Since 1933, the Catering Executives Club of America has provided Chicagoland Food and Beverage hospitality professionals a fraternity organization through which to network, learn, and influence the future of our industry. learn more...

Started in 1933 by Chicago's Maitre D'Hotels as a way to survive the depression and establish a standard of excellence in service across the downtown area, the CEC celebrates this rich historical tradition as it nears it's 85th Anniversary. Read more...

Membership in the CEC provides access to monthly events, educational programming, networking, opportunities to mentor the next generation of hospitality professionals, and more. learn more about all the benefits of membership here...

The CEC meets monthly with a variety of events, highlighting both member and non-member venues, incorporating the hottest trends and locales with our educational programming. Learn more, see photos of past events, and check out our calendar of upcoming events here...

The CEC is dedicated to helping the next generation of Chicago's hospitality professionals through the Catering Executives Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which provides scholarships to local university students. Learn more about our mission of giving here...