Why NACE?

Why Join NACE
 
NACE membership offers networking opportunities, resources and steep discounts on NACE educational opportunities and NACE partner services.

Explore the benefits provided to you as a Member of NACE
 
NETWORKING

  • More than 45 chapters across North America provide peer-to-peer networking and allow you to make professional contacts in your industry and within your specialty.
  • Access to the NACE Membership Directory
EDUCATION
  • Experience is the most valuable industry conference in our profession. Industry leaders, chefs, caterers, designers and event professionals come together to teach, learn, see and taste the most up-to-the-minute trends in our industry.
  • NACE Education offers self-paced online courses on the core concepts of the catering and events industry.
CERTIFICATION
  • The Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE) designation is the most widely respected professional certification in the industry. Employers, peers and clients see CPCE as a mark of accomplishment, credibility and trust.
CAREER
  • Find your next career opportunity on the NACE Career Center
  • Access groundbreaking research into the catering and events industry through the compensation and benefits survey.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to list in NACE Buyer’s Guide, where the public can search for a florist, entertainer, venue or catering and events industry professional.
LEADERSHIP
  • Being a member of NACE means growth as a leader. Getting involved with NACE means members practice valuable skills that they take to their own businesses.
INDUSTRY RESOURCES & RECOGNITION
  • Members of NACE enjoy pricing discounts on the products and services they use the most.
  • Access to NACE Buyer’s Club
  • The NACE Awards recognize outstanding vision, inspiration, leadership and achievement in catering and event design.
  • NACE News keeps industry professionals informed of topics that impact their day to day activities.