ABOUT

Us

The

Inspiration...

Having grown up in Natal with the luxury of both the bush and beach, picnics were always an ideal way to spend a day out with the family, friends and of course the dogs!  The beauty about picnics is that they can be as simple or as fancy as you want, shared with loved ones or colleagues, both indoors or out.  They can be served out of handmade wicker baskets, or bio-degradable boxes.  They are great for getting people together for games or group sports, for relaxing or reading a book.

A picnic can literally happen anywhere and that’s part of the fun.  Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re always just a few ingredients away from a picnic.

THE PICNIC

Pantry

The Picnic Pantry offers custom picnic experiences.  From corporate events, private functions, baby showers, birthdays, year-end functions and weddings!  We can cater anywhere in Gauteng.   Our Pantry For Hire includes items that you can hire for your own picnic, or for an additional fee we can set up the picnic for you (excludes groups under 4 people).  Hassle free picnics with thoughtfully sourced items, to make your picnic experience so much more memorable!

THE HISTORY

Of Picnics...

When a picnic was being arranged for, the custom originally was that those who wanted to be present, should supply the food and drinks.  A list of those necessities having been drawn up, it was passed round, and each person picked out the article of food or drink that he or she was willing to supply.  The name of the article was nicked, or ticked off the list.  This form of entertainment became known as “pick and nick“.  The custom is said to have dated from 1802…

FREQUENTLY ASKED

Questions...

I would love too one day, but for now there is a list of places on our website that we recommend under “About Us” These are mostly public parks but have found that back garden or clubhouse picnics work just as well.  Please enquire directly through the park regarding entrance fee, opening and closing times, whether pallet tables and garden games are allowed.  Each park has their own set of rules.

A fully stocked basket that comes with all the goodies you need to have a picnic.  A wooden board, porcelain side plates, tea towel, stainless steel cutlery in hessian bags, napkins, refresher towels and wine, champagne glasses or plastic drinking ware.

Yes, delivery charge is calculated on mileage.  R15 per km one way. Delivery fee is one charge, collection is another charge.  Deliveries take place on a Friday and collection on Monday unless you are using a public space where delivery and collection needs to take place on the same day.  There is a once off delivery fee unless goods are taken over 2 weekends.

Yes, we are situated between Fourways and Lanseria in Chartwell North Estates.  Business hours are generally 08:00 – 17:00 but arrangements can be made for after hours and weekends.  Preference is to collect on a Friday and return on Monday.  There is a once off hire fee unless the goods are taken over 2 weekends.  We are on a plot so please follow the directions given closely as we cannot be found on a garmin.

No, unfortunately not.   We are happy to provide the catering, hired goods and delivery, just not the set-up.

Yes, we require 50% deposit up front to secure your booking, the remaining 50% can be made on the day of delivery.

This would be nice, but certainly not a requirement.  Please take care with the white and light blankets and cushions.  We will provide brown blankets to put under the lighter colour ones to help protect them.

We don’t ask for a refundable deposit but will charge cost price on all damages and losses incurred.

If collection is on the day of your event and you are running over the organised collection time, a penalty fee will be imposed for keeping the driver and his assistant waiting.  R100 per staff member for every hour, R50 per 30mins.  This is dependent on other collections that day.

We don’t supply these items, however work closely with other companies that do.  Happy to provide contact names and numbers.

PLACES TO

Picnic...

Please note, The Picnic Pantry is not a Picnic Venue