EAT THE HEAT is the Nationally Recognized and Award Winning annual fundraiser hosted by the Austin Chapter of NACE, the National Association for 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. The summer’s fun event is typically a progressive cocktail style party that moves 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! As guests fall down the rabbit hole for 2014 the event will all take place at one location, the Renaissance Austin Hotel

Proceeds benefit the Foundation of NACE as well as provides local NACE-members with scholarships in support of attendance at the organization’s National Experience Conference each year!  A portion of the event’s net profit also benefits our 2014 Charity Partner, The Arc of the Capital Area.

When: August 14, 2014.  6:30pm

Where: Austin Renaissance Hotel

Tickets: $75/per person

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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.


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