Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

Three Industry Awards to Honor the Best in Catering & Events

The world's best caterers and event pros will be recognized at the 2014 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow.

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --This March, three prestigious awards recognizing the best in the catering and events industry will be presented together in one colorful evening.

Winners of the 2014 Catersource ACE Awards, Event Solutions Spotlight Awards and ICA CATIE Awards will be announced at the "La Vie en Couleur" awards gala, during the 2014 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow, March 23-26 in Las Vegas.

The La Vie en Couleur Industry Awards Celebration is March 26, 7-10 p.m., Paris Hotel Las Vegas. Read on for a full listing of this year's finalists for each award.

The Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards recognize companies in the catering industry that have shown noteworthy achievement throughout the year in culinary, business, and community and professional development. This year's winners will represent three geographic regions, which are broken down by annual revenue.

Over $2 million
Connecticut Wedding Group, Middletown, CT
The JDK Group, Camp Hill, PA
SAVOR…Chicago at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
Sensational Host, Maple Shade, NJ
Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Indianapolis, IN

Under $2 million
Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards, Gasport, NY
Blue Elephant Events and Catering, Saco, ME
Exclamations Catering, Greensboro, NC
Scranton's Restaurant and Catering, Pascagoula, MS

Over $2 million
24 carrots, Irvine, CA
Footers Catering, Denver, CO
Powers Ventures, Rochester, MN
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA
VT Group, Portland, OR

Under $2 million
Attitude on Food, Omaha, NE
Green Apple Events & Catering, Kirkland, WA
La Bonne Cuisine Catering & Events, Oakland, CA
LeCroissant Catering, Salt Lake City, UT

Over $2 million
Culture Royale Catering, Jakarta, Indonesia
The Forum Company, Johannesburg, South Africa
Orange Clove Catering, Singapore
Vicky Crease Catering and Events, Johannesburg, South Africa
Zest Cozinha Criativa, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Under $2 million
3 na Cozinha, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
By Word of Mouth, Johannesburg, South Africa
Lemaitre Catering, Bogota, Colombia
Seventh Heaven Event Catering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Whistler Cooks Catering, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

Event Solutions Spotlight Awards are dedicated to recognizing the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry. The awards are presented in a variety of categories and honor both individuals and companies for their body of work in the previous year.

Entertainment of the Year
Song Division, represented by Andy Sharpe
MGM Resorts Events, represented by Barry Morgan
Hypnotist, The Incredible Boris, represented by Boris Cherniak
The Company Men, represented by Stuart Ambrose, represented by Alan Andai

Event Site of the Year
1111 Lincoln Road, represented by Denise Grant
Vibiana, represented by Amy Knoll Fraser
Podawatomi Bingo Casino, represented by Kaelyn Cervero
Colorado Mountain Weddings, represented by Eric Helmick
The Temple House, represented by Daniel Davidson

Event Company of the Year
Gavin Rajah Concept, represented by Gavin Rajah
MGM Resorts Events, represented by LynnAnn Martin
Russell Harris Event Group, represented by Russell Harris
Something New Events, represented by Eska Bauman Paumier
Blueprint Studios, represented by Mircea Manea
Azimut – creating emotions, represented by Dario Cherubino

Event Supplier of the Year
Blueprint Studios, represented by Mircea Manea
Greenscape Design & Decor, represented by Corinne Kessel
Over the Top Rental Linens, represented by Beth Glassman
Vicky Crease Catering, represented by Vicky Crease
ATIV Software, represented by Silke Fleischer

Rental Company of the Year
Blueprint Studios, represented by Mircea Manea
J&S Audio Visual, represented by Hudson Barnes
Over the Top Rental Linens, represented by Beth Glassman
Party Reflections, represented by Dan Hooks
Event Source, represented by John Bibbo, Jr.

