Become a Member

Membership in NACE gives you access to a vibrant peer and business network, ongoing education, partner benefits, and timely information on trends and innovative approaches that give you a competitive edge.

Our membership rates are highly competitive and tailored to your career stage. Dues include national and one local chapter membership. Additional chapters are $50 each. To learn more about your local chapter, visit our chapter directory.  

To join, apply online or use this downloadable form to submit your NACE membership application. Email the completed form to membership@nace.net. You may also return the form with a check by mail. If you need an invoice to send a check, please contact membership@nace.net.

While NACE membership belongs to the individual, if membership is paid by a company, the company may transfer the time remaining on the membership from one employee to another, as a courtesy. The employee who is replaced also keeps their remaining membership time or 90 days whichever is greater. The new member will be assigned a new member ID and the same value of time.  This offer applies to professional memberships and corporate memberships only,  Transfer is allowed one time only each year. 

Please contact membership@nace.net to submit your request for membership transfer.

 

Professional Member

This membership is for individuals only

Professional Members are individuals currently employed, self-employed, or supplying to the catering, event or hospitality industries. Professors and teachers of accredited, college-level courses relating to the catering, special events, and hospitality industries may also join. Professional members may vote in chapter and NACE national elections, hold any office for which they meet the required criteria and serve on committees. Professional members will be assigned to a chapter in their geographic area or, if no chapter exists in their location, the member will be considered a member-at-large.

$ 415 / 12 months
Non-Profit Member

This membership is for individuals only

Non-Profit membership is available to individual catering and event professionals who are employed by certain non-profit organizations. To qualify the non-profit employer must be an IRS recognized 501(c)3, 501(c)4, 501(c)5 or 501(c)6 organization. Applicants will be required to provide proof of the employer's non-profit status.

$ 330 / 12 months
Young Professional Member

This membership is for individuals only

Young Professional membership is available to individual catering and event professionals who are 18-26 years of age who are employed or self-employed in the industry. Applicants will be required to provide a driver's license or passport for age verification purposes.

$ 255 / 12 months
Student Member

This membership is for individuals only

Student membership is available to individuals enrolled as a full-time or part-time student in an accredited college or university hospitality undergraduate program. Applicants must provide proof of current enrollment during the application and renewal process.

$ 55 / 12 months

Additional membership options are available that require special eligibility and cannot be applied for online.

Legacy Membership

Legacy Membership allows dedicated NACE members to receive a a special dues rate and recognition for years of membership and dedication to the catering and events profession. To be eligible, members must be a current member in good standing for a minimum of 15 years and must be 60 years of age or older. Applicants must provide proof of age (driver's license or passport) during the application process. Annual Membership Dues: $220.

Corporate Individual Membership

This membership category is available to catering and event professionals who are employed by businesses with three or more NACE members at the same business address. There must be three or more members at the company at all times. Annual Membership Dues: $315.To join, use this downloadable form to submit your NACE membership application for each individual. Email the completed form to membership@nace.net.