With over 12-years experience in the catering business, Founder & CEO, Laurie Newman is the soul food mastermind behind Laurie’s 717 Catering, LLC. Located in Columbia, Pennsylvania, Laurie’s 717 Catering is growing as a favorite local comfort soul food destination for people craving for home-cooked Southern-style meals. Laurie's 717 Catering is not only delicious cuisine but also high-quality presentation and an exceptional service experience. Laurie’s 717 Catering specializes in savory dishes with handpicked, fresh ingredients from local markets, and each dish is created to ignite your taste buds with an explosion of flavor. If you are looking to ‘wow’ your guests at your next event, or you need delicious box lunches for your next meeting, we can deliver the BEST food and exceed your expectations. Don’t take our word for it, get in touch with us!
At Laurie’s 717 Catering we are committed to bringing Southern goodness, flavor, and uniqueness to your event. Rather it’s a bridal shower, lady’s night, cooperate event, or wedding. We provide the highest standard of quality, freshness, and affordable southern style food & more.
Our goal is to create exceptional flavorful food with a creative presentation that exceeds your expectations. We strive to deliver the best and connect with those who share their love for food.
Cooking with Love, and providing "Food for the Soul."
"If you've never heard of a soul roll, I'm going to need you to go to Columbia Market House and see Laurie Myers-Newman at Laurie's 717 Catering, LLC stand....just do it. Y'all that really know me know I'm picky and I don't endorse food...but this lady right here, she has made my stomach very happy the last few weeks! "
~ Megan Carter | Columbia, Pennsylvania
Laurie made my stomach very happy the last few weeks...
"Cooking is my god-giving gift, and I love creating great food with my hands." ~ Laurie Newman, Chef
Hi! Welcome to Laurie’s 717 Catering. My name is Laurie Newman, and I am the founder/owner/president of Laurie’s 717 Catering, LLC. Born and raised in Lancaster, PA I’ve learned how to cook in my early teens watching my aunt and helping her in the kitchen. I've been told many times that I have gifted hands for creating favorable, unique, and exciting dishes. After years of unbelief, I started my business in the summer of 2016. I can’t help but give God All the Glory for giving me the courage to take steps to launch my catering business! Cooking is my God-given gift, and I love creating great food with my hands.
What Inspires Me...
Soul food has always been dear to my heart. So, you may be thinking - What is Soul Food? Soul Food to me is a home cooking experience. It is food for the Soul. It is comfort food like mouthwatering fried chicken, chicken with gravy, BBQ, fried fish, pork chops, sweet potatoes, green beans, collard greens, baked macaroni, potato salad, and black- eye peas. Soul Food is a "Gathering Place." Soul food is where people come to eat around the table for food and laughter. Soul Food is good times and good memories! My dream is to have a restaurant where others can gather around the table enjoying our culture food and much more.
In addition to cooking, I am a wife, mother, and devoted to learning to be a better woman of God. I enjoy listening to the gospel and worship music and being with family. I have many favorite meals! I LOVE FOOD, but let’s say our seafood dishes.... I love my very own Shrimp Alfredo, Shrimp Scampi, and I LOVE our fried fish.... Oh, no wait my very favorite dish LUMP CRABCAKES with Remoulade Sauce with a tall glass of Southern Tea.
My testimonies are a true reflection of the love we put in what we serve.
Thanks for visiting, and I look forward to serving you,