Catersource and Event Solutions Announces Winners of Prestigious Industry Awards

Recipients Honored During Annual Conference & Tradeshow at the "Rock the Night" Industry Awards Celebration

11 Mar, 2015, 15:24 ET from Catersource and Event Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow highlights the winners of the annual ICA Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Awards, Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards and Event Solutions Spotlight Awards.

These top industry professionals and companies represent the best of the best in catering and events and were announced at the "Rock the Night" Industry Awards celebration during the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow on Tuesday, March 10 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. Inductees to the 2015 Event Solutions Hall of Fame were also celebrated during the event. For more information on the "Rock the Night" Industry Awards celebration, visit: ubm.io/CSES15Awards.

Congratulations to the 2015 winners:

Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards
Winners were based on their noteworthy achievements in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development. This year, winners were chosen to represent the best in each of these three geographic regions: East, West and International.

East - Greater than $2 Million

  • Blue Plate Catering

East - Up to $2 Million

  • Royal Fig Catering

West - Greater than $2 Million

  • 24 Carrots

West - Up to $2 Million

  • Chowgirls Killer Catering

International - Over $2 Million

  • Vicky Crease Catering + Events

Event Solutions Spotlight Awards
These awards recognize the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry. Recipients were chosen based on their body of work in 2014.

Innovator of the Year

  • Dan Berger, Social Tables

Rising Star

  • Sara Silver, A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events

Rental Company of the Year

  • ATOMIC

Floral Designer of the Year

  • Saeed Babaeean, The Empty Vase

Event Planner of the Year

  • Kristin Banta, Kristin Banta Events

Event Site of the Year

  • Calgary Stampede

Event Company of the Year

  • russell harris EVENT GROUP

Entertainment Company of the Year

  • Live It Up Productions

Corporate Event Planner of the Year

  • Jen Poyer, CSEP, Catalina Island Conservancy

Event Supplier of the Year

  • Decor and More

Designer/Creative Director of the Year

  • Gavin Rajah, Gavin Rajah Concept

International Company of the Year

  • PDW Inc

ICA Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Awards
Recipients of these awards, presented by The International Caterers Association (ICA) were recognized for their achievement of exemplary production at an event.

Best Hors D'oeuvres: 

  • Daniel et Daniel Event Creation & Catering

Innovative Mixology: 

  • Thomas Caterers of Distinction

Best Tablescape Design: 

  • By Word of Mouth / It's a Matter of Taste

Best Dessert: 

  • Blue Plate

Best Plated Menu: 

  • The Ginger Grape

Best Buffet Presentation: 

  • The Forum Company

Best New Food Concept  

  • A Joy Wallace Catering, Design & Special Events

Signature Caterer for Best Multiple Day Event

  • Vicky Crease Catering + Events

Signature Caterer for Best Wedding 

  • Marcia Selden Catering

Signature Caterer for Best Event Concept

  • Thomas Caterers of Distinction

Chef of the Year

  • Karen O'Connor, Daniel et Daniel Event Creation & Catering

Caterer of the Year  

  • Vicky Crease Catering + Events

"This year's recipients were chosen based on their remarkable work and continuous growth in the catering and events industry," said Ron Bigley, Brand Director of Catersource and Event Solutions. "We're thrilled to honor these incredible professionals and congratulate all of the nominees who were considered."

Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow, the world's premier event for catering and events professionals will welcome thousands of attendees from around the globe March 8-11, 2015 at Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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About Catersource and Event Solutions
Catersource Magazine, Conference and Tradeshow are the world's premier resources dedicated to the education and growth of catering and events professionals. Through in-depth educational offerings and the largest catering and events conference globally, Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business. Catersource Magazine, an award-winning B2B resource for foodservice professionals who are passionate about their business is published seven times a year and provides rich editorial content online. Catersource is produced by UBM plc (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services. For more information, visit www.catersource.com.

Contact
Meredith Corley
Catersource and Event Solutions PR
CatersourcePR@ubm.com

 

 

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