A hearty congratulations to the esteemed group of N.I.C.E. Award Winners that were feted at the 15th annual celebration on April 12. The N.I.C.E. Awards recognizes Chicagoland members of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events) and ISES (International Special Events Society) in the areas of event planning, catering, entertainment and creative and support services.
This year’s event, held at 19 East, bore a special “Wizard of Oz” theme, and looking at the list of honorees, it was truly a “great and powerful” night. Here is the full list of winners:
Best Buffet Presentation: Catering by Michaels
Best Catered Event: Food for Thought
Best Use of Tenting: Arena Americas
Best Use of Rental Equipment: Arena Americas
Best Use of Production: Carey Smolensky Productions
Best Theme Décor for Social Event or Wedding: Revel Décor, Inc.
Best Theme Décor for Corporate Event: MDM Entertainment
Best Tabletop Design: BBJ Linen
Best Social Event or Wedding: Food for Thought
Best Plated Presentation: Catering by Michaels
Best NICE Team Event: Total Event Resources and Kehoe Designs
Best Musical Entertainment: Magnificent Events
Best Logistical Achievement: LK Events
Best Interactive Entertainment: The Actors Gymnasium Circus and Performing Arts Center
Best Fundraiser/Not for Profit Event: Revel Global Events
Best Festival: Magnificent Events
Best Creative Cocktail: Food Evolution Catering & Events
Best Corporate Event: On The Scene
ISES Rising Star: Ryan Campbell, AFR Event Furnishings
NACE Rising Star: Nicole Hensley, Storybook Weddings and Events
Lifetime Acheivement: David Sandler, Catering by Michaels
Also a reminder that our very own Best of party will be held May 3, 2016 at Rockit Bar & Grill.