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Fortuna's Catering Brings Fresh and Delicious Food to Events Around Fairfield County

By S. Mathur

Fortuna's Catering has been around in Bridgeport, CT since 1974, catering for social, corporate, and civic events in all of Fairfield county. Head chef and owner Nancy Trifone Ferrarese says that they are known for "Customizable menus, fresh ingredients, timely delivery. We work all over Connecticut."

Another advantage for clients is that Nancy brings more than 20 years of experience in the events industry to their event, helping them plan it to the last detail. She will discuss menus and other details personally, over the phone, when the order is placed. Fortuna's Catering is also highly budget conscious, which is great for those who want to serve good food without breaking the bank.

The secret of Fortuna's Catering is simple: quality. The menu is typically Italian and American food, made with the finest ingredients. Ferrarese describes it as "very competitively priced menu of Italian and American food. Everything we make is freshly made, never frozen." All produce is locally sourced and guaranteed to be fresh. Clients love the fact that the bread and meats are also fresh.

Fortuna's Catering helps plan the event down to the last detail, offering help with menu design, consultation, event planning, professional service, and of course, the selection of food. Customers have told Ferrarese that "our customer service far surpasses many other caterers! I talk to every customer and will customize their menu to suit their budgets and likes."

A typical event menu can include hot and cold appetizers, salads, chicken, salmon and pasta dishes. Along with traditional Italian entries like Chicken Marsala and Chicken Picatta, there are staples like roast beef, pulled pork and even coconut shrimp. Wraps and sandwich platters are a good choice for corporate events or working lunches. The menu is flexible, and clients can request items that are not listed.

Fortuna's Catering also has a full bar service, with beer, wines, and custom cocktails. They can provide bartenders, carvers and full staff for events. As an extra touch, napkins and plates provided along with the food are high quality, and the food is beautifully presented.

Fortuna's is well known locally and is a popular choice for weddings, corporate lunches and events, as well as museum and gallery openings. The Diocese of Bridgeport is a loyal customer, as are many companies filming commercials in the area.

Holiday catering is a speciality, as are foot longs and other food for game nights and sports team celebrations. At Fortuna's, cooking is a family tradition. In an interview with a local newspaper, Ferrarese recalled that as the only sister with four brothers, the responsibility for planning and cooking meals fell on her shoulders. It was good training for her future career, which is more of a vocation.

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