NACE One Award Winners Announced

NACE One Award Winners Announced

COLUMBIA, Maryland – AUGUST 9, 2021 – The National Association for Catering and Events recognized the best in the industry at the NACE One Awards Gala during the annual NACE Experience Conference, which was held in Las Vegas, NV in August.

Entries were received in 2020 and 2021 catering, hospitality and event professionals and companies across the country competing in categories such as Chapter Diversity and Inclusion, Chapter Hybrid/Virtual, Micro Event of the Year, Event 2020 Frontline Hero, 2020 Innovator of the Year and more.

Award judges made up of catering and event professionals selected the winners based on different, unique or creative qualities of these one-of-a-kind events.

Congratulations to our winners:

Industry Awards

2019 Off-Premise Catered Event of the Year – Budget Less Than $50,000
Messina’s Catering & Events
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

2019 Off-Premise Catered Event of the Year – Budget $50,000 – $100,000
CSI DMC
Spring Into Action

2019 On-Premise Catered Event of the Year – Budget Less Than $50,000
Creole Cuisine Special Events & Catering
CCRC Holiday Event

2019 On-Premise Catered Event of the Year – Budget $50,000 – $100,000
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House – The Woodlands
Winter Wonderland

2019 On-Premise Catered Event of the Year – Budget Greater Than $100,000
Venetian Palazzo Hotel Resort Casino
Festival of Wonder

2019 Event Design & Décor Budget Less than $50,000
CSI DMC
RENT: A Boston Hotel Launch

2019 Event Design & Décor Budget Greater than $100,000
CSI DMC
Culinary Masters: Kitchen Innovation in a Ballroom

2020 Event Design & Décor
Sugar Creek Country Club Jennifer Jenkins, CPCE
An Engagement of Whimsical Proportions

2019 Event Entertainment of the Year – Budget Greater than $25,000
BRAVO! Entertainment
Who Rule The World? Girls!

2019 Event Photography of the Year – Corporate Event Photography
Joe Szurszewski Photography LLC
Field Leadership Strategy Conference

2020 Event Photography of the Year – Corporate Event Photography
Joe Szurszewski Photography LLC
Pinnacle Council Conference

2019 Event Photography of the Year – Wedding Photography
Jessica Miller Photography
Best Wedding Photography – Mike & Laura 3.20.2019

2020 Event Photography of the Year – Wedding Photography
Noveli Wedding Photography
A California Girl in South Carolina

2019 Social Event Production of the Year – Budget Less Than $50,000
B & R Events, LLC
Southern Gala’s White Hot Party to benefit NAMI

2019 Social Event Production of the Year – Budget $50,000 – $100,000
JDV Occasions, Atlanta Fever Entertainment, Proof of the Pudding, Button It Up, Balloonacy, & Your Event Solution
Ellie’s Beach Chic Bat Mitzvah!

2019 Social Event Production of the Year – Budget Greater Than $100,000
Anna Garcia, Addison Reserve Country Club
Xperience The Elements

2020 Social Event Production of the Year
Sugar Creek Country Club Jennifer Jenkins, CPCE
An Engagement of Whimsical Proportions

2019 Corporate Event Production of the Year – Budget Less Than $50,000
Flourish&Co
A Grand Grande Opening

2019 Corporate Event Production of the Year – Budget $50,000 – $100,000
Truluck’s Seafood, Steak, & Crab House – The Woodlands
Winter Wonderland

2019 Corporate Event Production of the Year – Budget Greater Than $100,000
Venetian Palazzo Hotel Resort Casino
Festival of Wonder

2020 Innovator of the Year
Keith Willard
Behind the Veil

2020 Micro Event of the Year
A Day To Remember
The Wedding of Jhenny + Conrad

2019 Speaker of the Year
Meryl Snow

2020 Speaker of the Year
Meghan Ely

2019 Table Presentation of the Year – Budget Less Than $200
Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
IMEX Fam

2019 Table Presentation of the Year – Budget Greater Than $200
Eddie Zaratsian Lifestyle & Design
An Earthy, Contemporary Table Design for Dose of Colors

