How to Submit a CATIE Award Entry

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

CATIE Award Entries

CATIE submissions can be from events that took place over the last two years, from January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022. 

2023 CATIE Award Categories Rules

Please review the category rules below. 

Best Appetizer
Best Buffet or Action Station
Best Catered Event
Best Catered Wedding
Best Dessert
Best Hors d'oeuvre
Best Main Course Plate Presentation
Innovative Mixology (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic)
Best Small Plate
Chef of the Year
Caterer of the Year


CATIE Entry Requirements

Click the category above to review the category rules before submitting your entry. 

Items required to submit an entry:

  • Company Logo (High resolution .jpg or .png file)
  • Title of the Entry
  • Entry - Each entry must be submitted as a PDF document. (Must be a PDF document and under 25 MB)
  • One image from the entry (High resolution .jpg or .png file and under 25 MB)

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Submit your CATIE entry today!



CATIE Entry Date Based Pricing 

Entry Type Date Based Pricing  Members Non-Members
Early Bird Until Nov. 22, 2022 $125.00 $150.00
Regular Nov. 23, 2022 -Jan. 10, 2023 $150.00 $175.00
Late Jan. 11-16, 2023 $175.00 $200.00
Last Day Jan. 17, 2023 $200.00 $225.00


2023 CATIE Finalists Announcement and Awards Presentation

All CATIE Award finalists will be announced during a live virtual ICA Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 3:00 pm ET. Reserve your spot in the ICA AGM and register early

All CATIE Award winners will be announced at the Industry Awards Celebration at the 2023 Catersource + Special Events Conference in Orlando, Florida in March 2023.  Click here to receive updates on registration for the event. 


Review the 2018-2022 CATIE Award winner entries for inspiration. 


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