For a perfect wedding, party or business meeting, you need Elaine's Catering & Event Planning. We are a full-service company, so you can sit back and enjoy the fun. We provide a wide selection of menu items to choose from. Special food requests are no problem. Our newly remodeled banquet facility seats up to 350 people comfortably.
Weddings are special and we take the time to custom design plans to your wants, desires and budget. You can trust the professionals at Elaine's Catering & Event Planning!

Company History
The creation of Elaine’s Catering in 1985 originated from the Circle B Coffee Shop & Laundromat located on 234 N. Ninth Street. The coffee shop was a supplement to Brandt’s Moving and Storage business. The moving and storage business was owned and operated by Elaine’s father, Mr. John Brandt. Elaine managed the coffee shop for the purpose of feeding the workers of her father’s business. Furthermore, those utilizing the laundromat could get a bite to eat while awaiting their laundry. Ms. Brandt’s focus shifted after a few years in the coffee shop as she made the transition to the catering business. Her initial setup was run out of her home. She operated out of a few refrigerators in her garage and cooked from her household kitchen. Meanwhile, Elaine ran all the food services at the Quentin Riding Club’s annual horse shows. In 1987, Ms. Brandt recognized the need to expand. She purchased Brouse’s Bakery building at 237 South Sixth Street. The building was a perfect fit with large commercial ovens and plenty of refrigerator space. The front of the building was transformed into an office area used for personal meetings. For ten years Elaine’s Catering continued to develop and expand exponentially. The delivery service district expanded from Lebanon City, to throughout Lebanon County, Hershey, Lancaster, Reading, Harrisburg, and even at unique events in Lewes, Delaware and The Meadowlands in New Jersey. In 1997, Ms. Brandt expanded yet again and purchased the banquet facility at Prescott Fire Hall. During her first three years at Prescott, Elaine completely renovated the facility and converted it into one of the premier wedding and banquet facilities in Central Pennsylvania. As recently as the past six months, Elaine has taken on a wedding accessory business that will include everything from centerpieces, decorations, and wedding accents. Future plans for Elaine’s Catering will include operating the wedding accessory business out of 227 South Sixth Street (next to the current Elaine’s Catering building). This will provide one-stop-shopping for prospective wedding customers.

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Mission Statement
The original mission statement of Elaine’s Catering is to provide excellent, perfectly prepared food with a resilient emphasis on quality service and luxuriant atmosphere to make any catering event an ideal one. Elaine believes that functioning a successful business for close to 20 years takes stamina and dedication twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. Having love for one’s business is the key. Elaine believes in being passionate and creating high standards in everything her business does. Elaine’s Catering will customize almost any menu in any environment to satisfy the customer’s needs. Events can range from intimate dinners for two people to large banquets and ceremonies for 2000 people. This requires dedicated employees and a patient office staff. Above all, passion and affection is the key to the evolution of Elaine’s Catering.

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Accomplishments
The business accomplishments of Elaine’s Catering have come in a wide variety in the past 20 years. Elaine’s Catering was given the "Food Service Award" at the New Jersey Morgan Horse Show at Quentin Riding Club in 1986, ‘87, ‘88. Elaine’s Catering was given Honorable Mention for the "Food Service Award" by the National Caterer’s Association in 1988-89 and was awarded second place in 1990-91, 1991-92. The Central Pennsylvania Catering Association awarded Elaine’s Catering second place for presentation and taste in 1993 and 1994.

In 1996-’97 Elaine’s Catering was honored Honorable Mention for Central Pennsylvania Catering Association’s "Caterer of the Year". The Central Pennsylvania Catering Association also awarded Elaine’s Catering 3rd place for food service in 1997. The LVCC Business at the Expo Award honored Elaine’s Catering Exhibition Choice Award in 1996 and 1998. The LVCC also awarded Elaine’s Catering "Most Attention Getting Exhibit Award" in 1996. Elaine’s Catering is rated Lebanon County’s number one caterer three years running (1999,2000,2001) by the Central Pennsylvania Catering Association.

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Community Involvement
Elaine’s Catering has provided numerous accounts of community contributions throughout the business’s history. Elaine has donated food for the Lebanon County Cancer Society and the Lebanon County Heart Association. She contributed provisions and beverages for those taking part in the Heart Walk and First Union Bike-a-Thon. Elaine’s Catering has also provided for the Relay for Life for the Cancer Society at Cedar Crest High School. Robert Anspach’s mayoral campaign food service was completely donated by Elaine’s Catering. Elaine’s Catering has provided food for the away games of both Lebanon High School and Lebanon Catholic High School’s basketball programs. The annual boys and girls Biddy Basketball Banquet service and facility is donated by Elaine’s Catering. Furthermore, Elaine’s Catering has sponsored boys and girls Biddy Basketball teams, teams in the YMCA Men’s Basketball League, Heisey’s Diner and Prescott Men’s Softball Teams, and the Happy Houswives Bowling team at Cedar Lanes. Elaine’s Catering has also donated large amounts of food to the Lebanon County Historical Society’s annual "Soup Kitchen". The Myerstown Historical Preservation Society recently had a "historical tour" of Myerstown, where Elaine’s Catering provided food at one of the tour stops. Any excess of food that may return from any variety of events that Elaine’s Catering services is offered to the Lebanon Rescue Mission to feed its members. Furthermore, Elaine’s Catering has catered to every school district in the county, Hershey Medical Center and the Good Samaritan Hospital, the Department of Armed Forces (at Fort Indiantown Gap), and the Lebanon Police Department.

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