NACE One Award Nominees

 NACE Announces the NACE One Award Nominees  

The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) is the premier resource and community for catering and event professionals

June 16, 2020 – The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) is very excited to announce the nominees for the 2020 NACE One Awards.


Industry Award NomineesMember Award Nominees | Chapter Award Nominees

And the nominees are:

Industry Awards:

Catered Event of the Year

Spring Into Action

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
Messina’s Catering and Events

Festival of Wonder
Venetian Palazzo Hotel Resort Casino

Winter Wonderland
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House-The Woodlands

CCRC Holiday Event
Creole Cuisine Special Events & Catering

Event Design and Décor

RENT: A Boston Hotel Launch

Culinary Masters: Kitchen Innovation in a Ballroom

Entourage Events Group

Virtuoso Opening Reception

Event Entertainment of the Year

FEMAP 2019 Gala

Who Rule The World? Girls!
BRAVO! Entertainment

Event Photography of the Year

Corporate Event
Field Leadership Strategy Conference
Joe Szurszewski Photography LLC

Mad Dog’s Final Goodbye
See Pink, Inc

Wedding Photography
Best Wedding Photography- Mike and Laura- 3-20-2019
Jessica Miller Photography

Event Production of the Year

Corporate, Budget Budget Greater Than $100,000
A Three Day Menagerie
Sarabeth Events

Ancient Worlds – Myths and Heroes
Beautiful Moments Weddings & Events

Festival of Wonder
Venetian Palazzo Hotel Resort Casino

Flights of Fancy
EB Inc., Bright Star Productions

Sazerac House Grand Opening Gala
The Sazerac House

Taste of MGM Grand Reception
MGM Grand

Corporate, Budget $50,000-$100,000
TOTC 2019
Creole Cuisine Special Events & Catering

Winter Wonderland
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House-The Woodlands

Corporate, Budget Budget Less Than $50,000
A Grand Grande Opening

Bringing a Container Park into a Ballroom
Florida Event Decor

Meadows Museum Lender’s Dinner
Meadows Museum at SMU

Social, Budget Budget Greater Than $100,000
Xperience The Elements
Addison Reserve Country Club

Into the Woods Quinceañera
A Day To Remember

Social, Budget $50,000-$100,000
Candy Glam Bat Mitzvah | An Evening of Sparkle and Sweet for Emerson and Kenzie
JDV Occasions, Atlanta Fever Entertainment, Proof of the Pudding, Button It Up, Balloonacy, Your Event Solution

St. Petersburg Yacht Club Commodore’s Mad Hatter’s Ball
St. Petersburg Yacht Club

Social, budget Budget Less Than $50,000
Ellie’s Beach Chic Bat Mitzvah!
JDV Occasions, Atlanta Fever Entertainment, Eventscapes

New Year’s Eve 2020 Southern Gala Fundraiser
B & R Events, LLC

Southern Gala’s White Hot Party to benefit NAMI
B & R Events, LLC

Table Presentation of the year

Budget greater than $200
An Earthy, Contemporary Table Design for Dose of Colors
Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design

Love in Living Color
A Day To Remember

Dark Mardi Gras New Orleans
PRA, New Orleans

Budget Less than $200
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa

Team Event of the Year

A Three Day Menagerie
Sarabeth Events, Sarabeth Quattlebaum, CPCE; Wolfgang Puck Catering, Dana Carroll Blaugrund, CPCE; The Mamones, Emily & Don Mamone; Peerless Event & Tent Rentals, Renee Steele; Shag Carpet Prop Rentals, Wendy Timson, CPCE; Encore Entertainment, Michelle Garmon; BEYOND, Ashton Hartner and Justin Weyer; LeForce Entertainment, Adante Mayo; Marquee Event Rentals, Tiffany Bell; Beautiful Event Rentals, Cammie Palmer

Iron Caterer Throwdown
Noveli Wedding Photography / FamZing, LLC

Technical Production of the Year

Iron Caterer Throwdown
Noveli Wedding Photography / FamZing, LLC

Après Ski at ASH Mountain

Wedding of the Year

Budget Budget Greater Than $100,000
A Dream Wedding Comes True
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

