Category Archives: Catering and Events

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

5 Tips for Choosing a Caterer

A significant part of any event is the food!  Therefore, choosing the best caterer for the job should be at the top of your to do list when it comes to event planning.  We’ve distilled all the things to look for in a caterer down into just simple 5 tips.  Following these tips will ensure

Party Planning? Here’s how Much Food to Serve

You send out the invitations, you order the décor, you begin making your grocery list, but wait…how much food should you buy? One of the most stressful parts of party planning is deciding how much food and drink to buy and prepare. You, of course, don’t want to run out (what a faux pas!), but

Full-Service Catering at Home

Sometimes the best place to host a party is in your own home. Sure, you can invite people to a restaurant or to a beautiful event space. But having an event in your home is warm, it’s personal, but it can be terrifying to plan! Before your blood pressure gets out of control, there is

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!

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