Catering Executives Club of America Industry Excellence Awards

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Big City Bride is excited and honored to be nominated for a Catering Executives Club of America Industry Excellence Award. This year the Catering Executives Club of America is celebrating their 80th Anniversary and Big City Bride is one of three Chicago wedding planners up for an award. After polling the club membership, 165 companies and individuals were nominated to receive an Industry Excellence award recognizing their impact upon the Hospitality Industry and dedication to a standard of excellence and leadership matching the CEC’s mission.  Based on the voting of the Catering Executives Membership, the following are the finalists for each category:
 
VENUE?
The Drake, The Hilton Chicago, The Palmer House Hilton
 
OFF-PREMISE VENUE
Chicago History Museum, Field Museum, Navy Pier
 
RESTAURANT?
Gibsons Steakhouse, Naha, Spiaggia
 
CATERER
Calihan Catering, Danziger Caterers, Food for Thought
 
EVENT PLANNER
Big City Bride, Hope Weis Consulting, Weddings, Inc.
 
FLORAL & PRODUCTION
Event Creative, Frost Chicago, Heffernan Morgan, Kehoe Designs
 
MEDIA
BizBash Magazine, Chicago Style Weddings Magazine, CS Brides Magazine
 
ENTERTAINMENT
?Don Cagen Orchestra, Lynne Jordan & The Shivers, Monastero Entertainment
 
LINENS & RENTALS
BBj Linen, Hall’s Rental, Tablescapes
 
PHOTOGRAPHY?
Jai Girard, Rick Aguilar, Stuart Rodgers
 
INVITATIONS & STATIONERY?
Elizabeth Grace, Erickson Designs, Hannah Handmade
 
Big City Bride looks forward to celebrating at the Hotel InterContinental Chicago for the Annual Spring Scholarship Ball to celebrate not only the 80th Anniversary of the Catering Executives Club of America, but also to recognize the outstanding and hard-working members of the Chicago event industry. A silent auction will help raise the over $12,000 annually that the club gives in scholarship to the next generation of the Hospitality Industry. We’re looking forward to it!