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ECEP Members Win ACE Awards!

On February 15, 2024, the winners of The Catersource Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards were announced at Catersource / The Special Event in Austin Texas. The award recognizes companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development and we are proud when ECEP members win ACE Awards!

See the full story and all winners here!



Best Off-Premise Catering for companies above $2 million annual revenue


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War Eagle! | Proof of the Pudding | Photo courtesy Eric & Jamie Photography


In appreciation for their sponsorship of Auburn University’s new football training facility, guests were invited to a VIP dinner on the indoor field. Seated on turf and surrounded by magnificent décor, guests enjoyed a fine dining experience infused with the team’s war cry, team colors, and steakhouse cuisine.



Best On Premise Catering


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Standing the Test of Time | Proof of the Pudding | Photo courtesy Amanda Mazonkey


For the Ten Year Anniversary edition of the Atlanta Airport District Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Annual Meeting, a culinary trip through time helped honor the CVB’s achievements and take a glimpse into the exciting future of the community.


Catered Fund-Raiser of the Year

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 Come One, Come All | 24 Carrots Catering & Events | Photo courtesy Amelia Lyon Photo/24 Carrots Catering & Events


The RAD Gala, which stands for Rising Above Disabilities, put on a show with a circus-themed fundraiser to expand their programs for adults and children with developmental disabilities. The Raddest Show on Earth, inspired by the circus-themed movie The Greatest Showman, put a circus spin on the traditional gala, with joy and nostalgia in every detail. From lobster corn dog Ferris Wheels and deep-fried Oreo sundaes to Monkeys in a (Whiskey) Barrel cocktails, guests enjoyed an evening of good old-fashioned fun and fundraising for a good cause.



National Caterer of the Year


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24 Carrots Catering & Events | Photo courtesy Found Rental Co./24 Carrots Catering & Events


At 24 Carrots, the team takes every opportunity to move the needle for the industry, pushing boundaries, creating new and improved ways of executing events, prioritizing marketing and relationships, training their staff to meet the high standards of “The 24 Carrots Way,” reinvesting into the company and the team, taking risks, and most importantly, doing what is right, not what is easy. Purpose, passion, and pride are at the core of what they do and who they are, allowing them to compete with themselves to always be better for both their clients and their people.


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