Tips for Cookouts This Season

    Now that it’s officially grilling season and the weather is on our side, it’s natural to want to gather with friends and family. To enjoy the sunshine safety, adhere to Covid precautions, such as wearing a face covering and sanitizing often, and respect socially distanced guidelines. One way you can do this if you are having a socially distanced cookout, is to serve foods that minimize cross-contamination. Don’t worry, we’ve either got the product to make the food yourself, or you can place a catering order for contactless curbside pick-up at both of our locations! 


  • Set up chairs 6ft apart, before guests arrive
  • “Seat” per party. In other words, keep your germs with those you’ve already been spending time with. 
  • Set up a Build Your Own Burger or Hot Dog Bar (Pro tip: have hand sanitizer located on both ends)
  • Individually wrapped subs and sandwiches 
  • Kabobs (meat, fruit, and vegetable) 
  • Fresh fruit cups 
  • When it comes to shared items like salads, dips, and platters, we recommend having a similar strategy to your “Build Your Own…” concept. (No double dipping!) 
  • Seafood Station: Set up each seafood in its own container with its own utensil. 
  • If possible, opt for single-serving packages of pretzels, chips, etc. so everyone gets their own. Not possible? Serve in a bowl and with a utensil.
  • For desserts, such as cookies, try to individually package these if possible!
  • Leave drinks in coolers to reduce traffic in and out of the house. Or better yet, Bring Your Own Cooler (BYOC)! 
  • Have trash containers outside to also limit people going inside. 
  • * We recommend that every dish has its own designated serving utensil and that sanitizer is readily available. Pro tip: offer guests plastic gloves to use while handling or serving themselves food 

Game Time! 

Who doesn’t love a good game or two with family or friends, especially with the kids! Here are some fun activities that provide a safe social distance.

For the adults:

  • Cornhole 
  • Bocce
  • Croquet
  • Mini Golf
  • LadderBall


For the grandkids:

  • Chalk
  • Water balloons
  • Hopscotch
  • Hula hoop
  • Bubbles
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Simon Says

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