Awards & Recognition

Different Tastes named Caterer of the Year

Different Tastes has been named the winner for the Event Solutions 2006 Spotlight Award as Caterer of the Year. This award is presented to the caterer whose work in on or off-premise catering is exceptional in all aspects. The judging criteria include the creativity, menu design, innovation vs. budget, food management skills and presentation of events showcased, as well as the candidate’s attention to customer service, ability to control quality and overcome challenges, and his or her ability to work successfully with a team. The Spotlight  was presented to Jack Milan at the Event Solutions conference in Denver, Colorado.

Different Tastes named FINALIST as Samaritan of the Year

Different Tastes has been named as a finalist for the Event Solutions 2005 Spotlight Award as Samaritan of the Year. This award is presented to an event professional (individual or company) who has demonstrated exceptional generosity in the donation of time, talent and resources to help those in need. The formal judging criteria include the candidate’s level of caring, impact, donation and time commitment, as well as his or her level of involvement in non-profit organizations and/or events.

Different Tastes Wins National Caterer of the Year

Different Tastes won the prestigious 2004 National Caterer of the Year from Catering Magazine. The Award was given to a nominated caterer who featured innovative food trends, innovative approaches and concepts, prospered in a challenging economy, made significant charitable contributions, and provided customer service beyond reproach.

Catering Magazine is the only national business-to-business trade magazine dedicated to the professional catering industry.

The bimonthly magazine reaches more than 16,000 owners and managers of on- and off-premise catering companies, food and beverage directors, and catering and banquet managers of hotels, resorts, restaurants, banquets, clubs and institutional facilities.

This is the second time that this award has been presented to Different Tastes. It was previously awarded in 2000.


CATIE Awards

Jack Milan, Owner and President of Different Tastes

Jack Milan, Owner and President
of Different Tastes

Different Tastes is back at it again and has won another two distinguished CATIE (Catered Arts Through Innovative Excellence) awards this year  for 'Most Innovative Food Centerpiece or Design' and 'Innovative Mixology' joining the already large CATIE family here at Different Tastes.

Different Taste also received five CATIE awards in 2004. Jack accepted these awards in Sarasota, Florida at the annual conference of the International Caterers Association on behalf of the talented, dedicated, and creative staff of  Different Tastes.

Catie Awards

2006 - Best Tote Cuisine
2005 - Chef of the Year 2004 - Innovative Mixology
2004 - Most Innovative Food Centerpiece or Design 2003 - Best Themed Buffet
2003 - Best Celebration Cake 2003 - Best Catered Event under $10,000
2003 - Best Barbecue or Picnic 2003 - Most Innovative Food Trend