The Baltimore-based ICA serves as a resource for professional caterers providing education, collaboration, and inspiration to more than 1,500 members worldwide. The association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the profession of catering to clients, industry members, vendors and the public. ICA produces publications, seminars, workshops and demonstrations for trade and industry organizations throughout the year.
“The International Caterers Association has assisted Tastebuds tremendously for the past ten years, and I’m honored to be given this opportunity to give back,” Shapiro says. Shapiro, a culinary professional for more than 20 years, is one of the ICA’s five new board members.
Prior to launching Tastebuds Custom Catering in 2008, Shapiro was a restaurant owner. He is also a member of the International Catering Association Culinary Council, attending seminars and courses each year. He also leads courses each year at Catersource, The Show for Catering & Event Professionals and the ICA’s Art of Catering Food Conference.
A member of the Wedding Network USA, Tastebuds has received the National Association of Wedding Professionals’ Member of the Year Award (2013), and the ICA Star Service Award (2014), among other honors and memberships.
About Tastebuds Custom Catering
Founded in 2008, Tastebuds Custom Catering is a full-service catering company that is proud to serve clients fresh and delicious custom menus throughout Naples and Southwest Florida. Whether they are serving a wedding, corporate event, or private catering event, the team at Tastebuds focuses on providing an experience for their clients by creating high quality and innovative dishes. Additionally, Tastebuds has embarked on a Green Initiative, meaning they are committed to creating and employing environmentally sustainable practices in an effort to contribute to a greener future. To learn more, visit http://tastebudscustomcatering.com or call (239) 774-3663.