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Christmas Party at the Hawaii Prince

Our company held our annual Christmas Party very recently at the Hawaii Prince Hotel in Waikiki. Following are photos from the event. Enjoy!

Dinner music was provided by Kapena…

Without further ado, let’s see what stay get fo’ grind, starting with Mesculun Baby Greens…


Balsamic Vinaigrette, Italian, Thousand Islands and Ranch Dressing…

Orange-glazed Duck Salad with Bean Sprouts and Hoisin Dressing…

Pasta and Bay Shrimp Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing…

Hawaiian Style Crab and Potato Salad…

Tofu, Salmon, Watercress and Tomato and Onion Salad…


Cucumber Kim Chee and Lomi Salmon…

Tako and Ahi Poke…

Wait a minute, back the truck up! Back the truck up! Let’s get a zoom-in on the Tako Poke, ’cause I got major dibs on this!..

And I got major dibs on da’ Ahi Poke!…

Buffet table centerpiece…

Now the hot foods, starting with what else? Rice!…

Steamed veggies, small ‘kine wipe out….

Seafood Medley Grill of Scallops, Shrimp and Mahi Mahi in a Lobster Bisque sauce…

Portuguese Bean Soup!…

Medallions of Beef and Mushroom Ragout with Marsala Sauce…

Next, let’s head on over to the dessert station, starting with Tiramisu Cake…

Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Flan…

Guava Chiffon Cake…

Caramel Strawberry Custard…

Cranberry Cheesecake…

Hawaii Prince Bread Pudding…

Vanilla Sauce for the Bread Pudding…

Fresh Fruit Platter…

Now check out my plate…

I was gonna’ head back to the table without the Seafood Medley Lobster Bisque, because the pan ran out, however the guy came back just in time to refill, so I got that too, as well as Mushrooms for the beef…

Notice what’s NOT on my plate? Yup, no starch or salads. I can get that anywhere. When I come to a premium buffet, I go strictly for the GOLD baby! Notice I’ve got a HUGE pile of Ahi Poke on there? Oh yeah, baby! No scade ’em, load ’em on da’ Poke! LOL!!! And good thing I hung around for the refill of the Seafood Medley in Lobster Bisque… that buggah’ was supah ono!



12 thoughts on “Christmas Party at the Hawaii Prince

  • December 14, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Christmas party at a hotel is the best for I never been to one due to my job but office

    potluck still not bad for company of co workers get to chill and eat is lot fun.  We get all

    kind of food from everyone.  Everybody bring one kind of special cookies which ended

    up cookies party too.

    • December 14, 2014 at 5:54 am


      Potlucks are indeed the best. Can’t beat the variety that lands on the table!

  • December 14, 2014 at 10:24 am

    It wonderful to have Chrismas party for my job never even have any.  We just thru

    Christmas and day off. Never know what it like just glad to have a job anyway.


    • December 14, 2014 at 10:51 am


      That’s so true. Many companies are scaling back and not having Christmas parties anymore. We’re very fortunate.

  • December 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

    Awesome Party, Pomai! Very similar to one of my old jobs back in DC; big spread at the Hyatt DC, with great entertainment: Shaka Khan, Gregory Osborne, the Temptations Revue… but when the company was sold to a multinational, trhe parties scaled back to a buffet and a DJ, then just a buffet. Changd companies and the parties were hit and miss. At least on the jobsite, the Army always makes a big effort especially at Christmas to make sure we have a celebration. This past week, we had a decoration contest, toy drive, and a pot-luck meal (each department organized its own). I contributed potato mac salad and baked vegeterian lo mein. We had tons of food… turkey, ham, meatballs, sides, salads, and 12 feet of desserts! Wish I could have taken pictures, but we aren’t allowed to have cellphones or cameras in the building for security reasons.. But we all had lots to take home afterwards!

    • December 15, 2014 at 12:18 pm


      Funny you mention the entertainment, as our planning committee pretty much blew the party budget on Kapena, who charges about $2000 per gig. There went our Prime Rib! lol It’s all good though. Kelly Boy is such a supah, supah braddah. I always wala’au with him whenever they play at Dukes Waikiki.

      Wow, you’re still working, eh? I thought you retired. Glad to hear the Christmas spirit is alive and well where you work. It definitely helps keeps the morale up, which is VERY important in today’s stressful work environment. Sounds like you had a great potluck! My sister makes a kick @ss “Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad”. Simple recipe using half mayonnaise and half sour cream with all the fixinz (bacon, cheddar cheese and chives). Wow, 12 desserts, eh? Must have lots of ladies in your party. Never once have I seen a dude sign-up for a potluck for dessert. It’s always a dish that’s very carnivorous. lol

      • December 16, 2014 at 12:23 pm

        Not 12 desserts, twelve feet! Two six foot tables covered in cakes, pies, cookies, brownies and casserole size concoctions!  It took all my willpower to only make two trips! LOL

        As for guys not doing desserts, I am locally famous here for my dump cake. Plus, I can whip up a pretty mean orange-pumpkin crumble pie.

        Your sister’s loaded baked potato salad sounds awesome… giving me ideas for nex’ time!

        • December 18, 2014 at 4:50 am


          TWELVE FEET in table space of just desserts? Holy Orange-Pumpkin Crumble Pie, Batman!

          I had to Google “Dump Cake“. Never heard of it. Coworker asks, “Hey, so Keith, what dish ya’ bringin’ to the Christmas Potluck today?” Keith gleefully answers “Dump Cake! I made it this morning!” Coworker then looks at Keith totally bewildered and silenced. LOL!

          • December 18, 2014 at 11:33 am

            Yeah, Dump cake is the ultimate slacker dessert… minimal prep (open cans and melt butter/margarine, open packages of cake mix, coconut and nuts) and cleanup (wash dish used to melt butter & wash utensils) Bake in a disposable foil pan. Plus it is infinitely customizable with fruit and cake mix flavor choices, nuts / no nuts, and add-ins like chocolate chips! I even made a pumpkin pie dump cake a last year for our Halloween pot luck. Must be hundreds of recipes on the web.

  • December 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    No Jeana’s Christmas pie!! Booo! BTW, please tell Jeana thank you for the awesome recipe you posted. I made it once to test it out and my family  loved it so much! Winnaz! I’ll be making it for two family potlucks. Also, almonds work well in the crust. Mwah to Jeana for sharing it!  I hate baking and have you checked out the prices of cakes at Zippy’s lately? I’m saving me some bucks by making the pie.

    • December 19, 2014 at 2:17 pm


      If you don’t mind, I’d like to copy>paste the comment you just wrote to comment under Jeana’s Christmas Pie recipe page here. Or mo’ bettah’, share your comment there yourself! ;-)

      When people read recipes, testimonials from those who have already tried the recipe really help encourage folks to try it themselves. Such as has been the case with the Jook, Portuguese Bean Soup and Big Island Smoked Pork “recipes” I demonstrated here.

  • December 4, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Fax me, Beverly, for Anne at 808-5896783 What time and how much is it too late?
    Merry Christmas and Aloha,
    Beverly Toomey


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