Hire a Family-Owned and Operated Caterer in Lancaster, York, and More

When you want to serve your guests food that tastes like home, with all the mouth-watering dishes you remember and crave, make Dutch Country your caterer. Mervin King and his wife Betsy have been preparing traditional Amish dishes with recipes passed down through generations for many years, and they are ready to share them with you.

You are the Reason We Love Catering

Mervin loves to meet new people and takes pride in handling all the details for special occasions in Lancaster, PA, and surrounding areas. “When it comes to our customers, we never assume,” he says. “We take the time to listen carefully to their needs and handle all the fine details that go into planning an event.”

If you would like to taste our food, choose from a wide selection of homestyle dishes, and take compliments on the buffet during and after your wedding, corporate event, or party, then contact us today. We’ll do everything we can to fill your special occasion with delicious, memory-making moments.

Our Partners

Any special event requires teamwork, and we’re here to assist you in whatever way we can. Here are a few of the businesses we’ve partnered with and can recommend:



Contact Name: Cassie Wooters
Phone: 215-460-4150
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.eileensmithevents.com


Phone: 717-205-6917
Email: [email protected]
Website: simplyeventsinc.com



Phone: 717-954-0727
Email: [email protected]
Website: eventcollectiverentals.com



Address: 4753 Elizabethtown Road, Manheim, PA
Phone: 717-368-4109
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.promise-farm.com


Address: 429 Hossler Rd., Manheim PA
Phone: 717-664-7000
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lakefieldweddings.com


Address: 2048 Zeager Rd., Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Phone: 717-361-0826
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.moonstonemanor.com


Address: 3440 Admire Rd, Dover, PA 17315
Phone: 717-825-1121
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.lakeviewfarmsevents.com

Customer Reviews

“Our company used Dutch Country Catering to cater our customer appreciation event. This event included a buffet style hot meal for 1200 people, along with dessert. They were a pleasure to work with, responsive to all our questions, and accommodating to all of our requests. Their service was impeccable and they made sure that the buffet line was stocked at all times. Beyond that, the food was delicious! Everyone could not stop raving about the taste and quality of the food. We still hear compliments weeks later! We would absolutely use them again and could not recommend their services enough!”

Mark Hershey Farms – August 2023

“We are so sorry for the delayed response but did not want to miss the opportunity to tell you how pleased we were with your catering services at our wedding! Based off of comments from our guests, I think many people’s favorite part of the day was the food! We heard over and over how amazing the food was and we could not agree more! Thank you!! Also, your team was amazing, both prior to and during the event! Kim had every detail organized and was quick to answer any of my questions. I really appreciated her help leading up to the event. During the reception, your staff kept everything clean and stocked and were so friendly! Thank you so so much for all that you did to make our day so wonderful! We would be quick to recommend Dutch Country Catering to anyone!”

Lauren & Ayden Yoder – 7/10/23

“I wanted to say another thank you to you and your staff for a job well done. The wedding was beautiful and the meal was a BIG part of that. Your staff was great and did an amazing job. We received many many compliments on the food and the service.”

Nate Shaffer – 6/7/23

“Just wanted to say that once again your food did not disappoint! We had many comments on those creamy mashed potatoes and the delicious pot roast! Everything was so good! Thank you again for making my job of hosting a valentine banquet a whole lot easier! I’m sure we will be in touch in the future! Blessings on your business and those who serve.”

Wendy Martin – 3/6/23

“I wanted to let you know what a wonderful job your staff did on Saturday. They were so nice to our guests, the food in the buffet line was filled when it needed to be and that goes for the drink table, too! It was so nice, as the mother of the bride, to know that I did not have to worry about anything that was going on with the food service. I heard raving reviews about the food, especially the chicken. I would not hesitate to recommend your catering service to anyone who is looking for good food, good service and good prices! I have two more daughters so I think I may see Dutch Country Catering sometime in the future! Again, thank your staff for their hard work and the many times they had to climb those stairs at Promise Farms!”

