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.  Take your professional image or business to the next level by joining now


NACE offers education, resources, and networking to empower catering and event professionals to thrive in their careers.  Established 60 years ago, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) is the go-to resource and community for catering and event professionals nationwide. With more that 40 chapters across the country and 3500 members and growing, NACE empowers catering and event professionals by providing them with industry leading education, tools and resources, and a vibrant community to learn and grow from.

We are the first non-profit national organization for caterers, event planners and event professionals that provides education, certification and a network of resources for members in all segments of the hospitality industry.


To be the premier resource and community for catering and event professionals.


To be the catalyst for exceptionalism and evolution for catering and event professionals.


Through taking the next step into a membership, you gain access to resources that take your job and personal development further.  NACE is a place that allows you to connect with other members, learn through educational programs and webinars, support the community through our non-profit partner, and receive discounts on things you use!  Please visit our national website for more information on the benefits of becoming a member today!

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NACE membership offers unparalleled networking opportunity, free resources and steep discounts on NACE educational opportunities and NACE partner services.

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"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

Benefits of becoming a NACE Member include:

For more information on the benefits of a NACE Membership, please visit the National website: NACE Member Benefits


  • Referrals

  • Discounts on Business Products


  • Local Community Connections

  • Online Communities


  • Educational Resources

  • Magazine & Newsletters


  • Job Boards

  • Professional Certifications