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There's Still Time to Submit Your ACE-Worthy Events

There's still time to get your submission in for next year's ACE awards! 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Catersource 2024 ACE awards! 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.

Norm Bennett accepts the National Caterer of the Year award on behalf of his company, 24 Carrots Catering and Events. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Check out this year's winners for inspiration! 

The categories for 2024 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, for companies above $2 million annual revenue
  • Best Off-Premise Catering , for companies under $2 million annual revenue
  • Best On-Premise Catering, for companies under $2 million annual revenue
  • Best On-Premise Catering, for companies above $2 million annual revenue

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

Important Dates

  • Tuesday, April 1, 2023 | ACE Award Submissions Open
  • September 1, 2022-September, 30, 2023 | Eligibility Period for Entries
  • Sunday, October 15, 2023 | Regular submission deadline ($99 fee)
  • Tuesday, October 31, 2023 | Late Bird submission deadline ($160 fee)

If you are interested in entering in the Gala awards instead, you can enter the Special Event 2024 Gala awards in the same online portal as the ACE awards. Catersource + The Special Event will run February 12-15, 2024 in Austin, TX Both the ACE and Gala awards will be presented during the conference at a to-be-determined location in Austin.


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