Top Caterers

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.

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, Nevada.