Your Catering Questions Answered

If you’ve never worked with Dutch Country Catering, you’ll probably have some questions about how the process works, the food we provide, tastings, deposits, our service area, and more. We want to make sure you’re as informed as you’d like to be, and that’s why we’re providing all that important information here. Get in touch with us for answers to additional questions or to book your date.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

The people who hire us for catering have questions—and so do you. Here are answers to the most commonly asked ones:

We deliver and set up buffets in all of Lancaster County and York County, as well as the Harrisburg area and some parts of suburban Philadelphia. Contact us to see if we can deliver to the venue you’ve chosen.

Weddings, Private Parties, and Corporate Events are just some examples of events we’ll cater. In fact, we can provide delicious food for any event where you’ll be hosting 20 to 600 people.

The Bakery Shoppe would be happy to supply delicious fresh-baked items for resale. Contact us to place your order.

Our menu includes appetizers, entrees, side dishes, and desserts. See what’s available.

Yes, we offer free taste-testing for up to six people at our facility in Manheim, PA. Contact us to book your tasting.

We require a signed contract along with a $350 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to reserve your date. Contact us to check availability and start the process.

Whatever is most convenient for you:  ACH, credit card, check, or cash.

Typically, we won’t need anything else from you until three to four weeks prior to the event; however, you are encouraged to stay in touch with any questions you have along the way.

We offer buffet service where your guests help themselves, or food is plated from the buffet. No family-style table service is provided. For more information about your options, see the Catering page.

We strongly encourage you or the venue to dispose of trash, but we can take care of it for an additional $200.

There are three options. You may pick up your food from our facility (Mon-Sat), we can deliver it to your venue and set it up on your buffet table (Mon-Sat), or you may choose one of our buffet service options (see our menu). If you have a Sunday event, we’d be happy to refrigerate your food for pickup on Saturday.

Yes, we have a variety of meats on our menu, and you are not required to purchase appetizers, sides, or desserts.

At this time, we do not offer Chinaware or linen rental.

We do not supply alcohol or bartending services.

Every event is unique, so we do not set time limits unless they’re discussed at the time the contract is written.

Yes, you may bring your favorite dish.