Connect with Industry Peers & See Trends in Action

Purchase tickets to the paid events during the registration process to enhance your Catersource experience. *The priced events are included in the Catersource Connect Package. 


Networking Break

3:15pm - 3:30pm | Free

Stay tuned as more details are revealed!

Catersource Uncorked!

6:15pm - 7:30pm | Free

In honor of National Drink Wine Day, kick off the 2018 conference with a casual reception at Caesars Palace! Catering and event superstars will mingle and enjoy wine & food pairings in this relaxed environment, with some Catersource networking surprises added to the event.


Networking Break

3:00pm - 3:30pm | Free

Stay tuned as more details are revealed!

Industry Awards Gala

6:30pm - 11:30pm | $199 (Price increases onsite)

The Catersource ACE and ICA CATIE Awards celebration recognize the best in catering and events. Toast to the success of our industry and cheer on the winners of Best Plated Menu, Signature Caterer, regional catering excellence and many more!

Industry Awards After-Party

9:30pm - 11:30pm | $99 (Price increases onsite)

If you can't make the Industry Awards Gala, join us for the lively after-party event!


Diced Competition

12:00pm - 1:30pm | Free

Armed with a mystery basket of ingredients, six creative and highly skilled chef teams will face off in a culinary competition not to be missed! Assigned a specific dish, each team has thirty minutes to complete their dish and submit for judging. Watch as our panel of noteworthy judges tastes each dish and declares a winner.

Tradeshow Happy Hour

4:00pm - 5:00pm | Free

Wind down after a busy day on the tradeshow floor! Sip beverages and mingle with other Catersource attendees and exhibitors.


Out of the Box Lunch Contest

10:30am - 11:30am | Free

In this exciting competition, a three-judge panel will select the winner whose creativity is at the forefront, taking food design Out of the Box!

Cocktail Competition

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Free

Who can put together the best “bar program” in this fast and fun cocktail competition? Cheer on your favorite caterer, “masquerading” as a bartender for just one day! Best of all, recipes will be provided for those attending and cheering on the competitors. Take these recipes back to your city and wow your clients—your cocktail program R&D is done for the year!