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Catering in Portland, ME,
(207) 239-0084
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    Allison C.

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  • Edward and his team were incredible to work with throughout the entire planning process! The food at our wedding was our top priority and we could not have been happier with French Picnic and all of their thoughtful touches on the day of. We kept hearing that it was the best wedding food anyone had ever had. It wasn't just great food "for a wedding" but genuinely great food. Cocktail hour was a hit with excellent oysters and amazing passed apps. The family-style dinner made for such a fun meal for everyone and really encouraged mingling among our guests. It felt like a very elevated summer dinner party! We couldn't recommend French Picnic enough.

    Teresa

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  • We cannot think of just one part of the meal that was our favorite because it was all amazing! Guests from the wedding are still raving about the food, from the appetizers to the second course and sides! French Picnic helped to put us at ease with their experience and flexibility and the whole staff was so helpful and kind. Thank you French Picnic for helping to make our day as unforgettable as we dreamed.

    Travis D.

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  • My wife had a grand vision of a beautiful family style meal at our wedding whereby everyone would be able to interact as they ate. We found French Picnic with a quick google search and didn’t even bother looking at other options. Once we spoke on the phone to Edward and how he spoke so eloquently about food, we were beyond excited. To say he exceeded our expectations is an understatement. Beyond just all of his staff and how friendly they were, the table settings were beautifully done, the food was perfect and everything my wife and I hoped it would be. We would recommend French Picnic ten times over if we could!

    Helen

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  • We had a small outdoor wedding on October 3rd 2020. The food was perfect and the servers were fantastic. All of our guests loved the food and we are very happy that we chose French Picnic to cater our wedding.

    Nathan C.

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  • To put it very simply, Edward and his team made the best wedding meal we and any of our guests have ever had. We are a week passed our wedding and still receiving rave reviews about how excellent the food was! Due to COVID, we began working with Edward a full two years before we were able to host our event. Throughout the entire process, including the postponement, he and his team were incredibly supportive and responsive to our every need. At our private tasting, he showed us a range of options that he could prepare for a group of our size (180) and allowed us to select exactly what we wanted for the day, rather than stick to a pre-set menu. This flexibility allowed us to feel like even the food was tailored to our wants. At the wedding, his team was perfectly professional and attentive. As bride and groom, we felt particularly well cared for that night. His crew set a beautiful table and filled it with a family style meal over three courses that we would have felt privileged to be... Read more

    Alissa

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  • 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.

    Perry A.

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  • 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 sho... Read more

    Danielle

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  • 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!

    Caitlin

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  • Edward and his team are outstanding from start to finish - the food is fantastic, from delicious passed hors d'oeuvres to a real feast come dinner time. But they really shine in their friendliness and professionalism. We had a DIY wedding on our lawn and they made it feel like Michelin service. The choreography and quality is really outstanding.

    Anna G.

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  • We contacted several catering companies before my dad heard about French Picnic and thank goodness he did! Edward was such a joy to work with. From the moment we reached out all the way till the wedding he was in touch answering any questions we had. Since my husband and I live in Colorado, he offered my parents a tasting which they loved. He helped us plan a family style menu that our guests cannot stop talking about. French Picnic really is a one-stop-shop where Edward will think of everything. The appetizers were phenomenal as were the mains and he even had coffee service for us. If there is one thing you need to try before you die, it is the steak! It was cooked to absolute perfection and it is the thing of dreams. Edward and his team make you feel like part of the family! Thank you so much for being so kind and for creating the tastiest dishes! 10/10 would recommend.

    Rachel

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  • Edward and his team were professional and friendly. The food was delicious and amazing and we still have people raving to this day. Many thanks to French Picnic. Can’t go wrong.

    Susan B.

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  • French Picnic catered my cousin's wedding at Bailey Island Library Hall on July 20, 2019. The vegetables, meats, fruit and cheeses were all exceptionally good. The food was served family style with dishes to pass around the table. The servers were attentive and friendly. I usually dont remember the food served at weddings but this is wedding was the exception. If I were in need of a caterer I would definitely hire French Picnic. Since I was just a guest at this wedding, I cant speak to the value for the cost, but my cousin was very happy, so that counts for something. The staff also made sure we had bottles of wine and champagne on our table and they also distributed water bottles later on.

    Laura

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  • French Picnic was better than we even could have imagined for our wedding! From day 1 with the tasting Edward was so easy and fun to work with. Every single thing, from the passed apps through 2 full dinner courses, was absolutely delicious and we loved that it was also seasonal and fresh for our July wedding. We had read a number of reviews from others saying that their guests still bring up how wonderful the food was, and now we are living that too. Months later, our guests are still talking about the amazing food at our wedding. In addition to Edward being a delight to work with and the food being outstanding, the pricing was also extremely reasonable, a great deal for a high quality of service. Given the opportunity to plan another big event, I would honestly choose French Picnic every single time!

    Jennifer

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  • Edward and his staff at the French Picnic were amazing! The family style service of multiple courses satisfied everyone down to my pickiest cousin to my very high taste aunt. Everyone raved about the food for weeks after my wedding. People always say you never get to eat at your own wedding, well Edwards food was so delicious I made sure I wasn't one of those brides. I ate everything! I cant recommend him enough. On top of his amazing food he was also the most affordable I looked at! I wish he would open a restaurant so I could enjoy his cooking again!

    Margaret W.

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  • Edward was responsive, clear and professional from start to finish. Our daughter found his website online and chose it from a multitude of catering options. Living on the West Coast she gladly handed the reins over to me (Mom) to plan an evening garden party at our house. Over the course of 10 months we did a taste testing, exchanged emails, and had site visits to our home. Edward was unfailingly enthusiastic, reassuring and calm. On party day Edward and staff seamlessly prepared a delicious family style feast. The guests raved about the food...the quality, variety and colorful presentation. The wait staff were efficient, friendly and accommodating. Edward was always responsive to the flow of our party and timing of courses to allow for toasts. I would definitely recommend French Picnic Catering. Edward will take care of you and your event!
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