We believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn and grow! We are committed to providing education to our growing industry. Guide your career and take your business to the next level with our expansive programs:

Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) Designation: Elevate your career and showcase your expertise in catering and events by achieving the CPCE designation. This prestigious certification is earned by taking a comprehensive exam that covers the core competencies of the industry. A variety of study methods are available for every type of learner. Read more on the CPCE page.

NACE Business Academies: This program provides introductory education on the core concepts of the catering and events industry! It is designed for you if you are a student, young professional or experienced professional looking to become more well-rounded or make a career move. You may
elect to take one course or participate in the full certificate program. Read more at www.nace.net/businessacademies.

NACE Member Resource library: The member resource library is designed to provide you with on-demand, current, and relevant information for your professional development and business needs. Log-in required. 

Monthly Virtual Hangouts - You will have the opportunity to discuss issues, share best practices and network with colleagues in various areas of interest. 

NACE Experience Conference: The finest national showcase of industry trends in catering and event design! Each summer, nationally recognized speakers and catering and event professionals bring the year’s innovations in menu planning, food preparation, entertainment, event planning and décor to the conference. It’s your opportunity to learn new skills, meet and network with colleagues, and gain the experience you need to advance your career. .

All NACE educational opportunities are worth contact hours toward CPCE application or recertification.