MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Catersource Magazine, Conference & Tradeshow is proud to announce 26 finalists for the 2013 Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) award. This prestigious award represents the top caterers in all aspects of event execution and recognizes nominees in four regions of the United States-- East, South, Midwest and West-- as well as International caterers. The finalists and winners are determined by past winners of the ACE award, who represent Catersource's commitment to being the top resource in the events industry for caterers by caterers.
Finalists must demonstrate excellent business acumen, top presentation skills, a commitment to culinary innovation, sales and marketing expertise, and excellence in all areas of event execution.
The 2013 finalists are:
Accomac Events, York, PA
Connecticut Wedding Group, Middletown, CT
Majestic Gardens, Rocky Point, NY
Marcia Selden Catering and Events, Stamford, CT
Mazzone Hospitality, Scotia, NY
Catering by Michael's, Morton Grove, IL
Catering Creations, Omaha, NE
Mintahoe Catering & Events, Minneapolis, MN
Savor... Chicago, Chicago, IL
Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Indianapolis, IN
Affairs to Remember Catering, Atlanta, GA
exclamations Catering & Event Specialists, Greensboro, NC
Scranton's Restaurant and Catering, Pascagoula, MS
Southern Methodist University Catering, Dallas, TX
Triangle Catering, Raleigh, NC
Culinary Crafts, Salt Lake City, UT
Footers Catering, Denver, CO
Green Apples Events and Catering, Kirkland, WA
Main Event Catering, Lindon, UT
Paradise Gourmet Catering, Kailua-Kona, HI
Vibrant Table Catering and Events, Portland, OR
3 NA Cozinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Daniel et Daniel Event Creation and Catering, Toronto, ON
The Forum Company, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Lazy Gourmet, Vancouver, BC
Seventh Heaven Event Catering, Toronto, ON
Entries came from caterers of all sizes, from small boutique companies to hotels to college and university foodservice to top caterers in many major markets. "It is heartening to know that caterers all around the world share a common passion and drive for creating memorable events no matter where they are located. I am most pleased the ACE award lets the world know about these amazing professionals," says Kris van der Pas-Norenius, judge and director of Tulips & Maple in Ottawa, ON.
This is the sixth straight year of the Catersource ACE Award. Winners will be announced at the general session of the Catersource Conference & Tradeshow on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 9:00 a.m.
For more details on the ACE awards, as well as past winners and photos from all finalists, visit Catersource.com/resources/library/accent-on-venues/2013-ace-finalists-announced
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Contact: Deborah Carver