The Orlando Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) produced a Hospitality Class Reunion Party on March 22, 2011.  The event, held at the Fairwinds Alumni Center at UCF was in conjunction with the organization’s monthly meeting.

The soiree invited hospitality students, alumni and professionals to sample a taste of NACE, meet recruiters, and enjoy a photo booth, DJ and more.  Sponsored by the Orlando Chapter of NACE, Collins Catering & Events, and Two Left Feet, the proceeds from the event benefited the student chapter of NACE at UCF.

At the event, student Danielle Corrao was awarded a $1,000 NACE Scholarship for the 2011-2012 academic year.  It was presented by NACE Orlando Chapter President, Brandon Moss, and Student Relations Director, Dr. Mary Jo Ross.  “This is very exciting and I was completely surprised,” shared Corrao after receiving the award.

NACE also unveiled its plans to host the Grand Tour Gala, benefiting the Rosen College.  The event will be hosted at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center on October 1, 2011, and will inaugurate four industry leaders into the Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame. The destination of Argentina will be highlighted with exquisite foods, first-class entertainment and concierge-level service.  For more, please visit

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