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Looking for a delicious and stress-free way to enjoy the outdoors with your friends and family? Look no further than Arista's picnic catering services.
Perhaps you are planning a family reunion picnic or a company event with the team. Arista’s picnic catering specialists are ready to provide a creative and exciting experience that will allow you to relax and enjoy your guests. We provide timed delivery to your home or, perhaps, the park as well as full service staffing if you want that extra special touch.

Below are some of our most popular picnic menus. ARISTA Catering is fully licensed to serve full wine, beer and spirits options.
So give us a call or request a quote to plan your next outdoor culinary adventure.

Image by Zac Cain. Burgers on a grill with flames
Build your own
American Classics Barbecue

Choose up to 3 Mains

Southern Fried Chicken

Barbecued Chicken

Grilled Bratwurst served with sauerkraut and grilled onions

Grilled Kielbasa Polish Sausage

¼ Lb. All-Beef Cheeseburgers

Barbecued Pulled Pork Sandwiches

All-Beef Hot Dogs

Baby Back Ribs 

BBQ Beef Brisket 

Chicken Kabobs 

Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwiches 

Turkey Burgers 

Veggie Burgers 

Choose 3 Sides

Baked Beans

Caesar Salad

Cole Slaw

Corn on the cob

Fresh Fruit Salad

Garden Tossed Salad

German Potato Salad

Gouda Mac and Cheese

Greek Pasta Salad with Feta

Potato Chips

Potato Salad

Watermelon Slices

Grilled Pineapple Wedges 

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Add a
Cotton Candy Machine
to your event!

Cotton Candy Machine 

Snow cone Machine

Generator Extra 

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Cotton candy and snow cones kiosk. You can rent a machine. Call for a quote. Photo by Christopher Paul High

Picnic Catering

Clam Bake Shrimp Boil
Clam Bake Shrimp Boil

Clam Bake

  • Caesar Salad
  • Steamed Clams with drawn butter & clam broth
  • Steamed Mussels in garlic & wine
  • Sz 1¼ lb. Hot Boiled Lobster & Lobster tails (larger lobsters available)
  • ¼ Rotisserie Chicken
  • Sweet Corn on the Cob
  • Fresh Homemade Coleslaw
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Bottled Water
  • Lobster
Cape Cod Clam Bake
Cape Cod Clam Bake
  • Corn tortilla chips with salsa and guacomole
  • Clams & Mussels steamed in herbs and white wine
  • Served with grilled french bread
  • seared marinated tuna swerved w/ a soy dipping sauce wasabi and pickled ginger
  • 1. 1/4 lb steamed lobster w/melted butter
  • Grilled free range chicken w/bbq glaze
  • Garlic and basil red potatoes
  • Corn on the cobb
  • Dessert Strawberry shortcake


New England Clam Bake
New England Clam Bake

Raw Bar

  • Chilled Peel and Eat Shrimp
  • Succulent Native Oysters and
  • Cherrystone Clams on the Half Shell
  • Lemon Wedges, Miniature Tabasco, Cocktail Sauce
  • Miniature Crab Cakes Remoulade, Grilled and Raw Vegetable Display
  • Cheddar and Caramelized Onion Dips
  • (One Hour Consumption)

Dinner  (Tables Set with Lobster Bibs and Appropriate Seafood Utensils)

  • White Clam Chowder, Marinated Beefsteak Tomatoes, Sweet Onion Vinaigrette,
  • Classic Cabbage Slaw, Greek Cucumber Salad,
  • Green Bean, Yellow Pepper and Bacon Salad, Oregano Vinaigrette

From chafing dishes:

