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The Benefits of a Catered Picnic for Your Family Reunion

"May the roots of your family tree grow deep and strong."
— Irish Blessing

Beautiful summer weather coupled with the lingering evenings of July and August are the ideal time to plan family reunions. It's so important to celebrate and honor our families and renew the ties of love! So often, we postpone these meetings and let opportunities to create priceless memories slip away.

When planning a reunion there are six good reasons to consider using a trusted caterer:

  • Stress Free: Skilled professionals will take the burden and guesswork out of the entire process.
  • Save Time: Planning and executing a successful reunion on your own requires time, know-how, labor and patience. Often people find that the planning, researching, recipe-sourcing, marketing, cooking and serving is a little more complex and time-consuming than they'd anticipated.
  • You are Invited: A caterer frees you to join in the festivities instead of "working" the party and missing out.
  • Save money: How much is your labor worth? Will you have to take time off to plan, market and cook? The more people you are inviting, the more practical catering becomes in terms of food costs, time, stress and labor.
  • Creativity & Quality: If you are looking for ideas for creative themes and would like custom-tailored menus with flair, then a well-reviewed company is the way to go! A tasting will allay any anxiety over quality and allow you to select the perfect menu for your family. Good catering will always trump prepared foods from a supermarket!
  • Professional Service: A good caterer will offer a variety of delivery, packaging and service options so that you can pick the one that best compliments your needs.

The Caroline's Edge

Caroline's Fine Food is a group of families bound by friendship and driven by a shared mission: we use our considerable experience and expertise to create and deliver memorable events for your family and friends. As you can imagine, family reunions hold a special place in our hearts!

Excellent reviews and word of mouth testify to our long experience as leaders in the region. Our dedication to seamless service and skilled execution deliver consistent results for our valued customers. We take a creative approach to each event. Our seasoned event manager and creative chefs will work closely with you each step of the way to ensure a stress-free event that will reflect well on you and will be enjoyed by all. We welcome you to schedule a tasting when planning menu possibilities.  We also offer the opportunity to create a themed reunion that is meaningful and fun for your family! If needed, we will adapt dishes to accommodate any specialty needs or food allergies. Whether you're considering a partially or fully catered event, Caroline's offers flexible delivery and service strategies to meet your needs. Options include everything from individually packaged meals for beach settings to full service buffets, a variety of our popular "do-it-yourself bars", drop-off deliveries and simple pick-ups. If you'd like to include lighting, music, bar services, tent, seating, plate, table or other rentals Caroline's has a network of trusted partners who can provide these.

Caroline suggests the following reunion-friendly items selected from our menus. She stresses that these are just a sampling off our full menu and that we are happy to modify dishes or create new ones wherever possible.  She particularly recommends the specialty "do-it-yourself" bars. They're interactive, economical, fun and best of all, delicious! To learn about our full menu, feel free to reach out.


  • Zoe's creamy Dijon Potato Salad
  • Asian Slaw
  • Mexican Street Corn
  • Jalapeno or Classic Cornbread

Green Salads:

  • Classic Garden Salad
  • Dave's Herbaceous Salad
  • Classic Caesar Salad

Side Salads:

  • Green Goddess pasta salad with Orecchiette and broccoli
  • Classic Pasta Salad
  • Quinoa Tabouleh
  • Orzo, Feta & Scallion Salad


  • Sauteed Haricots Verts with slivered almonds
  • Roasted Asparagus
  • Sauteed Zucchini & Summer Squash with red onion


  • House-marinated Steak Tips
  • Chicken Parm
  • House-smoked Pulled Pork
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Shrimp Penne Primavera
  • Grilled Salmon

Specialty Bars:

Please call for further descriptions and extended list

  • Mac & Cheese Bar
  • Southern BBQ Bar
  • Fiesta Taco Bar

Platters & Boards:

  • Fruit & Cheese Board
  • Charcuterie Board
  • Sweet & Savory Charcuterie Board
  • Assorted Wraps & Sandwiches Platter


  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Platter
  • Key Lime Bars
  • Almond Joys
  • Petite Sweets Platter
  • Lemon Lavender Cookie Platter

Specialty Beverages:

  • Lemonade Bar
  • Mocktail Bar
  • Coffee Bar

We would be delighted to explore the possibilities for your next reunion with you. If you would like to discuss any of the offerings listed above or would like to hear a description of our full list of do-it-yourself bars, homemade pot pies and other sides and mains or have any other questions, you can reach us here.