"Without The National Association for Catering and Events / NACE DC, I would have a very different path. The friendships and opportunities that I've gained through NACE have been a big part of our journey!"  

-- Danielle Couick, CPCE, Magnolia Bluebird Design
NACE membership provides you with an instant network of more than 3,500 professional colleagues in the catering and events industry. Whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced professional, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) has the education, tools and resources you need to build and excel at your career.

invest in your moment
Committing to becoming a life-long learner, an inspirational and respected professional, and community leader are the cornerstone of your success. Joining the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) is an investment in yourself to make the moments that matter to YOU. 
why NACE?
In a world where margins are slimmer and expectations are grander than ever before, catering and event professionals must keep current on trends, produce creative ideas and continually build upon their network of innovative professionals to remain successful and competitive.

No matter your career path, with NACE you can: 
  • Build your professional network
  • Learn new trends and skills from industry professionals
  • Meet with potential employers
  • Showcase your talents at events and awards
  • Access job postings, career tips and resources
  • Explore scholarship opportunities through the foundation of NACE
  • Connect with other students in your area
  • Earn the Certified Professional in Catering and Events  (CPCE) credential
  • Train and educate other professionals
  • Support your colleagues and community
  • Serve as an example of excellence in the field