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PickNic's Catering - Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Celebrates 15 Years In Business

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!

PIckNic's Catering & Fine Food is a TRUSTED SASKATOON CATERER.

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!! 







Looking for a caterer in Saskatoon for your event? We highly recommend PickNic's Catering, your Trusted Saskatoon Caterers!
Contact Nicola and her amazing team and see what sets them apart!


PickNic's Catering your Trusted Saskatoon Catering pro shares another wonderful recipe

What's the difference between good food and absolutely incredible dining? Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity! From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a Picknic Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulously catered wedding or event, let Picknic's Catering and Fine Foods create something special for you!
Here Nicola shares her Proscuitto and Gruyere Pinwheels Recipe:
 

 
 
Preheat oven to 375'F.
Start with one 10x16" sheet of puff pastry, thawed.
Egg wash, top with layer of Proscuitto, then sprinkle on Shredded Gruyere and Asiago cheeses. Sprinkle with a dash of Chili powder.
 

 

Find PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods at 210 33rd Street West or online here- or go to their listing in Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries to read all of the wonderful things her clients had to say about PickNics.

PickNic's Catering your Trusted Saskatoon Catering pro shares a wonderful recipe

What's the difference between good food and absolutely incredible dining? Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity! From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a Picknic Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulously catered wedding or event, let Picknic's Catering and Fine Foods create something special for you!

PIckNics Catering & Fine Food is a TRUSTED SASKATOON CATERING EXPERT

PickNics Catering are known for their wedding cakes.

Here Nicola shares her Pancetta and Roasted Garlic Tarts with Tomato Jam Recipe:

 

For the Tomato Jam: 

In Heavy Bottomed Saucepan
1 Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar...
10 Whole Cloves
1 Cinnamon Stick
1 Tablespoon of Balsamic Vinegar
Juice of 2 Lemons
Simmer and stir occasionally for about 1 hour, until the tomatoes naturally burst.
You may need to add a Tablespoon of water every 15 minutes or so just to keep things juicy.

For the Tarts:

Preheat oven to 350'F
Layer 3 sheets of Phyllo pastry, brushed with melted butter in between the layers.
Cut the stacked set of sheets into 24 squares.
Line a mini cupcake pan with the prepared phyllo squares, pressing gently.
Fill with a generous crumble of Boursin cheese, cooked drained Pancetta, and a half clove of Roasted Garlic.
Top with a mixture of:
400mL of 35% Cream, whisked with 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon of thyme and a pinch of salt and pepper.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Remove from cupcake pan while slightly warm.
Top with Tomato Jam and serve warm or at room temperature.
VOILA!

 

 

Find PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods at 210 33rd Street West or online here- or go to their listing in Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries to read all of the wonderful things her clients had to say about PickNics.

 

 

Trusted Saskatoon Caterer Nicola from PickNics makes a yummy fruit Pavlova

What's the difference betweewn good food and absolutely incredible dining? Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity! From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a Picknic Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulously catered wedding or event, let Picknic's Catering and Fine Foods create something special for you!

PIckNics Catering & Fine Food is a TRUSTED SASKATOON CATERING EXPERT

Check out this great demo - Nicola makes a yummy and easy dessert!

Find PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods at 210 33rd Street West or online here- or go to their listing in Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries to read all of the wonderful things her clients had to say about PickNics.

PickNic's Catering your Trusted Saskatoon Catering and Wedding Cake Expert answers your Facebook Fan Page Questions - Part 3

What's the difference between good food and absolutely incredible dining? Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity! From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a Picknic Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulously catered wedding or event, let Picknic's Catering and Fine Foods create something special for you!

PIckNics Catering & Fine Food is a TRUSTED SASKATOON CATERING EXPERT

PickNics Catering are known for their wedding cakes. 

TrustedSaskatoon.com Talk to the ExpertsTrusted Weddings & Events Show - Questions for Nicola - PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods 

Part 3:

Q: Courtney Mang: I know it is the bride and groom's day but food/courses are what I worry about. Not everyone has the same tastes so how do you select the right foods/courses?

A: Its always a good idea to have a few classic dishes mixed in with some slightly edgier options.  It pleases all types. Check out our menu online for a selection of both classic and modern dishes: http://34fresh.com/order/weddingcatering_online_order.htm 

 

Q: Sherah Mayer: Do you have vegan cakes and options?

A: We do!  We can make Vegan Vanilla, Red Velvet, Marble, Carrot or Chocolate Cake. We can prepare our buttercream with Vegan margarine and vegetable based shortenings. They can be flavoured in every flavour that our non-vegan icings are.  *Note: Due to the additional cost of some specialty ingredients, you overall cake price may be higher than the ballpark prices noted on our website.

For a proper estimate, Call us to schedule a Cake Consultation.306.343.7374! 

Q: Brenda Loehndorf-Johnson: What is a great menu for a smaller group such as a tailgate party!?

A: Check out our Party Platters and Appetizers menu – its suited for groups small and large! http://www.picknicsrestaurant.com/PDFmenus/SpecialtyCateringMenu.pdf  

 

Q: Kayla Camboia: I'm planning a surprise party 30th birthday party for a friend in November. I'm wondering what a good theme and location in Saskatoon would be?

A: Please visit our Facebook page for our list of event halls that allow outside caterers.  If you are having a smaller group size, perhaps consider a penthouse suite at a hotel, for a sophisticated feel.  

 

Q: Jacqueline Rybchinski: For catering how far in advance do recommend planning? This is for an event for approx 25 people for an entire weekend.

A: PickNic’s Catering does not cater on Sundays (as all of our staff have families), but in general, for a group of 25 People, 3-4 days notice is perfect. 

 

Q: Krysta Doerksen: How far in advance do you need to book churches, halls, services like you offer etc in order to get want you want for your big day? In Saskatoon, that is, not just in general.

A: 1 Year in advance is generally safe for catering.  If it is a high-interest date, like mid-July, plan a couple months more than one full year to ensure you get the venue and service providers you have your heart set on. Wedding Cakes – we recommend 6 months in advance.  If it is a quiet time of year, like November or March, we can often accommodate a request within a couple of months.

 

Find PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods at 210 33rd Street West or online here- or go to their listing in Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries to read all of the wonderful things her clients had to say about PickNics.

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