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September 2021

Negotiating with your New Orleans caterer

Yes, You Can Negotiate with Your Caterer

In any negotiations, there’s always three possible answers–yes, no or maybe. When working with a caterer, don’t be afraid to negotiate.  By asking simple questions and doing a little homework, you can negotiate the quality, quantity and budget-friendly pricing that will make your next catered event a success-both in the impression you make on your …

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Outdoor catered event

The Next Big Thing in Catering Menus

In-person events are carefully coming back to life and bringing with them exciting new trends on the catering menu.  These new trends are also being coupled with some cautionary steps to keep guests, hosts, and catering and venue staff safe.  While it’s true that the pandemic reshaped the way we think about gathering, eating and …

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Messina's Feeding First Responders During Hurricane Ida

What it Takes to Cater Through a Hurricane

Hurricane Ida roared ashore in Louisiana as a category 4 storm on August 29th.  It became the second-most damaging and intense hurricane to strike Louisiana, behind Hurricane Katrina.  It made landfall on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The storm left in its wake more than a million people without power in Louisiana, widespread heavy …

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