About Us

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

NACE Mission Statement

The mission of NACE is “To advance the catering and events industry and its professionals.”

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Member Spotlight

Mark Lasure, Upshift

Mark Lasure is the VP of Sales for Upshift, a mobile-first, on-demand market place that connects businesses with W2 employees in real time for both short term shifts and Upshift to Hire positions, at a success rate of well above 90%.

Mark is originally from Zanesville, and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters, Stephanie and Lindsay. Mark says he is truly enjoying his NACE experience and plans to be a very active member.