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C&J Catering

Harrisburg , PA
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7441-R Allentown Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17112 US (map)

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717-576-1610

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C&J Catering debuted in 2004 as personal chefs for hire setting out to expose a small group of clients to their amazing passion for great food! Word quickly spread about the quality of... Read more
C&J Catering debuted in 2004 as personal chefs for hire setting out to expose a small group of clients to their amazing passion for great food! Word quickly spread about the quality of food and tremendous flexibility in menu planning C&J Catering provided and its owners reacted to the increased demand for much larger catering services.

In early 2006, C&J Catering moved to its current location in the heart of downtown Mechanicsburg. Now managed by 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.

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. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Since our wedding, I have heard this was the best wedding food, at least a dozen times (but honestly it has been fifty)! We went with a less traditional family style BBQ dinner and it was a huge hit. C&J Catering nailed it with their beef brisket and other assortments. We highly recommend Jamie and her staff for your wedding catering needs as it will be well worth it. C&J was easy to work with and flexible with our needs.
Since our wedding, I have heard this was the best wedding food, at least a dozen times (but honestly it has been fifty)! Read more...
Since our wedding, I have heard this was the best wedding food, at least a dozen times (but honestly it has been fifty)! We went with a less traditional family style BBQ dinner and it was a huge hit. C&J Catering nailed it with their beef brisket and other assortments. We highly recommend Jamie and her staff for your wedding catering needs as it will be well worth it. C&J was easy to work with and flexible with our needs. Read less
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Jeff
Wedding:
11/14/2014
5.0/5.0
The main reason of wedding reception was such an amazing time was because of C& J Catering!!! Hands down. The recommendations for vendors, the customer service, the food, the employees, etc. etc. etc.
We had talked with another cater/vendor before and realized because of our budget, that it was way too much for not enough value. Then we got in touch with C&J and my wife (fiancé at the time) loved what she heard and how more personal they were for us with the flexibility and other values that they offered for us. We were able to stay in contact with them all the way up to our reception date without any hassle or stress. Each time they assured what we had to do and what they were going to be doing, it helped to have that constant assurance throughout the planning process especially with so much going on.
The day of our reception, the décor of our location (Peter Allen House) was set up so nicely by the staff that it was just another great reason not to worry about the attention to detail, because they had it down so well.
Special thanks to all the C & J Staff who made our reception great…
Megan, Contessa and the staff that night. We are truly grateful for your patience and professionalism.
The main reason of wedding reception was such an amazing time was because of C& J Catering!!! Hands down. The Read more...
The main reason of wedding reception was such an amazing time was because of C& J Catering!!! Hands down. The recommendations for vendors, the customer service, the food, the employees, etc. etc. etc.
We had talked with another cater/vendor before and realized because of our budget, that it was way too much for not enough value. Then we got in touch with C&J and my wife (fiancé at the time) loved what she heard and how more personal they were for us with the flexibility and other values that they offered for us. We were able to stay in contact with them all the way up to our reception date without any hassle or stress. Each time they assured what we had to do and what they were going to be doing, it helped to have that constant assurance throughout the planning process especially with so much going on.
The day of our reception, the décor of our location (Peter Allen House) was set up so nicely by the staff that it was just another great reason not to worry about the attention to detail, because they had it down so well.
Special thanks to all the C & J Staff who made our reception great…
Megan, Contessa and the staff that night. We are truly grateful for your patience and professionalism. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Aaron
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
To put it bluntly, hiring Megan to be our day of coordinator proved to be one of the best decisions we made. We will fully admit that we were a little hesitant to spend the money on a day of coordinator (considering the catering company already included a catering coordinator), but we knew we needed Megan after the very first communication with her.
We especially knew we were in great hands after seeing how organized and decisive Megan was during our on site meeting a month before the wedding. While I don’t want to just recommend Megan for Ironstone Ranch, because she would be great anywhere, we were thrilled how familiar she was with the Ranch, Mark (the owner) and C&J catering. Megan herself was married at Ironstone. I could almost see the pre-wedding stress melting away from my future wife the longer her and Megan talked and planned.
We had our close friend marry us, so we did not have a clergy member to run our rehearsal and make sure everyone knew their responsibilities. We asked Megan to run our rehearsal, which she graciously agreed to do. We asked Megan to be a strong presence in keeping both the rehearsal and wedding day activities moving an organized manner (rather than be just a suggestive, “push over”). One thing we were impressed with was that even with being her decisive and directive per our request, Megan was still very caring, funny and sweet.
How can we even describe how clutch she was on the day of the wedding? Megan showed up early, made sure all of our vendors had everything they needed, helped us set things up (and clean up as well) and was even there to give us a pep talk when she saw our stress rising. She handled stuff we would never in a million years had even thought of, including corralling relatives for pictures, getting us some cocktail hour appetizers, making sure we had drinks for the toasts, working with the DJ to make sure all of the wedding stuff (announcements, speeches, dances, cake cutting, etc.) happened seamlessly, etc.
To put it bluntly, hiring Megan to be our day of coordinator proved to be one of the best decisions we made. We will fully Read more...
To put it bluntly, hiring Megan to be our day of coordinator proved to be one of the best decisions we made. We will fully admit that we were a little hesitant to spend the money on a day of coordinator (considering the catering company already included a catering coordinator), but we knew we needed Megan after the very first communication with her.
We especially knew we were in great hands after seeing how organized and decisive Megan was during our on site meeting a month before the wedding. While I don’t want to just recommend Megan for Ironstone Ranch, because she would be great anywhere, we were thrilled how familiar she was with the Ranch, Mark (the owner) and C&J catering. Megan herself was married at Ironstone. I could almost see the pre-wedding stress melting away from my future wife the longer her and Megan talked and planned.
We had our close friend marry us, so we did not have a clergy member to run our rehearsal and make sure everyone knew their responsibilities. We asked Megan to run our rehearsal, which she graciously agreed to do. We asked Megan to be a strong presence in keeping both the rehearsal and wedding day activities moving an organized manner (rather than be just a suggestive, “push over”). One thing we were impressed with was that even with being her decisive and directive per our request, Megan was still very caring, funny and sweet.
