Weddings

French Picnic

Portland, ME View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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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    Courtney W. Married on 10/13/2021
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    Hire Edward and his team for an amazing catering experience!

    I truly can’t capture in words the exceptional service Edward and his team provided to my husband and I on our wedding day and throughout the wedding planning experience. Edward was accommodating, flexible, and kind throughout our wedding planning process. He delivered fresh, amazing food and many of our guests told us that it was the best wedding food they had ever had. Edward and his team always remembered my dietary redirections and ensured I had delicious food to eat. Edward’s timing with courses and service was impeccable. From the table settings to serving the cake, we did not have to worry about anything food-related on the day of our wedding. If you don’t book French Picnic for your wedding catering, you are missing out!
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    Lindsey W. Married on 08/28/2021
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    Best wedding food

    Our guests are still raving about the food from French Picnic. Between the passed appetizers and the family style meal there was something for everyone! Edward worked with us to create a menu that just perfect. The value of their services is unmatched, thank you so much French Picnic!!
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    Katherine S. Married on 08/21/2021
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    Our guests are still talking,,,

    For us, having amazing food at our wedding was a high priority and French Picnic went above and beyond. Edward was a dream to work with and built a menu that was perfect for us. Everything was fresh and delicious, and our guests are still talking about how amazing the meal was, including our many vegetarian and gluten-free guests who were so appreciative about the selections available to them. The staff was amazing and even set aside a board of the appetizers for us so we could attempt to try everything that was served. The only thing I am sad about is we did not get to eat as much as we wanted, because we were pulled away for photos, cake cutting, etc. and food was taken away when we returned to our table. But our guests were happy and well-fed so that is all that matters!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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  • Allison & McKenzie
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Map

112 Dennett Street Portland, ME, 04102
2072390084
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French Picnic frequently asked questions

What catering services does French Picnic provide for weddings?

French Picnic offers the following catering services for weddings:
  • Buffet
  • Cake Cutting
  • Cocktail Reception
  • Dessert
  • Family Style
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Server(s)
  • Stations

What types of cuisine can you find at French Picnic?

At French Picnic, you can find the following types of cuisine:
  • Asian
  • French
  • Italian
  • Thai

What dietary needs can be accomodated at French Picnic?

At French Picnic, the following dietary needs can be accomodated:
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • No Pork
  • Nut Free
  • Organic
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian

What type of bar services does French Picnic provide for wedding events?

French Picnic provides the following bar and beverage services for wedding events:
  • Liquor License
  • Bartender(s)
  • Cash Bar
  • Open Bar
  • House Beer
  • Specialty Beer
  • House Wine
  • Specialty Wine
  • Champagne Toast
  • House Liquor
  • Premium Liquor

What type of food and beverage items does French Picnic provide for wedding services?

To cater to all tastes, French Picnic offers the following food and beverage items:
  • Barware
  • China
  • Flatware
  • Glassware
  • Linens

What percentage of users recommend French Picnic and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

French Picnic is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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