NACE is the oldest and largest professional association
that addresses all aspects of the catering industry.
Through the collective efforts of members, local chapters, committees, and the Foundation of NACE, NACE is at the forefront
of the issues that directly affect you and your business.
From practical tips that you can use to provide better service to
your clients, to recognition and marketing programs that enhance
the credibility and professionalism of the field.
NACE is on the cutting edge.
From educational programs, to standards, to ethics,
to legislative monitoring, NACE leads the way.
Richmond Chapter Mission Statement:
We are a community of dedicated leaders seeking to provide an inclusive space;
rooted in compassion and empathy, while providing education and personal growth.
NACE Chapters - Your involvement begins at home
When you join NACE, you instantly become part of a local chapter. NACE has over 40 chapters offering monthly meetings that feature nationally
renown speakers, educational programs, idea sharing and networking. There is a chapter fee to attend local events.
Through Chapter involvement, you'll have an opportunity to work on community service projects and voice your opinion about issues that
affect you locally and nationally. The NACE Executive Committee and national headquarters listen and respond to the needs, concerns and
suggestions of local chapters. Your chapter involvement is at the very heart of what NACE is all about -- learning, sharing ,and growing.
If you believe in your career and the catering/events profession; if you believe in the value of education, networking, information and resources;
if you believe that individuals can accomplish more together than alone, NACE is for you!
By working together, there are no limits to what we can accomplish for our profession, our employers and ourselves.
The Richmond VA Chapter
is proud to have been recognized by
with the following awards:
Best Hybrid/Virtual Program of the Year
The 2021 NACEYs
Chapter Program of the Year 2021
(Chapters with 20-49 members)
Jamie Adams, CPCE won Emerging NACE Member of the Year 2021
Chapter Program of the Year 2020 (Chapters with 51-100 members)
Chapter Program of the Year 2019 (Chapters with 51-100 members)
Chapter Fundraiser of the Year 2019 (Chapters with 51-100 members)
The 2019 NACEYs
Chapter Program of the Year 2016 (Chapters with under 100 members)
The 2016 NACEYs
Chapter of the Year 2015
(Chapters with under 100 members)
Educational Program of the Year 2013
(Chapters with under 100 members)
Photography for Event Professionals Half-Day Educational Workshop
Congratulations to these
wonderful NACE members:
Stephanie, MaryBeth, & Angela
are the winners of the
scholarships to attend the
NACE 2016 Experience
in Florida July 2016!
The Richmond VA NACE Chapter held its
first general interest meeting in August 2010, and
the first educational meeting in October 2010.
Our members are active on National NACE committees, organize 8 educational meetings each year, host an annual Awards Gala recognizing excellence in local events, and support the community through quarterly service projects.
Our very own Morgan Montgomery,
Co-Owner of Paisley & Jade, served as the President on the NACE National Board of Directors, and is now the Immediate Past President. She regularly attends NACE National Events & stays up to date on ways we can continue to build, grow and connect as a community and resource for each other in our industry.
Photo by Alex C Tenser Photography
August 2022 Half-Day Day Workshop
The 2018 Richmond Chapter Board of Directors