CATIE Submissions

2021 Submissions are Now Open!

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

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CATIE Award Categories and Rules

All CATIE submissions are for events between January 1 - December 31, 2020.

New 2021 CATIE Categories!

Best at Home Celebration Best Catering for a Micro Event
Best Catering for a Virtual Event Best Social Distancing Innovation or Solution
Front Line Hero Program or Effort

2021 Oldies But Goodies CATIE Categories

Best Appetizer Best Catered Event
Best Catered Wedding Best Dessert
Best Food or Beverage Trend Incorporation Best Hors d'oeuvre
Best Main Course Best Small Plate
Caterer of the Year Chef of the Year


Categories on Hold for 2021

Best Buffet or Action Station Best Catered Multi Day Event
Culinary Rising Star Rising Star of the Year (FOH or BOH)
Innovative Mixology


Deadline Dates and Pricing

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Early Bird


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All entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on the scheduled deadline date.

You will need to login to your membership account in order to receive member-based pricing for your CATIE submissions.

CATIE Entry Requirements

Here are all the items you need when you submit an entry:

  • Company Logo (High resolution .png or .eps file)
  • Company Description (150 words max)
  • Title of the Entry
  • Entry (Must be a PDF document and under 25 MB)
  • One image from the entry (High resolution .jpg, .png or .eps file)

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For questions regarding CATIE entries, please contact [email protected]

2021 CATIE Finalists Announcement and Awards Presentation

All CATIE Award finalists will be announced during a virtual ICA Annual General Meeting on March 30, 2021.

All CATIE Award winners will be announced at the 2021 Catersource + Special Events Conference in Miami in July 2021.  Click here to receive updates on registration for the event. All ICA members receive a discount on registration for this event.


Review the 2020-2018 CATIE Award winner entries for inspiration.


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