UBM Plc (UBMPY: OTCQX International Premier) | Catersource and Event Solutions Name Top Catering and Event Industry Professionals Making a Mark on the Business

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MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Today, the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference Tradeshow announced the distinguished finalists for the annual ICA Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Awards, Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards, Event Solutions Spotlight Awards and the 2015 Event Solutions Hall of Fame inductees.

Catersource and Event Solutions Conference  Tradeshow will run March 8-11, 2015 at Caesars Palace and the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

These top industry professionals and companies represent the best of the best in catering and events and will be celebrated 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. For more information and to add an awards ticket to your registration, visit: ubm.io/CSES15Awards.

And the finalists are….

ICA Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Awards
These prestigious awards, presented by The International Caterers Association (ICA) recognize achievement of exemplary production at an event.

Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards
The annual Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards recognize companies that have shown noteworthy achievement 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. The 2015 nominees are:

East
Over $2 million

  • Feast Your Eyes Catering, Philadelphia, PA
  • Blue Plate Catering, Chicago, IL
  • Arthur’s Catering, Altamonte Springs, FL
  • Bold American Events, Atlanta, GA
  • Epting Events, Athens, GA

Up to $2 million

  • Scranton’s Restaurant and Catering, Pascagoula, MS
  • Spice Catering Group, Durham, CT
  • Royal Fig Catering, Austin, TX
  • Bar Harbor Catering Company, Bar Harbor, ME
  • Majestic Gardens, Rocky Point, NY

West
Over $2 million

  • Footers Catering, Denver, CO
  • 24 Carrots, Irvine, CA
  • Contemporary Catering, Encino, CA
  • Epicurean Group, Centennial, CO
  • Top Tier Catering | Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Up to $2 million

  • AspenPointe Catering, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Cafe Pacific Catering, Auburn, WA
  • Green Apple Events Catering, Redmond, WA
  • Chowgirls Killer Catering, Minneapolis, MN
  • Ralph Brennan Catering and Events, Metairie, LA

International
Over $2 million

  • By Word of Mouth, South Africa
  • Vicky Crease Catering + Events, South Africa
  • The Forum Company, South Africa
  • Orange Clove Catering Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • Oliver Bonacini Events and Catering, Ontario, Canada

Event Solutions Spotlight Awards
The 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 (2014). The nominees are:

Company/Group Spotlight Award
Entertainment Company of the Year

  • Live It Up Productions
  • Silent Party USA
  • Wellington
  • Starlight Orchestras
  • Armonia Music Inc.

Event Company of the Year

  • Gavin Rajah Concept
  • russell harris EVENT GROUP
  • SO Events (Special Occasions Event Planning)
  • EventWorks
  • Colourworks

Event Site of the Year

  • Keep Memory Alive Event Center
  • The Historic Alfred I Dupont Building
  • Calgary Stampede
  • MEET Las Vegas
  • Hilton Orlando

Event Supplier of the Year

  • Greenscape Design Decor
  • BARTKRESA design
  • Decor and More
  • Vicky Crease Catering + Events
  • Atlas Party Rental

Rental Company of the Year

  • ATOMIC
  • Greenscape Design Decor
  • Stamford Tent Event Service
  • Event Source
  • A1 Party

International Company of the Year

  • Fifth Element Group
  • PDW Inc.
  • Raymon’s Decor
  • Phenomenon Event Services

Individual Spotlight Awards
Corporate Event Planner / Producer of the Year

  • Kristen Rensch, EventWorks
  • Jen Poyer, CSEP, Catalina Island Conservancy
  • Nahid Farhoud, Wedding Elegance By Nahid
  • Amanda Davis, Steve LeVine Entertainment Public Relations

Designer/Creative Director of the Year

  • Kristin Banta, Kristin Banta Events
  • Jose Graterol, Jose Graterol Designs
  • Natasha Frankowski, Greenscape Design Decor
  • Gavin Rajah, Gavin Rajah Concept
  • John Lerardi, Event Energizers, LLC

Event Planner of the Year

  • Gavin Rajah, Gavin Rajah Concept
  • Therese Cole-Hubbs, Electric Karma International
  • Kristin Banta, Kristin Banta Events
  • Janet and Katherine McCartney, PDW Inc.
  • Brit Bertino, Brit Bertino Events

Floral Designer of the Year

  • Saeed Babaeean, The Empty Vase
  • Peter Otero, Silver Birches
  • Jose Graterol, Jose Graterol Designs

Innovator of the Year

  • Dan Berger, Social Tables
  • Brit Bertino, The Totty Belt
  • Janet and Katherine McCartney, PDW Inc.

Rising Star of the Year

  • Sara Silver, A Joy Wallace Catering, Design and Special Events
  • Casey Muller, Pink Diamond Events
  • Kate Short, Event Spectrum Inc.
  • Shannen Stewart, Quest Drape
  • Despina Craig, Despina Craig Events

2015 Event Solutions Hall of Fame 
Event Solutions will also proudly recognize two notable industry professionals as inductees into the 2015 Event Solutions Hall of Fame: Tony Conway of Legendary Events, Atlanta, GA and Liese Gardner of Mecca, Los Angeles, CA. These prominent inductees have both shown strong dedication toward enhancing and supporting the events industry throughout many years of practice.

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, NV.

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About Catersource and Event Solutions
Catersource Magazine, Conference and Tradeshow are the world’s premier resources dedicated to the education and growth of catering and events professionals. Through in-depth educational offerings and the largest catering and events conference globally, Catersource provides the most expansive network relevant to the catering and events business. Catersource Magazine, an award-winning B2B resource for foodservice professionals who are passionate about their business is published seven times a year and provides rich editorial content online. Catersource is produced by UBM plc (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services. For more information, visit www.catersource.com.

Contact
Meredith Corley
Catersource and Event Solutions PR
CatersourcePR@ubm.com

The Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards recognize companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development.

 

The Event Solutions Spotlight Awards are dedicated to recognizing the best and the brightest event professionals in the industry.

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