Eat The Heat is the Nationally Recognized, award winning annual fundraiser hosted by the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Catering and Events (NACE). Each year the NACE chapter of Austin partners with a local charity and produces an event that showcases the city’s finest culinary talent and their favorite bites of the summer. 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!

In just one more week, the NACE 2015 Eat The Heat fundraiser will kick off in it’s 15th annual party at the Shoal Crossing Event Center!  We’re so excited and so hungry, we can barely contain ourselves.  “Why” you ask?  Because some Austin’s best catering chefs are set to bring out all culinary goodies and feed us until we nearly pass out!

This year’s theme takes a page right out of comic books, as attendees will experience a super hero themed atmosphere with all of the best bites and sips from chefs all over Austin!


1. Jacoby’s – Featuring Chef Carlos Ysaguirre


2. Olive and June


3. Alfred’s Catering

Plate of many mini bite size sandwich appetizers

Plate of many mini bite size sandwich appetizers


3. Sterling Affairs Catering


4. Frost 321


5. Pink Avocado Catering




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.

Buy your tickets now!

10 tickets get the 11th Free!

(After purchasing your 10 tickets, email for your 11th ticket free coupon code)


Chef Showcase – Austin Caterers, Restaurants, Hotels, Food Trucks, Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Silent Auction – Golf Packages, Hotel Stays, Entertainment, Jewelry, Wine Packages and more!

Entertainment – Live and interactive

VIP Lounge – for top sponsors/donors and VIP ticket holders (includes host bar)

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