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Catersource + The Special Event Takes a Culinary Tour During the Closing Night Celebration

Catersource + The Special Event went out with a bang during its Closing Night Celebration (International Block Party). Attendees had the chance to take a culinary tour of the world through such food stations as Asia, Africa, Australia, Mexico, North America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Attendees were encouraged to scan QR codes (located on themed signage) to get details about each station. 

The Closing Night Celebration wasn't just about food however. In addition to the many culinary experiences, the event also featured live entertainment throughout the block party's three venues (including perennial favorite the Company Men). Between the many activations, performers, libations, and food, it was difficult to know where to go next! 

Here's a look back and what many an attendee said was "the best party in years." 

Key Artist Group alway knows how to 'wow.' Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Ceviche shooters were served beautifully in martini glasses. Photo courtesy WASIO FacesThe Mennu

The Company Men are continually a crowd favorite (as evidenced through their ability to get everyone on the dance floor). Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Quite the showstopping activation. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

The South America area of the event featured both paella and taco stations. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

The Menu

The Carribbean

  • Mini Conch Fritters


  • Mini Rum Chata cheesecakes 
  • Margarita cheesecake mousse


  • Asiago arancini
  • Sicilian arancini
  • Whipped ricotta bruschetta
  • Jerk pork bruschetta
  • Beef bruschetta

The Arctic

  • The Blue Lagoon (Blue Curacao, lemon juice, and Sprit
  • Blue Iceberg Mango Mule (ginger beer, honey syrup, mango puree, lime juice, and fresh cucumbers)

North America

  • BBQ pulled pork (with chipotle mayo and southern slaw)
  • BBQ briskett (with pickled red onion and horseradish sauce)
  • Smoked chicken wings (with Bang Bang buffalo sauce)
  • St Louis style smoke wet & dry ribs

South America

  • Veggie empanadas
  • Beef empanadas
  • Charcuterie cones
  • Pan Con Tomato Station 
  • Ceviche Shooters
  • Vegetable Paella
  • Seafood Paella


  • Chicken kabobs (with perserved lemons and olives)
  • Moroccan flat bread
  • South African trifle


  • Rosemary garlic lollipop lamb chops
  • Shrimp on the barbie
  • Avocado toast


  • Honky Tonk Hibachi
  • Korean bbq short ribs
  • Korean bbq chicken 
  • Cilantro grilled shrimp 
  • Steam buns
  • Kimchi
  • Frescno chilis
  • Miso cucumber tomato & red onion salad
  • Teriyaki snap pea & mushroom salad
  • Vegetable fried rice

Bites with a side of specatacle? Yes please! Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

A beautifully presented arancini bite. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Mini Rum Chata cheesecakes. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Champagne Creative Group was at the ready to provide guests with the necessary napkins as they took their culinary tour of the world. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Shrimp on the barbie (left) and smoked salmon avocado toast (right) was the perfect addition to the Australia station. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Rosemary garlic lollipop lamb chops. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Arancini was the perfect one bite snack. Photo couretsy WASIO Faces

Live cigar rolling added to the atmosphere of the event. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Wine time! Photo courtesy WASIO Faces

Event chair (and the evening's caterer) Chef Boris Seymore took some time to experience the silent disco. Photo courtesy WASIO Faces/SpotMyPhotos

Mission accomplished: event success! Photo courtesy WASIO Faces/SpotMyPhotos

See more from this year's Catersource + Special Event in the summer issue of Catersource magazine!

Amber Kispert

Senior Content Producer

Amber is the Senior Content Producer for Catersource. Amber previously worked as a Communications Specialist for LeClair Group and a reporter for the Woodbury Bulletin, both located in Woodbury, Minn.  As a self-described "foodie," Amber loves to experience the world of food and beverages, and is excited to help share the stories of Catersource and the world's caterers.