WELCOME TO PICNIC CATERING, TAHOE!

I am a Tahoe local who has lived here for way too long, parented way too many boys, hiked way too many miles (starting with the 165 of the Tahoe Rim Trail), paddleboarded way too much (all over the lake), chopped way too many vegetables (I lost count), and served way too many menus (over 4,500). So clearly, I go above and beyond in every aspect of my life. That’s what you can expect from the Picnic Family. I look forward to talking with you soon! Give me a call anytime.

Tastefully yours,
Margaretha

“Nothing gives us more pleasure than designing a special menu for our clients while always sourcing from local farms. Creating a seasonal menu is instinctual for us while providing a flavorful, creative, and artistic experience is our mission.”

Margaretha von Welczeck, Chef

As a young girl, just out of high school, I left my Northern California roots and spent several years in Europe where I interned in 5-star hotels and learned “hands-on” the hotel and restaurant trade. While traveling and working side-by-side with these talented chefs, I not only picked up delicious recipes from around the world but I also developed a passion for the artistry and history that goes into creating every dish. After being classically trained in Europe, I came back to California where I’ve spent two decades honing my culinary talents. Although I’ve owned and operated several successful restaurants, my true love is catering special gatherings.
“Thank you so much for catering our family event! Everyone RAVED about the food!!!
STACEY HERHUSKY
“Just what the doctor ordered for Tahoe!”
CHANTEL YOUNG
“Picnic made hosting a great party easy – from the wonderful menu to the smooth delivery to the memorable food – everything was seamless and enjoyed thoroughly by all.”
MARY ELLEN PHILLIPS

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