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Early Katering Company

Harrisonburg , VA
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LOCATION

2061F Evelyn Byrd Ave.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 US (map)

PHONE

540-801-8139

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ABOUT US

The Early Katering Company, Inc. is a full-service catering company offering affordable excellence and superior service.



Owned and operated by Kay Early and Earl... Read more
The Early Katering Company, Inc. is a full-service catering company offering affordable excellence and superior service.



Owned and operated by Kay Early and Earl Taylor, The Early Katering Company has over 25 years of experience catering for weddings, corporate functions, receptions, private parties, and even celebrities! Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Latin American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Russian, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Kosher, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s), Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Liquor License, Premium Liquor, Signature Cocktail(s), Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
Which of the following items can you provide?
Chairs, Tables
Which of the following items can you provide?
Barware, China, Chocolate Fountain, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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Kim
Wedding:
6/13/2015
5.0/5.0
We worked with Early Katering Company for our June 13, 2015 wedding and had a wonderful experience. When my husband and I went to the first tasting, we were impressed with their variety of delicious, comfort foods; however, we had a hard time making decisions because our heart was set on having a breakfast theme. We didn't think that Early Katering could offer it, but the person we were working with (Melissa-- she was AWESOME) said "Of course we can do that!!" She surprised us by throwing out all kinds of fun, creative ideas and we left that initial meeting feeling so excited for the food at our wedding reception. The final menu included all of our favorites (including an omelet station--to accommodate meat lovers and vegetarians, seasoned potatoes, strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast, chicken & waffles appetizers, a fruit display, and beverages). The food was amazing and it was exactly what we wanted since we both love breakfast food so much. We are so thankful for their service and quality of food. Melissa was very helpful, yet laid back which worked perfectly with our personalities. I highly recommend Early Katering!
We worked with Early Katering Company for our June 13, 2015 wedding and had a wonderful experience. When my husband and I Read more...
We worked with Early Katering Company for our June 13, 2015 wedding and had a wonderful experience. When my husband and I went to the first tasting, we were impressed with their variety of delicious, comfort foods; however, we had a hard time making decisions because our heart was set on having a breakfast theme. We didn't think that Early Katering could offer it, but the person we were working with (Melissa-- she was AWESOME) said "Of course we can do that!!" She surprised us by throwing out all kinds of fun, creative ideas and we left that initial meeting feeling so excited for the food at our wedding reception. The final menu included all of our favorites (including an omelet station--to accommodate meat lovers and vegetarians, seasoned potatoes, strawberry cream cheese stuffed french toast, chicken & waffles appetizers, a fruit display, and beverages). The food was amazing and it was exactly what we wanted since we both love breakfast food so much. We are so thankful for their service and quality of food. Melissa was very helpful, yet laid back which worked perfectly with our personalities. I highly recommend Early Katering! Read less
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Caisey
Wedding:
10/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Everyone at Early Katering was wonderful!!! The food and service was fantastic! The servers including Kay, the day of where fantastic and very professional. Kay was wonderful to work with! We often emailed back and forth. Kay checked in with me reguarly and even gave me her cell phone number. Not only did they do the food (a menu we designed around food allergies and special requests), but the took care of my wedding cake. It was beautiful and delicious! I forgot about asking for a portion to take home, but Kay took care of that for me without me even asking. And i got to take the delicious leftovers of cake home too! They also took care of all my table lines and chair rentals. It was wonderful to know that everything was in her capable hands. She also got me in touch with a fantastic DJ for my wedding too. Also i loved the fact taht she took my flower arrangements after the wedding and donated them. Also she took what leftover food she could and donated that as well.
Everyone at Early Katering was wonderful!!! The food and service was fantastic! The servers including Kay, the day of Read more...