Technical Support Company of the Year
No Static AV, represented by Dave Meeks
Corser Inc, represented by John Corser
Onstage Systems, represented by Hyacinth Belcher

Corporate Planner/Producer of the Year
Gavin Rajah, Gavin Rajah Concept
Sarah LaMar, Invest Financial Corporation
Sara Gorlick, Rakuten
Vernice Hunt, FedEx Services
Alfred Vagnini, Powerstation Events

Designer/Creative Director of the Year
Jose Graterol, Jose Graterol Designs, Inc.
Joe Mineo, Something New Events
Natasha Frankowski, Greenscape Design and Decor
Kristin Banta, Kristin Banta Events
Bart Kresa, BartKresa Design

Event Planner of the Year
Georgia Watson, Georgia Watson Events, Inc.
Shelley Johnson, SLJ Productions Inc.
Kristin Banta, Kristin Banta Events
Russell Harris, Russell Harris Event Group
Nahid Farhoud, Wedding Elegance by Nahid

Event Producer of the Year
Shelley Johnson, SLJ Productions Inc.
Gavin Rajah, Gavin Rajah Concepts
Edgardo Spano, Seventh Heaven Event Catering
David Horen, Steve LeVine Entertainment & Public Relations
Nnena Nchege, DIRM LLC

Organizational Planner of the Year
Quinn Bruster, CGMP, National Archives
Jen Poyer, CSEP, Catalina Island Conservancy
DeAnn Hartman, Association of Washington Cities
Matt Piede, Rochester General Hospital Foundation
Laura O'Sullivan, University of Notre Dame

Floral Designer of the Year
Nico Cervantes, NLC Productions
Jose Graterol, Jose Graterol Designs, Inc.
Saeed Babaeean, The Empty Vase
Bisli Vazquez, Bisli Event Services
Inna Savlik, Butterfly Floral & Event Design

Rising Star, Male
Matt Piede, Rochester General Hospital Foundation
Xander Castro, Campus Club
DJ Sterling, Sterling Vission
Rob Barber, Atomic Design
Don Blyler III, The JDK Group
Joshua Aldama, MGM Resorts Events

Rising Star, Female
Jessica Zeidler, A Joy Wallace Catering, Design & Special Events
Davia Lee Montoya, Davia Lee Events
Casey Muller, Pink Diamond Events
Elizabeth Holden, Art of the Event
Silke Fleischer, ATIV Software

The spirit of the Catered Arts Through Innovated Excellence Awards (CATIES) is to recognize achievement of exemplary food production at an event.

Best Hors D'oeuvre
Catering By Design
Empyrean Events & Catering
Purple Onion Catering

Best Plated Menu
Daniel et Daniel Event Creation & Catering
The Ginger Grape
Vicky Crease Catering

Best Main Course Plate Presentation
A Thyme to Cook
PR Creative – Kadaffi Lamb
PR Creative – Spring Pea Soup with Beet Tartar

Best Dessert
The Ginger Grape - Edible Snow Globe
The Ginger Grape – Midnight Swim Lanterns
PR Creative Caterers

Best Celebration Cake
Mitchell's Catering & Events
PR Creative Caterers
The Purple Onion Catering

Best New Food Concept
Catering by Design (CO)
Catering by Michaels
Vertigo Catering

Innovative Mixology
Blue Plate Catering
Empyrean Events & Catering
Thomas Caterers of Distinction

Best Tablescape Design
By Word of Mouth
LeCroissant Catering

Best Barbecue or Picnic Menu
Added Touch Catering
Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events
Vicky Crease Catering

Best Buffet Presentation & Menu
Catering by Design (CO) – Legends of Rock
Catering by Design (CO) – Soul Kitchen
Vicky Crease Catering

Chef of the Year
Chef Eric Kopelow – Universal Studios Hollywood
Chef Paul Larson – Blue Plate Catering
Chef Karen O'Connor – Daniel et Daniel Event Creation & Catering

Signature Caterer for Best Multiple Day Event
By Word of Mouth
Catering By Michael
Vicky Crease Catering

Signature Caterer for Best Wedding
Culinary Crafts
Daniel et Daniel Event Creation & Catering|
Kathy G. & Company

Signature Caterer for Best Event
Great Events Group
The JDK Group & Feastivities Events
Vicky Crease Catering

Caterer of the Year
Catering By Design (CO)
Puff N Stuff Catering
Zilli Hospitality Group

To attend the 2014 Catersource Conference & Tradeshow as a media representative, please email Eve Daniels at [email protected] with your request and credentials.

