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Hello! We're the Association of Catering Excellence. We promote the incredible UK hospitality industry through networking, competition and events.

What's  on?

Our fantastic culinary competitions, award dinners, networking events and charity evenings are at the heart of ACE. Here's a taste of our upcoming events:


Women's Day 

Our fantastic International Women's Day lunch and networking event celebrates the most inspirational women working in the hospitality industry, from emerging talent to experienced leaders. 


ACE Charity
Quiz Night

No peeking! Our ever popular charity quiz night is a staple spring event. A great chance to meet people from across the industry, and a great event to get bragging rights over your competitors!


ACE Robyns

Celebrating the best young and emerging talent in the industry, the ACE Robyns award and summer party highlights those under 35 who are making a real difference in hospitality.


Ready, Steady, Cook!

Teams of two compete to create their best dish in the ACE version of the classic TV cookery show! With a street-food slant, this competition invites teams of any kitchen ability to compete against their peers in a fun environment.

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Annual Charity 

Our prestigious, late autumn dinner closes the ACE calendar in style! Fine dining, black tie and great networking opportunities combine at London's most exclusive venues as we raise money for our charity partner.

What's On?

Up next...

ACE Robyns

Our flagship summer party and award evening which celebrates the most talented under 35's in our industry. One not to miss!


Tuesday 16th July 2024


The British Library, London, NW1 2DB


Fundraising is a huge part of what we do at ACE, with our board electing an official charity partner every two years. 

In 2024, we're delighted to be partnering with The PM Trust; a charity which provides funding and bursaries to young people beginning their training in the catering industry. It's a perfect match with our value of supporting young talent in hospitality!

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Join us!

Our fantastic culinary competitions, award dinners, networking events and charity evenings are at the heart of ACE. Be a part of it all by joining ACE today!

What's new?

Find out what ACE have been up to recently with our latest news and blogs:

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