2016 NACE Award Winners

BEST IN CATERING AND EVENTS HONORED AT THE NACE AWARDS
 
The National Association for Catering and Events recognized the best in the industry this week at the annual Experience Conference and Expo, which was held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL this month.
 
A complete list  follows:
 

CATEGORY SUBCATEGORY WINNER

Best Team Event of the Year
 
Budget Less than $50,000 The International School of Hospitality

Best Team Event of the Year
 
Budget Between $50,000-$100,000 Claudia G. de Velasco, Wedding Planner
A Day To Remember
  
Best Team Event of the Year
 
Budget Greater Than $100,000 Michele Polci CPCE, CMP 
Caesars Entertainment

Best Catered On-Premise Event of the Year
 
Budget $50,000-$100,000 Lancer Catering 

Best Catered On-Premise Event of the Year
 
Budget Greater Than $100,000 Michele Polci CPCE, CMP 
Caesars Entertainment

Best Catered Off-Premise Event of the Year
 
Budget Less Than $50,000 Sodexo Campus Catering
New Orleans District

Best Catered Off-Premise Event of the Year
 
Budget $50,000-$100,000 Jerry Edwards, CPCE
Chef's Expressions Catering and Events

Best Table Presentation of the Year
 

Less Than $200 Per Table
Mary Painter, CPCE  
The Cliffs

Best Table Presentation of the Year
 
Greater Than $200 Per Table The Venetian / The Palazzo Hotel 

Best Wedding of the Year
 

Budget Less Than $50,000
The Seattle Aquarium
Angie Kemp, CMP, CPCE

Best Wedding of the Year
 

Budget Between $50,000-$100,000
Viva Bella Events
Best Wedding of the Year

Budget Greater than $100,000
Viva Bella Events

Best Social Event Production of the Year
 
Budget Less Than $50,000 Jessica Barry, J Barry Designs

Best Social Event Production of the Year
 
Budget $50,000-$100,000 Addison Reserve Country Club
Best Social Event Production of the Year

Budget Greater Than $100,000
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts 
Best Corporate Event Production of the Year
Budget Less Than $50,000
 
Jodi Harris, Sight & Sound Events

Best Corporate Event Production of the Year
 
Budget $50,000-$100,000 Principal of Art of the Event, Inc

Best Corporate Event Production of the Year
 

Budget Greater Than $100,000
 
Michele Polci CPCE, CMP 
Caesars Entertainment


CHAPTER AWARDS
 
CATEGORY SUBCATEGORY WINNER

Community Service of the Year
 
Greater Than 100 Members Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

Community Service of the Year
 
Less Than 100 Members Austin Chapter

Education Program of the Year
 
Greater Than 100 Members Philadelphia/S. Jersey/Deleware Chapter

Education Program of the Year
 
Less Than 100 Members
Charlotte Chapter
 

Fundraising Event of the Year
 
Greater Than 100 Members Greater Seattle Chapter 

Fundraising Event of the Year
 
Less Than 100 Members New Orleans Chapter

Program of the Year
 
Greater Than 100 Members Houston Chapter 

Program of the Year
 
Less Than 100 Members Tacoma/South Puget Sound Chapter

Chapter of the Year
 
Greater Than 100 Members Alamo Chapter

Chapter of the Year
 
Less Than 100 Members Charlotte Chapter


MEMBER AWARDS
 
CATEGORY WINNER

George Zell Spirit of NACE
 
Adam Rineer, CPCE, CMP 

Member of the Year
 
Lisa Carruth, CPCE

Student Member of the Year 
 
Wei Syn Tan

Partner of the Year
VerTerra Dinnerware