About Us

Create Extraordinary Experiences

Our chefs and culinary teams share a passion for innovation. We are driven by the constant pursuit of something different, something better. We are always in search of the next extraordinary meal.

What We Do

We strive to meet the challenge of catering the next extraordinary High Point University experience. Through ambitious appetizers, entrees, desserts and cocktails, we make a distinct mark in the university catering space and the HPU community.

Custom Menus

Sample menus coming soon. Please call 334.841.9236 for custom menu information.

How It Works

Our chefs and culinary staff approach every day with imagination and a desire to engage in extraordinary cooking. We work with you personally to develop a custom menu that complements your occasion and impresses students, faculty and alumni.

“Presentation was great, staff was very kind and respectful, food choices were superb, and the lunch was amazing. Thank you.”

“Always on time, beautifully presented. We never worry about a catering order!”

chef Prepairing food
strawberry dessert

Our Mission

Food Philosophy

Our mission reflects that of our institution—choosing to be extraordinary. We accomplish that end through creating distinguished cuisine and delivering higher-caliber service from start to finish.

At Extraordinaire Catering Co., we are devoted to the High Point University community. We are passionate about culinary invention and creation. We find purpose in engineering the most cutting-edge cooking techniques and putting them in concert with fresh, delicious ingredients. We invite the challenge of making new dishes, impressing new crowds, and building on the reputation of our school and department. The sky’s the limit for your next event. When it comes to catering at High Point University, we believe that we can always do more for you. We can always go higher.

  • Passion. Extraordinaire Catering Co. expresses a devotion to every area of the culinary arts, from concept and preparation to ingredients and plating.
  • Freshness. We search for the highest caliber of ingredients from herb gardens and local farms. From ratatouille to rolls, everything is made from scratch and nothing is taken for granted.
  • Flavor. We pay attention to results and continually raise the bar higher for our standards of richness and quality of taste.
  • Engagement. As part of an institution of higher learning, we are ever vigilant for new truths and opportunities to improve. This involvement and open-mindedness positions our Extraordinaire Catering Co. team at the cutting edge of culinary arts.
Susan Hartle
Christian Froelich
Mary Therese Lekan

Susan Hartle

Christian Froelich

Mary Therese Lekan

Catering Manager
A native of Virginia, Susan came to the Extraordinaire Catering Co. team after a stint as the catering manager at the Greensboro Grasshoppers baseball stadium. She enjoys every step of the event planning process and watching it take shape. She absolutely loves coming to work and being surrounded by a supportive team that shares her passion for memorable events and satisfied clients. She is also a fan of the Extraordinaire Catering Co. kitchen! When asked about her favorite dish, her response is simple – all of them!

Executive Chef
Chef Froelich brings 25 years of high-end restaurant, hotel and catering experience to the Extraordinaire Catering Co at High Point University. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Chef Froelich has been with the Aramark and Extraordinaire Catering Co. team since 2016 where he’s brought a distinct passion for enriching people’s lives with wholesome, delicious food. His focus is in classic European cuisine fused with modern American stylings. He is especially a fan of the southern cooking tradition, everything “from Carolina to creole.”

Catering Manager
Hailing from the blue collar town of Cleveland, OH (a city well-known for its exquisite music, art and dining scene), Mary Therese began her artistic pursuits in the food and beverage industry. She later relocated to southern California to further develop her career in hospitality. While there, she worked at several fine dining establishments in the Burbank and Pasadena areas as a server and bartender before working her way up to an event management position. Her refined palate and extensive knowledge of gourmet food, wine, beer and spirits combined with an indomitable work ethic make her a prized member of the Extraordinaire Catering Co. team.

Contact Us

Let us create an extraordinary event for you. Contact our planners or call us at 334.841.9236 to start planning.

Extraordinaire Catering Co.