~~I hope you take with you the pride and joy we get from the work we do. Excellent food is just the beginning in creating memories that last a lifetime. From simple drop and go service to high-end ela
~~I hope you take with you the pride and joy we get from the work we do. Excellent food is just the beginning in creating memories that last a lifetime. From simple drop and go service to high-end elaborate events, I am extremely proud of each and every one of our team members who work tirelessly every day to serve you.
From a small kitchen in my home with two employees in 2005 to a 7000+ square foot facility and more than 50 full and part-time employees; you will not find a team of people more dedicated to the job they perform each day.
Our promise to deliver is backed by careful planning, attention to detail, gorgeous buffet displays and a service team that is simply the best. C&J Catering has earned its reputation as one of Central PA’s finest caterers.
In 2011 we opened restaurant services in our state’s magnificent Capitol Building in Downtown Harrisburg, we are thrilled to be bringing our excellence in food and service to the thousands of people who work at and visit the Capitol each year.
I am most excited about our partnership with the Ironstone Ranch, Central Pennsylvania’s newest unique venue for corporate and private events. Ironstone Ranch exists to support the mission of Brittany’s Hope. Brittany’s Hope is a 501(c) 3 foundation dedicated to aiding and facilitating adoptions of special needs children from around the world. All of the net operating proceeds from events at the Ironstone Ranch are donated back to Brittany’s Hope. We are proud to be partnered with an amazing group of people to create an exceptional, unique experience for each person who steps foot on this beautiful property. For more information, visit our venues page.
Thank you to many loyal clients who have walked along this journey with us. I am grateful for the professional relationships and personal friendships forged through this experience. If you are an organization looking for a catering and event planning partner, look no further than the team at C&J Catering.
C&J Catering is a full-service caterer and event planner. As one of Pennsylvania’s only PA Preferred caterers, we are devoted to developing menus from locally produced goods. The culinary teams at C&J Catering combines creativity with the freshest ingredients available to satisfy any request you may have.
At C&J Catering, the possibilities are endless. We offer a diverse selection of options for any type of event. Our culinary experts and skilled designers will engage your senses with a fusion of customized menus and presentations.
We strive to make each event an exceptional one. From classic favorites to creative cuisines, we offer innovative menus tailored to suit your taste, style and budget.
C&J Catering opened its doors in January of 2005, as chef’s for hire, exposing a small group of clients to their passion for great food. In early 2006, C&J Catering moved to its first humble location in downtown Mechanicsburg. Now a single owner along with a staff of the most talented, dedicated and hardworking individuals; C&J Catering has quickly become the talk of the town with a vast array of corporate, private and public clientele. In early 2010, C&J Catering moved its operation to a state-of-the-art facility of over 7000 square feet located in Harrisburg, PA.
And while the business has grown, our fundamental philosophy has not changed. We are committed to providing excellent food and first-rate service while having flexibility in menu planning and execution that is comparable to none. C&J Catering will give you everything you want and more. Call us today to discuss your next event and see for yourself what everyone else is talking about.
Our executive chef, Matthew Miller is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. Matthew came to C&J Catering to fill the chef de cuisine roll in early 2008. Prior to coming on board with our team, Chef Miller worked in both the corporate food service and private restaurant industrie and was the executive chef for a fortune 500 company in Washington DC. Chef Miller is the leader of our culinary team which consists of four sous chefs, two chefs de partie, two pantry chefs and two pastry chefs. In addition to the chef team, C&J Catering has eight additional kitchen assistants that service our full time catering operation and corporate dining restaurant. C&J Catering makes every single menu item for both operations from scratch with local ingredients—preparing more than 10,000 meals each week. In addition, we have a 24 hour daily baking operation that prepares all of our desserts, cakes, pies and