C&J Catering and Events, a full-service catering and events company based in Middletown, Dauphin County, has been selected by Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences in Lancaster as the college’s food, beverage and on-site catering services provider. The college, which is focused exclusively on academic programs in health sciences, offers over 30,000 square feet of multipurpose event space and a variety of on-campus food service options.
“C&J Catering and PA College share a common dedication to health and wellness,” said C&J Catering CEO Jamie Berger. “That common dedication will be reflected in the broad range of food and beverage options we provide on campus. Also known for our event design and décor talent, we look forward to partnering with the college to bring special events to life in its many event spaces, including business gatherings, training programs, social occasions and conferences.”
Dana Shive, PA College conference and events manager, said, “With C&J Catering as our food and beverage partner, our students, faculty, staff and guests will enjoy delicious and healthy on-campus options, whether a full meal, quick snack or grab-and-go. C&J Catering also will complement our pristine event facilities, providing full-service catering and event design to help our event clients create the perfect experience for their guests, whether formal, casual or anything in between.”
PA College offers space to host events ranging from multiday conferences and board retreats to charitable events and social functions. The college’s High Auditorium, its largest space, can accommodate 400 guests, while other spaces are suitable to accommodate from 15-240 guests. All rooms include state-of-the-art audio and visual equipment.
In addition to providing on-site event catering at PA College, C&J Catering is operating three campus food service options: The Marketplace, serving fresh, made-to-order lunch options as well as pre-packaged selections; Commons Café, offering snacks, pastries, grab-and-go meals and Starbucks beverages; and The C-Store, a self-service convenience store offering food, beverages and sundries.
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences offers more than two dozen academic programs and serves almost 2,000 students. The college is affiliated with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.
C&J Catering, a certified Women’s Business Enterprise, was founded by Jamie Berger in 2004. Berger started the company with two employees in a small kitchen in her home. Today, C&J Catering operates out of a 20,000-square-foot facility and has nearly 100 full- and part-time employees. In addition to catering, the company offers full event services including event design, planning, bakery, floral design and venue management. It is consistently recognized as a Couples’ Choice Award winner by WeddingWire and Best of Weddings winner by The Knot.
C&J Catering also manages catering and food service in many employer facilities in Central Pennsylvania and provides event management and catering at the AACA Museum (automobile museum) in Hershey and The 903 in Middletown. Additionally, the company is the exclusive food, beverage and catering services provider for the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and operates The Capitol Restaurant in the Pennsylvania State Capitol building’s East Wing.
To contact C&J Catering about services for your organization or special event, visit candjcatering.com. To learn about employment opportunities with C&J Catering – including open positions for cooks, kitchen staff, cashiers and more – visit candjcatering.com/employment.