French Picnic

112 Dennett Street, Portland, ME 04102 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About French Picnic

A personalized wedding catering company in Portland, Maine, French Picnic is owned and run by veteran chef Edward Bondellio. Before launching his own catering company, Bondellio gained cooking experience from his Italian grandparents and working in top restaurants in Manhattan. One fact that remains constant through his cookery, aside from delicious taste, is understanding the value of quality ingredients. All this knowledge is encompassed when you choose French Picnic to cater your wedding!

Cuisine
French Picnic is a wedding only catering company that specializes in three courses, family-style dinners, and multiple vegetarian side dishes backed up with grilled and roasted meats and seafood. The cuisine is based on the Mediterranean basin but touches on the Middle and the Far East as well. In addition to hors d’oeuvres inspired by Paris or full meals off the coast of Nice, Bondellio also creates Italian, Asian and Thai dishes. He is more than happy to accommodate various kinds of dietary restrictions like lactose-free, gluten-free, vegan and more.

Other Services
With French Picnic, you are guaranteed a delectable meal that your guests will rave about, but you also get excellent service and unmatched professionalism. Some of the additional services that are offered when booking this catering company include:

  • Various serving styles (buffet, station, cake, family style, etc.)
  • Full bar service
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Food and beverage items
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24 Reviews for French Picnic

Recommended by 99% of couples


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  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Mary · Married on 01/19/2019

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    Ed and French Picnic Catering

    Ed from French Picnic Catering was the only vender who wanted to talk to us personally on the phone before we began the decision process to choose a caterer for our daughters wedding. From the moment we first talked to Ed, he was like talking to a family member in regards to all the things we wanted to do to make the wedding special. Upon meeting Ed in person at the food tasting and the following meetings at the venue, we couldn't ask for a better planning partner. By far, the best decision we made on trusting and choosing Ed for the menu and all the details. With his professional warm and caring personality, Ed far exceeded our expectations. The food was hot, fresh, delicious, and plenty of it! Family style worked so well at this venue for our 200 family members and friends. The staff were timely, efficient, pleasant and made all our guests feel at home. Our guests raved about the presentation of how lovely the tables were set and how declicious, fresh and plentiful the food was. We would highly reccomend Ed from French Picnic and his staff to choose for your special occasion. Most importantly keeping us at ease throughout the process. Hands down to Ed and French Picnic Catering for an amazing, personal, wonderful and exceptional experience!

    Sent on 05/16/2019
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    Elizabeth Farrell · Married on 09/22/2018

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    The absolute best.

    From the very first point of contact, Edward was extremely professional. We decided to go with him after the tasting, we only had to try a few dishes before we knew we definitely wanted to go with him — everything was amazing and the presentation was beautiful. You can tell how much Edward cares about freshness, taste, and the overall dining experience. We were concerned due some allergies in the family, and Edward and his team were extremely meticulous in ensuring all allergies were taken into consiration and made accommodations accordingly. You can tell that Edward and his team put their heart and soul into the preparation and delivery of each piece of food, everything was absolutely delicious, it’s been a month since the wedding and people are still raving about the food... thank you so much Edward for being such an integral part of my big day and helping create an overall experience that is truly unforgettable. Highly recommend Edward and his amazing team! ❤️

    Sent on 10/15/2018

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French Picnic FAQ

  • What catering services do you provide? Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Server(s), Stations
  • What types of cuisine do you cater? Asian, French, Italian, Thai
  • What dietary needs can you accommodate? Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
  • What bar services do you provide? Liquor License, Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Open Bar, House Beer, Specialty Beer, House Wine, Specialty Wine, Champagne Toast, House Liquor, Premium Liquor
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Chairs, Tables
  • Which of the following items can you provide? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens

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  • 112 Dennett Street Portland, ME, 04102 See on map
    207-618-8538 (Phone number)

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