Global Marketplace: A Celebration of Corporate Culture

Create a lively and vibrant world marketplace for maximum employee and client engagement at SoWa Power Station in Boston, Massachusetts. Use the opportunity to create a themed corporate event to generate excitement, fostering connection and celebration in a bustling marketplace with your brand at the center of it all.  

Offer your organization more than just an event and create a dynamic celebration of corporate culture. 

 Read on for planning tips. 

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Globally Inspired Food Stalls 

Market-style food stalls adorned in colorful draping, strings of lights, and custom décor provide a bold look for each offering. On the menu are local small-batch makers who offer an array of culturally diverse foods through the Community Table flagship initiative.  

On the menu:  

Venezuelan Pabellon Bowls |Provided by CAROLICIOUS, Somerville, MA 

Founded in Venezuela and perfected in Boston, Carolicious makes traditional arepas with local flavors. ⁠ Guests are welcomed to an immersive experience that unveils the colors, textures, and flavors synonymous with Venezuela’s rich gastronomy. The commitment to excellence is evident using the finest local produce, impeccable service, and a dedication to sustainable practices.  

  • Roasted Chicken, Black Beans, Rice (GF, DF) . Toppings: Shredded Cheese, Plantains, Pico de Gallo, Basil Sauce, and Hot Sauce​ 

​Nigerian Curry + Stew Bowls | Suya Joint of Roxbury, MA  

Suya Joint is the brainchild of Nigerian chef Cecelia Lizotte, who brings her passion for culinary artistry to life. Viewing West African food as a form of artistic expression, Cecelia skillfully blends spices, cultivates flavors, and tantalizes taste buds to craft the most delightful meals.  

  • Ogbono Soup, Jollaf Rice, Stewed Beans, and Plantains​ 
  • Goat Pepper Soup, a savory broth with slowly simmered goat meat and blended peppers 
  • Vegetarian Okra Stew with small pieces of fish and chicken

Peruvian Pastries | Doris’ Peruvian Pastries, Marlborough, MA 

Doris’ Peruvian Pastries is a family-owned local bakery specializing in authentic Peruvian pastries. They offer a variety of sweet and savory treats from recipes created in their family kitchen in Lima, Peru. ⁠Each treat embodies a unique flavor and delicacy that can only be achieved through the true essence of Peruvian culinary traditions. 

  • Pionono Sweet vanilla roll cake filled with dulce de leche 
  • Milhojas Tasty layered cake with dulce de leche (caramel) filling and a coat of powdered sugar 
  • Cocadas Peruvian coconut macaroons perfected with a touch of condensed milk. 

Enhance the food stall ambiance with live music from the menu’s country of origin!  

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Spice it up!  

​Create an aromatic haven with a spice blending station adorned with various herbs, spices, and seasonings. Equip guests with mortar and pestles to blend their personalized spice mixes while labels guide them through the flavors.  

Suggesting blend combinations and dish pairings, recipe cards are an inspiration and a culinary roadmap for a hands-on experience, examples.  

Chinese Five Spice: This blend combines star anise, cloves, Chinese cinnamon (cassia), Sichuan pepper, and fennel seeds. It’s used in Chinese and Southeast Asian cuisines to add a sweet and savory profile to dishes. 

Herbes de Provence (France): A blend of dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, marjoram, and savory, herbes de Provence is a classic in French cooking, elevating dishes from roasted meats to vegetable stews. 


From seasoned chefs to culinary beginners, guests are invited to embark on tantalizing taste buds and leave a lasting impression. Unleash creativity, savor the aromas, and celebrate the art of unique spices. 

Cumin (Middle East, India): Widely used in Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines, cumin adds a warm, earthy flavor to dishes like curries and spice blends. 

Coriander (Global): Found in cuisines worldwide, coriander offers a citrusy, slightly sweet taste. Both the seeds and fresh leaves (cilantro) are commonly used. 

Turmeric (South Asia): Known for its vibrant yellow color, turmeric is a staple in South Asian dishes, particularly curries. It has earthy and slightly bitter notes. 

Saffron (Middle East, Spain, India): One of the most expensive spices, saffron is used in Middle Eastern, Spanish, and Indian cuisines. It imparts a distinctive golden color and a subtle, floral flavor. 

​For station décor, garlands of dried spices such as cinnamon sticks, star anise, or dried chili peppers provide aromatic scents and visual appeal.  


Live Entertainment and Artisans 

The marketplace comes alive with the vibrant energy of local talent. Include neighborhood artisans showcasing ceramics, jewelry, textiles, and other hand-made treasures for guests to purchase. From local craft-makers to traditional dances and the captivating beats of global rhythms, the experience will be a cultural odyssey that leaves a lasting impression, immersing attendees in the rich narratives of various cultures. 


No passports are needed to attend the global marketplace celebration! Embrace the corporate culture and connect with the worldwide community—both near and far. It’s an event that transcends borders, celebrating the diversity that makes the team extraordinary. Allow The Catered Affair to manage the details so you can savor the experience.

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