Kollaboration Staffers take 5 in Sunny Palms Springs
It takes a lot of hard work from a lot of hard working people to put on shows like Kollaboration and Kollaboration Acoustic each and every year. That’s why the dedicated staff of Kollaboration LA took advantage of the precious few weeks of downtime between the wrap of Kollaboration Acoustic 5 and the gearing up for Kollaboration 11 (11/5/2011 @ the Nokia Theatre) and headed east to the desert oasis of Palm Springs for a weekend of relaxation, bonding, and good food.
The retreat house itself was a site to behold, located in southern Palm Springs right off the Indian Canyon Golf Resort, and fully loaded with modern amenities such as automatic blinds, flat screen TVs in every room, and an amazing sound system wired to play music around the entire house (including the patio and pool decks).
The garage even came stocked with a pool table, a ping-pong table, a whole fleet of bicycles, and even a combination Galaga/Ms. Pac-Man arcade cabinet.
Of course, being a Palm Springs vacation home, the house also featured a private pool and hot tub for all to enjoy. It was a perfect environment for a great summer retreat.
Finally, in what has become a treasured tradition, it wouldn’t be a Kollaboration retreat if there weren’t some amazing food.
In his second year with the organization, Kollaboration staffer and professional chef, Mr. Seong Hwang, successfully transformed the Kollaboration staff from an experienced talent show production team into an efficient kitchen brigade as he directed teams of staff members in the preparation and execution of his culinary vision.
The results were nothing short of amazing with spreads featuring dishes such as fusilli pasta bolognese with garlic string beans, pulled pork sandwiches two ways (traditional and Korean influenced), stuffed turkey meatloaf, and even jalapeno cornbread.
Many staffers agreed that the food alone was worth the trip. Feel like you missed out? Never fear, the next staff retreat is just around the corner. And if this recap has gotten you interested in joining the Kollaboration staff, keep an eye on this website for information on our next staff meeting.
Special thanks to Willy Lam, Christine Kim, Roy Choi, and of course Chef Seong, for their hard work in the planning and execution of this retreat.