  • Fresh Maine Lobsters, Steamed Black Mussels and Cherrystone Clams
  • Mesquite Grilled: Rosemary-Lemon Chicken Breasts, New York Strip Steaks,
  • Steamed Sugar Snaps with Pearl Onions, Boiled New Potatoes,
  • Corn on the Cobb with Drawn Butter, 
  • Cornbread, 
  • Watermelon Boats Filled with Fresh Fruits,
  • Pumpkin-Pecan Bread Pudding, 
  • Apple Pie, Whipped Cream,
  • Carrot Cake, 
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Moist Towel Service Is Provided Following This Bountiful Feast
  • Mugs of Steaming Coffee, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea
  • Note: A Minimum of 50 Guests Is Required for Buffet Service.
  • If the Final Guarantee Is Less Than 50, the Price per Guest Will Be Increased by 25%


International Picnic Catering

Picnic Catering
Build Your Own Luau

SALADS (Choose 2)

  • Macaroni Salad
  • Pineapple-Carrot Salad
  • Ambrosia Salad
  • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Tomatoes with Maui Onions
  • Green Salad with Papaya Seed Dressing, ranch or 1000 isle


  • Ahi Poke
  • Lomi Lomi Salmon
  • Poached Salmon with Tropical Fruit Salsa

HOT ITEMS (Choose 2)

  • Teriyaki Chicken
  • Nut Crusted Mahi Mahi
  • Guava Chicken
  • Chicken Long Rice
  • Kalua Style Pork
  • Sweet and Sour Pork Meatballs
  • Sweet and Sour Spareribs
  • Fish and Beef Skewers w/Sauces: Green curry, peanut, teriyaki

SIDES (Choose 2)

  • Tropical Fried Rice
  • Steamed Mixed Vegetables
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Coconut Rice

SWEETS (Choose 3)

  • Tropical Fruits
  • Tropical Chocolate Brownies
  • Pineapple Upside down Cake
  • Maui Pineapple Tarts
  • Macadamia Nut Tarts
  • Kona Coast Chocolate Mousse
  • Coconut Cake
  • Banana bread
  • carrot cake
  • Grilled Pineapple wedges
  • Coconut Pudding – Huapia

Optional Extra Menu Items


  • Coconut Tilapia
  • Shrimp Kabobs
  • Herbed Slow Baked Salmon, or Teriyaki Glazed Salmon or Cedar Planked Salmon
  • Teriyaki Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Polynesian BBQ Chicken 
  • Charbroiled or Teriyaki Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Pulled Pork
  • Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Display
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Taste of Tahiti
Taste of Tahiti


  • Tender Teriyaki Chicken Breasts
  • Polynesian Shrimp Skewers: Shrimp and Cut Vegetable kabobs
  • Khalua Pork – 
  • Sweet Coconut Rice with Slivered Almonds
  • Tropical Grilled Vegetables
  • Lush Island Salad Bar: Myriad of Fresh Vegetables such as: Romaine, Spring Mix Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Red Onions, Corn, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Cranberries, Almonds, Jicama and more! With Creamy Ranch and our own Mango Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Fresh Hawaiian Rolls and Butter
  • Spectacular Tropical Fruit Display with Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Pineapple, Oranges, Grapes, Strawberries and other Seasonal Fruits
  • 50 person minimum

Optional Extra Menu Items

  • Coconut Tilapia
  • Shrimp Kabobs
  • Herbed Slow Baked Salmon, or Teriyaki Glazed Salmon or Cedar Planked Salmon
  • Teriyaki Boneless Chicken Thighs
  • Polynesian BBQ Chicken 
  • Charbroiled or Teriyaki Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • Pulled Pork
  • Hawaiian Fresh Fruit Display
  • Fresh Fruit Salad
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Bahama Wedding Beach Party
Bahama Wedding Beach Party
  • Cocktail Hour
  • Freshly-Shucked Oysters and Clams on the Half Shell, Cocktail Sauce and Lemon Wedges, 
  • Grilled and Raw Vegetable Display, with Guacamole, Thousand Island Dip, Mango Chutney, Smoked Island Seafood Display
  • Ginger-Flavored Peanut Sauce, Warm Blue Crab Dip Lahvosh & Assorted Crackers 


  • Cuban Black Bean Soup
  • Jicama and Pineapple Salad with Fresh Coriander, Beefsteak Tomatoes and Bermuda Onions with Basil Vinaigrette,
  • Sweet Potato Salad, 
  • Scallop, Bay Shrimp and Queen Conch Ceviche,