2020 Table Presentation of the Year
A Day To Remember
Night Under the Stars

2019 Team Event of the Year
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
A Three Day Menagerie

2020 Team Event of the Year
A Day To Remember, DJU Entertainment, & Royal Luxury Events
The Wedding of Lana + Samir

2019 Technical Production of the Year
Noveli Wedding Photography & FamZing LLC
Iron Caterer Throwdown

2020 Virtual Event of the Year
Sarabeth Events
M1 Virtual Event

2019 Wedding of the Year – Budget Less Than $50,000
Fleur Consultants
California Dreamin’

2019 Wedding of the Year – Budget $50,000 – $100,000
A Day To Remember
NYC Charm Meets Houston Hospitality

2019 Wedding of the Year – Budget Greater Than $100,000
Prisma Events
Secret Garden Luxury

2020 Wedding of the Year
A Day To Remember
Glamour, Texas Style

Individual Awards

2020 Frontline Hero
David Porto

2019 Emerging Member of the Year
Caitlin Miner, CPCE

2020 Emerging Member of the Year
Aleya Harris, CPCE

2019 Member of the Year
Valerie Landry

2020 Member of the Year
Katie P. McNulty, CPCE

2019 George Zell Spirit of NACE
Clara Hough, CPCE

2020 George Zell Spirit of NACE
Linwood Campbell, CPCE, DFS

2019 Student Member of the Year
Josh Ranker

2020 Student Member of the Year
Carlee Grimes

Chapter Awards

2019 Chapter Community Service of the Year (15-50 members)
Tacoma South Puget Soun

2019 Chapter Community Service of the Year (51-100 members)
Alamo

2019 Chapter Community Service of the Year (101+ members)
Houston

2020 Chapter Community Service of the Year (51-100 members)
Las Vegas

2020 Chapter Community Service of the Year (101+ members)
Dallas / Fort Worth

Chapter Diversity and Inclusion
Boston
NACE and Race

2019 Chapter Education Program of the Year (15-50 members)
Capital Area of Wisconsin
Chapter Education Program of the Year

2019 Chapter Education Program of the Year (51-100 members)
Alamo
Making the Team: A DMC Panel

2019 Chapter Education Program of the Year (101+ members)
Philadelphia S. Jersey Delaware
Dining in the Dark

2020 Chapter Education Program of the Year (15-50 members)
Tacoma South Puget Sound
Pop Up Trends Talk

2020 Chapter Education Program of the Year (51-100 members)
Phoenix NACE

2020 Chapter Education Program of the Year (101+ members)
Boston

Chapter Emergency Response
Triangle, NC
NACE Advocacy

Chapter Engagement
Phoenix
Cocktails and Conversations

2019 Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year (15-50 members)
Appalachian
Appalachian Chapter of NACE Presents diner en blanc Awards Ceremony Gala

2019 Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year (51-100 members)
Alamo
NACE Alamo Chapter – 14th Annual President’s Gala

2019 Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year (101+ members)
Boston
NACE Boston

2020 Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year (51-100 members)
Triangle, NC
NACE Awards Gala

2020 Chapter Fundraising Event of the Year (101+ members)
Dallas / Fort Worth
DFW’s Got Talent

Chapter Hybrid/Virtual Program
Dallas / Fort Worth
NACE Cooking with Kids

2019 Chapter Program of the Year (15-50 members)
Greater Palm Springs
Old Hollywood Awards Dinner

2019 Chapter Program of the Year (51-100 members)
Richmond NACE
Richmond Chapter 2019 NACEYs

2019 Chapter Program of the Year (101+ members)
Houston
Wedding Trends!

2020 Chapter Program of the Year (15-50 members)
Tacoma South Puget Sound NACE Chapter
Tented Trends Talk

2020 Chapter Program of the Year (51-100 members)
Richmond NACE
Floral Workshop

2020 Chapter Program of the Year (101+ members)
Dallas / Fort Worth
Being the Buzz

2019 Chapter of the Year (15-50 members)
Greater Palm Springs

2019 Chapter of the Year (51-100 members)
Austin

2019 Chapter of the Year (101+ members)
Greater Seattle

2020 Chapter of the Year (15-50 members)
Capital Area of Wisconsin

2020 Chapter of the Year (51-100 members)
Phoenix

2020 Chapter of the Year (101+ members)
Houston

For more information on our awards program, visit nace.net/awards.

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