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!
The creation of Elaines Catering in 1985 originated from the
Circle B Coffee Shop & Laundromat located on 234 N. Ninth Street.
The coffee shop was a supplement to Brandts Moving and Storage
business. The moving and storage business was owned and operated
by Elaines father, Mr. John Brandt. Elaine managed the coffee
shop for the purpose of feeding the workers of her fathers
business. Furthermore, those utilizing the laundromat could get
a bite to eat while awaiting their laundry. Ms. Brandts 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 Clubs annual horse shows. In 1987, Ms.
Brandt recognized the need to expand. She purchased Brouses
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 Elaines 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 Elaines Catering will
include operating the wedding accessory business out of 227 South
Sixth Street (next to the current Elaines Catering building).
This will provide one-stop-shopping for prospective wedding customers.
The original mission statement of Elaines 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 ones business is
the key. Elaine believes in being passionate and creating high standards
in everything her business does. Elaines Catering will customize
almost any menu in any environment to satisfy the customers
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 Elaines Catering.
business accomplishments of Elaines Catering have come in
a wide variety in the past 20 years. Elaines Catering was
given the "Food Service Award" at the New Jersey Morgan
Horse Show at Quentin Riding Club in 1986, 87, 88. Elaines
Catering was given Honorable Mention for the "Food Service
Award" by the National Caterers Association in 1988-89
and was awarded second place in 1990-91, 1991-92. The Central Pennsylvania
Catering Association awarded Elaines Catering second place
for presentation and taste in 1993 and 1994.
Elaines Catering was honored Honorable Mention for Central
Pennsylvania Catering Associations "Caterer of the Year".
The Central Pennsylvania Catering Association also awarded Elaines
Catering 3rd place for food service in 1997. The LVCC Business at
the Expo Award honored Elaines Catering Exhibition Choice
Award in 1996 and 1998. The LVCC also awarded Elaines Catering
"Most Attention Getting Exhibit Award" in 1996. Elaines
Catering is rated Lebanon Countys number one caterer three
years running (1999,2000,2001) by the Central Pennsylvania Catering
Elaines Catering has provided numerous accounts of community
contributions throughout the businesss 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.
Elaines Catering has also provided for the Relay for Life
for the Cancer Society at Cedar Crest High School. Robert Anspachs
mayoral campaign food service was completely donated by Elaines
Catering. Elaines Catering has provided food for the away
games of both Lebanon High School and Lebanon Catholic High Schools
basketball programs. The annual boys and girls Biddy Basketball
Banquet service and facility is donated by Elaines Catering.
Furthermore, Elaines Catering has sponsored boys and girls
Biddy Basketball teams, teams in the YMCA Mens Basketball
League, Heiseys Diner and Prescott Mens Softball Teams,
and the Happy Houswives Bowling team at Cedar Lanes. Elaines
Catering has also donated large amounts of food to the Lebanon County
Historical Societys annual "Soup Kitchen". The Myerstown
Historical Preservation Society recently had a "historical
tour" of Myerstown, where Elaines Catering provided food
at one of the tour stops. Any excess of food that may return from
any variety of events that Elaines Catering services is offered
to the Lebanon Rescue Mission to feed its members. Furthermore,
Elaines 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.