Entrees (choose 2)

  • BBQ Rum-Basted Pork Loin Carved to Order, Mango Chutney,
  • Jamaican-Jerk Spiced Barbecued Game Hens, Tomato Soy Barbecue Sauce,  
  • Tangerine-Rosemary Glazed Bahamian Coconut Shrimp,
  • Grilled Key-Lime Marinated Flank Steak with Chipotle-Honey Sauce,
  • Sauteed Red Snapper with Mango-Red Onion Relish,
Sides (choose 3)
  • Napa Cabbage, Snow Pea, and Carrot Saute,
  • Butternut Squash with Walnuts and Ginger,
  • Saffron Rice Pilaf with Raisins and Toasted Cashews,
  • Platters of Banana Bread, Corn Bread and Whole Grain Rolls,
  • Tropical Fruit Display to Feature Mangoes, Papayas, Pineapple, Bananas, Kiwi and Oranges with Pina Colada Dip in Coconut Halves,

Dessert (choose 3)

  • Key Lime and Banana Cream Pies, 
  • Puerto Rican Caramel Flan,
  • Coconut Custard
  • Pineapple Crunch Cobbler Rum Flavored Whipped Cream,
  • Rum Raisin Rice Pudding Chocolate Truffles with Myer’s Rum
  • Freshly-Brewed Coffee and Decaffeinated Coffee Selection of Teas, Island-Spiced Iced Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages Priced Separately
  • Islanders, Cocktails, Rum Runners, Pina Coladas,
  • Fruit Daiquiris, and Dos Equis From Mexico

American Sides(Choose 2)

  • Potato Salad, 
  • Southern Cole Slaw, 
  • Green Beans Vinaigrette,
  • Mozzarella and Tomato with Pesto, 
  • Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes,
  • Caesar Salad
  • Cucumber and Dill Salad

From the BBQ (choose 2)

  • Black Angus Burgers,
  • Top Sirloin Steaks,
  • Salmon Fillet, 
  • Breast of Chicken

Served with

  • Corn on the Cobb, 
  • Baked Beans
  • Garlic Bread 

  • condiments, lettuces, tomatoes, onions

Desserts  (choose 1)

  • Strawberry Shortcake 
  • Apple tarts, 
  • Brownies & Lemon Bars
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
Seafood Wedding BBQ
Seafood Wedding BBQ

Build-Your-Own Nine Lettuce Salad

  • Broccoli Buds
  • Baby Corn
  • Sliced Mushrooms
  • Grated Carrots
  • Hearts of Palm
  • Green Pepper Rings
  • Sprouts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Western Ranch
  • Fresh Herb Dressings
  • Three Pea Salad
  • Couscous Salad with Fresh Mint Radish and Walnuts
  • Penette Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Pesto

Grill to order stations:

(Select Two)

  • Swordfish Steaks
  • Chunky Mango-Basil Salsa
  • New York Strip Steaks
  • Lamb Chops
  • Thick-Cut Pork Chops
  •  Lemon and Lime Chutney Chicken Breasts

From Buffet:  (Select Two)

  • Marinated Sea Bass Fillets
  • Baby Back Ribs BBQ Sauce
  • Honey-Basil Chicken Game Hens
  • Alaska Salmon lemon butter sauce

Accompanied by

  • Seasonal Vegetable Medley
  • Roasted Ears of Sweet Corn – Drawn Butter
  • Baked Potatoes – Crumbled Bacon, Sour Cream, Chives, Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Jalapeno Cheese Biscuits
  • Baguettes


  • Shortcake Station
  • Shortcakes, Lemon Zest Pound Cake with Vanilla Peaches, Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries, and Bananas,
  • Fresh-Cut Finger Fruits
  • Dark Chocolate Dipping Sauce
  • Freshly-Brewed Coffee/Decaf Coffee Hot Teas
  • Iced Tea




1502 Queen Anne Ave N Suite B

Seattle, WA