New Orleans Themed Events

How To Throw A Destination-Themed Event in The Big Easy

So, you want to throw an exotic destination-themed event?  Few places in the United States encompass so much variety in culture and charm as New Orleans.  It is a city comprised of so many distinct cultures.  NewOrleans.com describes the city as “offbeat, unusual, loud and proud – all  part of the gumbo that has simmered

Messinas boxed lunch

Boxed Lunches Aren’t Just for Lunch Anymore

As COVID made us all a little leery of sharing anything—especially food—boxed meals rose dramatically in popularity and started popping up in socially-distanced board rooms and bridal showers all across the country.  Even with the pandemic’s spread now under greater control and a large chunk of the population vaccinated, boxed meals are here to stay

Messina's Wedding

Serve Up More Fun at Your Next New Orleans Catered Event with These Theme Ideas

A catered event isn’t just an event–it’s a party!  Themes can make any gathering, from wedding rehearsal dinners to corporate retreats, more memorable and encourage more interaction among guests.  New Orleans-based Messina’s Catering and Events offers some fun theme suggestions that can make your next event one your guests will not soon forget. The first

Messina's Single Serve Catering

How to Artfully Serve Individual Portions

If you search the hashtag #jarcuterie on Instagram, you’ll get more than 300 results. That’s just one indication of how popular “grab-and-go” options are on catering menus, and the trend will likely continue in 2021.  Jarcuterie is just one trend, others include skewers, shot glasses, waffle cones and popcorn buckets.  Sweet to savory, the individual

Appetizers

How to Host an Hors d’oeuvres-Only Menu for Your Next New Orleans Catered Event

Oftentimes the hors d’oeuvres are guest’s favorite part of an event.  So, why not make them the star?  Make your next event a cocktail hour that doesn’t end.  Forget the full meal, serve a large variety of hors d’oeuvres for your event.  This allows guests to mix, mingle, eat and drink; all without the formality

graduating student

Graduation Brunches are a Tasteful Way to Celebrate

Mid-May into June marks graduation season. Whether you’re applauding a student for earning their PhD or a young teenager leaving middle school for their high school career, it’s a milestone moment for the student as well as their family.  With so much to look forward to, graduation is a reason to celebrate!  And what complements

Outdoor catered event

How to Host A Catered Outdoor Event in Any Weather

There’s a reason it’s called the “great outdoors.”  Outdoor celebrations have a unique air about them–they just feel more open and are often highlighted by breathtaking views. No matter what Mother Nature dishes up, you can take the right steps to plan and host the perfect outdoor New Orleans catered event just about any time

New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Messina’s Catering is Once Again Open at the Famed New Orleans Lakefront Airport

Messina’s Catering & Events suffered dual blows in 2020 as the exclusive New Orleans caterer for the Lakefront Airport.  First, the pandemic hit and forced them to temporarily close one of New Orleans’ most popular breakfast and lunch spots, Messina’s Runway Cafe, along with four other special event spaces at the airport for eight months.

Dessert-Only Catering Event Ideas

Dessert-Only Catering Events Are A Sweet Option

Want to really impress your guests with something different?  How about a catered event solely designed to please the sweet tooth?  Dessert-only events are gaining in popularity and for good reason.  They’re colorful, visually stunning (hello Insta!), and oh so much fun! Dessert-only Variety When desserts are the star of the show, the key is

Batture Bistro + Bar Loading Dock Private Dining Room Special Event Space

Batture Bistro + Bar – The Ideal Place for an Intimate New Orleans Celebration

As Covid-19 vaccinations rise and new case numbers fall, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced an easing of restrictions on March 10, 2021–welcome news for those craving the chances to get together again.  As New Orleans enters a modified Phase 3 of its reopening plans, Restaurants and businesses are allowed 75% occupancy under new guidelines,

seacuterie boards

Why Seacuterie Boards Are Swimming Their Way Onto Today’s Catering Menus

Move over charcuterie, there’s a new kid in town – the seacuterie boards.  While this may be a new concept to some, the first seacuterie was served by Brooklyn Chef David Burke in 1988.  It featured gravadlax – that cured salmon that’s been a Scandinavian staple for centuries – with a distinctly American twist.  Burke’s