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Read the feature on the 2017
on pages 12-13
of Catering Magazine
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Tabletop Design Competition
Exhibit Hall – All Three Days

A highlight of the show floor, this competition is a premier presentation of creativity and skill in tabletop design. Awards are given to the best tables in five categories: People’s Choice, Most Innovative, Best Use of a Theme, Most Viable Concept and Social Choice.

Take a look at past entries!

Check out photos and results from 2017

Full Competition Rules (PDF)

Professionals from around the country have the opportunity to show their stuff in this fun competition! Benefits to winners include:

  • $250 cash in each winning category – chance to win in multiple categories
  • Trophy to brag about!
  • Pictures featured on the Expo website
  • Social media coverage via Expo channels
  • Post-Expo social media coverage by NACE
  • Coverage in industry publications, like Wisconsin Restaurateur & Catering magazine.
  • Promotion to the media via Expo news releases
  • (2) complimentary badges to attend the Expo
Sign-up to Compete

All items labeled with an "*" asterisk are required.
* Contact Name:
* Company Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State: * Zip:
* Phone/Cell:
(i.e. 123-456-7890)
* Email Address:

* Website:
* Facebook Link:

I plan to set-up:
Friday, March 9 • 12pm - 5pm
Saturday, March 10 • 8am - 4pm
Sunday, March 11 • 10am - 5pm

Final touches may ONLY be done from 7:00-8:00am on Monday, March 12, 2018.
Yes, I plan to do final touches early Monday morning
No, my set-up will be complete before Monday


I plan to dismantle:
Wednesday, March 14 • 3pm - 8pm
Thursday, March 15 • 8am -11am

I wish to have the Expo provide me with a 72” banquet round
I will bring my own table
I’m not sure yet – I’ll have to get back to you on this
I wish to have the Expo provide me with (8) standard banquet chairs to incorporate into my tabletop design
I intend to bring my own chairs
I’m not sure yet – I’ll have to get back to you on this
I will need access to electricity. I understand that there will be a charge for this and that I must contact the Wisconsin Center at 414.908.6053 prior to February 26, 2018 to order and pay for this service.
I’m not sure yet – I’ll have to get back to you on this

Tabletop Details:
My table name is:
I’m not sure yet – I’ll have to get back to you on this

Please provide a brief description of your tabletop design. Descriptions should be 2-4 sentences in length and not include the name of the competing company.
Tabletop details will not be accepted after March 2, 2018.

I’m not sure yet – I’ll have to get back to you on this


Please direct questions to:

Amy Nitschke
Midwest Foodservice Expo
2801 Fish Hatchery Rd
Madison, WI 53713
(800) 589-3211 or (608) 216-2809


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