CPCE


Certified Professional Catering Executive (CPCE)
Benefits of Accreditation

Professional Certification

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


The goals of the CPCE program are to:

  • Establish a nationally recognized standard of competence in catering.
  • Promote professional commitment to excellence in catering.
  • 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 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@thedana.net


Congratulations to those who received the designation of 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 Catering Executive, 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, exam dates, and our online quiz,click here