Simply the Best Catering, Inc.

Simply the Best Catering is a fully licensed, insured off premise catering company and the exclusive caterer for the Arkansas Arts Center.  First and foremost is our dedication to detail, the highest quality of product using the finest and freshest ingredients available. We take pride in our food presentation and our staff of professionals are committed to providing excellent service to our clients.

Simply the Best Catering was started in 1987 by Chef Rob and Martha Best.  The small company quickly grew under their direction over the years into one of Little Rock’s premier catering companies.

In 1992, Simply the Catering provided service for the Bill Clinton Presidential Campaign as well as his Million-Dollar Contributors Dinner for the election of President of the United States. Simply the Best has been voted “Best Caterer” as well as runner-up numerous times in various local publications.  The company has been involved in Tabriz, Bolo Bash, Quapaw Quarter Association, Kidney Foundation Great Chef Event, Area Junior Leagues, Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts, Pulaski Technical College Culinary School as well as many others. During the summer of 2001, the company provided four formal evening events for the National Association of Secretary of States Convention and also served a formal state dinner for the Secretary of State of Arkansas in honor of the bicentennial celebration of the signing of the Louisiana Purchase.

Simply the Best Catering is currently owned and operated by Chef Brian and Laura Kearns.  Brian received his start in the food industry in Saint Louis, Missouri and then relocated to Arkansas to further pursue his passion.  He has served as the Executive Chef at YaYa’s, Little Rock Country Club, and Arthur’s Steakhouse.  Since acquiring Simply the Best, Brian has redesigned and revitalized Canvas Restaurant at the Arkansas Arts Center and catered many high profile, large events and weddings in the surrounding areas.  Brian’s fervor for food can be seen in his specialization of smoking meats in the Saint Louis tradition as well as his ingenuity in creating innovative custom menus and event designs.



At Simply the Best Catering we offer a wide range of services designed to meet any catering need. Our menus reflect our versatility in all price ranges. In addition to the finest food, Simply the Best offers its clients a full range of other services. In order for us to better serve you, please complete and submit the following contact form:

220 Smokey Lane
North Little Rock, AR 72117
Phone 501.955.2020
Fax 501.907.5948

Brian Kearns
Corporate Sales/Executive Chef
501-955-2020 ext. 123

Valerie Linker
Weddings & Special Events
501-955-2020 ext. 122

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