NACE Mission Statement

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

From Our Members

“Being a member of NACE allows me to stay connected with others in the industry and gives me an opportunity to learn something new each month through our guest speakers.”

~ Amy Pak, The Golf Club at Newcastle 

“The networking is invaluable. Being able to know so many people in the industry and have a solid referral list is extremely important.”

~Amy Shaftel,Seattle Yacht Club

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About Us

The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), the oldest and largest catering association in the world, encompasses all aspects of the catering and events industry.

Dedicated to promoting career success for its members and the professionalism of the industry, NACE offers educational programs, professional certification, chapter initiatives, networking opportunities, recognition and awards programs, a job bank, community service projects and the industry’s most prestigious annual conference.

In helping its members enhance their business and careers, NACE helps the industry reach its highest potential.


Catering and event professionals must keep current on trends, produce creative ideas and continually build upon their networks of innovative professionals to remain successful and competitive. Seattle NACE actively addresses all areas of our industry.

Your membership benefits include:

  • Nationwide network of industry leaders

  • A local network of more than 150 members in Seattle/Tacoma area.

  • Award winning programs designed to educate and inspire.

  • Outstanding national conferences

  • Industry certification programs

  • Opportunity to showcase your business in front of a wide range of industry professionals

  • Discounts with national affiliates

  • So much more…

Who Are NACE Members?

Locally we have members from every aspect of the events industry:

  • Venues & Hotels

  • Caterers

  • Meeting & Wedding Planners

  • Designers, Florists & Decorators

  • Photographers

  • DJs, Musicians & Entertainers

  • A/V & Lighting Companies

Come check out a meeting and see for yourself what NACE has to offer!