Above & Beyond logo
Above & Beyond small logo
We are making some modifications to our phone system over the next few weeks as we prepare to move our offices. If you have any difficulty please e-mail us at evets@above-beyond.com. Thank you for your patience.
BACKGROUND: We have years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, including hotels, restaurants, corporate dining and, of course, the catering industry.
							Our mission is to provide an elegant and personalized catering solution for you and your guests, with unparalleled cuisine and a friendly and professional service; all at a reasonable price.
							PHILOSOPHY: At Above & Beyond we sincerely value our clients, and through a simple and stress-free planning process, we strive to ensure that we have a full understanding of your vision so that we can tailor your event to suit your personal requirements.
							Above & Beyond is committed to providing, not only the event you’ve imagined, but more than you expected. -- Shellie E. Edwards
DAVID SNOW, HEAD CHEF: With almost two decades of experience in the food and beverage industry, David’s exceptional food is at the heart of Above & Beyond’s Cullinary excellence.




  • Testimonials:

  1. We were voted "best caterer" by the brides of "The Knot", and "top 5% of wedding vendors" by the brides of WeddingWire.

    We're also a "top area caterer" as awarded by the Grand Rapids Business Journal, and we received the "Talk of the Town Award" for excellence in customer satisfaction.

  2. I just wanted to let you know how wonderful the wedding was...I kept getting compliments on everything from the food, to the tent, etc etc.

    I heard several times that it was the best wedding people had been to.

    Thank you so much for your help with everything! I really appreciate everything that went into making our wedding the best day it could be.

    -- May 2013 Wedding Reception in Garden Tent

  3. I want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone for the friendly, professional service received before, during, and after the wedding and reception. Another big THANK YOU goes to the Chef and staff. We had many compliments on the meal served. The honey glazed salmon was my favorite.

    -- April 2013 Wedding Reception at Norton Shores Banquet Facility

  4. Just a note to let you know that everyone enjoyed the lunch yesterday! Amanda did a terrific job and the spread looked great. We appreciate all you did. Have a wonderful Holiday!

    -- December, 2012 Catered Holiday Luncheon

  5. I want to personally thank you for helping to make our 50th class celebration such a great event. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. You were such a great help and were great about getting back to me and answering all our questions. I am so glad I passed by that way and got to talk with you. What a stroke of luck.

    I will not hesitate to recommend your business.

    -- September, 2012 Class Reunion at the Butternut Event Center

  6. I simply have to tell you how marvelous your food was.

    I had never sampled your cuisine before; it is scrumptious. The food smelled and looked heavenly (the display was gorgeous), and we can't thank you enough. I particularly want to highlight the excellence of your employees. They were kind, courteous, and ever professional. They did an excellent job of serving, but they also found the time to be helpful to me, and went out of their way to assist the customers as well. I was truly and deeply impressed by them. Again, thank you for everything.

    -- August, 2012 Catered Event in Grand Rapids

  7. I wanted to make sure to let you and your staff know that you did a phenomenal job with our wedding a few weekends back. Of all the vendors I contacted and dealt with, your company left me the most at ease and un-stressed! The service was terrific, the food was FANTASTIC (I'm still talking about that macaroni & cheese), the staff was friendly and accommodating throughout the night, the site was gorgeous... I could go on! You guys were so accommodating with our many requests; we are so appreciative. I would recommend your company to ANYONE needing a reception site/caterer/etc. My mistress of ceremony had nothing but wonderful things to tell me about your staff as well. :) Once again, THANK YOU for everything! Our night was beautiful and worth every cent.

    You guys are awesome!

    -- May, 2012 Wedding Reception in the Garden Tent

  8. I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help, and to let you know what a wonderful job Brenda did. When we arrived at the Goei center everything was ready for us to start decorating.

    I have received countless compliments on the food and how much better it was than our previous caterers.

    The President of our company as well as some of our customers have all been requesting your information for their own events! We will most definitely be using you again for our future events, and I would like to use you for my birthday party in June if possible as well!

    -- February 2012 Event at the Goei Center

  9. Thank you so much for all of the time and energy you put into our wedding day! It was perfect! Thank you for all of your patience with me when I would call or come in for meetings. You all made it such a special day!

    -- December, 2011 Wedding Reception at the Above & Beyond Banquet Facility

  10. We can't even begin to thank you enough for our ceremony and reception....

    you truly live up to the name Above & Beyond, because that is what every last person did to ensure we had a great day.

    We appreciate everything!

    -- August 2011, Ceremony and Reception in the Garden Tent

Corporate dinner for

Each year Hush Puppies, a division of Wolverine World Wide, has a unique event centered around a countries’ heritage, cuisine, and beliefs. Usually we have to bring chefs in from around the world because of our complex food needs. Above and Beyond far surpassed our expectations and has been requested for next year’s event as well. After working with their staff and quality, I can’t imagine working with any other catering company. My words don’t do them justice, you HAVE to have them for your event.

-- Amberly Basset
Marketing Specialist - Social Media




Prices start from:





per person

Boxed Lunches:




per person





per person





per person

Make your event special

Contact us:

Grand Rapids 616-558-6518
Holland 616-399-8800
Norton Shores 231-798-4591