COJ Events

Dreamy Desert Wedding
Apropos Creations, LLC

Let There Be Lavender!
JDV Occasions, Jim White Designs

Secret Garden Luxury
Prisma Events

The Heart of Man is Great and Grand
Elegant Events by Maureen

Wedding in Honor of Brittany and Michael Moradian

Budget $50,000-$100,000

Beautifully Blended
Maureen Riebel

A Nostalgic Look at Love
Sugar Creek Country Club

Floral Fantasy Garden
Samaa Events

Green Valley Ranch Weddings, Hava Busso
Clique Hospitality

Moody and Bright
Chic Productions

NYC Charm Meets Houston Hospitality
A Day To Remember

Ombre All the Way
JDV Occasions, Jim White Designs, Lahcen Boufedji Photography

Budget Less Than $50,000

California Dreamin’
Fleur Consultants

Eveleen and Aaron’s Wedding
Cherished in Hawaii Weddings

Love Is The Greatest Adventure
Village Pantry Catering / RSVP Event Center

Proctor-Aguirre Wedding
Avenida Brazil, LBL Event Rentals, D Jones Photography, A Finer Event, EB Inc

Someone To Watch Over Me
Steve Kemble Event Design


Individual awards:

George Zell Spirit of NACE

  • Clara Hough, CPCE
  • Marci Guttenberg
  • Kay M. Kolbo
  • Bruce Vassar

Member of the Year

  • Keith Willard
  • Julie Brown Pflueger, CPCE
  • Katie Proctor Aguirre, CPCE
  • Michelle Stansfield, CPCE
  • Valerie Landry

Student Member of the Year

  • Anna Oakes
  • Josh Ranker

Emerging Member of the Year

  • Amber Scheer, CPCE
  • Caitlin Miner, CPCE
  • Danielle Peacock
  • Gayle Stallings

Speaker of the Year

  • Brittny Drye
  • Christie Osborne
  • Meryl Snow
  • Terrica Skaggs

Chapter Awards:

Chapter Education Program of the Year

101+ Members
Dining in the Dark
Philadelphia/Delaware/Southern New Jersey

I know You’re the Boss, but…….

March 2019 “March Into Leadership: Creating a Competitive Advantage On Purpose – Leading with Influence”
Dallas/Fort Worth

NACE Boston- Chapter Education of the Year

The Gift of Effective Feedback by the Greater Seattle Chapter
Greater Seattle

51-100 Members
Charlotte – Branding is for More Than Just Cattle

Charlotte – Use Your Senses

Catering Olympics Best Education

“Improving Your Brand and Making a Distinctive First Impression!”

F*** This S*** Brunch with Rachel Sheerin

Making the Team: A DMC Panel

15-50 Members
Breakfast Pairing

LGBTQ+ What’s Next
Palm Springs

Chapter Education Program of The Year
Capital Area of Wisconsin

Chapter Community Service Event of the Year

101+ Members
Las Vegas

101+ Members
Dallas/Fort Worth

101+ Members

15-50 Members
Tacoma South Puget Sound

51-100 Members

51-100 Members

51-100 Members

51-100 Members
Twin Cities

Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year

101+ Members
NACE Boston

NACE Greater Chicago Chapter – Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year – The 18th Annual N.I.C.E. Awards – NICEWORLD
Greater Chicago

Dallas/Fort Worth

Raise Your Glass…..

Seattle NACE Fundraiser Submission

51-100 Members
Fundraiser of the Year – Camp NACE

NACE Alamo Chapter – 14th Annual President’s Gala

15-50 Members
Appalachian Chaper of NACE presents dîner en blanc Awards Ceremony Gala

Chapter Program of the Year

101+ Members
August 2019 Meeting “Laugh and Learn with Four Day Weekend”
Dallas/Fort Worth

Dining in the Dark
Philadelphia/Delaware/Southern New Jersey

How Reviews Impact Your Business: 7 Steps to Use Your Reviews to Increase your Bottom Line with Bernadette Baillie, Director of Education and Local Partnerships for
New Orleans

Wedding Trends!

51-100 Members
Bat Cruise with Visit Austin

Charlotte – CADES Royale

Catering Olympics Program of the Year

Tantalizing Tables

Richmond Chapter 2019 NACEYs

Twin Cities

Taste Of NACE
South Florida

15-50 Members

Old Hollywood Awards Dinner
Palm Springs

Chapter of the Year

101+ Members

  • Greater Seattle
  • Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Houston
  • New Orleans

51-100 Members

  • Charlotte
  • Austin

15-50 Members

  • Greater Palm Springs
  • Capital Area of Wisconsin



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