Atlanta Catering and Event Professionals Set Table to Compete for Best Event Design Trend and Best Wedding Cake Titles

First chance ever for brides and others in the public to see newest ideas and trends in wedding, special event, table top and cakes as top local pros compete

Jan 11, 2010, 18:12 ET from Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)

ATLANTA, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) has earned a nationwide reputation in the catering and hospitality industry as having set the bar for trends and ideas at their annual Event Trends and Cake Competition.

This year, for the first time, the group -- comprised of catering and event professionals representing most major hotels, caterers, florists, photographers, entertainers and other wedding and event professionals throughout the area -- is opening the doors to the public to see what Atlanta's top event designers create when seeking to be the best among their peers.

The event takes place on Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at the Thalia N. Carlos Center

2500 Clairmont Rd. NE in Atlanta from 5 pm to 8 pm.

Public admission is $20 for the first guest and $15 for additional guests in the same group. Light appetizers and Beverages will be served, but the real attraction will be the 20 or so design-scapes that will be created by design teams representing Atlanta's top catering professionals, hotels, wedding event designers and their suppliers.

"This is an incredible showcase of talent," Said Walter Nemeth, the Director of Catering at the Georgian Terrace Hotel and the President of the Greater Atlanta Chapter. "It never ceases to amaze me how many new ideas and future trends are seen here first. Anyone even thinking about planning a social event like a wedding or corporate party must see this for themselves."

Local companies and catering, wedding and event professionals participating in this year's Event Design Trends and Cake Competition, include: A Legendary Event Design & Catering, Bold American Events & Catering, Your Event Solution, A Divine Event Catering, The Ritz Carlton Atlanta, Event Rentals Unlimited, Sweet Sensations, and Caryn's Cakes.

"The designers competing in this event represent not only the best in Atlanta, but are also considered among the most innovative and creative in the country," according to Event Chair Jennifer McDonnell, a Certified Meeting Planner herself. "The competitors this year have earned nearly 70 awards combined at previous regional and national competitions."

About NACE

NACE is the oldest and largest professional association that addresses all aspects of the catering industry and is the largest professional association of its kind in Atlanta. NACE members represent Catering and Event Professionals from hotel, restaurant and catering companies, as well as suppliers representing all aspects of special occasion services.

SOURCE Greater Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)