Picnic People featured in Catersource Magazine article, “Planning the Perfect Picnic”
Nothing says “summer fun” quite like an outdoor picnic. Catering outdoors, however, comes with a unique set of challenges that can quickly transform the best-laid plans into a worst-case scenario. As caterers and event planners, we must anticipate and carefully prepare for these challenges, turning them into unique opportunities for a successful summer bash.
As founder of Picnic People in San Diego, CA, I’ve been planning and catering outdoor picnics for three decades (in fact, our family-owned business is celebrating its 30th anniversary this summer). Over the years, our team has faced every kind of catering challenge imaginable, from severe weather to last-minute RSVPs from a few thousand additional guests. Based on those experiences, here are my top “picnic pointers.”