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Awards Submissions Now Open!

It's once again time to celebrate the best of the best!

Submissions are now being accepted for the Catersource 2025 Achievement in Catered Events awards (ACE)!  We invite you to submit your best work from the past year. Join in the excitement and the spirit of our industry as we celebrate the hard work and exceptional accomplishments of our peers.

The categories for 2025 are:

  • National Caterer of the Year

  • International Caterer of the Year

  • Catered Social Event of the Year

  • Catered Fundraising Event of the Year

  • Catered Wedding of the Year

  • Catered Micro Event of the Year

  • Product or Technological Innovation of the Year

  • Sustainability in Catering

  • Best Off-Premise Catering

  • Best On-Premise Catering

To submit an entry to this year's ACE awards, please visit our awards portal at

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 19, 2024 | ACE Award Submissions Open
  • September 1, 2023-August 31, 2024 | Eligibility Period for Entries
  • Sunday, September 15, 2024 | Regular submission deadline ($125 fee)
  • Tuesday, September 30, 2024 | Late Bird submission deadline ($175 fee)

If you are interested in entering in the Gala awards instead, you can enter the Special Event 2025 Gala awards in the same online portal as the ACE awards. Catersource + The Special Event will run February 24-27 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both the ACE and Gala awards will be presented during the conference at a to-be-determined location in Fort Lauderdale.


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