Catering and Event Food Trends

Food is not just about eating; it’s about discovering and exploring. And there is a great deal of emotions surrounding food! This plays an important role in catering and events because the more guests connect over the food and beverage, the more they are engaged and connected to the event. The more engaged they are,

Messina’s Catering and Events Unveils The Rooftop on Basin

Picture this: You invite guests to the historic Basin St. Station and greet them in the first floor New Orleans Museum with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  They take their time, and enjoy being surrounded by interesting exhibits and history.  Then you whisk them up the elevator to the luxurious fourth floor where they enter the

Catering and Event Planning for a Micro Weddings

Bigger isn’t always better! Many couples are choosing to wed in small, intimate celebrations, known as micro weddings. The definition of a micro wedding can vary depending on who you talk to, but it typically includes anywhere from 5 to 50 guests. These types of weddings tend to fall somewhere in between eloping and a

9 Top Trends to Discuss with your Wedding Caterers

Trends evolve year after year, which keeps things fun and fresh! We like to think that trends don’t replace each other, they build on each other year after year. That means that each year, the roster of available wedding ideas grows and grows! One of the overarching trends we love is the level of customization

Catering and Event Spaces with a View

Whether choosing an indoor or outdoor catering and event space, the view can make a big difference! A picturesque view offers its own characteristics that help to define a special event! Plus, it’s nice to offer your guests something enjoyable to look at and experience during the event. From rooftop terraces to mountainside retreats and

Messina’s Catering & Events’ Own Executive Chef Leon West Inducted into the African American Chefs Hall of Fame

From serving future presidents to serving banquets of over 5,000 guests, Chef Leon has built an impressive career in full-service catering. Recently, he added an honor by being inducted into the prestigious African American Chefs Hall of Fame.  He joins the exclusive ranks of only 8 other African American Chef inductees including Leah Chase, Joe

Messina’s Catering & Events’ own Chef Mark Daniels Named one of the 2019 Best Chefs in Louisiana

Messina’s is proud to have our very own Chef Mark Daniels invited to participate in the American Culinary Federation of New Orleans’ (ACFNO) Best Chefs in Louisiana event on April 10, 2019. Chef Mark joined the likes of past honorees including Chefs Leah Chase and Paul Prudhomme.  This 9th annual event honors select chefs for