The ethos behind ACE events is that they promote face-to-face networking and real-life conversations, rather than relying on technology to communicate. We want to breathe life back into networking!

We run ‘several events’ each year with over 150 attendees enjoying fun, food, and friendly competition. New events are being developed all the time but we have enjoyed the following in recent years:

Ready Steady Cook sees contract caterers vying for the prestigious first prize which guarantees press coverage and publicity. The chefs enjoy their moment in the limelight!

Quiz Night is a great team outing and an opportunity to bring those that don’t normally get to go to industry events.

The summer event has in recent years incorporated the Dragon’s Den, looking for innovative new business ideas, and ACE Sustains – celebrating eco-friendly initiatives in foodservice.

The Wine Dinner is an opportunity to mix and mingle over a delicious dinner and a selection of carefully chosen wines.

These have been hosted at locations around London including ZSL London Zoo, HMS Belfast, Painters’ Hall, The Crystal Building in Royal Victoria Docks and Imperial College London.

Many of the ACE events are sponsored by a range of relevant organisations. Find out more on our sponsorship page.


‘We’ve been sponsoring and supporting ACE events for over 10 years. They give us the opportunity to mix and mingle with people in the catering industry and a chance to catch up. In day to day business, people don’t really have time to talk properly. ACE run great social events, and we can easily justify the cost of membership through the relationships we build’
Mark Hutchinson, Director, British Premium Meats