CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL IN CATERING AND EVENTS (CPCE)

Professional Certification

NACE encourages the professional development of catering and events industry professionals through voluntary participation in its certification program. Achievement of the Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation demonstrates expertise in catering and events and is earned by taking a comprehensive examination that covers the core competencies of the industry.

CPCE Program Goals

  • Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence in catering and events.
  • Promote professional commitment to excellence in catering and events.
  • Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of Certified Professional in Catering and Events.
  • Aid employers in identifying qualified catering and events personnel.
  • Enhance the professional image of catering and events industry professionals.
  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one's career.
     

Download the brochure

Visit the National CPCE page

For more information contact Angie Kemp AKemp@sandiegozoo.org

Congratulations to those who received the designation of CPCE
Jackie Campbell, CPCE
Tracey Amernick, CPCE

Chris Agrippe, CPCE
Judy Anderson, CPCE
Nancy Changnon-Baron, CPCE
Darla Mercer, CPCE
Amy Burke, CPCE
Susan Schneider, CPCE
Angie Kemp, CPCE
Becca Michel, CPCE
Brenda Gerard, CPCE
Cade Fulton , CPCE
Marcy Siebert-Melley, CPCE
Michelle Stansfield, CPCE

Why Earn the Certified Professional in Catering and Events, CPCE, designation?
Customers demand excellence from the hospitality industry! NACE encourages the professional development of caterers through participation in its certification program.

Educational advancement, in a localized, industry-specific environment, is the most time and cost effective way to train catering professionals.

CPCE's Value Added Benefit to NACE Employers:

  • Endorse active participation in educational offerings that support the continued competency of Certified Professional Catering Executives
  • Aid employers in identifying qualified catering personnel
  • Enhance the professional image of the catering executive
  • Provide greater expertise in the catering profession
  • Employ a NACE member who is certified in establishing a nationally recognized standard of competence in catering

 

CPCE's Value Added Benefit to Individual NACE Members:

  • Promote professional commitment to excellence in catering
  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one's career
  • Earn recognition of professional ability by fellow catering executives, employers, and the public
  • Develop potential for increased career opportunities in the catering industry
  • Earn prestige of being one of the select group who earned the right to use the CPCE designation


For more information on materials and exam dates click here.