CPCE


NACE Professional Certification

The Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation is the catering and events industry’s most prestigious professional certification!


Download the application drafting form. Apply online at www.naceuniversity.org. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

For helpful guidelines on applying and preparing for the exam, review the steps to become certified and how to get to 60.

NACE is continuously developing the certification to meet the needs of our dynamic industry and encourages the professional development of catering and events industry professionals through voluntary participation in its certification program. Achievement of the CPCE demonstrates expertise in catering and events and is earned by taking a comprehensive examination that covers the core competencies of the industry:
  • Accounting
  • Beverage Management
  • Catering Services
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Event Management
  • Food Production
  • Human Resources
  • Sales and Marketing

The goals of the CPCE program are to:
  • 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 Professionals in Catering and Events.
  • Aid employers in identifying qualified catering and events personnel.
  • Enhance the professional image of the catering and events industry professionals.
  • Provide a sense of personal achievement for the advancement of one’s career

 

Scholarships  

Interested in applying for a scholarship?

Timothy S Y Lam Foundation CPCE Scholarship - Available year-round. Applications due February 15, May 15, August 15, November 15.

Richard Suttman CPCE Scholarship - Applications open Summer 2017. Winners will be notified Fall 2017.


 CPCE Members of the  Las Vegas NACE Chapter

Tracey Amernick, CPCE, CMP
Director of Special Events & Group Sales
Kohn Restaurant Group

Natalie Archuleta, CPCE, CMP
Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo

Michelle Asselin CPCE, CMP
Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo

 


 

 

Kathy Baldieri, CPCE
Director of Food and Beverage/Catering
Spanish Trail Country Club

Clay Baldwin CPCE
Senior Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo


Donnell Bayot, M. Ed., CPCE, CHE, CFBE
Second Vice-President NACE National
Director of Academic Affairs
The International School of Hospitality

Tammi Booth CPCE
Catering Manager
Mirage


 Greg Casella, CPCE

Greg Casella, CPCE
Owner
Catered Too

Sophie Charlot-Valdieu CPCE, CMP
Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo

Lynn Marie Clark-Javanmard, CPCE, CMP
Convention Services Manager
Renaissance

Jennifer Corenblith CPCE 
President, Las Vegas NACE
Meetings Sales Systems Manager
Caesars Entertainment 


 

Kathy Dyke CPCE
Event Designer
By Dzign


 

Chip Heim CPCE, CMP
Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo

Michael Huettner CPCE, CMP
Assistant Director Conference Services
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo



Gary McCreary, CPCE, CSEP, CMP
Vice President Catering & Convention Operations
The Venetian | The Palazzo Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

Nate Moore CPCE
Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo

Josette Murai CPCE, CMP
Convention Services Manager
Hawaii Visitors and Convention Services

 


 

Kate Patay CPCE
Executive Director of Sales and Marketing
Creative Coverings


Michele Polci, CPCE, CMP
Parliamentairan / Historian NACE Las Vegas Chapter
Director of Citywide Catering Sales
Caesars Entertainment


 

John Quach CPCE, CMP
Assistant Director Catering Conference Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo



Nancy Rodriguez, CPCE
Treasurer, Las Vegas NACE
Director of Creative and Operations
By Dzign, LLC

Jason Roth CPCE, CMP

Assistant Director Catering Conference Manager

The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo



Shelley Sampson, CPCE
Director of Catering Sales
The Las Vegas Country Club


Cheryl Sgovio, CPCE
Director of Catering & Convention Sales
Thomas & Mac Center

 

Tony Shinn CPCE, CMP
Catering Manager
The Mirage

Patti Shock, CPCE, CHT
Academic Consultant
TISOH

Harvey Stern CPCE, CMP

Executive Director of Catering and Banquets

Bellagio


David Tapper, CPCE, CMP
Catering Sales Manager
The Mirage Hotel & Casino

Michael Testagrossa, CPCE, CHE, CGSP
Michael Testagrossa, CPCE, CHE
Past President, NACE Las Vegas Chapter
Catering & Convention Services
Caesars Palace Las Vegas


 


Anne Wieda CPCE, CMP
Catering & Conference Service Manager
The Palazzo | The Venetian| Sands Expo