Thank you for your interest in membership with NACE!

The NACE community includes caterers, event planners and event professionals who are part of an extended family, there to help you with all your business and career needs

NACE offers a variety of membership types to help fit your needs and level of experience. 

All national memberships include one local chapter membership. Additional chapters may be added for $50/chapter. Memberships are renewable annually based on anniversary date. 


If you need assistance, please email [email protected] or call 410.290.5410.










Our most popular membership type. For individuals who are employed in the catering, event, or hospitality industries. 



$315/each employee


Employees of businesses who maintain memberships for two or more individuals.





Current members who are at least 60 years old and who have maintained membership for at least 15 consecutive years. Please email [email protected] to confirm eligibility.





Full-time employees of non-profit 501(c)3, (c)4, (c)5 and (c)6 organizations. Proof of non-profit status is required with application. Note: 501(c)7 NOT eligible. 





Full-time students in accredited college or university hospitality programs. Twelve credit minimum; proof of enrollment required.**

Young Professional




Individuals under 26 years of age who are employed in the catering, event, or hospitality industries. Copy of photo ID required.


* Professional membership is our default membership type. All other types are discounted based on the criteria listed in each description. 

** Student members may serve on committees, but they may not vote, hold office, or serve on the Board of Directors. This membership rate is available for no more than five (5) years in an undergraduate academic program and no more than three (3) in a graduate program, as long as the member provides annual proof of the full-time enrollment qualification.