NACE Austin Chapter Annual Fundraiser

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EAT THE HEAT is the Nationally Recognized and Award Winning annual fundraiser hosted by the Austin Chapter of NACE, the National Association of Catering and Events. Each year NACE-Austin partners with a local charity and produces an event that showcases Austin's finest culinary talent and their favorite ways to beat the grueling Texas summers. In year's past the summer's fun event was a progressive cocktail style party that moved through spaces/venues as guests are treated to specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment with a grand finale featuring a Chef's Showcase and Silent Auction! In 2014 all will remain the same except we will be at one grand location.


NACE is the oldest and largest professional association that addresses all aspects of the catering industry. The Austin Chapter of NACE is comprised of our local event professionals. Membership includes representatives from all facets of the event industry: caterers, event planners, décor rental companies, DJ's, Photographers, Florists and many more. This event is produced each year through the generous donations of our membership who provide not just their products and services but their time.


In 1985, NACE created the Foundation of NACE to further the association's positive impact in educating future catering professionals at the university level. The Foundation awards grants to established catering courses and degree programs in college curricula. Recent recipients of NACE Foundation grants are Florida International University, University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston. Through the Foundation, NACE is helping universities and colleges recognize the importance of culinary degrees.


Each year we select a local charity to partner with for the Eat the Heat Fundraiser. In years past we have partnered with Center for Child Protection, the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin Habitat Young Professional (HYP), Capital Area Food Bank, Eldercare, PAWS, Breast Cancer Research Center and The Smile Never Fades.  Our 2014 ETH Charity Partner is The Arc of the Capital Area.


Event Co-Chair: Michele Edison   512.634.2168   

Event Co-Chair Brianne Mouton, CPCE     303.817.8941

Corporate Sponsorships Chair: Julie Diaz, CPCE     512.314.3286       

Silent Auction Donations Chair: Michelle Morris-Cuellar,     512.964.4005                  

Decor Co-Chair: Laura Page, CERP    512.289.8972      

Decor Co-Chair: AbbeyTurner   512.292.9300                                                  

Entertainment Chair: Jyll Vertuno, CPCE     512.743.2580

 Watch the fun and festivities at past years event here: