provided by the caterer. Some minor issues with service during the day-of were mentioned, but overall reviewers were extremely satisfied with their experience and would highly recommend Beyond Catering for weddings.

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Katy Sent on 10/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Catering

If you're looking for a caterer for your Chicago wedding, you can stop looking now- you found it with Beyond Catering! The food is to die for. We had many guests come up to us telling us that this was the best wedding food they ever had. The Beyond team went above and beyond to bring our wedding dreams to life. They even helped source a sushi chef who live rolled sushi during our cocktail hour. We had a pescatarian menu, and they helped us come up with amazing appetizer and entree options for our guests. They were able to pull off a quick room flip during our cocktail hour, turning our ceremony space into a beautiful place for dinner and dancing. We worked with Lale who is a rockstar at her job. She answered every question we had, and worked hard to make sure we came in under budget. She is such a professional, and has deep expertise that enables her to advise you on everything from appetizer choices to floor planning. She was so kind, and we knew that our wedding was in great hands with her. Hire Beyond!
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David H. Sent on 04/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic. We couldn't be happier.

We had Beyond Catering at our wedding at the Garfield Park Conservatory and it went so so well!! We are very grateful for the team at Beyond and for Maria, who we worked with. Everyone was so professional and it was a pleasure working with them to make our day special. Thank you!
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Colleen S. Sent on 09/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!

Lale and her team are the absolute best! From the beginning planning stages to our wedding day she made us feel so comfortable and people are still talking about the food at our wedding! Five star food and service for a reasonable price. Would not trust anyone else!
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner

Team

Jill  Gibson
Jill Gibson
Sales Executive

When did food first become important to you?
I started cooking when I was about 12. It made me more adventuresome with trying new foods
and different cuisines (EXCEPT POTATOES — I don’t eat them).

What cuisine did you grow up with?
We ate a lot of Polish, Czech and American cuisine growing up. Although, I tend to cook more Italian dishes than anything (my children are half Italian)

What’s your favorite part of your job?
I love meeting new people and watching an event come together. There is nothing better than taking someone’s “vision” and making it a reality.

What do you do outside of work?
I love spending time with my family (husband, 4 children and 2 dogs), socializing with friends, cooking, playing games & reading.

What’s your favorite dish “BEYOND” makes?
Anything BUT potatoes, just kidding. Love the Goat Cheese & Fig Tartlet.

Lale Ketcham
Lale Ketcham
Sales Director

When did food first become important to you?
My love for rich flavors and cultural cuisine became rather apparent at a young age. By my 6th birthday I had traveled to 9 countries, all of which offered a wealth of ethnic cuisine.

What cuisine did you grow up with?
I grew up with a love for American Favorites, but I spent my summers along the Mediterranean and have since enjoyed its cuisine.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
I truly love working with clients to add the final touches to their special event. Bringing people together in celebration of love or life is forever delightful.

What do you do outside of work?
I enjoy a good family game night with my family, my young son is a competitive UNO player.

What’s your favorite dish “BEYOND” makes?
Our hors d’oeuvres are out of this world! Small bites with immense flavor are unforgettable. But I am a sucker for our mini Buona Beefs too!

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