Create Your Own Picnic

On-site Grilling or Delivery

Picnic & BBQ Catering

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BBQ, Rentals & Games

Download Our Picnic Menu
“My husband always used to do the grilling in our family. Now we let Corky’s do all the work!”

Picnic Planner

See our overview and planning sections above to help you start coordinating the catering services at your picnic event. Planning a picnic can be a difficult task. There is food, staff, entertainment, drinks, site selection, and much, much more to consider. After you review our picnic planner, we encourage you to Contact Us to talk with our experienced picnic consultants. They can help you choose the right catering menu and select a venue in Chicago or the surrounding suburbs. When you're ready, we're here to help smooth out all the details.

Picnic Overview

In your backyard, in a park, or even at the office, picnics are a breeze with your friends at Corky’s Catering. We offer catering services from a full range of your favorite picnic foods, entertainment and conveniences, so everyone at any age can have a wonderful time!


For an additional charge we can custom label our box lunches to suit your needs.

Picnic Planning

It takes more than delicious food to make a picnic great. With our Picnic Checklist and professional planners, we’ll help take care of every detail.

Full-Service Menus

There’s nothing like a cookout! Especially when we do all the grilling.

Self-Service Menus

Drop-off picnics delivered right to your site; no muss no fuss.

A la Carte Items

Customize your menu to suit your crowd, your theme and your style.

Amusements & Rentals

Entertainment and fun foods so kids and adults can play the day away. You’ll also find chairs, tents, tables and more.

Beverages & Bar Service

Quench thirsts with a variety of beverages.

Picnic Sites

We know Chicagoland’s best places for picnics.


We’ll help as much as or as little as you want, depending on your style and budget.

Picnic Planning

For a perfect picnic, we encourage you to Contact Us to talk to one of our picnic planners. But first, please browse our site and download our Picnic Planner Checklist (PDF) to gather ideas. When you’re ready, we’re here to help smooth out all the details.


Download our Picnic Planner Checklist (PDF). Checklist requires Adobe® Reader®.


Beyond Corky’s delicious food and quality catering services, we offer professional planning to coordinate and manage your event. Need help locating a venue? We can help you select a Chicago or suburban location. And, we provide as much or as little help as you need to accommodate your budget and style. Our picnic planners are happy to help. Below are some of the catering services we provide.

Picnic Planning Services

1) Site Selection and Reservations

2) Menu and Drinks Planning

3) Games and Entertainment

4) Tables, Tents, Rides and More.


Download our handy Picnic Planner Checklist (PDF) to start planning your picnic. It’s a printable worksheet that gives you many ideas for food and entertainment. You can also use it to create a custom catering picnic menu. It makes a picnic with Corky’s even easier.

Picnic Catering Checklist

Below are some great ideas to make sure you don't forget a thing for your next picnic!


  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnic Check Linens
  • Tableware
  • Soda
  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Beer and Keg Service
  • Liquor Packages
  • Tents
  • Games
  • Clowns
  • Caricature Artists
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Dino Jump
  • DJ’s and Bands
  • Banners
  • Signs
  • Sno-Cone Machines
  • Ice Cream Carts
  • Custom Cakes
  • On-Site Pig Roast Service
  • Drop-Off Pig Roast Service
  • On-Site Grill Service
  • Grills/Smokers
  • Charcoal
  • Fried Chicken
  • Ribs/Rib Tips
  • Barbecue Chicken
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Polish Sausage
  • Italian Sausage
  • Italian Beef
  • Hot Dogs
  • Hamburgers
  • French Fries (on site service only)
  • Baked Potato
  • Watermelon
  • Fruit Trays
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Baked Beans