"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.


Explore your career path……

If you’re a student, with NACE you can

  • Connect with other students in your area

  • Learn trends and skills from industry professionals

  • Meet with potential employers

  • Scholarship opportunities through the foundation of NACE

If you’re a young professional, with NACE you can

  • Build your professional network

  • Discover trends and become an early adopter

  • Showcase your talents at events and awards

  • Access job postings, career tips and resources

If you’re an experienced professional, with NACE you can

  • 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