• Team-Building at Carlo's Bakery Takes the Cake

    FROM THE Summer 2015 ISSUE

It’s all cake, all the time at Carlo’s Bakery, especially at the newly opened Lackawanna factory. This Jersey City factory isn’t just a headquarters for all eight bakeries run by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, it’s also an interactive event venue. The Lackawanna factory houses a classroom designed for both public and private classes. The classroom is also attached to a small ballroom that can fit a maximum of 100 people for corporate events or meetings. Attendees can expect full-service catering, ranging from a full dinner to a cocktail hour in the small ballroom, but don’t miss out on the teambuilding activities. Each attendee receives a prebaked cake and a Carlo’s Bakery apron and is then guided by a bakery professional with a demonstration detailing techniques and tips on cake decorating. It is common for groups to divide into teams and decorate their cakes amidst light competition. Groups are also offered a full tour (which includes the decorating and baking rooms) of the 75,000-square-foot facility, where the TLC hit-show Cake Boss is filmed. 

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Duckpin bowling, pinball machines, shuffleboard, foosball tables and a vintage arcade.


Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.