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The Ingredient of The Year: Mushrooms

Mushrooms are truly having a moment and appearing more and more on both meat- and plant-based catering menus. The New York Times named mushrooms the 2022 Ingredient of the Year. Not only are they healthy, but they’re also very flavorful, versatile, readily available, highly sustainable to produce, and good for the planet. At Messina’s Catering […]

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Veggie-Forward Catering Menus Are Here to Stay

According to Technomic’s Center of the Plate: Seafood & Vegetarian report, 41 percent of those surveyed say they are eating more vegetables than they did a year ago. Of those, 16 percent say they eat more vegetarian and vegan options. Some call it more mindful eating and have a renewed focus on better quality ingredients.

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Add Fire to Your Next New Orleans Catering Event

Barbecue is hot right now—not just coming off the grill, but on catering menu at events around the country.  New Orleans is at the epicenter of this trend, fueled by its history and penchant for spicy, regional foods and plethora of fresh, locally sourced ingredients.  It’s now quite common to see caterers roll in everything

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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

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