Founded in 2012 by Mina Miller, Picnic, Lightning was born in the artistic and musical community of Hackney Wick. After informally catering and event planning for friends’ club nights, festivals and other private events, Mina decided to start a company drawing on the best of east London’s creative sector and with bespoke events and menus for any budget. As a former event manager and long-term Hackney resident, she can draw on an extensive network of chefs, DJs and musicians, AV techs and set designers. In a previous life, she worked both in high and low end restaurants Portland, Oregon.
Mina often collaborates with street food traders and other food enthusiasts, to deliver a wider variety of food, but prepared with the same level of care and attention to detail.