BY THE OUTRIGGER REEF ON THE BEACH ALAKA’I — On May 2, the Outrigger Reef on the Beach celebrated with Liholiho elementary students, parents and teachers the end of the students’ first grade year. The day began at 9 a.m. as the Reef team greeted our 145 very VIPs.
Our team’s goal for the day was clear – give back to our community and at the same time inspire our future and next generation of prospective hoteliers! For the next three hours we jam-packed their schedule with a cooking demonstration led by our talented Executive Chef Aurelio, career inspirational talks from different department managers, cultural activities, hotel site tours and concluding with a buffet lunch.
After spending the day listening to their questions, managing their energy and hearing their sincere gratitude, we knew we had accomplished our goal of being great hosts. Little did they know… they gave us more in return! Our sense of accomplishment as a team and responsibility to each other was quite evident. Although we take care of our guests every day, our time with these six- and seven-year-olds reminded us that first and foremost we need to take care of each other!