20 Jun 8 Must-Have Dishes for Your Corporate Summer Picnic
Like you, we’re ready for summer to start. While it’s been hard to imagine warmer weather, we’ve taken the liberty to create a list of 8 must-have dishes for our corporate friends planning ahead for summer networking events, business luncheons, and private work parties. Whether we’re catering onsite or delivering and setting-up for a private party, Tall Guy and A Grill has a menu for every audience. Nonetheless, here’s a list of 8 menu items that are guaranteed to impress your corporate guests this summer.
1. Grilled Peach Skewers
This juicy bite is new to the Tall Guy menu and includes fresh mozzarella, basil, Oro di Oliva peach balsamic glaze, and a grilled peach on a bamboo skewer. In addition to it’s unique, fresh taste, skewers are always easy to eat and can be delivered or served as passed appetizers by our conscientious service team.
Looking for additional options on a stick?
Your guests might also enjoy our Creole Shrimp, Caprese, Fruit, Mini Pretzel and Brat, and our award-winning Bourbon BBQ Pork Meatball Skewers.
Your guests will love this clever twist! Choose from a combination of Poke, Mac & Cheese, Bruschetta, or Tikka Masala Cones as passed appetizers or an interactive chef station. These fun, flavorful starters will be the talk of the evening, no doubt.
If you’re liking the sound of these savory apps, you might also want to check out our Mini Tacos. Similarly, you can customize your order and pick from BBQ, Shrimp, and Poke fillings.
These starters are only served on our full-service menu to ensure the best quality. To see our entire corporate catering menu, click HERE.
3. Farm Stand
To date, our Farm Stand Station remains one of our most popular menu items for corporate events and private parties. Why? Guests can create a plate of their favorite snacks, choosing from Wisconsin cheeses and sausages, an assortment of Potter’s Crackers, housemade pickles (so delicious!), dates, and seasonal chutney.
Our stationary options don’t end there!
We also offer platters of fruits and veggies, an assortment of freshly baked artisan bread and butter, a Faroe Island Smoked Salmon board, house-made guacamole and chips, and more!
4. Strawberry Salad
Made with sunflower shoot greens, strawberries, Treat Bake Shop candied pecans, balsamic BellaVitano Cheese, and champagne vinaigrette – what’s not to love about our Strawberry Salad? Although, if I am being completely honest, it’s tough to choose from our menu of seasonal greens. They all offer unique flavors and textures.
If you need help deciding on what salad pairs best with your custom menu, our staff will know. They will help you choose from our Panzanella, Superfruit, Peach, or Strawberry greens. Additionally, all of our summer salads can be served on a buffet or plated.
5. Southwest Corn
Try one of our new menu favorites: Southwest Corn. This locally-sourced side comes with Alsum Farm sweet corn, black beans, green onions, shaved radishes, herbs, and lime vinaigrette.
Additional sides (and more!) include:
- ~ Tall Guy Pasta (made with Wisconsin Cheese Curds!)
- ~ Parmesan Broccoli
- ~ Carolina Slaw
- ~ Seasonal Roasted Vegetables
- ~ Collards
6. Fingerling Potato Salad
Let your guests load up a new and improved summer picnic staple – Potato Salad. Our potato salad is so good – and mostly healthy! – because it includes Neuske’s bacon, egg, fresh green beans, diced celery, herbs, house vinaigrette, and fingerling potatoes.
Like all of our side dishes, the Tall Guy team can help you mix and match what pairs best with your main course. Or – try them all! We’re here year-round to cater your events!
Want to talk about your upcoming event? Click HERE to connect with us online so we can start planning today!
7. Slider Buffet
Did you say Slider Buffet? Yes. Yes, we did. Choose from 11 different types of sliders (including vegetarian and vegan!) for this hot buffet. While all of our options are delicious, our award-winning BBQ Pork Meatball, served on a Milwaukee Pretzel Company bun, is one of the biggest hits with Tall Guy fans.
A few more of our Slider Buffet options include:
- ~ Pulled BBQ Chicken
- ~ Mini Brats with Kraut
- ~ Maple Glazed Pork Belly
- ~ Vegan Black Bean
8. Taco Bar
Everyone has a different idea of what makes the perfect taco, so why not let them build their own? Our Taco Bar also comes with a seasonal side salad, house-fried corn tortilla chips, and cookies made in house! Mexican Rice and Cilantro Lime Black Beans can be added for an additional cost.
When placing your order, you’ll also be able to choose from a variety of protein or vegetarian options. And, let’s not forget that we can provide some gluten-free alternatives. We want your guests satisfied, no matter what their diet.
Contact Us Today
As you’ve probably noted, we’re all about creating options and variety for our customers. While our drop-off and onsite catering menus may differ a little bit, we’re here to help you customize your summer picnic exactly the way you want. After all, it is your event so it should be executed exactly to your liking.
To learn more about our corporate catering services, click HERE. If you’re hosting a private party for a graduation, family reunion, or summer holiday, click HERE. We’d love to be your choice caterer this summer and create a memorable food experience for your party.
I’m the owner of Tall Guy and a Grill Catering. 2016 An AList Finalist for the Best Wedding Caterer. We are inspired to create a food experience which expresses the personality and passions of our clientele. Our passion for great food inspires us to create exceptional dishes using the highest quality and locally sourced ingredients.