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Catering in Portland, ME,
(207) 239-0084
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    Perry Albert

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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 M

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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 Groman

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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.

    Susan M. Brown

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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.

    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.

    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!

    Kristin

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  • I cannot say enough great things about Edward and his team at the French Picnic. We were BLOWN away by the food. My guests constantly tell me it was the best food they've ever had. I am truly honored that we had the French Picnic team a part of our big day. You never know what you are going to get when choosing vendors - I am here to tell you, you will NOT regret choosing this crew. Edward is a food genius! Make sure you get a to go bride and groom plate so you don't miss out while chatting with your guests!

    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!

    alicia

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  • The food was our #1 priority for our June wedding. Edward made the entire experience so easy. We felt like we were priority number 1 and that he really understood the vibe we were going for. The process and pricing was extremely straightforward. French Picnic really shines if you let Edward take the reigns a bit and you follow his food suggestions. You will not be disappointed. Guests were very impressed by our 3 course dinner (everyone had a favorite dish including some pickier family members and foodie friends). Service was impeccable and his team was amazing. They brought super positive energy: It was obvious they really love what they do and like to have a good time doing it. Do not hesitate to hire Edward and his French Picnic team.

    Dani Leblanc

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  • I could not more highly recommend Edward and his staff from French Picnic. Our wedding was unbelievably meaningful and perfect, and that was because Ed created the most beautiful meal, served hot to 200 guests who are still raving about how delicious it all was. From our first phone call, we knew we had found someone special. Ed is so warm and professional, and set us all at ease during what can be a stressful, though exciting time. He worked closely with our family, accommodated our dietary needs, visited our venue several times to prepare, and sourced local and fresh ingredients to create the most memorable meal. Tender steak! Slow roasted tomatoes! Lemony asparagus! Juicy chicken! Polenta and shrimp! I still dream about that lovely dinner. On the big day, it all seemed so effortless. Our wedding was decadent beyond our dreams, but still very much well within a reasonable budget. Ed worked with us to create something amazing. We had plenty of foodies in attendance that night who are... Read more

    Mary

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  • 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 pl... Read more

    Elizabeth Farrell

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  • 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! ❤️

    Rachel

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  • French Picnic was by far my favorite vendor at our wedding. Edward and his team cook amazing food! We did a tasting with Edward when first hiring him, and my father, who fancies himself a good cook, could not stop raving about how great the food was. We couldn't wait for the actual wedding. Our guests have not stopped raving about how amazing the meal was, and how much food there was! We've even had people ask if Edward has a restaurant so they can eat his food on their own. Not only was the food delicious and abundant, but the price was extremely competitive. I am so incredibly happy we hired Edward, and would recommend him to anyone planning a wedding.

    Margaret Williams`

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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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