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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

Upscale Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

When many of us think of Cinco de Mayo party themes, we think of Corona and guacamole. However, Cinco de Mayo can lend itself well to a grand catered event with the proper preparations, catering menu planning, and some authentic Mexican estilo (style). Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. […]

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What’s the Difference Between Cajun and Creole?

New Orleans is a cultural gumbo and one of America’s most diverse yet blended cities. You see it in the architecture, taste it in the food, enjoy it in celebrations, and hear it in the dialects spoken only in the Crescent City. (Tramadol) Understanding the difference clarifies how each origin has indelibly left its mark

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2022 Catering Trend: Bringing the Catering Menu to Life

Of course, we all expect exceptional food and drink at any catered event.  But what if how it’s served is just as important as what’s being offered? (Thedentalspa)   In 2022, we’ll see more catering menus come to life with interactive experiences that elevate the overall guest experience.  The goal is to make the preparation

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What to Spend Your Catering Budget on To Get the Best Bang for Your Buck

Anyone with a big budget can throw a catered event with Wagyu beef, caviar, foie gras or lobster on the menu. An event like that is sure to turn heads!  But what if you don’t have a budget that opulent?  It certainly doesn’t mean you are relegated to budget caterers that serve rubber chicken. The

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Jarcuterie: A New Take on Charcuterie Boards in Catering

As we all know…charcuterie is all the rage.  Artful charcuterie boards populate our Instagram feeds and show up at the top of restaurant menus.  Cured meats, gourmet cheeses, toasted nuts, pickled veggies, and seasonal fruits all coexist as artwork together on a charcuterie board.  It’s a feast for the eyes as well as the taste

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Think Small to Make a Big Impact at Your Next Catered Event

We all know the saying “good things come in small packages”.  This definitely rings true in catering!  Miniature foods are a great way to amp-up visual impact and give your guests more to talk about than the standard passed apps.  Whether the theme of your menu focuses on Americana classics, or exotic flavors from afar,

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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

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