Symphony on the Lake

Lakeside Luxury: Symphony on the Lake

The Picnic Company, a Canterbury handmade gourmet picnic catering business, is starting out as it intends to go forward, by creating a food-inspired event centred around sharing and gathering with community


Symphony on the Lake


The Symphony on the Lake will bring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, leading soloists Amati Pati of Sol3Mio and award-winning Isabella Moore into the heart of Canterbury at Ashburton’s beautiful Lake Hood, just an easy hour’s drive from the city with the Southern Alps as its backdrop.

Book early for the 7 April event, from 5-8pm, choose your gourmet hamper and keep informed by signing up to the mailing list at Supported by The Lake House, WeCan Academy, Lake Hood Trust and Canterbury producers, The Symphony on the Lake is an opportunity to enjoy local produce in a gourmet picnic hamper and glorious classical music, at the beautiful Lake Hood.

The Picnic Company’s passion for food and community is behind this unique event with plans for future pop-up gourmet and entertainment opportunities; from carefully crafted eats and cocktails, to collaboratively curated events and good vibes; all-inclusive events that will leave you delectably full, thirsts quenched and spirits entertained.

With a passion for good food, a conscious approach to the integrity of ingredients and cooking, while recognising the abundance of inspiring and enchanting locations in Canterbury, it seems obvious that the boutique ‘catering business’ will be well received.
With a move away from the traditional sit down dinner that can feel stuffy and fussy, the company’s focus is on the social aspect of entertaining, the pleasure of planned celebration, creating a playful and leisurely ambience.


The business seeks to craft casual yet elegant food in settings that celebrate alfresco aperitif and picnic occasions. The Picnic Company is also refining the creation of beautifully crafted picnic foods that can be enjoyed at destinations of your choice. Menus and events are designed as a collective effort with the client’s interest being primary focus, while encouraging that you trust the chefs to create menus based off what is in season, at its prime and will create memorable taste experiences.

The Picnic Company will strive to always use the finest ingredients, which include free-range, organic, seasonal, hand crafted and locally sourced wherever possible.


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