Upcoming Events



Welcome to the NACE Austin Chapter

The National Association for Catering and Events, NACE,  is the world's leading association of caterers, event professionals and special event services that provides resources to the special event industry. Networking, education and business development are the legacies NACE has to offer members, their clients, and businesses.

We invite you to explore NACE and enhance your event world!

Upcoming events:


Lead Like No One's Watching:

The Art of Influence

with Anne Grady, professional communication speaker, featured on:



Anne doesn’t talk at people, she moves through solutions with them, inspiring a-ha moments that change lives. Anne captures hearts and minds while she engages with the audience. Her humor, authenticity, and research-based content make her an audience favorite. And her story is one that will leave you excited about embracing your own life with courage and resilience so that you too can triumph and be STRONG ENOUGH.


Anne has a master’s degree in organizational communication, and for 20 years, she has helped audiences of all sizes around the world find their courage, build resilience, and lead through influence.

Anne is a two-time TEDx speaker, and her work has been featured on news outlets across the country – online, in print, and out loud – including Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, CNN, FOX Business, ESPN Radio NYC, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more.

Anne is the best-selling author of two books52 Strategies for Life, Love & Work: Transforming your life one week at a time and Strong Enough: Choosing courage, resilience, and triumph.


Anne has inspired and empowered audiences across multiple industries and at all levels of the organization. She has worked with educators, sales teams, healthcare, hospitality, software, insurance, engineering, IT, and associations – just to name a few. (Ask her about the time she worked with coal miners to improve communication and safety! But the bankers…don’t ask about the bankers).

Thanks to the breadth of Anne’s expertise and life experience, her insights speak to all kinds of people in all kinds of circumstances.

Every audience has a unique situation – which is why Anne’s sessions are frequently customized. She can tailor her presentations to work with any industry, format, or audience size.


Anne has endured her share of adversity. Watch her most recent TEDx speech, and you will see why Anne’s story will resonate with your attendees.

As she overcame these challenges, Anne developed tactics for making the small, sustainable changes that transformed her life – and she can help you do the same.


Anne gives back. A portion of all book proceeds benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). In addition to her volunteer work with NAMI, Anne and her team donate their time, energy and resources to other causes including For The Children, GENAustin, CASA of Travis County.


Tuesday, May 9th

9:00AM - 11:00AM

Peached Social House
6500 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752

May is our first ever BREAKFAST meeting!





TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FOR this Year's Fundraiser:

This year's fundraiser will be held at Trinity Hall, on August 16th, 2017.
Current Corporate Sponsors include:

To purchase tickets to this AWARD WINNING Fundraiser, CLICK HERE!


LAST Year's Fundraiser

Thank you so much to everyone who made it to our 'A Taste of NACE - A Bond Event'!

Click HERE to see all the amazing photos captured by the talented Brittany Jean Photography

And our greatest appreciation to all the amazing vendors who contributed to
the Taste of NACE event such a successful fundraiser, including:





In a world where margins are slimmer and expectations are greater than ever before, catering and event professionals must keep current on trends, produce creative ideas and continually build upon their network of innovate professionals to be successful and competitive. The National Association for Catering and Events (NACE) provides this network to advance the catering and events industry and its professionals.