FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 23, 2011
Ban the boredom! That’s the mantra of The Kahala Hotel & Resort’s creative culinary team who spends every day thinking up fun ways to put a fun new spin on everything they do. Their latest imaginative meeting break idea run wild? FRU-SHI.
Pastry Chef Michael Moorehouse has taken a fresh and novel approach in making traditional sushi. He starts with light and fluffy mochi white rice made just a little sweeter and molds it into bite-sized, melt-in-your-mouth pieces. Then he tops it with thin slivers of fresh cut tart strawberries, sweet juicy mango, exotic speckled dragon fruit, green kiwi. As pretty to look at as it is to eat---that’s The Kahala’s new Frushi plate being served to perk up boardroom breaks or drive the dull out of tired pre-meeting continental breakfast service. Go on…Grab a pair of chopsticks and indulge yourself. It’s a wholesome, healthy alternative to standard meeting break fare. There’s nothing fishy about it.
The Kahala’s “fru-su” chefs are having a ball in the kitchen creating new twists on traditional recipes. “It’s fun to experiment, especially when it puts a smile of surprise on our guests,” says Food and Beverage Director Stuart Kotake.
“Breaks do more than extend your meeting agenda—They can actually produce a more effective meeting,” says Charles Keegan, the Director of Catering and Conference Services who leads Kahala’s wedding and events sales team.
Meeting breaks allow participants an opportunity to discuss questions and comments with each other without interrupting the meeting with side whispers and note writing. Exhaustion, irritability and attention loss are diminished when adequate breaks are taken throughout the day.
If you’ve got a roomful of cranky, squirming, non-productive participants on the verge of passing out from low blood sugar or contemplating the effects of too much coffee and bran muffins…give them a break. Give them Frushi. The Kahala—Where meetings are an art!
– About The Kahala –
With 338 guestrooms, The Kahala Hotel & Resort is an oceanfront destination resort known for its impeccable service and hospitality. Just minutes from Waikiki, yet offering the peace and serenity of a neighbor island experience, The Kahala has been Honolulu's social address for weddings and gatherings since its opening in 1964. Captains of industry and celebrity guests continue to call The Kahala their home-away-from-home in Hawai'i. Travel + Leisure ranks The Kahala among the Top 3 Hawaii hotels and among the World’s Best 100 Hotels in its 2010 World’s Best Awards. U.S. News and World Report named The Kahala Hotel & Resort the number one hotel in Honolulu.
For more information, please contact The Kahala Hotel & Resort at (808) 739-8888 or toll-free at (800) 367-2525; or visit their website at www.kahalaresort.com