No summer is complete without an outdoor picnic. Every year, as the weather gets warmer Americans begin planning their picnics as a way to get some fresh air and enjoy much needed sunshine. And with more than 65% of American’s agreeing that a picnic is not a picnic without hot dogs, you already know what type of food to serve if you intend to turn this into a real business.

Picnic with friends near the water.

Believe it or not there are a lot of creative ways to profit by making picnics easier for other people to enjoy. Of course, the company picnic is still alive and well despite some rumors to the contrary. If you’re looking to create a business serving corporate events like this, you’re essentially operating a large-scale catering business.

But there are small opportunities as well for personal chefs or individuals that want to start a small food business in their spare time. Many people don’t like grocery shopping and you can serve as a personal shopper / curator to produce well stocked picnic baskets ready to be enjoyed. You could stock these baskets with cheese, bread, crackers, pickles, olives, and even a selection of wine.

If you’re ready to turn the picnic into a business opportunity, check out our list of business name suggestions below. We’ve organized ideas by category so you can navigate to the themes that best fit your vision.

Catchy Picnic Business Name Ideas

A corporate lunch at the park.

If you intend to serve school or company picnics then you’ll need a strong background in catering for large events. Cooking for 20 people is one thing. But being able to crank out consistently good food for 200 people requires a lot more organization and is no picnic (Pun intended!). Here are our best business ideas for a catering company who wants to provide picnics for corporate clients.

  • 49 Square Picnics
  • A Picnic to Remember
  • Beyond Imagination Picnics
  • Big Mama’s Picnic
  • Breaktime Picnic
  • Croakers Picnic
  • Dare to Picnic
  • Deep Run Picnics
  • Devoted Picnic
  • Devour – The Catering Co.
  • Elite Picnics
  • Enchanting Picnic
  • Epic Picnic
  • Fork & Spoon Picnics

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  • Expertly Planned Picnics
  • Fresh Food Generation Picnics
  • Guru the Picnic Caterer
  • Happy Fingers Picnics
  • Happy Helpers Picnics
  • Hungry Bear Picnic Co.
  • Crisp Events Picnics
  • Lemons & Olives Picnics
  • Your Company Picnic
  • Liberty Picnics
  • Mellow Picnics
  • Metro Picnics
  • Picnicin Motion
  • Ready Set Picnics
  • Seasons Gourmet Picnics
  • Simple Fare Picnics
  • Stardance Picnics
  • StarDust Picnics
  • The Renaissance Picnics
  • The Upper Crust Picnics

Creative Picnic Name Ideas

Relaxing on a picnic blanket.

  • A1 Picnic
  • Accent Picnic
  • Action Picnic
  • Aspire Picnic
  • Assured Picnic
  • Baked Picnic
  • Busters Picnic
  • Chopped Picnic
  • Complete Picnic
  • Crafty Picnic
  • Deluxe Picnic
  • Divine Picnic
  • Dockside Picnic
  • Festive Picnic
  • Flash Picnic
  • Flawless Picnic
  • Hearty Picnic
  • Hideout Picnic
  • Hilltop Picnic
  • Inspired Picnic
  • Local Picnic
  • Nouveau Picnic
  • Palace Picnic
  • Perfection Picnic
  • Picnadora
  • Picnnetic
  • Picnology
  • Picnopedia
  • Power Picnic
  • Quick Picnic
  • Reliable Picnic
  • Served Picnic
  • Solutions Picnic
  • Sound Picnic
  • Story Picnic
  • Vision Picnic
  • Whole Picnic
  • Zest Picnic
  • Zen Picnic Baskets

Outdoor Company Name Ideas

By the lake.

  • A Life Lived Outdoors
  • Adventure Venture
  • Always Outdoors
  • Big Scale Adventures
  • Cliffs And Peaks
  • Cool Country Experiences
  • Countryside Comforts
  • Countryside Vibes
  • Discover More
  • Earth Explorers
  • Easy Exploring
  • Embrace Adventure
  • Exploration Nation
  • Explore More
  • Explore Your World
  • Extreme Outdoor
  • Get Out in Style
  • Get Outside
  • Get Up And Go
  • Go Wild Again
  • Mountains and Fields
  • Nature Awaits
  • Nature In HD
  • Near to Nature
  • Under the Tree Eatery
  • New Heights
  • Open Air
  • Open Outdoors
  • Open Spaces
  • Out and About
  • Outdoor Alliance
  • Outdoor Equipment
  • Outside Lands
  • Outside Opportunities
  • Outside Outsource
  • Outside Supplies
  • Over And Out
  • Step Outdoors
  • The Call of the Wild
  • The Experience
  • Tracked Territory
  • Trek Kings
  • Up The Mountain
  • Vast Adventures
  • Wide Open Dreams
  • Wilderness Wonders
  • Wood Outdoor Company

Company Picnic Name Ideas

Picnic with cheese and wine.

