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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

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Disposable Elegance: Single-Use Dinnerware Has Upped Its Game

Matching elegance with efficiency isn’t always easy to do. But with the right sourcing and creative inspiration, it can be achieved for your next catered event.  For those seeking elegance with the ease of quick cleanup, consider disposable dinner wear that blends seamlessly with the event.  Disposable dinnerware has come a long way from its

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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

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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

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Destination Weddings are Back in New Orleans

Besides Mardi Gras, the French Quarter, and jazz, New Orleans is also known as one of America’s most popular wedding destinations.  The reason many couples choose The Big Easy as the place to tie the knot is simple–they’ll be able to host a wedding highlighted by unique traditions, incredible cuisine, stunning venues, and can take

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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

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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

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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

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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.