We do BBQ right. Everything is slow-smoked or grilled over live fire. Our Southern Pride smoker holds 2,000 pounds of meat and we use Tennessee hickory and California oak to smoke that meat for up to 12 hours. We bring our live fire grill to your site so we can tantalize everybody with mouth-watering aromas. We also have a PigOut roaster so you can watch your whole pig cook to perfection.
All the meat and sides you and your group can possibly eat, of course. We can customize our menus for any taste and occasion (want chicken? brisket? fish?), but no matter what, your taste buds will be happy. We’ll take care of everything else too: our full-service planners will work with you to select the perfect site and plan a full day of games and activities for your guests.
There’s never a bad time for some BBQ catering in San Diego. We bring the meats, sides, drinks, and all the fixins, plus every piece of equipment, a full staff, and all the picnic games and activities to keep people having a blast the entire time. Whether you want a casual company lunch or a full day of fun, we take care of everything.
Menu options: Build Your Own BBQ, The Classics, Luau, South of the Border. See all menu options
Suggested dates & times: Weekdays or weekends, anytime
Suggested budgets: Prime weekends start at $5,000, weekdays at $2,500
Suggested # of people: 50 – 5,000+
“We recently worked with Picnic People to host a corporate event for 180 people. We worked within a tight time frame and budget… Once the details were in place and the contract was signed, I was relieved that Picnic People would do the rest – and they did! After the event, our employees raved about the event and how it was the ‘best I’ve ever experienced.”’- Deanna, Marketing Manager, USE Credit Union
“As always, everyone who attended our event this year had a great time. Jesse and Justine did a great job coordinating the event and the onsite staff was excellent! With limited time and manpower available, Picnic People makes my job so much easier to plan and coordinate a picnic. I continue to be impressed every year.”- Kathy Tyson, Marketing Coordinator, EagleBurgmann
“Everything was wonderful! The area that you secured for our picnic was perfect, best spot in the park. Food was delicious, service amazing. Oscar and David were great—so helpful & cheerful, our group had a good time!”- Valerie Craft, Office Coordinator, Westmont Living
“A job WELL DONE by Picnic People!! Everything exceeded expectations: the staff was helpful & engaging, the food was very good, the beer garden was well-received, and the kids’ games were a lot of fun. The staff went above & beyond to welcome guests and cheerfully tackle all requests on the day of the event. We cannot express how thankful we are to have partnered with Picnic People for our event. We will definitely reach out to you for future events!!!”- Linda DeLay, Executive Assistant and Office Manager, Kitchell Contractors, Inc.
“Our event was a success and I had a lot of positive feedback about the choice of food, beer, quality and wonderful service you provided. The brats were awesome, they were the closest to the German sausages that I have had here in the US.”- Susanne Namdar, Sr. Executive Assistant, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
“I was overwhelmed by the quality of service we received from Picnic People for our holiday party. The food was outstanding and the attentiveness of the staff was unbelievable. They were some of the nicest and funniest people we have had the pleasure to work with. Jesse went above and beyond, from helping us come up with ideas to working with our budget. He showed us ways we could save money and still have a great time at our event. Your company is really the best in my book and your employees make your company shine.”- Randie Sturtevant, Office Manager, ecoATM/Gazelle
It's never too early to start. Give us a shout to find out how we can deliver the most scrumptious picnic catering in town and help you throw an epic event from start to finish.