Catering & Events

Event Catering

Picnic on Third has an incredibly skilled catering team. If you like us for lunch, then you’ll love us as your caterer! We can do events up to 200 people: breakfast, lunch, appetizers or dinner. While we specialize in self-service events, we also offer full-service staff.

We can prepare a huge range of cuisine types and meet the needs of any dietary restrictions. Scroll past the Contact Form to see example menus.

We’ll be the easiest caterer you’ve ever worked with!

Catered Lunch

Just want the day’s lunch delivered to your office? For only $15 per person, you’ll get a full, generous spread of the entire menu, served family style. Let us know in the form below if you’d like a more custom arrangement.

Check out our upcoming menus, or contact us if the menu for your desired date is not yet posted. We deliver for free within 3 blocks of us! Couriers can also be arranged through Cricket.

  • Appetizer Buffet

    We can prepare a wide range of delightful finger foods and small-plate dishes. Perfect for social events or happy hour parties. Passed appetizers served by our staff are also available.

  • Breakfast Events

    Our self-serve breakfast buffet can be anything from coffee and granola to a full-on omelet bar. Options include eggs, sausage, bacon, hash, fresh fruit (always seasonally appropriate & ripe!) cheese, house-made granola, yogurt, and pastries.

    We can provide coffee in warmers, or do a full pour-over bar! Mimosa setup also available.

  • Cheese & Charcuterie Platter

Sample Event Photos

(courtesy of  Zoe Zeitlin Kitch)

  • perfect for up seated dinners of up to 38 people

  • an intimate gathering space

  • a delightful event space


Example Catering Menu Options

These are some of our most popular catering menus, although they are infinitely customizable. Contact us with your preferences and we’ll design the perfect menu for your event. Prices subject to change depending on party size, service style, and other factors. Request a quote for details.

Snack Bar
Starting at $5/per person (choose 3)

  • Vegetable Crudite with Creamy Artichoke Dip (vegetarian)
  • Coriander Pita Chips with White Bean Dip (vegan)
  • Fried Peanuts with Chile Lime Salt (vegan)
  • Herbs de Provence Marinated Castelvetrano Olives (vegan)
  • Herbed Marcona Almonds (vegan)
  • House-made Pickled Vegetables: Fennel, Radish & Cucumber (vegan)

Cheese & Charcuterie
Starting at $10/per person

  • Cheese Board: Fiscalini Cheddar, Barely-Buzzed Cow, Spanish Manchego & Maytag Blue (vegetarian)
  • Charcuterie Board: Mortadella, Salami Rossa, & Prosciutto
  • Accouterments: Dijon Mustard, Caperberries, Pickled Red Onions, & Dried Fruit (vegan)
  • Jane Bakery Bread & Everything Crackers  (vegan)

Bruschetta Bar
Starting at $10/per person

  • Olive Oil Crostini & Crackers (vegan)
  • Heirloom Tomato & Basil Spread (vegan)
  • Olive Tapenade (vegan)
  • Parmesan Cheese, Artichoke & Caper Dip (vegetarian)
  • Mushroom Sugo (vegan)

Slider Bar
Starting at $15/per person

  • Meats (choose 2)
    • Braised Sweet & Sour Beef Brisket
    • Pimenton Braised Pork
    • Pulled Chicken with Dijon Moppin Sauce
  • Sides (all included)
    • Smoked Portabella Mushrooms (vegan)
    • Buttered Rolls with Maldon Salt (vegetarian)
    • Crunchy Cabbage Slaw with Pickled Jalapeno (vegan)
    • Grilled Vegetables with Salsa Verde (vegan) 

Taco Bar
Starting at $15/per person

  • Meats (choose 2)
    • Tomatillo Chicken
    • Carne Asada
    • Pork Carnitas
  • Sides (all included)
    • Smashed Black Beans with Epazote (vegan)
    • Smashed Guacamole with Cilantro (vegan)
    • La Palma Corn Tortillas (vegan)
    • House made Queso Fresco (vegetarian)
    • Spicy Arbol Salsa (vegan)

Passed Appetizers
Starting at $15/per person (choose 3)

  • Roasted Crab Cakes with Roasted Red Bell Peppers & Micro Greens
  • Smoked Salmon on Rye Toast with Dill Creme Fraiche
  • Lamb Meatballs with Red Bell Pepper Sauce
  • Pork Albondigas with Smoky Paprika Tomato Sauce
  • Chorizo & Cheddar Tartlets
  • Smoked Trout Salad with Celery Hearts & Little Gem Lettuces
  • Greek Spiced Meatballs with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Vegetarian Passed Appetizers
Starting at $12/per person (choose 3)

  • Herb & Feta Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms (vegetarian)
  • Deviled Eggs with Cornichons & Chives (vegetarian)
  • Butternut Squash Tartlets (vegetarian)
  • Dates Stuffed with Blue Cheese (vegetarian)
  • Tortilla Espanola with Romesco Sauce (vegetarian) 

Dessert Station
Starting at $6/per person (choose 3)

  • Leigh’s Famous Chocolate Chip Sourdough Cookies
  • Seasonal Fruit Platter
  • Sweet Banana Bread with Candied Walnuts
  • Champagne Chocolate Truffles
  • Semolina Almond Cakes 

Family Style Dinner
Starting at $55/per person
Completely customizable

  • Entree
    • Red Wine Braised Beef Shortribs
    • Herb Roasted Rocky Jr. Chicken
  • Sides
    • Sweet Potato & Brown Butter Puree
    • Quinoa Salad with Chopped Kale & Olive Vinaigrette
    • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pickled Mustard Seed “Caviar”
  • Salad
    • Red Romaine with Roasted Artichokes, Pickled Red Onions, Sunflower Seeds & Banyuls Vinaigrette
  • Extra
    • California Salsa Verde with Meyer Lemons
  • Dessert
    • Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies with Maldon Salt
    • Champagne Chocolate Truffles


  • Compostables Starting at $3/per person: Bamboo Appetizer Plates, Bamboo Bowls, Bamboo Flatware & Cocktail Napkins
  • Rentals Cost plus Handling Fee of 15% (quoted separately, depending on service): Serving Platters, Serving Utensils, Chafers, Clearing Platters,  6 ft. Folding Tables, Black Linens, Small Convection Oven, Butane Burner
  • Event Staff (Does not include gratuity) 1 staff person/per 25 ppl: $225/per staff
  • Set-up & Breakdown/ Transportation: Starting at $500