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Tabletop Design

Tabletop Design

March 11, 12 & 13

A highlight of the show floor, this area is a premier presentation of creativity and skill in tabletop design. It's all about... creative displays!

The impressive Tabletop Design Competition entries are created by event planners, catering pros and hospitality professionals from around the region. Awards are given to the best tables in five categories:

  • People’s Choice - Vote for the winner with a wooden token.
  • Most Innovative - Unique and unconventional materials.
  • Best Use of a Theme - Conceptual design.
  • Most Viable Concept - Most functional, practical design.
  • Social Choice - Vote on Facebook for your favorites.

2019 Winners


People's Choice

Kessenich's Ltd



Most Viable Concept

Holiday Inn Milwaukee Riverfront and Arena Americas




Social Choice

Tuxes & Tulle Events and Productions



Most Innovative & Best Use of Theme

Just Like U Like It


Competition Benefits

  • $250 cash in each winning category – chance to win in multiple categories
  • Trophy to brag about!
  • Social media coverage via MFE channels
  • Post-Expo social media coverage by NACE
  • Coverage in industry publications, like Wisconsin Restaurateur and Catering Magazine
  • Promotion to the media via MFE news releases
  • Two (2) complimentary badges to attend MFE 2019

Full Competition Rules

Professional judging for the competition provided by NACE Southern Wisconsin

Catering Magazine June 18 Cover

Support media and PR provided by Catering Magazine

Sign Up to Compete

Guideline Acknowledgement

After the first of the year, we provide our competitors with pointers on what the judges will be looking for, ask for details regarding your display theme and connect on set-up needs.

If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Amy Nitschke at

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