What We Do

We have planned some of the most successful events across Southern California since 1992. Based in Los Angeles, we’re in a unique position to handle any event and be on the spot every step of the way from the early days of planning to actually being there on the day when it happens. Custom company picnics and event catering are just some of the extraordinary things we bring to the table when planning your corporate event or social party.

Why We Do It

Why have ordinary when you can have extraordinary? That’s what we bring. And that’s why we’ve been rated one of the best event planning companies in Los Angeles. We are more than event planners. It is our job to help employees feel appreciated for their hard work and promote a unified experience that keeps the focus on what matters – your company.


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About Anthony

A California native, Tony Madgar is CEO and executive in charge of catering for AJ’s Custom Picnics. A culinary school graduate, Mr. Madgar was master chef for a major hotel chain before entering the company picnic field in 1987. Along with James Schwartz, Mr. Madgar founded AJ’s Custom Picnics 1992 in order to provide the highest quality picnics at affordable prices. Mr. Madgar is particularly proud of AJ’s 5-hour all-you-can-eat buffet, and the satisfaction guarantee included in every contract.

About Jim

A native of New York, Mr. Schwartz is President and in charge of entertainment for AJ’s Custom Picnics. Mr. Schwartz entered the picnic industry shortly after arriving in California in 1984 and quickly rose to be Executive Vice President at one of California’s largest event providers. Mr. Schwartz has innovated many picnic games, among them Big Ball Volleyball, Speed Bingo, The Silly game, Company Fear factor, Departmental Feud, The Water Cup Games, and Picnic Frog Races. Says Mr. Schwartz: “I feel satisfied only when EVERYBODY gets involved at a company picnic!”