NACE Austin Chapter Annual Fundraiser

  2014 ETH Thank You Slide

 ABOUT EAT THE HEAT!

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. This one of a kind, don't want to miss, fun summer event guests are treated to specialty cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live entertainment featuring a Chef's Showcase and Silent Auction!

 ABOUT THE AUSTIN CHAPTER OF NACE

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.

ABOUT THE FOUNDATION OF NACE

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.

 CHARITY PARTNER

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 and in 2014 with The Arc of the Captial Area. We are currently working on our 2015 partner. 

FOR MORE 2015 EAT THE HEAT INFORMATION CONTACT:

Event Chair: Bri Mouton, CPCE     512.222.9856   briannemouton@gmail.com

Corporate Sponsorships Chair: Michelle Morris-Cuellar     512.964.4005    mmorris@austinweddings.com  

Silent Auction Donations: Bri Mouton, CPCE     512.222.9856   briannemouton@gmail.com               

Decor Co-Chair: Laura Page, CERP    512.289.8972    laura@marqueerents.com      

Decor Co-Chair: Alison Herschap   512.222.0807  alison.herschap@premierepartycentral.com                      

Entertainment Chair: Jyll Vertuno, CPCE     512.743.2580   jyll.vertuno@caa-austin.org

 Watch the fun and festivities at past years event here:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP0e_kZdjzU

2014 Event Photos