the forum company came out tops in the International category for the annual Achievement in Catering Excellence (ACE) awards held in Las Vegas on the 11th March 2013. Managing Director of the forum company, Glynis Hyslop was there to receive the award which was presented at the general session of the Catersource Conference & Tradeshow.
The Catersource ACE Award recognizes companies that have shown noteworthy achievement in the catering industry through culinary, business, community and professional development. Five winners are chosen each year to represent the best of the best in each of five geographic regions: Midwest, South, East, West and International.
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious award and be recognised alongside so many other very talented and professional companies. It is also exciting to have South Africa acknowledged in the global catering arena. the forum company prides ourselves on our constantly evolving and trend-setting food and we place great emphasis on ensuring we maintain the high levels of excellence and innovation. With every brief we get from our clients, whether it is a wedding, cocktail function or product launch we are able to create new and exciting menus and challenge our-selves to create the perfect dish to suit each and every event” says Glynis Hyslop, Managing Director, the forum company.
The Catersource ACE Award represents the top caterers in all aspects of event execution and recognises nominees in four regions of the United States-- East, South, Midwest and West-- as well as International caterers. The finalists and winners are determined by past winners of the ACE award, who represent Catersource's commitment to being the top resource in the events industry for caterers by caterers.
Finalists had to demonstrate excellent business acumen, top presentation skills, a commitment to culinary innovation, sales and marketing expertise, and excellence in all areas of event execution.
"It is heartening to know that caterers all around the world share a common passion and drive for creating memorable events no matter where they are located. I am most pleased the ACE award lets the world know about these amazing professionals," says Kris van der Pas-Norenius, judge and director of Tulips & Maple in Ottawa, ON.