Now Accepting CATIE Award Submissions!

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

CATIE Categories: Submit entries in up to 16 different categories!

Best Action Station NEW!

Best Barbeque or Picnic Menu

Best Buffet Presentation & Menu 

Best Celebration Cake 

Best Dessert 

Best Hors d'oeuvre 

Best Main Course Plate Presentation 

Best Plated Menu 

Best Food Trend Incorporation 

Best Table Scape Design 

Signature Caterer for Best Wedding

Signature Caterer for Best Multiple Day Event 

Innovative Mixology 

Signature Caterer for Best Event 

Chef of the Year 

Caterer of the Year 

Review the rules for each category and new requirements for submitting entries.

Take a look at the winning entries from the last few years.

Review Dan Smith's CATIES webinar in the webinars archive for tips and tricks

 Deadline Dates and Pricing: Review the date based pricing for submitting entries.


Early Bird


Extended Rate

Deadline Dates




Member Rate




Non-Member Rate




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

CATIE Submission Requirements: 

All CATIE submissions must have the following:

  • Company Logo (High resolution .png or .eps file) New requirement
  • Company Description (150 words max) New requirement
  • Title of Entry
  • Entry (.pdf files only and must be under 25 MB)
  • One Image from the Entry (High resolution .jpg, .png or .eps file under 25 MB) New requirement

Submit Entries Today!

CATIE Award Winners will be Announced at Catersource 2019

  • Award winners will be announced at the Spark! Awards Gala on Monday, February 25, 2018
  • If your company is selected as a finalist, your company will receive one (1) complimentary ticket to the Spark! Awards Gala.

Register for Catersource 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana!

Catersource Conference: February 24-27, 2019
Catersource Tradeshow: February 26-27, 2019

Use the ICA discount code for you and your staff members to receive one of the following options below:

  • $60 OFF AOCF Connect Package
  • $60 OFF AOCF Package
  • $50 OFF Catersource Connect Package
  • $50 OFF Catersource Conference & Tradeshow package
  • $50 OFF Catersource Conference & Tradeshow One Day Package
  • 100% OFF Tradeshow Only Pass

Use the following ICA member discount code:  ICACS19
Register before December 7 and save an extra $300 with early bird pricing.

Hotel Reservations

Catersource has designated Convention Management Resources (CMR) as the official hotel provider for 2019 to help you secure exclusive hotel room rates (some with savings up to 50%) at some of the best hotels and properties in the area - many of them within walking distance to the convention center. Be sure to book your hotel reservations early!  Click here to book now.  Room Rates: $209-$280.00/ per night


Call ICA Headquarters 410-931-8100.

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