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Catersource and The Special Event
Feb 24 – 27, 2025
Broward County Convention CenterFort Lauderdale, FL

Closing Night Celebration
A Prismatic Spectacle

Thursday, February 15th
7:30pm - 10:30pm

Event Details

Suggested Attire: Dress to impress as we wrap up the week!
Transportation: Buses will shuttle from the Austin Convention Center and all host hotels starting at 7:00pm. Final shuttle will return from Superstition at 11:00pm.
Tickets: Required for entry. Included with All Access, Premium Pass, or purchase separately.

Join us for an iridescent evening of wonder, where you will experience a spectrum of culinary flavors, tantalizing entertainment, and dreamscape decor. Conclude your week at the Catersource + The Special Event show's Closing Night Party---our final breakout event that will leave guests in a dreamy haze. Be prepared to tempt the taste buds with both new and conceptual culinary delicacies, as well as experience elevated entertainment that will leave you wanting more! 

Showcasing Chairs

Kristi DePew, Eclipse Event Co.

Kristi was born and raised right here in Austin, Texas, but her panache for planning started while attending Texas Tech University, where she coordinated and planned social, philanthropic and public events for her sorority, and earned her bachelor's degree in Retail. Upon returning to Austin, Kristi began her local event-planning career at Elite Weddings, and then went on to work as an Event Consultant and Marketing Director for Premiere Events before earning her Certified Wedding and Event Planning certification through LWPI’s Wedding Planning Institute and subsequently opening her own planning company, Eclipse Event Co., in 2015. In her free time, Kristi enjoys spending as much time as possible with her husband Dan and three amazing kids. She has served as Vice President, President, and Immediate Past-President for the Associated Wedding Planners of Austin (AWPA) and has also served as a past Board Member of the Austin chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), where she served as Fundraising Chair and Communications Chair. 

Leslie LaSorsa, Crave Catering

Leslie LaSorsa, CSEP has 19 years of experience in the events industry as the General Manager of Crave Catering. She is a native of Chicago, grew up in Houston and made her way to Austin to attend The University of Texas earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. Leslie became an Auditor for PWC and earned her CPA. She then went on to hold various corporate accounting positions all over the US before making her way back to Austin and joining Crave. Leslie has been a leader in the events community in Austin having held board positions for 6 terms with ILEA ending as President and now a board position with WIPA’s newly formed chapter in Austin.



Superstition is an elite multi-room nightclub in Austin, Texas. Channeling the energy of the 1970s, Superstition combines world class entertainment including DJs and live performances with elevated bottle service and exclusive VIP spaces in the largest dance club in downtown Austin. With over 12,000 sqft of elevated space, Superstition also hosts the Gold Room, a cocktail lounge and patio featuring reimagined classic cocktails for a more intimate experience.


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