14 Jul

Meeting Planner International at the IMA

Kahn’s Catering along with our venue partner, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and other proudly sponsored this year’s 22nd Annual IMPRESS Awards for the Indiana chapter of Meeting Planners International (IMPI). Attendees gathered at the IMA’s Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion Pavilion for an evening cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and awards ceremony. Awards included Planner of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Member of the Year – Game Changer, Venue of the Year, Pinnacle Award, Lifetime Achievement, and President’s Award.




Attendees of the award ceremony enjoyed butler passed hors d’oeuvres during a cocktail reception, followed by a plated meal. Preset for each place setting was an amuse bouche, followed by salad and entree, ending with dessert.

Butler Passed Hors d’oeuvres
Eggplant cannelloni stuffed with boursin and pine nuts with red pepper basil slaw
Brie wrapped in strawberry leather, basil, candied pecan, balsamic glaze
Red curry cashew chicken salad in crispy wonton
Tuna tar tare spoons with cilantro avocado crème Blush Wine Reduction
Cinnamon duck confit wellington with Sweet Cherry Bordelaise

Crab caper lemon salad with micro heirloom caprese stack, balsamic reduction, micro basil


First Course
Artisanal local greens wrapped in a cucumber ring, shaved stilton cheese, cocoa spiced walnuts, yellow tear drop tomatoes, popcorn shoots,
Farigoule thyme liqueur vinaigrette
Assorted rolls and lemon rosemary flatbread
With champagne and brie butter and french butter balls

Second Course
Sumac rubbed filet of beef with brandy thyme demi glace
Annatto orange marinated red snapper with chive fennel puree
Smoked sea salt broccolini, roasted patty pan squash, roasted pepper goat cheese potato soufflé

Third Course
Blueberry pie in graham cracker crust with lemon cello mascarpone mousse, vanilla bean whipped cream, raspberry dust


 It’s always a pleasure to work with others in our industry, especially for an evening that recognizes professionals for their achievements. Congratulations to all of the award recipients including those awarded academic scholarships!

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