Chef Kenny Goes to Paris

Hawaii For Breakfast

Sometimes running an inn comes with some super fun opportunities. Dashing off to Paris, France to make breakfast at the world famous Ferrandi School of Cooking would certainly qualify. Toss in a chance to meet some of the most accomplished artisans in French food, and boom, you’ve got a truly memorable experience that will always be a highlight of our innkeeping lives.

June 26th, 2017 marked the very first “National Breakfast Day in France”. Sponsored by the French government, Hotels de Charme et de Caractere, Tables et Auberges de France, and a host of corporate sponsors, it was a wonderful inaugural event. It was a great pleasure to accept their invitation to bring our Kalaekilohana Hawaiian style breakfast to the heart of French cooking.

Reintroducing A Balanced Breakfast

The theme for the day was to bring a balanced nutritious breakfast back into the consciousness of the French public. One look around at the wonderful breakfasts that were in the juried competition and it was easy to see that they have their work cut out for them. An exception in our eyes was a breakfast prepared by Nutritionist Esther Schmitt, which featured whole grains, smart proteins, whole fruits and vegetables, and zero croissants.

Our international presentation featured our version of a continental breakfast and our traditional Hawaiian breakfast. Our breakfasts feature 5 fresh fruits daily, whole grains, and healthy proteins. Plated and served as a collection on a single plate, it’s quite different from the smorgasbord approach in France.