At PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods, they understand you need more from your caterer than culinary expertise; you need peace of mind that someone you TRUST will take care of every detail. That’s why they have been serving more than just excellent food to Saskatoon and area for 15 years— they are here to serve you. From stress-free planning services to a sounding board for all of your catering ideas, everything they provide will make your event unforgettable and uniquely yours!
PickNics Celebrates 15 years in Business
Nicola Lawson, Owner & Manager of PickNic’s Catering Saskatoon, began her culinary training at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, in Edmonton, and completed the required schooling to begin her three-year apprenticeship as a commercial baker. Upon graduation from the program, she began her career in the food industry working at a variety of establishments all across Canada. Nicola has managed and worked at a variety of food and beverage establishments throughout the world. Her travels have taken her to the Yukon, where she managed the pastry shop of a hotel, to the cultural mecca of Capetown, South Africa, managing an in-store grocery bakery and then on to sunny Bermuda, where she took time from her busy sun-bathing schedule to run a classy resort’s pastry department. She returned to Canada to find her extended family had since moved from Alberta and settled in Saskatoon. So, a short hiatus in the Bridge City turned into a winter job contract commitment and not after too long she was smitten with the city! She and her 2 beautiful children have been living here happily ever since!
To be in business for 15 years with the ups and downs of the economy is not easy but Nicola and her team have been very successful. A huge part of this is their passion, quality, service and commitment to being the best caterer in Saskatoon.
Nicola Lawson is recognized as a leader in the Saskatoon business community. She is a driving force and founding member of the 33rd Street Business Improvement District in which her business is located. She is an active member of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Women’s Network.
She is actively involved in her own community as a member of the Meadowgreen Community Association.
In addition, she has been nominated for several business awards including:
- Saskatoon chamber of Commerce SABEX Awards,
- YWCA Women of Distinction Award as well,
- 2007 Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Member of The Year recipient.
- PickNic’s Catering has also been voted, numerous times, as Saskatoon’s Best Caterer in Planet S magazine.
Trusted Saskatoon owner, Sara made a speech at the 15-year celebrations and presented Nicola with a gift on behalf of the Trusted Saskatoon team. She also presented Nicola and the PickNic's team with the 5year Trusted Saskatoon Award - We are proud to support Nicola and her team, who by the way, have not had a single complaint in over 5 years!!
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The Trusted Saskatoon Directory team is proud to support many different community initiatives including this event that two of our Trusted Saskatoon Partners supported! Ricky Iula, Decora Homes Ltd. and Kari Calder, Century 21 Fusion both participated in the Celebrity Bartending Challenge on April 11th at Congress Beer House in Saskatoon in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Local Bartending Challenge in Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters Saskatoon
On April 11th at Congress Beer House in Saskatoon Ricky Iula and Kari Calder showcased their bartending skills and sold their signature cocktail to raise money for this great cause! It was a wonderful evening raising awareness of the importance of positive mentors and supporting youth in our community.
Ricky Iula from Decora Homes Ltd. stepped up in a HUGE for Big Brothers Big Sisters and raised $21,825 earning him the top fundraiser award and bragging rights! Ricky set a goal and exceeded it by reaching out to his amazing team, suppliers, family and friends for support! Ricky puts a 110% into everything he does including the stunning custom homes they build for their clients.
Kari Calder, Trusted Saskatoon Realtor showed off her bartending skills at the Local Bartending Challenge and earned herself the best cocktail award for her Dirty Flamingo! She also raised money for STARS ambulance with every flamingo cup sold and donated hundreds of dollars to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon! Kari is a multi-award winning realtor and she truly cares about the Saskatoon community!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon and Area's mission is "Every Child in Canada Who Needs a Mentor, Has a Mentor." This year alone Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saskatoon will change lives for more than 600 children and youth in Saskatoon helping to support them to be more confident, feel secure and become leaders. Many children and youth in Canada struggle with societal barriers and face adversities in their lives. This organization is there to support them by providing positive mentors and experiences. Thank you both for your contributions at the event to support this great organization!
Whether you are looking at custom building or buying/selling these two amazing Trusted Saskatoon Partners have you covered! See client testimonials and more by clicking links below!