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ACE Award Submissions Now Being Accepted!

It's once again time to celebrate the best of the best! Nominations are now being accepted for the Catersource 2021 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.

Catering by Michaels received the award for Best Off-Premise Catering East during the 2020 ACE Awards Gala in Las Vegas. Photo courtesy of WASIO Photography.

This year's ACE Awards will be like no other since we have added a few additional categories. This year's new categories include: 

  • Best Product Innovation
  • Best Use of Space
  • Best Technological Innovation
  • Community Servant Award
  • Best Boxed, Plated or Contained

RK Group accepts the Off-Premise Catering West Award during the Awards Gala. Photo courtesy of WASIO Photography.

This year's new categories will be joined by the following categories: 

  • Best On-Premise Catering - East
  • Best On-Premise Catering - West
  • Best Off-Premise Catering - East
  • Best Off-Premise Catering - West
  • Best Catering International

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

Important Dates

  • Thursday, Oct. 1st | ACE Award Submissions Open
  • Oct. 1st, 2019-Feb. 28th-2020 | Eligibility Period for Entries
  • Monday, January 25th, 2021 | Regular submission deadline ($99 fee)
  • Monday, Feb. 1st, 2021 | Late Bird submission deadline ($160 fee)
  • Saturday, March 20th, 2021 | Nominees notified
  • Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 | Awards presented 


Amber Kispert

Content Producer

Amber is the Content Producer for Catersource. Amber previously worked as a Communications Specialist for LeClair Group and a reporter for the Woodbury Bulletin, both located in Woodbury, Minn.  As a self-described "foodie," Amber loves to experience the world of...