The International Caterers Association (ICA) is pleased to announce the 2019 CATIE Awards Finalists:

Best Action Station
Catering by Michaels, “Duck Fat Fried Chicken”
Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, “Beachside Paella Station”
LUX Catering and Events, “Artisan Flatbread”

Best Barbeque or Picnic Menu
Blue Plate, “Le Diner en Blanc”
Culinary Crafts, “Backyard Barbeque Soiree”
Curtis Stone Events, “The Butcher’s Dinner”

Best Buffet Presentation & Menu
Butler’s Pantry, “40th Birthday”
Catering by Michaels, “Black Creativity Gala”
Vicky Crease Catering, “Atelier Fleur”

Best Celebration Cake
Blue Plate, “Watercolor-Style Wedding Cake”
LUX Catering and Events, “Ivory Lace Wedding Cake”
Peppers Fine Catering, “Harry Plopper Birthday Cake”

Best Dessert
Empyrean Events and Catering, “Imprint”
LUX Catering and Events, “Cinnamon Pumpkin Cronut”
LUX Catering and Events, “Mangé Trois Fraise”

Best Food Trend Incorporation
Culinary Crafts, “Siphon Pot Cocktails”
Culinary Crafts, “Savory Macarons”
The Forum Company, “Scoop of the Day”

Best Hors d’oeuvre
24 Carrots, “Foie Gras Uncrustable”
Blue Plate, “Seared Ahi Tuna with Hollandaise Dippin’ Dots”
Culinary Crafts, “Savory Macaron”

Best Main Course Plate Presentation
Culinary Crafts, “Delicacies from the Sea”
Culinary Crafts, “Dry-aged, Mesquite grilled, Wagyu Tomahawk Ribeye”
Empyrean Events and Catering, “Absence of Color”

Best Plated Menu
Culinary Crafts, “Backyard Summer Soiree”
Empyrean Events and Catering, “Masquerading”
The Ginger Grape, “Nelson Mandela Centenary Gala Dinner

Best Tablescape Design
LUX Catering and Events, “A Full Mountain Soiree”
Vicky Crease Catering, “Benvenuto Capri”
Vicky Crease Catering, “Infinite Love”

Signature Caterer for Best Wedding
CT Wedding Group, “Wedding Day Dreams Become a Rustic Elegant Reality”
Empyrean Events and Catering, “Up in the Tree Tops”
Vicky Crease Catering, “Pure White Equestrian Dreams”

Signature Caterer for Best Multiple Day Event
24 Carrots, “Three Days Executive Summit”
Catering by Michaels, “CGI University”
Vicky Crease Catering, “Colour Splash”

Innovative Mixology
Culinary Crafts, “Pea Blossom Siphon Cocktail”
Culinary Crafts, “Leather Aged Cocktail”
Empyrean Events & Catering, “Laced Libation”

Signature Caterer for Best Event
Catering by Michaels, “The Columbian Ball”
Empyrean Events and Catering, “PACE Yourself”
Toque Catering Inc., “A Night to Remember”

Chef of the Year
Marissa Delgado, Artisan by Santa Barbara Catering
Nicholas Weber, 24 Carrots

Caterer of the Year
24 Carrots
Forte Belanger
Schaffer

The Spirit of the Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence (CATIE) Awards is to recognize achievement of exemplary production at an event.