Most company picnics are non-offensive and politically correct names. Usually bland is best when it comes to corporate catering. To save you the trouble of coming up with your own name we’ve shared a number of ideas that won’t raise eyebrows from management.

  • 1950s
  • 50’s Diner
  • Americana
  • Beach
  • Circus
  • Casino
  • Circus
  • Costume Party
  • Drive-In Movie
  • Fall/Harvest
  • Fantasies and Fairies
  • Halloween
  • International
  • Jungle Safari
  • Luau
  • M.A.S.H.
  • Mardi Gras
  • Mexican Fiesta
  • Movie Premieres
  • Music
  • Oversized
  • Safari
  • Superhero
  • Team Building Olympics
  • The Great Escape
  • Under The Sea
  • Western/Rodeo Theme
  • Wine and Cheese
  • Winter Holiday
  • Carnival
  • Water Games
  • Pirates

School Picnic Name Ideas

An appealing picnic basket.

School picnics are usually named for the school or mascot, but there are other names you could try as well. If you’re not locked in on a name yet, here are a few suggestions.

  • A School Picnic to Remember
  • At School, Every Day’s A Picnic
  • Bamboo Basket School Picnic
  • School Barbecue Bash
  • Burnt Offerings Picnic
  • Checkers School Picnic
  • Checkers School Picnic
  • Cheese & Crackers School Picnic
  • Eating Out School Picnic
  • Fall Fest School Picnic
  • Fantastic Friday School Picnic
  • Fresh Air and Family School Picnic
  • Fun, Food, and Bar-B-Q Picnic
  • Funky Fest School Picnic
  • Hollapalooza School Picnic
  • It Wouldn’t Be A Picnic Without The Kids
  • June Jamboree School Picnic
  • Last Call School Picnic
  • Let’s Have A School Picnic

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  • Picnic in Paradise School
  • Razzle Dazzle School Picnic
  • Rockin’ Rollick School Picnic
  • Rocktober School Picnic
  • Rosemary School Picnic
  • Saturday School Picnic
  • School Boy Meets Grill
  • School Lunches In The Great Outdoors
  • School Meals In The Park
  • Schoolyard Barbecue
  • Spring Wing-Ding School Picnic
  • Summer School Picnic
  • Sunny School Picnic
  • Sunshine School Picnic
  • Sweet Summer Treats!
  • The School Bar-B-Q Picnic
  • The School Picnic In The Park
  • Woody’s School Picnic

Catering Business Name Ideas

Hotdog anyone?

Some picnics are bigger and require catering. This is where professional chefs can come in to lend a hand.

  • A Chef’s Touch Catering
  • A Touch of Class
  • Affordable Affairs Catering
  • All-Star Catering
  • American Catering
  • Arista Catering
  • Barbary Coast Catering
  • Blue Willow Catering
  • Burns Catering Group
  • Catering Angels
  • All You Can Eat Catering
  • Seattle’s Top Chefs
  • Catering Queens
  • Crimson Caters
  • Crown Point Catering
  • Curiosity Catering
  • St Paul’s Best Caterers
  • Delicate Dishes Catering
  • Divine Café Catering
  • The Chef King
  • Elephants Catering & Events
  • Elite Catering
  • The Catering Pros
  • Gourmet Island Catering
  • Green Leaf Catering
  • Kaspar’s Catering
  • Limitless Catering Co.
  • King’s Korner Catering
  • Kiss the Chef Catering
  • Left Coast Catering
  • Masterpiece Catering
  • Premier Catering
  • Prestige Caterers
  • Mr. Chef
  • No Limit Food Co.
  • Rita’s Catering
  • Sorrento Catering
  • Stellar Catering
  • White Pepper Catering

According to reports, there are 94 million picnics held each year. Each person attends on average 3 picnics per year. This means there’s an abundance of opportunity to serve picnic goers who want to get outdoors and eat great food. But don’t want to take the time to plan or prepare for the event.

Like so many businesses, the picnic entrepreneur solves a problem for consumers. By starting this type of business you’ll be helping your clients save time, effort and stress organizing a small event. Best of all, the startup requirements needed to get this venture off the ground will be minimal. This is a low-risk business opportunity from a financial standpoint.

This can be started as a cash business where you get paid upfront and then use the money to go buy supplies for your picnic basket. Sharing photos / video of these completed picnic baskets on social media can be a simple way to get the word out about this unique cottage food business with big potential.

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