Jerry Edwards, CPCE, the president of Chef’s Expressions, received the Industry Icon award, presented by the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). The award was presented at the NACE Experience Conference in Phoenix this summer. The Icon Award recognizes and honors the impact that an individual has made on the catering and events industry through his or her career and through contributions of time, energy and knowledge to the community. Edwards has been a member of NACE for 27 years and served as the national president from 1998 to 2004. In 1992, he earned the Catering Member of the Year Award. He has also received numerous other awards from many other organizations such as Catersource, The Special Event and The American Culinary Federation and he was inducted into the NACE Hall of Fame in 2007.