What better way to show team spirit? Tailgating is a great option for alumni groups, local companies, and social groups to build connections and make new friends (at least you have one thing in common with everyone there!). Whether it's an Aztec football game or the Holiday Bowl, we’ll take care of all the planning and details so you just need to find the perfect shade of face paint and practice the fight song.
We’ll customize everything to the team and your group. Choose from a variety of menus, including BBQ, street tacos, concession classics, buffet stations, and more. We can set up cornhole games, decorate everything in team colors, and bring a DJ. We’ll also handle all the behind-the-scenes logistics: securing a location and getting permits, security, alcohol permits, setup/take down, and more.
A tailgate event is the perfect opportunity to connect with old friends and new ones. Even casual fans won’t be able to resist our delicious food and fun games. And because the whole point of tailgating is to have fun before the game, let us worry about the details from start to finish. Win or lose, everyone will go home happy.
Menu options: Build Your Own BBQ, The Classics, Luau, South of the Border. See all menu options
Location options: Petco Park or SDCCU Stadium parking lots
Suggested dates & times: Gameday weeknights and weekends, begin 2 hours before the game
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.