Comestibles Catering

Picnic Box

‘Best Emerging Business 2015’ doing things differently

Picnic Box is one of Auckland’s freshest and most innovative new companies, selling pre-packaged picnic boxes for corporate events, weddings or any type of social gathering. The tasty picnic boxes, constructed from eco-friendly packaging, provide the best artisanal produce from around New Zealand. The business has been extremely successful to date, servicing contracts to provide food for well-known events such as Round the Bays, and, more recently, the ASB Classic and Heineken Open tennis series. Picnic Box also won Best Emerging Business 2015 Award at the Westpac Business Awards!


Sidekicker delivering a solution:

Founder, Diane Stanbra, has always dreaded the process of hiring workers to help her due to the large amount of administration involved. Starting with Sidekicker in June 2015 alleviated the administration load, and changed the way she goes about hiring her staff. Diane has tapped into Sidekicker’s pool of experienced hospitality staff to help with sales at special events such as trade shows, and scooping ice cream at the Kapiti Container on Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. She is consistently impressed with the talent that she selects to work her projects:


“Zinia was completely thrown in the deep end and was amazing.  Excellent customer service, friendly, happy and helpful – everything you could ask for.”

Finding top quality talent for one-off projects on short notice has never been easier for Picnic Box. Sidekicker has allowed Diane to spend more time on the most important part of her business – providing delicious picnic boxes and working with new customers – and less time recruiting and managing workers.


“Posting a job on Sidekicker could not be easier, and is very user friendly. I don’t think about hiring staff now. I’m excited about the possibilities of what Picnic Box can do – we’re now able to get great staff for exactly what we need, when we need it”.

– Diane Stanbra, Founder

For more information on how Sidekicks can help your business, contact the Sidekicker team on 0800 004 013.


On-demand workers to meet specific needs

Having access to an on-demand community of pre-screened and skill-tested workers gives Picnic Box piece of mind knowing it can get top workers when it needs them.

scale up on demand

Visibility and control

Sidekicker’s detailed employee profiles, ratings, and reviews gives Picnic Box complete control over which hospitality workers they choose to employ. The Sidekicker website also provides a simple view of which jobs are active, and who will be working on them.

rated and reviewed staff

Hassle free payment

Sidekicker’s integrated payment and invoicing function is simple and hassle free, reducing paper work and administrative costs for Picnic Box when paying its contingent workforce.