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Orlando BBQ and Picnic

Savor the Best Summer Picnic and BBQ in Orlando

Summer in Orlando is the perfect time to indulge in the delightful flavors of a gourmet picnic or BBQ. Choose your adventure by enjoying the comfort of traditional BBQ favorites, or lay out a blanket and host a lovely picnic on the beach or at one of Central Florida’s natural springs. Whichever setting you choose, you can make it your own, a picture-perfect setting with great food and great people. Our award-winning chefs have crafted a Summer Menu that brings the taste of a high-end restaurant to your outdoor adventure.

The Best Orlando BBQ

Whether hosting a backyard cookout, treating your staff, or enjoying a gathering with friends, Plate Above’s summer BBQ menu is a hit with everyone from traditionalists to foodies. The Summer BBQ Menu includes:

  • Pork Ribs: Glazed with our house-made sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.
  • BBQ Chicken and Pulled Pork: Classic favorites cooked to perfection.
  • Along with sides of Classic baked beans, cole slaw and corn muffins.

slathered bbq ribs

Cold Picnic

Our Cold Picnic menu is an excellent option for those who prefer a lighter option. Choose from various sandwiches and sides, which are ideal for a relaxed day at one of Orlando’s beautiful parks. The Cold Picnic Menu includes:

Mini Croissant Sandwiches

  • Pimento Cheese
  • Cucumber
  • Turkey Club
  • Tuna Salad
  • Chicken Salad

Pita Pockets

  • Caprese
  • Avocado & Hummus
  • Pear & Apple Waldorf
  • Herb de Provence Chicken
  • Buffalo Chicken

Perfect Compliments for BBQs and Picnics

Enhance your picnic or BBQ experience with these delicious add-ons:

  • Cured Salmon Terrine includes layers of Cured Salmon, Whipped Cream Cheese, Capers and pops of Salmon Roe.
  • Chicken & Duck Liver Mousse with Pickled Sweet Potato and Beet Relish, Strawberry Mostarda and Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits.
  • Veggie & Chickpea Burger with fresh vegetables and grains, hummus, roasted beets, honey and kale.
  • Charcuterie Bento Box with imported meats, cheeses, dried fruit, olives, nuts, crackers, fresh and grilled veggies, hummus and ranch dipping sauce.
  • Hamburger Sliders with sweet bacon and onion jam and Bleu cheese served on a Hawaiian roll.

Hamburger Sliders

Summer Sides

  • Basil & Lemon Pesto Garden Salad
  • Beet & Orange Salad
  • Blackberry Balsamic & Spinach Salad
  • Classic BBQ Beans
  • Classic Cole Slaw
  • Garden Potato Salad
  • Greek Pasta Salad
  • Grilled Asparagus
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Roasted Tri-Colored Potatoes
  • Roasted Vegetables


Nothing completes a meal more than desserts.

  • Brownies & Blondies
  • Assorted Cookies (Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin & Peanut Butter (Gluten Free)
  • Banana Pudding
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Raspberry Cream Pie
  • Dessert Shooters Flavors: Key Lime, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry Trifle and more.

Built For Your Convenience

All our dishes are prepared in “Heat and Eat” or to-go style, ensuring you get the best quality and flavor. This means you can plan your meals around your activities instead of the other way around—perfect for families with kids or those planning a busy summer day. Book today to begin planning your ultimate summer celebration.

About Plate Above CateringPlate Above is a full-service catering company with a mission to provide memorable experiences through delicious food. From weddings to corporate events and intimate anniversaries to community-wide gatherings, Plate Above offers customizable and innovative offerings. Led by award-winning Chef Jill Holland, Plate Above’s from-scratch cuisine and best-in-class service create an unforgettable taste experience that is a favorite amongst clients.


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