Award Winning, Local FavoriteWe are proud to have earned and kept the title of Best State College Caterer by State College Magazine readers since 2004! We create our exciting, award-winning cuisine in the well-appointed kitchen at our restaurant located within the State College Hilton Garden Inn. Here, hand selected ingredients are layered and mixed to create exciting new tastes. Chef Harrison takes pride in assuring every client that their specially planned menu is expertly prepared, cooked, presented and served with the utmost care.
With increasing requests for items that answer specific dietary requirements including gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian, we have developed options that allow you to respond to these special requests. Please discuss the needs of your group with us and we'll get to work creating satisfying and tasty menu options.
Whether you require pick up, delivery, or full-service, we will help you impress your guests. View our sample catering menus. If you are looking for services beyond catering, we work with many great partners in the area. Take a minute and view our list of recommended catering resources.
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Coming Soon: Above the Valley Special Events Center, owned and operated by Harrison's! Click for more information.
Distinctive Event Venues in Happy ValleyAt Harrison's Catering, we meet with countless planners whose planning decisions hinge on the choice of event venue. Here in Centre County, there are a host of non-traditional venues where we have been invited to cater both memorable and delicious events. From barns, art galleries, museums and historic buildings to wineries, nature centers and gardens. There are some real hidden gems that can be worth the extra effort to find, so don’t limit your options to all the usual suspects. Often these interesting venues offer more flexibility. To assist you, we have compiled a list of unique venue options.
Harrison's is pleased to announce our new venue accepting inquiries for mid-2016 and beyond. Visit Above the Valley Special Events Center for more information!
"Green" InitiativesHarrison's Catering has been researching and converting to green eco-friendly options for catering disposables over the past several years. At Harrison's Catering, we currently send out catering orders in all recyclable or compostable containers and include all recyclable or compostable utensils and related materials. In our continued commitment to growing our sustainable practices as a business, we currently compost over 1,000 pounds of organic waste each month (and approximately 13,000 pounds since we joined the initiative in April 2014) in partnership with the Centre County Recycling & Refuse Authority. We educate our staff with signage and have green compost bins strategically placed so that we can maximize proper disposal of organic waste from both the kitchen and the dining room.
Educating our catering customers about their sustainable options is a priority for us, so we are pleased to offer the following resources to customers at their fingertips:
How Can We Help?It has been a pleasure to cater to our customers and their guests for every occasion: a birthday party for 50, a corporate lunch buffet, the perfect Penn State tailgate, a memorable wedding reception, and everything in between. Below are some broad examples of events that we frequently cater. Please feel free to contact us if you need more information, and be sure to take a look at our sample catering menus. If you are looking for services beyond catering, we work with many great partners in the area. Take a minute and view our list of recommended catering resources.
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Meetings & EventsIf professional catering is needed for a business event, we know that food and service can contribute to the overall success of your meeting, party or special event. We will work efficiently in a cost-effective manner so that you and your team can concentrate on the business at hand. Please review our sample catering menus and let us know how we can assist you.
Penn State University Catering
For Penn State catered events or those planned for a Penn State venue, we are:
- On the Penn State approved catering list (both food and alcohol)
- Member of Nittany Cooperative (formerly FPA, Fraternity Purchasing Association)
- Liquor Liability Insurance and alcohol certified staff available
Special CelebrationsHarrison's Catering has been preparing delicious food for memorable events all over Centre County for years. Whether your event is indoor or outdoor, traditional or non-traditional, we can help you design a menu that will make your guests happy and leave you stress free. We frequently provide catering for the following types of events:
- Bar/ Bat Mitzvahs
- Celebration of Life Services
- Family Reunions
Student OptionsGreek Eats
Harrison's Catering is proud to offer Fraternity and Sorority meal plan options. "Greek Eats" is quality Penn State chapter house food service delivered to your fraternity for any or all meals of the day. It's affordable, convenient and is a great option for healthy eating.
Think of Harrison's for all of your fraternity and sorority events. You can count on us to create a menu that meets your budget and surpasses expectations. Make sure to view our sample catering menus and let us know how we can simplify food for:
- Parent's Weekend
- Formal Affairs
- Rush Events
- Alumni Reunions
- Charitable Events