Catering Options Aplenty for Your Next Event

Gathering friends and family for a party or reunion in Happy Valley is always a great time. The beautiful scenery, abundance of outdoor activities, and the cool fall nights make any occasion in Central Pennsylvania one to remember.

But whether you opt to host your event at your house or a venue, there’s always the issue of providing food. Do you cook for all your guests and waste valuable time in the kitchen? Instead, consider catering your next event. Our local caterers can provide a wide variety of meals and buffets at your site, so you can leave the heavy lifting to someone else.

 

 

 

 

 

Dante's Restaurants and Nightlife

138 Moses Thompson Lane, State College 

814-234-1344

Dantesinc.com

Although you might not be familiar with the name Dante’s, you certainly know their restaurants—The Deli, Liberty Craft House, Mario’s, and HiWay Pizza just to name a few. They also offer great catering options in their restaurants, several of which have private rooms. From simple party trays to their Classic Lasagna Romagna, they can accommodate both small groups for your next office meeting or up to dining for several hundred guests.

 

Qdoba Mexican Eats

208 West State College Avenue, State College

1-888-736-2224

www.qdoba.com

Mexican-themed catering in Central Pennsylvania? Yes, please! Qdoba, a national franchise that opened last year in State College, has a new spin on the standard catering fare. Guests can choose from a buffet bar of naked burritos, tacos, nachos, and sides like white rice with cilantro and lime or slow simmered beans.

 

Pizza Mia

106 North Spring Street, Bellefonte

814-355-3738

www.bellefontepizzamia.com

Vegetables that are grown in local gardens make up the bulk of the menu at Pizza Mia, catering included. With delivery available throughout Happy Valley, Pizza Mia will bring their signature pizza, pasta, and desserts to your locations.

 

 

 

 

Doan’s Bones

401 West Beaver Avenue, State College

814-238-RIBS

www.doansbones.com

Well-known for their roadside barbecue stop at the top of Route 26 near Whipple Dam and Shaver’s Creek, Doan’s Bones has been creating fall-off-the-bone ribs and tender sandwiches since 2002. Their catering menu features entrees that start at $3 per person plus a wide range of side dishes like pasta salads, BBQ beans, and corn on the cob.

 

Paul’s Provisions

536 Westerly Parkway, State College

814-954-8127

paulsprovisionscatering.com

A sister-venture to the popular My My Chicken take-out restaurant in State College, Paul’s Provisions is headed by Executive Chef Paul Madrid, who started his local businesses after similar successful ventures in Washington, D.C. In addition to your standard catering fare like sandwich trays and dinner entrees, Paul’s also offers breakfast catering, which is a great way to kick off any weekend event.

 

Prospector’s Allegheny Rib Company

(See photo above)

2080 Cato Avenue, State College

814-861-RIBS (7427)

prospectors.net

If you’ve spent any time tailgating around the south side of Beaver Stadium, you’ve probably already caught the smells emanating from the Prospector’s booth. A long-time favorite in the area for their famous wings and ribs, Prospector’s now has Tailgate Party Packs and catering options for 10-20 people.

 

Go to HappyValley.com/eat to find your favorite everything – caterers, outdoor dining, fall treats and so much more!

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