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Chicago Picnic Spotlight: Busse Woods Pig Roast

Labor Day marks the end of the summer and picnic season, but Americans know how to celebrate a year of hard work and prosperity with a good party. On the first Monday of September, kids enjoy the festivals before school resumes and adults savor barbecue by the top catering company in Chicago. Last year, we brought our picnic planning and catering skills to Busse Woods for a company’s annual picnic in Elk Grove, Illinois. Complete with a Pig Roast, we made sure every aspect of this picnic contributed to a fun atmosphere.

food service line and servers

Opening Picnic Games and Activities

dunk tank

When the picnic kicked off at noon, Busse Woods in Northwest Cook County was literally bouncing with energy as the kids played in the moonwalk. They may have also taken turns dunking friends in the dunk tank while the adults swayed to the DJ’s music. The lively festival atmosphere lasted until the picnic finished at 4:00 pm.

All-American Picnic Food

From 12:30-2:30 pm, our grill masters hosted an on-site pig roast served plain or with barbecue sauce.

pig roast

Although an outdoor roast is almost always a guest favorite, our Chicago picnic planners offered other options in the form of these desirable entrees:

burgers on the grill

  • Black Angus cheeseburgers
  • Grilled chicken breast
  • Jumbo pure beef hot dogs
  • Vegetable garden burgers

Keeping the Labor Day theme in mind, we served up these all-American sides:

corn on the cob

  • Corn on the cob
  • Molasses baked beans
  • American potato salad
  • Watermelon
  • Potato chips
  • Cookies

Afternoon Picnic Activities

face painting entertainment

At 12:45 pm, a face-painting booth opened for the youngest kids, surely making their day one to remember. Meanwhile, the adults had the option to compete in a company soccer game that made the lush green lawn come to life. Whether relaxing at one of the long wooden picnic tables or running up and down the field, every guest enjoyed a great Labor Day celebration.

We enjoy all aspects of planning a company picnic, even the first steps of designing invitations and a custom picnic menu. Contact our friendly team online or give us a call at (847) 593-2000 to explore your Chicago picnic venue, food and entertainment options. For more corporate picnic ideas, check out the following articles:


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