CATIE Submissions

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

CATIE Award Categories, Rules and Awards Presentations

Submit CATIE entries in up to 15 different categories! Review the rules below to make sure your entries meet all of the requirements.  All CATIE Awards will be announced during the Catersource Conference that will be held from March 9-12, 2020 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. CATIE Awards will be given out in two premiere locations. Click here to register for Catersource 2020 now

ICA Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. PST
Gala Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 10, 2020 | 6:00 - 9:30 PST
Best Hors d'oeuvre Best Buffet or Action Station
Best Dessert Best Catered Event
Best Small Plate NEW! Best Catered Wedding
Best Appetizer NEW! Best Catered Multi Day Event
Innovative Mixology Best Food or Beverage Trend Incorporation
  Caterer of the Year
  Chef of the Year
  Culinary Rising Star NEW!
  Best Main Course


Deadline Dates and Pricing

Review the date based pricing for entries.

Submission Type

Early Bird

Deadline Date


1/15/20* 1/21/20*
Member Rate
$125.00 $150.00 $175.00
Non-Member Rate
$225.00 $250.00 $275.00

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

BONUS: ICA is offering a BUY 3 ENTRIES - GET 1 FREE BONUS ENTRY for all award entry submissions.  With this bonus, you will be able to submit up to EIGHT (8) entries at one time. To receive the buy 3 get 1 free option, ALL entries must be submitted at the same time.

Submit CATIE Entries Today!

Please note ICA requirements for submissions have changed.

Here are all the items you need before submitting an entry:

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

To receive member-based pricing you will need to login to your membership account.

The deadline to submit 2020 CATIE Entries has passed.
For questions regarding CATIE entries, please contact [email protected]


ICA Webinar with a Twist: How to Submit CATIE Entries and an Overview of New Categories!
Presented by Robin Selden, Marcia Selden Catering & Events
Click here to watch and listen. (You will need to provide your name, email and company to watch)

Review the 2019 CATIE Award winners entries for inspiration.


Margaret Benson Francisco Christian Licia Gliptis Lee Ann Kelly Patricia Knapp
Jamie Pritscher Jennifer Perna Michele Pitner Chris Rommel Pete Schellenbach
Thaddeus Smith        



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