Category Archives: Catering Menu

wedding

How To Say “I Do” To The Right Venue And New Orleans Wedding Caterer

You’ve found your soul mate and have selected one of America’s most romantic and fun-loving cities for your destination wedding.  In a city steeped in history and bejeweled by stunning architecture, breathtaking views and upbeat traditions, choosing the right venue in the Crescent City can seem daunting – unless you know where to look.  Here

Planning

Planning An Event At Home? Leave The Catering To The Pros.

Planning an event whether it’s a baby shower for 20 or a silver wedding anniversary celebration for 200, delegating the catering to the pros can be the best way to please your guests while lightening your load.  Many people operate under the misconception that in-home catering is too expensive or that they don’t have enough

Eco-Friendly

Messina’s Catering Offers Some Tips for Eco-Friendly Planning

Climate change is a topic that’s become more top-of-mind in recent years than at any other time in history.  As we all become more aware of the fragility of our planet, it becomes more important than ever to weave eco-friendly transformational change into our daily lives. This goes for events, especially.  The days of releasing

Meat

Messina’s Catering Is Satisfying the Meat-Free Palette

It’s impossible to miss this trend.  Drive through any Burger King and burgers aren’t the biggest menu item wooing current fast foodies.  They’re being wowed by a burger that tastes exactly like a burger but isn’t made from beef.  The King isn’t alone in this trend with its new Impossible Burger.  From McDonald’s P.L.T. (which

Appetizers

Hosting an All Appetizers/Heavy Hors d’oeuvres Event

Although used interchangeably, did you know that technically there is a difference between hors d’oeuvres and appetizers? Bite sized foods served before a meal that are hot or cold are considered hors d’oeuvres. They are to be eaten before dinner, not filling to interfere enjoying the meal, and tend to be savory. Think nuts, crudité,

Lunch

The Best Lunch Catering Ideas

Have you heard? The lunch party is the new dinner party. You heard that right. Lunches are the fun, less casual way to have a social event, whether it’s to spend time with family and friends or to celebrate an occasion such as a birthday, anniversary, bridal or baby shower. And “doing lunch” has always

Hosting an Elegant Catering Event in Honor of Awards Season

Get your acceptance speech ready, because you’ve got the award for Best Award Viewing Party in the bag. November through February is the entertainment industry’s awards season including the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys, Screen Actors Guild, and of course, the Oscars.  Messina’s Catering and Events shares tips on hosting an absolutely fabulous, elegant catering award-winning

The Knot

Messina’s Named 2020 Top Wedding Caterer by The Knot

Each year, The Knot releases a list of the highest and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests.  The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app, has been releasing these awards for fourteen years.  Messina’s Catering & Events is proud to have been selected as a 2020 winner

Messina’s

Messina’s Named One of Four Preferred Caterers at the Prestigious Sazerac House

Housed in a newly restored historic building at Canal and Magazine streets in the French Quarter, the Sazerac House opened on October 2, 2019 with a gleaming vista of white tile, cast iron and woodwork the color of bourbon.  The six-story building includes 3-story interactive museum, catering and event space, office space and a fully

Holiday Catering

Hottest Holiday Catering Menu Trends

It’s pumpkin spice season.  Soon to follow, gingerbread season.  Sweater-weather brings with it the desire for food and drinks that make the oncoming holiday season extra special.  After all, the holiday season is a time for celebration!  And celebration means great food and drinks! No one is questioning the importance of ham, roast turkey, oyster

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Messina’s to Provide Beverage Management for the Prestigious Emeril Lagasse Foundation’s Boudin, Bourbon & Beer

One of the region’s top food and music festivals, Boudin, Bourbon & Beer brings together over 70 of the nation’s best chefs and a star-studded music lineup to New Orleans on November 8, 2019.  Messina’s Catering and Events is proud to have been selected to provide beverage management services as well as coordinating the on-site

Holiday

Holiday Catering Design Trends for 2019

The holidays are upon us.  And begins the season of decadent food, parties and family.  This time of the year is about reconnecting and showing gratitude for the people in our lives.  Throwing a party is a great way to do that!  Whether hosting your event in your home, at a venue, or in a

Cocktails

The Best Fall Cocktails for Your Catering Event

It’s sweater weather and those crisp, cool fall days have us mesmerized by the changing leaves and all things autumn. When planning your event, bring in fall’s magic with seasonal drinks that give a more powerful kick than pumpkin spice lattes. From hot drinks to warm up the festivities to cool libations with an autumn

Messina’s Co-Owner Becomes Only Certified CPCE Caterer in New Orleans

The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) is a nationally recognized certification program and the mark of excellence for catering and event professionals.  The Program was established by the National Association for Catering & Events (NACE). Stacey Messina, Co-Owner & VP of Sales of Marketing for Messina’s Catering and Events, recently passed the exam,

catering

The Art of Portable Catering Food

Most events start out with a welcome, or cocktail reception.  Whether it be for a wedding, where guests await the bride and groom to return from their photos.  Or at a corporate event, where it’s a chance to network before being seated for dinner.  Regardless of the type of events, guests use this as a

Catering

3 Unique Catering Event Venues & Halls in New Orleans

When you think of Catering Events, most of us about a convention center, a hotel ballroom, or maybe a private dining room at a local restaurant.  But those are expected!  Think beyond the typical banquet hall to create a more memorable event for your guests.  Whether you are hosting a wedding, rehearsal dinner, corporate event,

Winter Foods

Winter Foods to Add to Your Catering Menu

No doubt, certain foods immediately come to mind when we think of winter. They are hearty, warm, and some of our favorite comfort foods. Fruits like apples, pears, pomegranate, and cranberries go with the icy season. Also at the forefront are veggies such as pumpkin (hello pumpkin spice late!), potatoes and squash, along with mulling

Tea

How to Host an Afternoon Tea Themed Catering Event

As the great author Henry James exclaimed, “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” We agree with Mr. James. If you’ve ever fancied a cup of tea, you’d agree too. Tea events are quite the treat, oozes sophistication and can be bloody fun

Wedding

Wedding Caterer Bar Trends

Cheers! Santé! Prost! Sláinte! Salud! It’s joyous, it’s celebratory, and it’s a must to celebrate your special day. No matter how you say it, libations are an important part of your wedding.  Messina’s Catering and Events shares some of the top wedding bar trends to get those glasses clinking! Satellite Bar Trending now are satellite