a delicious story
For years, Exclusively Yours Catering and Events has been creating events for folks from Central Pennsylvania to have the time of their lives. Weddings, rehearsal dinners, bridal and baby showers, theme parties, holiday gatherings, company events, banquets — you name it, we’ve catered it. We’re often asked, “What kind of food do you make?” We simply reply, “What kind would you like?”
That’s the beauty of being a caterer and not a restaurant. We can make anything you want because we’re not pigeonholed to a specific menu or type of food. Many of our menus have a Rustic French flair with an Southwestern influence. We love Italian, Greek, Cajun, and French food and have also catered authentic Asian, Russian, Caribbean, German, Mexican, Indian, Southern American cuisine and so much more. Need an entirely Vegan menu? No problem. While we don’t have a specialty, every dish we serve is special.
Exclusively Yours Catering is proof that dreams do come true. Founder Jeremy Mathes not only loves the art of preparing delectable food and creating lasting relationships where we come together and appreciate those moments as a family. Food and people are his passion and he always hoped he could make a living throwing parties for others and providing everlasting memories to tell the grandkids. Born and raised Louisiana native, Chef Jeremy has always been surrounded by a widespread of southern hospitality, flavorful and artistic creativity, and family. Once he knew his passion for cooking, not only did he attend Culinary Arts school, he was committed to become local renowned chef providing his talents to share with many. He has worked some of our well-known restaurants in the area, but that wasn’t his final pursuit. Ambitious and motivated for success, he decided to pursue a goal he had set going into a culinary school of becoming a contestant on The Food Network. His dream came true when he was asked to be a member on Food Networks “Guys Grocery Games” as a great stepping stone and foundation builder for his culinary career.
No matter what the occasion, Exclusively Yours Catering makes sure every detail is a true reflection of the hosts, the attendees and the event at hand. EY prides itself on being Central Pennsylvania’s go to caterer. While private parties, banquets, receptions, rehearsal dinners and brunches are the bulk of our business; we’ve served parties as small as six, plated dinners for events with up to 200 guests and even a family-style breakfast fundraiser for 300. We have the ability to handle your party no matter the size!
The average party for Ey is between 50 to 150 guests.
If you can dream it, we can theme it.
Our service area covers up to a 45-mile radius, covering Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, and surrounding areas. Additional travel time and mileage charges will apply for any event further than our service zone.
Yes! We offer contracted bartender services that include ramp certified and professionally trained bartenders and mixologists. Rates vary upon event and additional services.
Cancelations after 90 days will result in partial or full forfeiture of your deposit.
It’s up to you! We’re happy to work as late as you’d like us to. Of course, it does depend on the rules of your venue and the time you have it booked for. Please keep in mind that we’ll need about an hour for clean up and consider that when scheduling your time with the venue.
Yes, for full service catering we always provide full staff for set up, service, and clean up. The hours for the staff will be estimated for you based on your timeline.
Yes, of course, we carry a $1,000,000 dollar liability insurance policy as well as permits with the Dauphin County Health Department, and City and State business licenses.
Yes, we believe that catering is customizing! Often times people ask what we specialize in, but it’s hard to pinpoint a specific type of food because we customize every client’s menu just for them. Please feel free to mix and match items from different menus, create substitutions with our menus items by category, or we can even create something new just for you.
Due to liability issues we are required to serve any alcoholic beverages at your event. Exceptions may be made if the venue provides this service and is fully licensed to do so, or if this is a smaller party in your private home.
That really depends upon your event date. Weekends in the Summer book up about 6-12 months in advance as it’s prime Wedding Season, and weekends in December are also very popular due to the holiday season.
Yes you can! All food that will be provided by caterer will be listed via proposal. We have no problem serving your personal dish, however we are not responsible for the disposal personal dishes. Additionally we are not liable for items that are lost, stolen, or broken.
Yes, we do provide china, glassware, flatware and linens if you’d like it. (or we can provide disposables if you prefer.) We can also coordinate items from many local party rental companies. Just let us know what you’d like and we’ll get it for you!
Yes, we are happy to accommodate special requests in your custom menu to address special needs such as gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, etc. We will take best precautions to prepare your food with any allergies or food intolerances in mind. However, please keep in mind that we are not in a certified gluten free kitchen and there’s always a small chance of cross-contamination.