Congratulations to the 2024 CATIE Award Finalists!

Best Appetizer 

  • Taste Catering, "John Muir Annual Gala Magic Castle Salad"
  • Blue Plate, "Harmony in Harvest"
  • Southern Graces at Hewitt Oaks, "Fried Green Tomato BLT Salad"

Best Buffet or Action Station

  • Collette's Catering and Events, "Spa & Nourish: Women's Wellness Buffet"
  • Culinary Crafts, "Sardines"
  • D'Amico Catering, "Du Jour"

Best Catered Event

  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events, "Oh, the Places You'll Grow ..."
  • Culinary Crafts, "Teach a Man to Fish"
  • The JDK Group, "Level Up"

Best Catered Wedding

  • Blue Plate, "David & Omar"
  • Culinary Crafts, "Restaurant Rustica"

Best Dessert 

  • Blue Plate, "Citrus Inception"
  • Forte Belanger, "Strawberry Four-Play"
  • The JDK Group, "Sous Vide Vanilla Infused Pear"

Best Hors d'oeuvre

  • Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events, "Carrot Nigiri"
  • Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events, "Key Wat"
  • Daniel et Daniel Catering & Events, "Petite Tarte Tatin"

Best Main Course Plate Presentation

  • Colette's Catering and Events, "Beyond Accommodation: Our Moroccan Cauliflower Steak"
  • Dish Food and Events, "Carrot Wellington"
  • The JDK Group, "Autumn's Bounty"

Best Small Plate

  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events, "Ring for Ramen"
  • Bingemans, "Aaniin Tasting Plate"
  • Culinary Crafts, "Smoking Pork"

Caterer of the Year

  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events
  • Arthur's Creative Events & Catering
  • Schaffer

Chef of the Year

  • Alexander "Lex" Heijligers, Schaffer
  • Vagn Nielsen, Proof of Pudding
  • Jason Sutton, Footers Catering

Innovative Mixology (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic) 

  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events, "Here's the Tea"
  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events, "Omakase Icebreaker"
  • Simply Fresh Events, "Toasted Marshmallow Milkshake" 

The 2024 CATIE Award winners will be announced at the Catersource + The Special Events Conference at the Austin Convention Center in February. 

The following categories will be presented during the ICA Meet and Greet on Tuesday, February 13 at 5pm CT on the fourth floor in the pre-function space outside of Hall D at the ICA Inspiration Zone. 

  • Best Appetizer
  • Best Buffet or Action Station
  • Best Hors d'oeuvre
  • Best Small Plate

The remaining awards will be presented during the Industry Awards Celebration on Thursday, February 15 at 5:30 pm on the Keynote Stage, Hall 5.

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