A LEGENDARY EVENT wins ISES Esprit Award for High Museum Wine Auction

This weekend, A Legendary Event won a prestigious ISES Esprit Award from the International Special Events Society (ISES) in the category of Best Off-Premise Catered Event. A Legendary Event was awarded top honors for catering The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction’s 16th Annual Gala Dinner. The menu’s distinct southern flair was a big hit with the 800 wine-loving guests. In addition to A Legendary Event’s Executive Chef Lincoln Stevens, the event featured several Guest Chefs from the Southern Foodways Alliance including Athens’ Chef Hugh Acheson who prepared this savory low country stew (see above photo).

Traveling back from the awards ceremony in San Francisco, Owner and President of A Legendary Event, Tony Conway commented by phone, “It is great that our team’s work was recognized by our peers for such a title.” ISES is dedicated to recognizing excellence in events and honoring those individuals whose vision and creativity make their events “Special.” For more information contact http://www.ises.com/.


The International Special Events Society nominated A Legendary Event for two ISES Esprit Awards in the categories of Best Industry Contribution and Best Catered Event.

The Best Industry Contribution nomination is for Tony Conway’s ongoing quarterly contributions to Delta’s in-flight magazine—Delta Sky. Conway draws on over thirty years of Catering and Special Event expertise for his subject matter. His topics are broad in scope ranging from tips on how to host a green event to step-by-step instructions on creating a low-key, Southern-styled, New Year’s Day brunch.

The Best Catered Event nomination is for The High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction’s 16th Annual Gala Dinner held at Atlanta’s Atlantic Station for 800 wine-loving guests. To celebrate the 16th anniversary event named How Sweet It Is!—A Legendary Event Executive Chef Lincoln Stevens along with Star Guest Chefs Todd Richards from Kentucky’s Oakroom, Charleston’s Chef Mike Lata, Athens’ Chef Hugh Acheson and Atlanta Chef’s Gerry Klaskala and Kathryn King both from Restaurant Aria collaboratively created a menu of sumptuously southern cuisine.

Conway said, “Receiving any nomination from such a prestigious organization is really an award in and of itself.” For more info go to http://www.ises.com/