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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.

2014 ACE FINALISTS
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.

EAST
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

WEST
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

INTERNATIONAL
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

2014 SPOTLIGHT FINALISTS
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
AAMusicians.com, 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

2014 CATIE FINALISTS
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]

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