Administrative Professionals Take the SpotlightInside Feature
April 1, 2018
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
Administrative Professionals Day serves as the perfect opportunity to recognize the true “Most Valuable Players” of offices and businesses, and Pomaika‘i Ballrooms offers the ideal setting for the perfect celebration of these crucial staff members with a bounty of delicious offerings and entertainment.
Located conveniently on the second floor of Dole Cannery in Iwilei, just an elevator ride away from ample covered parking, Pomaika‘i Ballrooms offers elegance and style in a warm, inviting atmosphere, without the stress of fighting traffic to get in and out of Waikiki.
“We offer a centralized location where people from all over the island can come and enjoy our delicious cuisine, coupled with stellar service and a convenient venue,” says Jeff Marcello, general manager of Pomaika‘i Ballrooms. “One of the highlights of our facility is its convenient downtown Honolulu location, and customers remark that when they’re here, it feels like an elegant hotel setting. We strive to provide a high-quality destination experience at an affordable price.”
On Wednesday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hokulei room, Pomaika‘i Ballrooms will host its highly anticipated Administrative Professionals Day luncheon for $45 per person. The special event will be hosted by “Da Kolohe Krew” of Shannon Scott and Mele Apana from Hawaiian 105 KINE and is set to feature entertainment from Kapena and A Touch of Gold. The menu will present local flavors and Pacific Rim cuisine crafted by executive chef Freddie Billena and his skilled culinary team.
Reservations can be made by calling 695-4496 or 695-4379, and the last day to hold and pay for seats at this popular event is Monday, April 23.
The flavorful buffet will feature an array of enticing entrée choices, including Hoisin Braised Short Ribs, Chicken Marsala and a robust pasta bar featuring linguine, Italian sausage, assorted grilled vegetables, marinara sauce, white clam sauce and garlic cheese bread. Guests also can enjoy Mushroom Soup, and a salad bar featuring macaroni potato salad, spinach salad, sliced fresh seasonal fruits, brown rice and edamame salad.
For dessert, the buffet will sweeten things up with the pastry chef’s selection of French pastries, the ever-popular Warm Vanilla-Raisin Bread Pudding and additional dessert favorites, along with an array of refreshing beverages.
Guests are encouraged to log on to pomaikaiballrooms.com to view additional menu options, learn about the venue’s accommodations and upcoming events, and even take a virtual photo tour of the facilities. Pomaika‘i Ballrooms’ skilled staff is standing by to assist with arranging the ideal event. The venue features approximately 1,200 parking stalls, a revamped air conditioning system, Wi-Fi internet access throughout, enhanced stages and accompanying sound and lighting systems that serve as key amenities for virtually any gathering.