C&J Catering and Events, a full-service catering and events company based in Middletown, Dauphin County, has been selected by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture as the exclusive catering and concessions provider for the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. With more than one million square feet of exposition halls, arenas, banquet facilities and conference rooms, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex hosts over 200 major and small events that attract about over a million visitors annually.
“We are beyond delighted to bring the exceptional culinary experience that C&J Catering is known for to guests of the Farm Show Complex, the most versatile event facility in our region,” said C&J Catering CEO Jamie Berger. “As a proud Pennsylvania-based company, we especially look forward to serving and promoting Pennsylvania-sourced food and beverages in the venue. With uniquely flexible event space, we’re also excited to stretch our creativity to help clients envision new ways to use the complex to produce innovative event experiences.”
Sharon Myers, Executive Director of the Farm Show Complex, said, “We are pleased to welcome C&J Catering as the Farm Show Complex’s exclusive caterer and concessions provider. Operating a venue as versatile as the Farm Show Complex requires vendor partners that are equally versatile. C&J Catering has that quality and so much more, including a talent for turning empty event spaces into something extraordinary. We look forward to partnering with the C&J Catering team to host new and returning events at our premier event venue.”
From the agricultural shows that gave the building its name, to car shows, sporting events, conventions and other activities, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is home to a wide variety of events that take place throughout the year. The complex’s flexible floor plans accommodate everything from intimate gatherings to large exhibitions, concerts and corporate events.
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. The company also 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.