Chef Inspired Picnic Boxes

Joyful celebration of human connection wherever they can be imagined.

Freshly prepared and perfect for business lunches, picnics, tailgating, or parties!

Chef Inspired Picnic Boxes

Open Kitchen offers freshly prepared, deliciously crafted box meals perfect for business lunches, picnics, tailgating, or parties! We have designed a series of globally-inspired, seasonal menus and are delighted to offer you meal solutions whether you’re planning a picnic with friends or a tailgating party at the opera, or preparing for a business lunch.

Our inspired boxes are available for pickup in Santa Fe or delivery to surrounding areas. We provide the utmost safe-handling to ensure best arrival of food from our kitchen to your event. Boxes are prepared and labeled with specified order for maximum peace of mind and convenience. We look forward to serving you our handmade delicious goodies!

How It Works

  • Each menu is designed as “inspired picnic boxes” with freshly prepared food items that are delicious chilled or at room temperature and individually packaged.
  • Each box is $39 plus delivery fee and applicable taxes. There is a minimum order of 10 boxes of the same menu (please see below) and requires 48-hour advance reservation and pre-payment. All pre-paid boxes are non-refundable.
  • For more information and/or to reserve the catered boxes, please contact Open Kitchen’s Chef-Owner, Hue-Chan Karels at (202) 285-9840.

Inspired Catered Box Menus

Open Kitchen Events

La Bella Notte

Grilled peach, prosciutto, balsamic drizzle
(gluten-free, dairy free)

Mediterranean zucchini “pasta” w/grilled lemon-herbed chicken OR shrimp
(gluten-free, dairy free)

Limoncello panna cotta
(gluten-free)

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Along the Spice Trail

Smoked salmon, homemade rice crackers, orange-ginger aioli, caramelized onions
(gluten-free)

Sesame soba noodles, miso marinated skirt steak or chicken, garlic bok choy
(gluten-free, dairy-free)

Poached pear in housemade all natural hibiscus-ginger simple syrup
(vegan)

Open Kitchen Events

Le Jardin en Provence

Alsatian Onion Tartlets with Gruyère
(vegetarian)

Roasted Salmon OR Grilled Chicken Niçoise Salad, White Wine-Honey-Dijon Vinaigrette
(gluten-free, dairy-free)

Lemon Lavender Bars
(vegetarian)

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Picnic in the Country

Fig and onion jam crostini w/ goat cheese
(vegetarian)

Chicken OR Shrimp and chorizo skewers, grilled vegetables, basil purée
(gluten-free, dairy-free)

Avocado and dark chocolate mousse with orange essence
(vegan)