Jodi Musser – 2/28/23

“The reheasal and wedding all went well. We are very thankful for Dutch Country Catering. Everything arrived on time, hot and well prepared. We had more than enough, with left overs besides! I would recommend your company to anybody. The planning, ordering method and payment systems were clear and easy to use. Great company, great people, great service and many thanks to you.”

David Peschell – 4/11/22

“With minimal advanced notice, Dutch Country Catering & BBQ was contacted to serve a large group in Northern VA, to acknowledge site safety and the threat of complacency during the holiday season. Without hesitation, Dutch Country Catering serviced the trade men and women of The Poole and Kent Corporation seamlessly. Exceeding all parties expectations and provided a warm home touched meal to bring in the holiday season. This was the furthest catering operation Dutch Country Catering & BBQ has executed from their Manheim, PA location, and did an incredible job!! Thanks for such a great event Dutch Country Catering & BBQ!”

The Poole and Kent Corporation – 1/6/22

“Thank you for your service, the food came nice and hot, and just wanted to pass along that we received quite a few compliments on the food. Blessings!”

Lee @ Zooks Pies – 12/15/21

“I want you to know how much we loved everything you and your family did to make my daughters wedding so memorable. So many of our guests have expressed how delicious all the food was and the service was amazing too. It was a pleasure talking with you and your family. We loved the way you set everything up everything looked great.
We hope to do business with your catering company again.”

Susan Dubb – 10/9/21

“I just wanted to say thank you again for your amazing work at our daughter’s wedding on Saturday. We were absolutely happy with your service during the reception and with the meal you served. We received SO many comments from people about how wonderful the food was and also how well you and your crew served the meal and did your work during the reception. So with a grateful heart I thank you for everything. You could not have done a better job than you did. From our visit to your home for a tasting to final event we were 100 % happy with everything and we will ABSOLUTELY recommend you to anyone ever looking for catering service!”

Becky and Steve Morris – 10/2/21

“I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you again for providing the amazingly delicious food and excellent service for our wedding yesterday. From the fall of the bone tender beef ribs, to the homemade bread, to the refreshing lemonade and iced tea. I mention those because they were my top favorites, but all of it was delicious. Thank you so much for making our reception a big success. There wasn’t a guest that didn’t rave about the catering.”

Tom & Heather – 9/4/21

“We are so Thankful for your hard work and delicious food. Thank you for serving our family and friends on our wedding day (9-5-20) and for adapting to our venues Covid-19 measures. We are so happy we chose you.”

Adam & Kelly Kerr

“The Kings catered my wedding and they did a great job! The communication, pricing, and food was fantastic! People who attended my reception said it was some of the best reception food they ever had, even compared to fancy places. A guy from New York commented it was some of the best food! I was absolutely thrilled with them and can’t say enough about it!”

Nichole Guigley

“I am very happy I found Dutch Country Catering for our All American Furniture Expo. When I met with Merv, I had a whole list of requirements he would have to meet if he was going to be our caterer. I was looking for good Lancaster County food…something so good that buyers attending the show would choose to stay right there at the show to eat rather than leave the building to go to a nearby restaurant. I was also looking for something different than the standard expo food, not just sandwiches and soup. I got everything I asked for and more! Not only was the food delicious and reasonably priced, his staff was very friendly and professional. I would recommend Dutch Country Catering to anyone.”

Wanda Esh Gregg

“Thank-you for the delicious meal you provided for us last night! That chicken was just fabulous! So moist and tender! Everything was so yummy! I never worry if the food will be good when you all cater. This was our 3rd time with you and we have never been disappointed. Your food and service is excellent!”

Wendy Martin

“We really appreciate Dutch Country Catering! They are so easy to work with, very reliable, and the staff is friendly and hard-working. They are very focused in what they do, and make it easy to relax and just enjoy an event knowing that everything will be taken care of. The food was delicious, with everything being freshly prepared and offering a wonderful variety. From fully prepared meals to sandwiches to snacks, we were pleased with everything. We highly recommend them for your event! You won’t be disappointed!”

Henner Stoltzfus