Meeting/Event Information

Chili Cookoff


October 06, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Sweetwater Brewery
195 Ottley Drive
Atlanta, GA 30324

Sweetwater Brewing Company
195 Ottley Drive, Atlanta, GA 30324

Please join us for 5th Annual Chili Cook-Off – Come to Taste or Compete! 

Various Tasty Brews will be provided by Sweetwater and wine will also be provided.  

We are currently taking applications now to [email protected] for more information including rules and judging criteria. Your team name and type of chili you plan to prepare must be submitted by Tuesday, September 29th.   A team is defined as a group up to 5ppl and must include a NACE member who is team captain.  Chili must be prepared before your arrival to the event.  Each team is responsible for their chili ingredients and said chili cannot be served until it has reached a temperature above 140 degrees.  Chili must be made by your team and only one type of chili per team is permitted.  There will be prizes awarded for Best Chili and Best Themed presentation – 1st, 2nd and 3rd place!  For additional information, Allison Silverman [email protected]  

Complimentary parking at venue


                                    CHEF LINTON HOPKINS
is a James Beard Award winning chef with deep Atlanta roots. A graduate of Emory University and the Culinary Institute of America, Hopkins opened Restaurant Eugene with his wife, Gina, in 2004. The Hopkins’ went on to open Holeman and Finch Public House in 2008, followed by H&F Bottle Shop. The popularity of the cheeseburger at Holeman and Finch prompted the opening of three H&F Burger outposts in Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves and in September 2015 the first standalone H&F Burger opened adjacent to their newest project, Hop’s Chicken, at Ponce City Market. Chef Hopkins is a member of Delta’s culinary team and the duo has partnered with the Atlanta Botanical Garden to open the Café at Linton’s with plans for a newly built restaurant, Linton’s in the Garden, in 2016.


                                    CHEF SHANE DEVEREUX
moved to Atlanta to open Peasant Bistro. And after embedding himself in the local culinary scene, Devereux joined the team behind Top Flr, merging hip music and creative cuisine. As a sounding board for their future ventures, the crew launched Dinner Party Atlanta, creating unique restaurant experiences throughout the city (think pop-up dinners in an airplane hanger or cemetery), and later opened Sound Table, their world centric tapas restaurant.  With the companies success and growing need for more, Devereux and partners opened, The Lawrence, to much acclaim.  But it’s at Devereux’s newest venture, The Lawrence, where the chef’s talents really shine, in a menu inspired by the ethnic ingredients of his childhood, the French techniques of his training, and his own personal (and dare we say, addictive) spark. And it's that spark that landed him among the class of's 2012 Atlanta Rising Stars.




                                    CHEF DOUG FABER

Doug grew up in Rural Illinois living from farm to table. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1990 and relocated to Atlanta later that year. After working as a Chef in the private club industry for 11 years he joined Sysco in 2001 as Corporate Chef. Doug was active in culinary competitions winning Governor’s cup in 2000, Inland Seafood Challenge and a Gold Medal at Sysco Culinary Salon.  An active member with the ACF since 2001, previous culinary instructor at both the Art Institute and Chattahoochee Tech, as well as a volunteer with the Atlanta Community Food Bank he enjoys helping others navigate the culinary industry.  

Also judging are:

Mike  Kubik-  Executive Chef, Westin Atlanta Airport

Linda Harrell- Cibo e Bev




Greater Atlanta NACE is partnering once again with Atlanta Mission to help provide transportation needs for individuals to get to and from work.

Please help us by either bringing MARTA cards with prepaid amounts on them to the monthly NACE meeting or make a contribution below and NACE will purchase the MARTA cards for you! Thank you in advance for helping make a great impact in your city! 

$5.00 – (1) Round Trip

$25.00- (10) Trips

$42.50 – (20) Trips

$95.00- 30 Day Pass 

Caja Popcorn 

Creative Culinary Carvings 

Verterra Dinnerware 


The Second Annual Atlanta Foodservice Expo is taking place Monday and Tuesday, October 19-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Register for your FREE badge at  enter NACE15 for your FREE Badge.

NACE will have a booth and we need volunteers to take shifts. Please contact Cathy Pennington to sign up. It’s fun and a great way to meet new potential members.    [email protected]  

CPCE Study Group-  If you are interested in studying for and earning your Certified Professional in Catering and Events (CPCE) designation, please contact Cathy Pennington at [email protected] for details.  We have about 10 people already signed up AND are planning a meeting for this month. 

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$40.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 11:45 pm September 30

$35.00 Full Time Student Guest Ticket (Student ID Required)
$45.00 after 11:45 pm September 30

$25.00 Student Member Ticket
$35.00 after 11:45 pm September 30

$3.00 One Raffle Ticket

$10.00 Ten Raffle Tickets

$5.00 Three Raffle Tickets

$25.00 Ten Trips on MARTA for Atlanta Mission


Twenty Trips on MARTA for Atlanta Mission


30 Day Pass on MARTA for Union Mission

$60.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 11:45 pm September 30