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Event Spotlight: Hawaiian Luau

Summer is the ideal time for employees to relax and recharge. Fun events like this epic Surf’s Up Hawaiian Luau picnic one of our clients hosted for their employees was the perfect way to set the mood for summer vibes and reward them for a job well done.

Tropical stage setting

The tropical event took place in a field outside the company’s Itasca headquarters, where a massive tent was arranged. The surrounding decor was lighthearted and festive. The location was completely transformed to fit the luau theme, featuring playful palm tree cutouts, volcanoes and colorful signage calling out Hawaiian islands. The picnic tables were even topped with real pineapples and coconuts!

The Tasty team ensured an afternoon full of delicious food and fun. The staff was looking especially festive in their Hawaiian shirts with vibrant colors and ukuleles.

A Hawaiian welcome

Aloha! Our team welcomed employees with a lei and sweet, tropical drinks, beer or wine. While guests sipped on drinks and mingled, the culinary team prepared a beautiful buffet, and grill masters started up the grills.

Island eats

Finally, the moment everyone was waiting for—the celebratory feast! Guests lined up, and our team filled their plates with a fusion of Hawaiian-inspired eats and picnic fare favorites.

The menu featured the following items:

  • Hawaiian-style pulled pork served with a mango pineapple relish
  • Freshly grilled chicken breast with pineapple teriyaki glaze or plain
  • A Hawaiian-inspired salad with macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, pineapple, sesame seeds and pineapple vinaigrette
  • Sweet potato salad
  • Black angus pure beef burgers and veggie burgers with all the fixings—some people even topped theirs with tropical relish!
  • A selection of cookies and ice cream cups for dessert

Hula dancing

After a delicious meal, employees were treated to the best kind of Hawaiian entertainment—hula dancers! Throughout the rest of the afternoon, employees had the chance to pose for their Hawaii Five-O surf’s up shot on the inflatable surfing stage, which everyone absolutely loved. The next best thing to real Hawaiian waves!

Guests also enjoyed lawn games, participated in a friendly game of volleyball and perused a selection of cool cars brought out for the occasion. It was a phenomenal event that employees loved and truly appreciated. There’s no better way to boost morale than a fun themed picnic.


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