Category Archives: Catering and Events

Labor Day

Labor Day Catering Menu Ideas

Although the first day of Fall is September 23rd, Labor Day is the unofficial celebration of the end of summer for many Americans and start of the school year.  Officially, Labor Day is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers.  It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made


How to Choose Wine for Your Event

“Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life’s most civilized pleasures” notes Michael Broadbent, British Master of Wine and critic.  Wine is an integral component of any occasion. With so many varieties, selecting the right for your event may seem daunting. Before calling on your nearest sommelier, Messina’s Catering and

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Messina’s at the Lakefront Airport Named Most Beautiful Place to get Married

Curbed New Orleans recently ranked the most beautiful places to get married in New Orleans.  Topping their list at number 1 is the beautiful Art Deco Lakefront Airport.  Messina’s Catering and Events is the exclusive caterer at the airport. Poised on a man-made peninsula jutting out into Lake Pontchartrain, the airport is more than just

5 Tips for Outdoor Catering in the Summertime Heat

The summertime heat is upon us. However, we don’t want that to stop us from enjoying outdoor garden parties and events! Extra care just needs to be taken in the event planning stages choose the right catering menu, the right venue, and the right layout. Additional care also has to be taken to monitor food

Working with your Caterer to Accommodate Food Allergies

It’s important to make sure all of your guests feel comfortable at your event, regardless of any food allergies they may suffer from. While there are more than 160 foods that can cause allergic reactions in people with food allergies, eight foods are the most common. These eight accounts for 90% of all allergic reactions.

Creative Vegetarian Catering Menu Options

Whether you are planning an entirely vegetarian menu, or simply want to learn more on meatless options, providing multiple options on your catering menu is a good idea. A recent Gallup poll indicated that only 5% of Americans say they are vegetarian and 3% say they are vegan. However, with the rise in social consciousness

Catering Menu Bar Trends

As consumers, we’ve seen the continued growth of craft beer and craft spirits, as well as a huge increase in microbreweries and craft distilleries around the country. These trends are also reflected in catering menus for special events. What’s next? What trends are we now seeing incorporated into our clients’ bar catering menus? Lesser-known Wines

6 Tips to Incorporate into your Catering & Event Planning that Make Guests Happy

Most people love a great party or wedding, but unique and thoughtful touches can take an event to the next level. Want to make your guests feel like they just attended the wedding of the year? If you think carefully about events that stood out in your mind, and what made them memorable, you’ll come

Gluten Free Catering Menus

From those who make the choice to go gluten-free for lifestyle reasons, to those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivities, many people today follow a gluten-free diet. Therefore, this is something every event planner needs to be aware of! It’s important to incorporate gluten-free catering menu options to ensure all guests can enjoy the event!

Messina’s Selected by CityBusiness Readers as Best Caterer for the 3rd Year in a Row

We are honored to have been voted Best Caterer again by New Orleans CityBusiness readers! Each year, New Orleans CityBusiness readers cast votes for their favorite businesses in the New Orleans area, based on their own experiences. Messina’s was selected by readers in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The awards were presented on June 3rd at