About Catersource: Catersource Magazine, Conference & Tradeshow is dedicated to the education and growth of the professional caterer. Through our educational offerings, you can be a part of the largest resource network relevant to your business.

Media contact: Eve Daniels, [email protected]

SOURCE Catersource

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Chris Van Tuin, Chief Technologist for the Western US at Red Hat, has over 20 years of experience in IT and Software. Since joining Red Hat in 2005, he has been architecting solutions for strategic customers and partners with a focus on emerging technologies including IaaS, PaaS, and DevOps. He started his career at Intel in IT and Managed Hosting followed by leadership roles in services and sales engineering at Loudcloud and Linux startups.
Saviynt Inc. has announced the availability of the next release of Saviynt for AWS. The comprehensive security and compliance solution provides a Command-and-Control center to gain visibility into risks in AWS, enforce real-time protection of critical workloads as well as data and automate access life-cycle governance. The solution enables AWS customers to meet their compliance mandates such as ITAR, SOX, PCI, etc. by including an extensive risk and controls library to detect known threats and b...
Recently announced Azure Data Lake addresses the big data 3V challenges; volume, velocity and variety. It is one more storage feature in addition to blobs and SQL Azure database. Azure Data Lake (should have been Azure Data Ocean IMHO) is really omnipotent. Just look at the key capabilities of Azure Data Lake:
As-a-service models offer huge opportunities, but also complicate security. It may seem that the easiest way to migrate to a new architectural model is to let others, experts in their field, do the work. This has given rise to many as-a-service models throughout the industry and across the entire technology stack, from software to infrastructure. While this has unlocked huge opportunities to accelerate the deployment of new capabilities or increase economic efficiencies within an organization, i...
Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance, and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Combining IoT-enabled sensors and cloud-based data analytics, utilities now are able to find, quantify and reduce losses faster – and with a smaller IT footprint. Solutions exist using Internet-enabled sensors deployed temporarily at strategic locations within the distribution grid to measure actual line lo...
For almost two decades, businesses have discovered great opportunities to engage with customers and even expand revenue through digital systems, including web and mobile applications. Yet, even now, the conversation between the business and the technologists that deliver these systems is strained, in large part due to misaligned objectives. In his session at DevOps Summit, James Urquhart, Senior Vice President of Performance Analytics at SOASTA, Inc., will discuss how measuring user outcomes –...
The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from “request/response” architecture to an “always-on” Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Todd Greene, Founder & CEO of PubNub, will explore the current state of IoT connectivity and review key trends an...
Docker is hot. However, as Docker container use spreads into more mature production pipelines, there can be issues about control of Docker images to ensure they are production-ready. Is a promotion-based model appropriate to control and track the flow of Docker images from development to production? In his session at DevOps Summit, Fred Simon, Co-founder and Chief Architect of JFrog, will demonstrate how to implement a promotion model for Docker images using a binary repository, and then show h...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IBM Cloud Data Services has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. IBM Cloud Data Services offers a portfolio of integrated, best-of-breed cloud data services for developers focused on mobile computing and analytics use cases.
As the world moves towards more DevOps and microservices, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, NetFlix and so on, is at the heart of Cloud Foundry - a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS) that is IaaS agnostic and supports vCloud, OpenStack and AWS. In his session at 17th Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, an Architect/Developer Evangeli...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering, will explore the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driv...
DevOps is here to stay because it works. Most businesses using this methodology are already realizing a wide range of real, measurable benefits as a result of implementing DevOps, including the breakdown of inter-departmental silos, faster delivery of new features and more stable operating environments. To take advantage of the cloud’s improved speed and flexibility, development and operations teams need to work together more closely and productively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Prashanth...
DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, will explore HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
Containers have changed the mind of IT in DevOps. They enable developers to work with dev, test, stage and production environments identically. Containers provide the right abstraction for microservices and many cloud platforms have integrated them into deployment pipelines. DevOps and containers together help companies achieve their business goals faster and more effectively. In his session at DevOps Summit, Ruslan Synytsky, CEO and Co-founder of Jelastic, will review the current landscape of...