Awards & Recognition
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.
Jack Milan, Owner and President
of 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.
|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|