Outdoor Fun Made Easy
Companies, social groups and organizations, planning your picnic should be nearly as enjoyable as the actual event.
In 10,000+ events over the past 25 years, we’ve learned a few things about Chicago picnics.
From theme and décor to menu and timeline, from the day you call until the day after your event, picnic planning and execution starts and ends with Tasty Catering’s team of experts.
5 Steps to a Perfect Picnic
In 10,000+ events over the past 25 years, we’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to create a great Chicago picnic.
Planning a picnic is not an exact science. There are no shortcuts or cheats. There is, however, creativity and experience, and when you work with a picnic expert, you just might find that planning a picnic can be really simple.
A Great Chicago Picnic Starts with a Plan
Once you have gathered your information and done your research, you decide that Tasty Catering is the picnic provider you want for your annual picnic. You want a themed event, anything from a grand Chicago experience to a casual gathering, and you want it to be incredibly successful to please the guests, your bosses, or your family and friends.
We will always listen to what you envision for your picnic, but if you are still searching for the perfect picnic ideas, that is just fine, too—and for that, we recommend visiting our Pinterest page for some outdoor picnic ideas or browsing through past Picnic Photos on our newly revamped website.
Many clients want to hear what creative ideas we can come up with together. In that case, we will bring our best picnic ideas straight from our team to you.
During the planning phase, you will contact Tasty Catering, your favorite outdoor caterer, with the following information:
- Date(s) in which you are interested
- Estimated number of guests
- Venue (if you already had one in mind)
- Reason for picnic
- Employee appreciation
- Morale boost
- Anniversary celebration
- Annual company party, etc.
When you work with Tasty Catering, we know exactly what questions to ask to help narrow down all of your options, making your experience as worry- and stress-free as possible.
Are you worried about a venue?
Set a Picnic Menu and Theme
Once we have all of your information and we are knee-deep in the planning, we will work together to come up with the perfect theme for your picnic.
Along with the perfect theme, you will receive the perfect menu—we even treat our friends and clients to lunch at our facility so they can get a taste of our food and meet our staff.
As for your theme, the possibilities are truly endless, which can sometimes stress out a picnic planner. Imagining yourself at another event will help you decide which theme ideas you like best. What do you think about a Game Day theme for your favorite Chicago team? How about an Event on the Water-themed picnic?
There are plenty more ideas where those came from. If you are not sure what you would like to see at your event, your Tasty Catering team is always here to find a theme and menu you will love.
Are you looking for a variety of food options?
Are you worried about running out of food?
Are you concerned over food safety?
Plan the Entertainment
We always recommend entertainment at a picnic, the style of which varies depending on the number and ages of your intended guests. Entertainment comes in such a wide variety of options that we are always able to find something for every event, and each venue will have its own challenges and opportunities for inflatables, tents, crafts, races, face painters, DJs and dance floors.
Do you have multiple ages in need of entertainment?
Did you know that you need special permits equipment at many Chicago picnic sites?
Take Care of the Details
We will sort out all of the details in this part of the planning, figuring out everything from your event setup to your final menu to your games and entertainment itinerary.
Based on your guest count, we will rent tables, chairs, booths, dance floors, games, bars, linens and more for your event. We partner with dozens of vendors across the Chicago area who can supply everything you will ever need—and all at very fair and reasonable prices because of our longstanding relationships—which means you do not have to coordinate with anyone else.
Does your picnic venue have restrooms? Covered areas? Parking lots?
It’s Time for Your Picnic
Once all has been planned and the day of your event is finally here, you are required to do nothing but sign on the dotted line. We take care of everything, including emergency planning, such as: