We have style. We know that great tasting food should also be great to look at and be fun to eat. We know how to make a plate that looks “good enough to eat” and create unique food presentations with finesse and style. And, our extensive collection of unique ceramics, glass, lucite, and wooden serving pieces allows us to make a meal and a party which is truly one of a kind.

Full service special event catering


The BEYOND EVENTS management & culinary team boasts international experience in all aspects of the venue and event industry

Anthony J. Scheri

A passion for food and a long-standing family tradition influenced Executive Chef Anthony Scheri to pursue a career as a professional Chef. With over 13 years of experience Chef Anthony worked for several renowned organizations within the Chicago area, from The Hotel Nikko/Westin River North to the South Gate Group; from Rosebud Restaurants to his current home as BEYOND EVENTS Executive Chef. Interested in all aspects of the culinary art, Anthony has seen his cuisine develop throughout the years, traveling around the world learning about different cultures and their cuisine. "It is essential, in this fast-paced environment, to be surrounded by a professional, dedicated team," believes Chef Anthony "I am fortunate here to work with people who share a genuine love for food."

If people only wanted to know a recipe, they could buy a book. Our clients love Anthony because of his engaging personality, his recipes fit the American lifestyle – and most importantly, Anthony is someone they can relate to.

Dennis Parello

The creative and inventive arm of BEYOND EVENTS, Dennis has more than a decade of experience in catering and event management. He's well aware that catered affairs should center not only on the food and drink but on the atmosphere, the ambiance, and the memories created, that the time you spend with your guests isn't a simple luncheon, buffet, or reception but a complete culinary, visual, and social experience.

Every event has its own flavor, and not just in the menu–Dennis will seamlessly blend your ideas about everything from décor to lighting with the realities of event execution to create a truly memorable occasion.

Rob Cummings

Known throughout the industry for his expertise in event management and operations, Rob makes sure your special occasion runs smoothly. From set-up to strike, he keeps a cool head and a steady hand whether the guest list is 50 or 5,000.

With experience in tents, rentals, novelties, amusements, and staffing, Rob brings to BEYOND EVENTS what most catering companies lack–a true understanding of event operations, what it takes to flawlessly orchestrate deliveries, staff, product, and placement. Working closely with the BEYOND EVENTS sales team, Rob understands and executes the specific desires of each client to ensure that the event runs as proposed.

Donna Brucks

With over 20 years of diversified catering experience, Donna's knowledge of the Chicago event market is unsurpassed. From chartered cruise catering, to dance and theatre events, Donna welcomes the challenge of creating an innovative ambiance, menu, or theme.

Donna started out her career as a personal chef, because of her expansive culinary knowledge she now works with the BEYOND EVENTS executive food service team to create custom menus for your special occasion. Her absolute commitment and willingness to go to the extra mile will ensure that your event is a total success.

Whether you are planning an intimate social gathering at your home, a corporate event to impress your most important clients, or the wedding of your dreams, Donna's expertise in party planning can bring your vision to reality.

Fernando Toscano

With over a decade of performance excellence in event operations and customer relations, Fernando's expertise with large and small events such as weddings, corporate events and holiday parties are unparalleled in the industry.

Fernando started his career with us in our operations department and after learning and enjoying every aspect of the business he became our Senior Event Manager and our Event Staffing Coordinator. His vast experience in fine dining and international golf, equestrian and tennis events all contribute to Fernando's event clients receiving the highest quality of service and creative personalization to ensure their event is successful from beginning to end.