How can we even describe how clutch she was on the day of the wedding? Megan showed up early, made sure all of our vendors had everything they needed, helped us set things up (and clean up as well) and was even there to give us a pep talk when she saw our stress rising. She handled stuff we would never in a million years had even thought of, including corralling relatives for pictures, getting us some cocktail hour appetizers, making sure we had drinks for the toasts, working with the DJ to make sure all of the wedding stuff (announcements, speeches, dances, cake cutting, etc.) happened seamlessly, etc. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Julia
Wedding:
10/11/2014
4.9/5.0
C & J catering is amazing! I hired them for my October 2014 wedding in Harrisburg/Hershey. Desiree was awesome throughout the entire process. For many months we communicated over the phone, through email, and in person to go over all the details for our wedding. She helped me so much with everything I needed to know. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly the way I wanted and what would work best for the our venue. We were able to make our package so customized for what we wanted and that was so important if you are on a budget or needing specific things (especially since our venue didn't provide any vendors). They made it so easy to work with the venue we chose which was a barn. The food was AMAZING and that's all everyone was talking about. Our bar package was so customizable too, we were able to have a mix of different things since we provided the alcohol. They transitioned so perfectly throughout the night with cocktail hour, toasts, dinner service, cake cutting/serving, the coffee station, etc. They also provided rentals for our cocktail tables, linens, china and a really cool bar setup. The rest of their staff at our reception was so great too- very professional, and organized and everything ran so smoothly! So so glad they were a part of our wedding. Thanks Desiree and C & J Catering!!
C & J catering is amazing! I hired them for my October 2014 wedding in Harrisburg/Hershey. Desiree was awesome throughout Read more...
C & J catering is amazing! I hired them for my October 2014 wedding in Harrisburg/Hershey. Desiree was awesome throughout the entire process. For many months we communicated over the phone, through email, and in person to go over all the details for our wedding. She helped me so much with everything I needed to know. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was exactly the way I wanted and what would work best for the our venue. We were able to make our package so customized for what we wanted and that was so important if you are on a budget or needing specific things (especially since our venue didn't provide any vendors). They made it so easy to work with the venue we chose which was a barn. The food was AMAZING and that's all everyone was talking about. Our bar package was so customizable too, we were able to have a mix of different things since we provided the alcohol. They transitioned so perfectly throughout the night with cocktail hour, toasts, dinner service, cake cutting/serving, the coffee station, etc. They also provided rentals for our cocktail tables, linens, china and a really cool bar setup. The rest of their staff at our reception was so great too- very professional, and organized and everything ran so smoothly! So so glad they were a part of our wedding. Thanks Desiree and C & J Catering!! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I can not say enough about how happy we were to work with C&J throughout every aspect of our wedding, from food to décor to flowers everything was executed beyond our expectations with high quality and professionalism. We had the pleasure of working with Contessa throughout the whole wedding planning process and she was always there to help take are ideas and dreams and make them into a reality. The day of the wedding could not have any better and we are still getting compliments from family & friends about how good the food was. We went for a BBQ theme and it was just delish! C&J was top notch and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you work with Contessa. Also, we were lucky to have Jamie the owner to help with the execution the day of because we had such a big wedding and both her and Contessa were always around if we needed anything throughout the wedding. Absolutely thrilled we went with them and could not have asked for anything better!
I can not say enough about how happy we were to work with C&J throughout every aspect of our wedding, from food to décor Read more...
I can not say enough about how happy we were to work with C&J throughout every aspect of our wedding, from food to décor to flowers everything was executed beyond our expectations with high quality and professionalism. We had the pleasure of working with Contessa throughout the whole wedding planning process and she was always there to help take are ideas and dreams and make them into a reality. The day of the wedding could not have any better and we are still getting compliments from family & friends about how good the food was. We went for a BBQ theme and it was just delish! C&J was top notch and I would recommend it to anyone, especially if you work with Contessa. Also, we were lucky to have Jamie the owner to help with the execution the day of because we had such a big wedding and both her and Contessa were always around if we needed anything throughout the wedding. Absolutely thrilled we went with them and could not have asked for anything better! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning, Lighting & Decor
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Holly
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I had the pleasure of using C&J Catering for my catering and flowers for my wedding. I could not have been happier. We started out having Sara Jane as my event coordinator, who is so nice and does not make you feel pressured at all, when we first started planning my wedding. During the middle of my planning process we had to switch coordinators due to a few staff members having babies in September. We were switched over to Desiree and it was like she had been my coordinator since the beginning. The transition was great and Desiree was awesome to work with. Melissa was my florist for the wedding and everything was so beautiful. I can't say enough good things about this company. They made sure my wedding day was perfect and flawless. I never once worried, they are true professionals and I had a wonderful wedding day and it's a big thanks to them!
I had the pleasure of using C&J Catering for my catering and flowers for my wedding. I could not have been happier. We Read more...
I had the pleasure of using C&J Catering for my catering and flowers for my wedding. I could not have been happier. We started out having Sara Jane as my event coordinator, who is so nice and does not make you feel pressured at all, when we first started planning my wedding. During the middle of my planning process we had to switch coordinators due to a few staff members having babies in September. We were switched over to Desiree and it was like she had been my coordinator since the beginning. The transition was great and Desiree was awesome to work with. Melissa was my florist for the wedding and everything was so beautiful. I can't say enough good things about this company. They made sure my wedding day was perfect and flawless. I never once worried, they are true professionals and I had a wonderful wedding day and it's a big thanks to them! Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers
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Allison
Wedding:
9/6/2014
5.0/5.0
We used C&J catering, florals, and coordination for our wedding this September and couldn't be happier with our choice! Every aspect of our wedding was perfection from start to finish and we owe that to C&J.

