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!
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.
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:
36 Reviews for French Picnic
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Alissa · Married on 06/20/2020
Some of the best food I've ever had!
French Picnic stepped up and helped us after our original caterer cancelled two weeks prior to our wedding. Having French Picnic serve our guests was probably one of the best decisions we made throughout the process as the food was absolutely incredible. I wish I could order the mini crab cakes and have them delivered overnight (yes they are that good!). Everything from the passed appetizers to the final course was amazing and professionally delivered. We didn't talk to anyone that wasn't impressed by the caterer, even our Venue owners were impressed! French Picnic is on their way to becoming the best caterer in Maine.Sent on 10/17/2020
Perry A. · Married on 10/12/2019
Cannot Recommend Edward enough
My partner and I really wanted to ensure that we had two things at our wedding: really good wine/beer selection, and delicious food. Edward did not disappoint as our caterer. From our initial tasting to the wedding itself, Edward was incredibly friendly and just an all around cool person. He has a diverse menu to choose from, and is the type of individual who is constantly inspired to create new things. He is incredibly easy to work with and our guests could not get over how delicious the food was. Literally almost every single person said something along the lines of, 'This was by far the best food I've ever had at a wedding...or in general, really.' (Plus, we loved the family style--we don't understand why more people don't do this! It's an awesome way for guests to have more flavor options, more food in general, and is much less of a logistical nightmare). We cannot recommend Edward enough--he is an absolute gem. If you are thinking of hiring him for your wedding, you absolutely should!Sent on 11/05/2019
Danielle · Married on 09/21/2019
We're still getting compliments on the food!
Wedding planning can be really overwhelming! One of the best decisions me and my husband made was hiring Edward from French Picnic Catering for our September wedding with 150 guests. The food is absolutely the best. We’re still getting compliments on the different dishes weeks after the wedding. The staff is attentive, genuine and will go over and above to make your day great. Lastly, Edward is truly wonderful. From the start, his attitude was positive, relaxed and you can tell how much he really does care about having only the best for your day. He was also very accommodating and provided a vegan option for me and a few of my guests. Thanks to Edward and his staff, everyone had an amazing dining experience at our wedding!Sent on 10/06/2019