Harrison's Catering Testimonials
In their own words...
Not everyone writes online reviews, but many of our customers take the time to write us thank you notes, emails or make a follow up phone call to us about their catering experience. We hope that reading these might be helpful for planning your own event! If you would like to share your experience with us, please drop us a note!
I have utilized Harrison's catering several times, both pick-up catering and delivery with set-up, and they are always spot-on with attention to detail, delicious and varied food options, environmental awareness and attention to locally sourced goods. Most recently I requested a delivered meal for a family gathering, entirely gluten free. Harrison's worked closely with me on the menu, delivered the food on-time and arranged the food table beautifully, complete with printed food labels. I needed a caterer who I could rely on as I needed to be on the opposite side of town on a home football weekend. Harrison's catering was able to work independently and assure everything was set when I arrived at the venue, this made for a very enjoyable dinner for me as well, allowing for time with family and friends.
- Glynn H., Spring Mills, PA
Once again, Harrison's Catering came through and provided excellent service and delicious cuisine for a large event held on campus. Positive comments were hear all around from the attendees. “Thank you, Harrison's” for helping to make a difficult event another success! I will continue to work with you and your professional staff for my next event and would recommend using Harrisons to anyone with catering needs.
- Amy H., University Park, PA
Harrison's catered a Penn State event held in downtown, State College. It was great! The food was as promised, the timing was perfect, the staff were very polite, professional and incredibly efficient in setting up. They were very cognizant of our needs and made sure that all our questions were answered in a timely manner. We will not hesitate to use them again in the future.
- Jason H., Clearfield, PA
I've utilized Harrison's Catering for many work events and have attended many events catered by Harrison's -- consistently excellent food, great presentation and professional service. This has been true regardless of the type of event or size of the catering order. A go-to caterer for sure!
- Lesley K., Milesburg, PA
Harrison's catered a recent event that we had at Penn State. Everyone was so kind and professional to work with from placing the order online to the delivery the day of the event. The food was excellent! I highly recommend using Harrison's for any catering needs that you have. We definitely will use them again for any future events that we have!
- Courtney R., Bellefonte, PA
Harrison's catered our Christmas party at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars. The wait staff were friendly and professional. The food was great! Dan was helpful in making the menu and was easy to reach via e-mail and phone. We will definitely use them again.
Jennifer B., State College, PA
Harrison's is my 'go-to' for catering events. They're events coordinator is professional and very helpful, their staff that set-up and serve are also very professional and courteous. The food is excellent! There have, of course, been a few things that weren't received quite as well, but all in all, the quality is very good. I find their prices to be fair as well. So, if you're looking for someone to cater your event, consider using Harrison's. You won't be disappointed.
- Machelle R., University Park, PA
Always so delicious! Truly have never been disappointed with a meal for 2, a group of 8, or even a catered event for 30!
- Kate T., Boalsburg, PA
This is one of my favorite caterers to order from for corporate events- it's easy to see why they have won State College's "best of" award since 2004! I know I can always rely on them for fresh ingredients and unique menu options. Whether it is casual sandwiches, more formal entrees or Harrison's AMAZING chocolate chip cookies, I always get so many compliments on the food we have at our meetings and corporate retreats.
- Maddie M., State College, PA
Booked Above the Valley for a celebration of life event. The staff was extremely professional, and food was amazing. They were able to accommodate us and our request on short notice. We decided to go simple with soup, salad and sandwiches plus a little desert as well. Would consider them first for any event we need to have in the future.
- Catherine S., Jacksonville, FL
Harrison's catering staff is great to work with at on-site and off-site venues, as well. They accommodate all needs for small and large gatherings. They are great for corporate and social events. They are great working within any budget as well.
- Erin T., San Francisco, CA
Such a beautiful and unique venue! The incredible view created a special environment for our rehearsal dinner. The private room and the decks were the perfect setting for toasts and family traditions and provided amazing photo ops. The food was delicious, and our bartender, Shannon, and the rest of the staff were fun, friendly and did an outstanding job! I would highly recommend this venue for a perfectly elegant event!
- Emily V., Altoona, PA
We held our son's summer wedding rehearsal dinner at Above the Valley for several reasons. The new facility has balconies and patios for guests to peruse the scenic views in good weather. Free parking meant our guests didn't hassle finding parking and getting tickets.
I previously attended an open house at the facility to familiarize myself with their cuisine for business functions, so I knew the food was good and would be a change from the normal fare.
We requested the carving station even though it was slightly more expensive. It proved to be well worth it as the beef was extraordinary. A chef was among our guests, so I cringed at the thought of his critique of our dinner. He, as well as the rest of our guests, raved about the food. You could cut the meat with your fork, the vegetables were crisp and fresh, the desserts were the perfect size and variety and the menu was varied enough for our vegetarians and vegans. Guests asked if the same caterer would be at the wedding. When we said yes, people cheered, and the bride's mother was relieved knowing the wedding meal was in good hands.
Overall, we were extremely pleased we used Harrison's Catering. My mother was a caterer when I was growing up and I remember there was always one or two people who wouldn't like something. I can say that we had zero complaints about the meal and plenty of thanks for putting on a great evening. I would wholeheartedly use Harrison's again.
- Cindy L., Bellefonte, PA
Harrison's catered our wedding in August 2017 and everything was perfect! Natalie was so supportive, helpful, responsive and patient through the planning process. When our day came, I didn't worry for a second that Harrison's would forget a detail. Harrison's is professional, reliable and delicious.
- Rachael L., Bellefonte, PA
We used Harrison's for an event at Penn State and the food and service was amazing. We will definitely use them again for future events.
- Ashley K., University Park, PA
If only every venue provided such a positive experience! We held my daughter's rehearsal dinner at Above the Valley Event Center. The food, the staff, and the view just added to the joy of the occasion!
- Karen V., Altoona, PA
We had a GREAT experience at Above the Valley Event Center on our wedding day. The server assigned to [us] was fabulous! She had champagne ready for us and took care of getting our plates of food. She was so thoughtful and gracious.
We loved the flexibility of the venue space and that we were able to move about for some pictures without concern for bothering anyone else. The entire facility was immaculate. Many of our guests had not been there since it closed as a restaurant and were so impressed.
Food was fabulous! People raved and it was better than even I was expecting!
- Shelly S., Julian, PA
We held our department holiday gathering in our home again this year with catering by Harrison’s. The bartender was especially lovely, food delicious, we will be booking again!"
- Darlene C., Penn State
Harrison’s catered a memorial luncheon for our family. It was very nice and alleviated a lot of stress on our family.
- Jennifer K. Philadelphia, PA
Very nice holiday event held at Above the Valley Event Center. Everyone was very accommodating and Natalie was extremely responsive to all their questions throughout the planning process.
- Lia L., Boalsburg