Megan was our day of coordinator and we felt completely at ease knowing that all of the details were in her hands. During the rehearsal she was serious and task oriented but she's also hilarious and fun. Thanks to her organization and attention to detail we were able to be carefree and enjoy the day with our family and friends. Everything went off without a hitch.

When I first met with Melissa to talk about florals and design for our wedding, I knew immediately that she would be able to capture my vision perfectly. From the bouquets to the centerpieces, the aisle runner - everything looked better than I could've dreamed. We received so many compliments on the decor, many guests said our wedding looked like it was out of a magazine and was very "pintrest-worthy".

The food was amazing, and again we received many compliments - guests said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. When I began menu planning with Jamie she was able to make great suggestions based off of our likes and dislikes and honestly after the tasting we had a hard time making decisions because everything was so delicious. Nicole did our catering coordinating and she was so nice and very on top of everything. Cocktail hour and dinner service progressed smoothly.

Unlike with other vendors we had considered, the staff at C&J really made us feel like they cared about making our important day special. They were prompt at returning emails and remembered details we had talked about previously. Our contract with C&J was itemized line by line which was really helpful to keep things within budget

C&J helped to make our wedding the most amazing day and if we had to plan it all over again we would choose C&J 10 times out of 10.
We used C&J catering, florals, and coordination for our wedding this September and couldn't be happier with our choice! Read more...
We used C&J catering, florals, and coordination for our wedding this September and couldn't be happier with our choice! Every aspect of our wedding was perfection from start to finish and we owe that to C&J.

Megan was our day of coordinator and we felt completely at ease knowing that all of the details were in her hands. During the rehearsal she was serious and task oriented but she's also hilarious and fun. Thanks to her organization and attention to detail we were able to be carefree and enjoy the day with our family and friends. Everything went off without a hitch.

When I first met with Melissa to talk about florals and design for our wedding, I knew immediately that she would be able to capture my vision perfectly. From the bouquets to the centerpieces, the aisle runner - everything looked better than I could've dreamed. We received so many compliments on the decor, many guests said our wedding looked like it was out of a magazine and was very "pintrest-worthy".

