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ACE & Gala Awards

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Awards Reception: 5:30 - 6:00 PM
Awards Ceremony:  6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: The Muckenthaler Cultural Center
Transportation: Provided
Event Type: Open Bar & Hors d’oeuvres
Event Chair: Duane Greenleaf, Colette’s Catering & Events
Suggested Attire: Dressy Casual
Tickets: Required for entry. Included with All Access, Premium Pass or purchase separately.


The Gala & Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) Awards may have taken a backseat to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021, but now they’re back!  Join us on May 3rd to celebrate the outstanding work of our industry partners!

ACE & Gala Awards Chair

Duane Greenleaf, Colette’s Catering & Events

Duane grew up in the Midwest with a heart for all things hospitality. He established his skills and experience with 20 years of executive food & beverage management at the Ritz Carlton, then as a Regional Director for American Golf and as the Food and Beverage Director at Surf & Sand Resort.

Duane Greenleaf acquired co-ownership of Colette’s Catering & Events, a full service catering company based in Fullerton, California in 2004. The catering company has been executing specular event for the last 30 years and has received many awards for their incredible cuisine.  Duane spearheads the catering business, working alongside all departments, and insures Colette’s successful production and flawless execution. Today, Duane has taken his love of hospitality and ventured into the restaurant business with his first restaurant: Benchmark.  The first year of operation Benchmark received the honor of being included as one of the best new restaurants in Orange County in 2019. 

The Historic Muckenthaler Mansion

The Historic Muckenthaler Mansion

The Historic “Muck” Mansion is located on 9 acres of park-like grounds. With a vista of gently rolling gardens, swaying palms, and picturesque architecture, this will be the ideal setting for a progressive cocktail-style journey to Orange County, Los Angeles, and Palm Desert

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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