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Leading Caterers of America

What is the LCA?

Leading Caterers of America (LCA) is a consortium of top caterers from throughout the United States and Canada. Collectively the LCA membership has access to the state of the art in all aspects of the catering industry. The LCA offers a unique and innovative solution for users of catering services, whether for an individual celebration in a single location, or an entire series of events throughout North America. All of this is done without any additional cost to the buyers of catering services. 

Members' Samples

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Mission Statement

LCA offers the assurance of an exceptional catered event, no matter which member company is serving, and no matter what the size and type of event. With the quality commitment of a national brand, LCA provides the local knowledge and sensitivity required for each catered function. The LCA marque stands for excellence in the entire event catering experience. 

History of The LCA

Nearly 70 of the top caterers throughout the US and Canada have joined forces to create the LCA. These are among the most successful independent caterers in their respective markets, and an invitation to join a peer evaluated membership consortium such as LCA is a high honor and distinction. 

Founded in 2007 as a CEO roundtable focused on raising the standards of the catering industry, the LCA is a highly responsive and innovative cooperative of top ranked caterers. The group annually caters over $750 million in events of all types, and includes nearly half of the top 20 caterers in the US and Canada. 

The LCA has an active affiliation with a similar group of top caterers in Western Europe, the European Party Caterer Association (EPCAS). The LCA members have also worked cooperatively with many of the top celebrity chefs nationwide. 

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Awards & Distinctions

LCA members have collectively won many hundreds of industry awards, and have been the subject of extensive press coverage. The members are extremely highly regarded both by their clients and by their industry peers. The individual and combined resources of the member companies of LCA can be relied on to successfully execute any catered function, from a single event to simultaneous events in nearly every major event market in the US and Canada. 

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