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Located in Harrisonburg, Virginia, Early Katering Company offers full-service catering for couples in the Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, Staunton, and Richmond areas. With over 25 years of experience, their affordable and service allows couples to spend their important day celebrating with loved ones.

Cuisine

The team at Early Katering Company draws inspiration from a number of worldwide cuisines for their carefully curated menus. Meals can include BBQ, Chinese, French, Italian, Latin American, and Caribbean dishes, among many other options. You may choose from a variety of serving styles, including stations, buffet, family-style, and plated meals.

Services Offered

Early Katering Company provides clients with a number of services to ensure that their wedding day runs smoothly. Tastings can be arranged ahead of time to ensure that every last bite is to your satisfaction. Delivery, set-up, and clean-up services will be provided by the team, allowing you to relax and enjoy your day without worrying about the smaller details.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the average catering price per person for plated service?

$65

What is the average catering price per person for buffet service?

$45

What is the average catering price per person for stations?

$55

What is the average catering price per person for hors d'oeuvres?

$42

Which of the following are included in the cost of your full service wedding catering?

Delivery
Clean Up
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Server(s)
Tastings

What is the starting price per person for bar service?

$15

Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?

Open Bar
House Beer
Specialty Beer
House Wine
House Liquor
Signature Drink

What event services do you provide?

Delivery
Set Up
Clean Up

What catering services do you provide?

Breakfast / Brunch
Buffet
Cake Cutting
Cocktail Reception
Custom Menu
Hors d'oeuvres
Plated
Server(s)
Stations
Tastings

What types of cuisine do you cater?

American
Asian
BBQ
Caribbean
French
German
Indian
Italian
Latin American
Mediterranean
Mexican
Middle Eastern
Seafood
Southern
Spanish

What dietary needs can you accommodate?

Gluten Free
Lactose Free
Kosher
Nut Free
Organic
Vegan
Vegetarian

What bar services do you provide?

Bartender(s)
Open Bar
Champagne Toast
Signature Drink

Which of the following items can you provide?

Chairs
Tables

Which of the following items can you provide?

Barware
China
Chocolate Fountain
Flatware
Glassware
Linens
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4.2 out of 5 rating
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Paige
Paige Sent on 11/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing food & professional staff

This team was an absolute delight to get to know and work with while we were planning our wedding.

I will never be able to thank them enough for all that they did! The food was so good, we have gotten numerous complements.

Laura was so helpful and responsive. I know I asked an insane amount of questions but she handled each and every question perfectly. For anyone reaching out to EKC, I would remind them to be patient with the emails as they are responding to a lot of people and coordinating a lot of details for other events.

I would pick this vendor again and again. Joe, the bartender, was amazing! Everyone loved him. The team coordinated all the rentals, which were handled perfectly. We would not change a single thing from them!

Thank you EKC! We will be singing your praises for years to come!
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Paula Sent on 08/08/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Book EKC, you will not be disappointed!

We booked EKC for our micro wedding and were very satisfied with their service. In organizing our event, we had a few discussions over the phone to customize our menu as we were planning from out of state. We had a guest with allergies and children in attendance, but EKC did an excellent job ensuring these guests would be taken care of. Our contract was clear and documented everything, including arrival time, equipment needs, and our menu choices. We were satisfied that the final cost was well within our budget, at about $30/person (although EKC made it clear there were ways to reduce the costs if we needed to). The food delivery was on time, setup of our buffet went smooth, and the chef was there for the carving station. Service was smooth, everyone was served and there was enough for seconds, and the food was delicious! We had a good variety of foods for heavy meat eaters as well as those who want something lighter. We were very blessed to have had such a wonderful and smoothly run catering service, and I highly recommend Early Katering Company for all of your catering needs!
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Twila A. Sent on 10/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Delicious food and amazing staff!

Early Katering Co did an amazing job on our wedding day. From the day we had the food tasting, I knew that our guests will be enjoy the food in our wedding. I could only hear great compliments on how they enjoyed the food! Debbie and the team were pleasant and friendly from the get-go. Definitely a recommendation to hire EKC for your wedding catering needs!
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Professional Network & Endorsements

7 Endorsements
Bill Knarr Entertainment Bill Knarr Entertainment Wedding DJs

The owners and staff of Early Katering are by far the best in the Shenandoah Valley. No matter what the size of your reception, you can rest knowing that they work hard and serve your guests in a timely manner. I have worked several events as DJ with the Company and they are very professional in everything they do. Plus the food they serve is always top quality. Bill Knarr Bill Knarr Entertainment

Like A Dream Photography, Inc. Like A Dream Photography, Inc. Wedding Photographers

Early Katering Company is WONDERFUL! From the taste of the food to the presentation of the food - it's all amazing. The friendly, yet professional staff are extremely accommodating. As photographers that work several weddings a year, we always get super excited when we discover that Kay and her team were hired to cater - YUM!

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Delicious food, friendly service, and beautifully arranged. The bride & groom loved that they were affordable!

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Early Katering Company frequently asked questions

At Early Katering Company, the cost of the full wedding catering service includes:
  • Delivery
  • Clean Up
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Server(s)
  • Tastings
The bar service starting price at Early Katering Company includes:
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • House Liquor
  • Signature Drink
Early Katering Company offers the following event services for weddings:
  • Delivery
  • Set Up
  • Clean Up
Early Katering Company offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Breakfast / Brunch
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Custom Menu
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
At Early Katering Company, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • American
  • Asian
  • BBQ
  • Caribbean
  • French
  • German
  • Indian
  • Italian
  • Latin American
  • Mediterranean
  • Mexican
  • Middle Eastern
  • Seafood
  • Southern
  • Spanish
At Early Katering Company, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Kosher
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
Early Katering Company provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Bartender(s)
  • Open Bar
  • Champagne Toast
  • Signature Drink
To cater to all tastes, Early Katering Company offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Chocolate Fountain
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens
Early Katering Company is recommended by 85% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 4.2 out of 5 with the following breakdown: 4.5 in flexibility, 4.4 in quality of service, 4.3 in professionalism, 4.3 in value and 3.8 in average response time.

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