The food was amazing, and again we received many compliments - guests said it was the best food they've ever had at a wedding. When I began menu planning with Jamie she was able to make great suggestions based off of our likes and dislikes and honestly after the tasting we had a hard time making decisions because everything was so delicious. Nicole did our catering coordinating and she was so nice and very on top of everything. Cocktail hour and dinner service progressed smoothly.

Unlike with other vendors we had considered, the staff at C&J really made us feel like they cared about making our important day special. They were prompt at returning emails and remembered details we had talked about previously. Our contract with C&J was itemized line by line which was really helpful to keep things within budget

C&J helped to make our wedding the most amazing day and if we had to plan it all over again we would choose C&J 10 times out of 10. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Kayla
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Awesome Awesome Awesome is all I have to say about these guys! Megan Gingrich was an awesome wedding coordinator and well worth the extra money to relieve strss off you the day of your wedding! She helped us from when we started planning all the way till the day of. She helped me find different vendors like photographers, videographers, florists, baker, ice sculpture people, etc for our wedding. We went for our food tasting and the food was so good we couldn't decide on what our menu was going to be! Everything was great and it was so hard to choose just a few things that we had to add extras to the plate! They made our cupcakes and cake also which was awesome! I highly reccommend the Salted Caramel cupcakes and the oreo cream cupcakes! No one compares to the ones they make around here for sure! Not only that but Megan made us a to go box for my husband and I with cupcakes and some leftover food since we didn't get to eat much at our wedding. She also brought appetizers and drinks down to the wedding party when they started taking pictures to ensure we didn't miss cocktail hour! Not to mention ran to get me water when taking a thousand pictures and held onto my lipstick for the night since I clearly didn't have any pockets! She was amazing I can't say enough about her! If you have a chance request her to be your coordinator!! Awesome company, awesome staff, awesome food, awesome cake! Well worth the money spent. And everyone at the wedding said cocktail hour and food ran smoothly and not too far apart like most weddings when you keep wondering when is the food going to come... THANK YOU!!
Awesome Awesome Awesome is all I have to say about these guys! Megan Gingrich was an awesome wedding coordinator and well Read more...
Awesome Awesome Awesome is all I have to say about these guys! Megan Gingrich was an awesome wedding coordinator and well worth the extra money to relieve strss off you the day of your wedding! She helped us from when we started planning all the way till the day of. She helped me find different vendors like photographers, videographers, florists, baker, ice sculpture people, etc for our wedding. We went for our food tasting and the food was so good we couldn't decide on what our menu was going to be! Everything was great and it was so hard to choose just a few things that we had to add extras to the plate! They made our cupcakes and cake also which was awesome! I highly reccommend the Salted Caramel cupcakes and the oreo cream cupcakes! No one compares to the ones they make around here for sure! Not only that but Megan made us a to go box for my husband and I with cupcakes and some leftover food since we didn't get to eat much at our wedding. She also brought appetizers and drinks down to the wedding party when they started taking pictures to ensure we didn't miss cocktail hour! Not to mention ran to get me water when taking a thousand pictures and held onto my lipstick for the night since I clearly didn't have any pockets! She was amazing I can't say enough about her! If you have a chance request her to be your coordinator!! Awesome company, awesome staff, awesome food, awesome cake! Well worth the money spent. And everyone at the wedding said cocktail hour and food ran smoothly and not too far apart like most weddings when you keep wondering when is the food going to come... THANK YOU!! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Wedding Planning
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Alicia
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
C&J helped us so much with the planning. The food was delicious and many, many of our guests commented on how good it was. I would use the again and recommend them!
C&J helped us so much with the planning. The food was delicious and many, many of our guests commented on how good it was. Read more...
C&J helped us so much with the planning. The food was delicious and many, many of our guests commented on how good it was. I would use the again and recommend them! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Food was delicious and reasonably priced, can you ask for more? I was provided with a wedding planner who was very attentive and responded to needs/questions in a very timely manner. Although I did not use other services for my wedding, they provide floral arrangements and decor - so you can leave all of the work up to them and they will provide you with a flawless wedding (in terms of food and decor:))
Food was delicious and reasonably priced, can you ask for more? I was provided with a wedding planner who was very Read more...
Food was delicious and reasonably priced, can you ask for more? I was provided with a wedding planner who was very attentive and responded to needs/questions in a very timely manner. Although I did not use other services for my wedding, they provide floral arrangements and decor - so you can leave all of the work up to them and they will provide you with a flawless wedding (in terms of food and decor:)) Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning

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