CATIE Award Entries

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

CATIE submissions can be from events that took place over the last two years, from January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2023. 

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)

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

2024 CATIE Award Category Rules & Requirements

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 Date Based Pricing 

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Entry Type Date Based Pricing  Members Non-Members
Early Bird Until Dec. 15, 2023 $125.00 $150.00
Regular Dec. 16, 2023 - Jan. 12, 2024 $150.00 $175.00
Late Jan. 13-15, 2024 $175.00 $200.00
Last Days Jan. 16-17, 2024 $200.00 $225.00




2024 CATIE Award Winners Presentation

All CATIE Award winners will be announced at the ACE, GALA, & CATIE Awards Ceremony during the 2024 Catersource + Special Events Conference in Austin, Texas on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 5:30-7:00 pm CT.  


Review past CATIE Award winner entries for inspiration. 


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