Everyone at Early Katering was wonderful!!! The food and service was fantastic! The servers including Kay, the day of where fantastic and very professional. Kay was wonderful to work with! We often emailed back and forth. Kay checked in with me reguarly and even gave me her cell phone number. Not only did they do the food (a menu we designed around food allergies and special requests), but the took care of my wedding cake. It was beautiful and delicious! I forgot about asking for a portion to take home, but Kay took care of that for me without me even asking. And i got to take the delicious leftovers of cake home too! They also took care of all my table lines and chair rentals. It was wonderful to know that everything was in her capable hands. She also got me in touch with a fantastic DJ for my wedding too. Also i loved the fact taht she took my flower arrangements after the wedding and donated them. Also she took what leftover food she could and donated that as well. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake, Catering, Rentals & Photobooths
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Early Katering was wonderful to work with. The venue was beautiful, the people were helpful, and the food blew me away. I hear that most brides don't get to eat, I ate so much, it was so good! I suggest that people check this place out, it was perfect.
Early Katering was wonderful to work with. The venue was beautiful, the people were helpful, and the food blew me away. I Read more...
Early Katering was wonderful to work with. The venue was beautiful, the people were helpful, and the food blew me away. I hear that most brides don't get to eat, I ate so much, it was so good! I suggest that people check this place out, it was perfect. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Venue
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aprilbride06
Wedding:
4/29/2006
5.0/5.0
Early Katering did a superb job at our wedding. They allowed us to attend another event to sample the food and they also served us particular food we requested to try on another occasion as a possibility for our wedding meal. The staff was professional and took care of everything at our reception. Their food is delicious. The quality of the food was important to us since we had attended many weddings where the food was "ok" or not good. We wanted our guests to have a good time and to enjoy good food. Kay Early's food was delicious and some of the best food we have had. They have everything from top quality filet minion to specialty finger foods. I recommend them highly because we were highly satisfied.
Early Katering did a superb job at our wedding. They allowed us to attend another event to sample the food and they also Read more...
Early Katering did a superb job at our wedding. They allowed us to attend another event to sample the food and they also served us particular food we requested to try on another occasion as a possibility for our wedding meal. The staff was professional and took care of everything at our reception. Their food is delicious. The quality of the food was important to us since we had attended many weddings where the food was "ok" or not good. We wanted our guests to have a good time and to enjoy good food. Kay Early's food was delicious and some of the best food we have had. They have everything from top quality filet minion to specialty finger foods. I recommend them highly because we were highly satisfied. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
We used the Early Katering Company for our wedding reception and they were absolutely wonderful. I certainly recommend attending a tasting because the food is INCREDIBLE. For our wedding, we chose to have buffet style heavy appetizers. Kay, the owner of the business, was fantastic in accommodating for our vegetarian guests by holding aside vegetarian versions of certain dishes so that meat-free-eaters had a variety as well. This was at no extra cost to us. Kay was also able to work very well in a kitchen that does not have ovens, stoves, freezers, or any means of cooking. Our food was still hot, fresh, and exceptional. I certainly recommend this company!
Our charge was $4300 for approximately 150 guests (a GREAT value considering our high-end menu choices)
We used the Early Katering Company for our wedding reception and they were absolutely wonderful. I certainly recommend Read more...
We used the Early Katering Company for our wedding reception and they were absolutely wonderful. I certainly recommend attending a tasting because the food is INCREDIBLE. For our wedding, we chose to have buffet style heavy appetizers. Kay, the owner of the business, was fantastic in accommodating for our vegetarian guests by holding aside vegetarian versions of certain dishes so that meat-free-eaters had a variety as well. This was at no extra cost to us. Kay was also able to work very well in a kitchen that does not have ovens, stoves, freezers, or any means of cooking. Our food was still hot, fresh, and exceptional. I certainly recommend this company!
Our charge was $4300 for approximately 150 guests (a GREAT value considering our high-end menu choices) Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Heidi
Wedding:
10/25/2013
4.9/5.0
Amazing food and such delightful people to work with! They really made our day special and complete!
Amazing food and such delightful people to work with! They really made our day special and complete!
Amazing food and such delightful people to work with! They really made our day special and complete! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.8/5.0
