Dues


Memberships are inclusive of a national membership and one local chapter membership.

Professional Members:
These members are currently employed or self-employed in, or who supply the catering, event, or hospitality industries. Professors and teachers of accredited, college level courses relating to the catering, special events and hospitality industries may also join. Professional members may vote in chapter and NACE national elections, hold any office in which they meet the required criteria and serve on committees. Professional members will be assigned to a chapter in their geographic area or, if no chapter exists in their location, the member will be considered a member-at-large. 

Student Membership This membership is available to individuals enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university hospitality undergraduate or graduate program. Student Members may serve on committees, but they may not vote, hold office, or serve on the Board of Directors. This membership 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.

Young Professional Membership This membership is limited to those individuals under 30 years of age who are employed or self-employed in or who supply the catering, event, or hospitality industries and who have paid any fees or dues required for this membership. They may vote in chapter elections, may hold any office for which they are eligible, and serve on committees.

Multi-Membership This membership category is made available to businesses with three or more people at the same company and same location. A discount is provided for multiple members at a location. The company must maintain at least three members at all times.

Honorary Membership Honorary Membership is bestowed on an individual in recognition of lifetime achievement in the catering field.

Membership Replacement Membership in NACE is non-transferable and is the property of who pays the membership dues. Members replacing a member at a location will be considered the new member and the previous employee is considered a transitional member. The new member will take over the membership, including the paid through date, and the transitional member will have 90 days to reinstate their membership fees. Reinstatement fees will not be assessed up to 90 days and the transitional member will have member privileges for 90 days. Please contact the NACE membership department with questions regarding NACE membership replacement.


Professional Membership Dues.....................................................................................................$395

  • Second Chapter Member Annual Dues..................................................................................$50
    (add more chapter(s) to your membership, in addition to annual membership dues)


Corporate Member Annual Dues....................................................................................................$275
(minimum of 3 or more individuals  at the same location same company required)

Legacy Membership........................................................................................................................$195
(current members at least 60 years old and who have maintained membership
for at least 15 consecutive years)

Non-Profit Membership...................................................................................................................$295
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. 

Student Member Annual Dues.........................................................................................................$50
(must be full-time student, junior or senior level, in a hospitality program)

Young Professional Member Annual Dues...................................................................................$225
Individuals under 30 years of age who are employed in the catering, event,
or hospitality industries. Copy of photo ID required.


Click here for further details on Membership Categories and Policies at www.nace.net.