The International Caterers Association (ICA) is pleased to announce the 2020 CATIE Awards Finalists:

Best Appetizer
Butler’s Pantry, “Ravioli Doppi”
Catering by Michaels, “Citrus Scallop”
The Ginger Grape, “Earth”
Best Buffet or Action Station
Catering by Michaels, “Foie Gras Doughnut”
M Culinary Concepts, “Cheese on Draught”
Vicky Crease Catering + Events, “Hokey Pokey Poke Box”
Best Catered Event
By Word of Mouth Catering, “Urban Jungle”
Catering by Design (CO), “Color Bash”
The JDK Group, “Salt + Grain”
Best Catered Multi Day Event
Brancato’s Catering, “Cerner Health Conference”
Forte Belanger, “First, Best, and Only. Rocket Mortgage Classic”
Vicky Crease Catering + Events, “Business is an Adventure”
Best Catered Wedding
By Word of Mouth Catering, “Under the African Sky”
Thomas Caterers of Distinction, “Two Family Trees”
Toque Catering Inc., “Bilston Creek Lavender Farm Wedding”
Best Dessert
Catering by Michaels, “Strawberry Ganache”
Culinary Crafts, “Popsicles for Grownups”
Vicky Crease Catering + Events, “Whimsical Watermelon Cake”
Best Food or Beverage Trend Incorporation
Culinary Crafts, “Celebrating Gluten”
Empyrean Events and Catering, “From the Ground Up”
Thomas Caterers of Distinction, “Pentagon to Star”
Best Hors d'oeuvre
24 Carrots, “Caviar Potato Taco”
24 Carrots, “Dungeness Crab Congee”
The Ginger Grape, “Candyfloss Squid”
Best Main Course
The Ginger Grape, “Camping”
The JDK Group, “Flaming Sous Vide Chicken Osso Bucco”
The JDK Group, “Maple Leaf Farms Confit Duck Breast”
Best Small Plate
Catering by Design (CO), “Whats Kraken, Sliced Octopus Ceviche”
Culinary Capers Catering and Special Events, “Roasted Sablefish Asparagus + Carrot”
Marcia Selden Catering, “Valentine Treat Box”
Innovative Mixology
Catering by Michaels, “Spherified Cocktails”
Culinary Crafts, “Infused Aviation”
Empyrean Events and Catering, “The Snow Globe”
Culinary Rising Star
Shelby Anderson, Footers Catering
Chef of the Year
Adam Gooch, Common Plea Catering, Inc.
Keith Lord, Stratəjē Fourteen
Nicholas Weber, 24 Carrots
Caterer of the Year
Catering by Design (CO)
Forte Belanger
Vicky Crease Catering + Events

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