Kay was so accommodating to all of our needs. They get extremely busy during the summer, as is to be expected, so may not answer an email within the hour. But, I had complete confidence the job would get done and was not disappointed! On the day of, Kay and Earl showed up early to set up (we arranged our rentals through them as well). I forgot to relay that we needed an extra service (pick up of our chairs from the ceremony location) and Kay was able to arrange it with only a few hours notice. Most important, the food was delicious! They, somehow, manage to have a completely moist chicken, which I find nearly impossible in a banquet situation!
Kay was so accommodating to all of our needs. They get extremely busy during the summer, as is to be expected, so may not Read more...
Kay was so accommodating to all of our needs. They get extremely busy during the summer, as is to be expected, so may not answer an email within the hour. But, I had complete confidence the job would get done and was not disappointed! On the day of, Kay and Earl showed up early to set up (we arranged our rentals through them as well). I forgot to relay that we needed an extra service (pick up of our chairs from the ceremony location) and Kay was able to arrange it with only a few hours notice. Most important, the food was delicious! They, somehow, manage to have a completely moist chicken, which I find nearly impossible in a banquet situation! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
We could not have been happier with the service or food. Everyone commented on how delicious everything was! It is a little pricey compared to other services in the area, but the quality and food are at a different level. Well worth it. I only wish I had time to eat more of it at the wedding! I would definitely recommend trying out Early Katering for your special event.
We could not have been happier with the service or food. Everyone commented on how delicious everything was! It is a Read more...
We could not have been happier with the service or food. Everyone commented on how delicious everything was! It is a little pricey compared to other services in the area, but the quality and food are at a different level. Well worth it. I only wish I had time to eat more of it at the wedding! I would definitely recommend trying out Early Katering for your special event. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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James
Wedding:
12/31/2014
4.6/5.0
Early Katering delivered a magnificent dinner and helped contribute to a magical evening for our wedding reception. The quality of the food was astounding. The serving staff were very friendly and professional. The cost per person in terms of food was similar to another caterer down the road whose tasting presentation was very disappointing. Early Katering definitely gave us our money's worth! In addition to the menu and setup options, they also helped guide us with decorating and color ideas that proved to be great advice. Because of their great product, they were very busy with other jobs in the months leading up to our wedding date, and communication was sometimes delayed. Overall, we would definitely recommend Early Katering!
Early Katering delivered a magnificent dinner and helped contribute to a magical evening for our wedding reception. The Read more...
Early Katering delivered a magnificent dinner and helped contribute to a magical evening for our wedding reception. The quality of the food was astounding. The serving staff were very friendly and professional. The cost per person in terms of food was similar to another caterer down the road whose tasting presentation was very disappointing. Early Katering definitely gave us our money's worth! In addition to the menu and setup options, they also helped guide us with decorating and color ideas that proved to be great advice. Because of their great product, they were very busy with other jobs in the months leading up to our wedding date, and communication was sometimes delayed. Overall, we would definitely recommend Early Katering! Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Private User
Wedding:
6/22/2013
4.6/5.0
Kay Early and her team were wonderful. We were very open to what the food would be at the wedding and didn't really have any specific needs. Thankfully, Kay had great suggestions and options that helped us make the decisions. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception went so smoothly. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the food was delicious, especially the salad! Kay also made sangria for the cocktail hour, which our guests loved. The only negative I would mention is that we had a hard time getting our e-mails responded to. Partly, I should have been more proactive but I would of liked to have everything answered before the week of the wedding. Despite that, I would highly recommend Early Katering.
Kay Early and her team were wonderful. We were very open to what the food would be at the wedding and didn't really have Read more...
Kay Early and her team were wonderful. We were very open to what the food would be at the wedding and didn't really have any specific needs. Thankfully, Kay had great suggestions and options that helped us make the decisions. The ceremony, cocktail hour and reception went so smoothly. The staff was so friendly and helpful and the food was delicious, especially the salad! Kay also made sangria for the cocktail hour, which our guests loved. The only negative I would mention is that we had a hard time getting our e-mails responded to. Partly, I should have been more proactive but I would of liked to have everything answered before the week of the wedding. Despite that, I would highly recommend Early Katering. Read less
Services Used: Catering

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