Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sandwich Competition!

Our much anticipated sandwich competition was today, but the trash talking started weeks ago.  $5 entitled our fellow employees to a sampling of all the entries and a vote for the one that they thought was the best.  It was a winner-take-all contest, and with so many good cooks in our company, the competition was fierce.


Here's Les and Yosh as they begin to prep.  Crunch time!! 

Here's the makings of Leslie's panini sandwich.


My Tuna Melt before the melting.

With limited prep space, Yosh was forced to use our lounge sofa.

CQ prepped at her desk.

Michele squeezed in next to Les.

Here is Leslie's Prosciutto/Mozzarella/Basil/Tomato Panini.

Michele's Shoyu Pork in Roll

Yosh's Waffle Sandwich with Maple Butter Topping

CQ's Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Candied Bacon

My Tuna Melt is on the right.

Here is the platter that the judges got.  Greg's Chicken with Curry and Alfalfa Sprouts is on the left side of the plate.  He sent in his entry from our Ala Moana branch . . . sooo cool  yah!! 

Here's Mark feeling all stuffed.

And here's da winnah - Leslie!!  


K and S said...

wow! you guys know how to party :)

jalna said...

Kat . . . the hype, the anticipation, the talk, and then finally today . . . getting everything together . . . more hype, more anticipation and more talk . . . so good fun!

Leslie's pics said...

Wooohooo! I won! I finally won!! I think you won (or maybe we tied) in the trash talking division...this was so much fun...much funner than the ones in the past. I passed out when I got home. I never even ate dinner. Was still full from lunch. That was soooo much food! Great job everybodeeee!! All of the sandwiches were YUMMY!!!

Leslie's pics said...

p.s. that frickin bacon was TO DIE FOR!!

jalna said...

Hahahaha. I was still full at dinner time too, Les. Yeah, CQ's candied bacon gave you a run for your money. And yeah, I liked the trash talking the best of all!

:) josefina :) said...

Wow, hard-core food challenge! Looks like fun! And yummy...

Betty Townsend said...

Oh my goodness!! Les's sandwich looked wonder she won...of course in all fairness to the others, their sandwiches looked awesome too. How did CQ candy the bacon? With brown sugar? I love tuna melts...don't see them very often on restaurant menu's.

Dd said...

Sooo...YOUR location is not the "ala moana" location ??

Taryn M said...

Holy camoly! Congrats Les, your panini looked so ono!

jalna said...

Really hard core yah, Jos!!

Betty, Les' sandwich was my favorite. I liked CQ's next. She said something about baking the bacon in the oven with sugar.

Didi, our "Ala Moana office" is in the Ala Moana building. We call our office the "King Street office".

Hey Taryn! You woulda loved the sandwiches!

DNakamaru said...

Wow! What a fun and tasty day at work. Good job everyone! Everything looks so good!!!

jalna said...

Thanks Dean. It was fun!

Mariko said...

Man, I want to come work where you work. You have way more fun than me. :)

jalna said...

Hey Mariko, it would be awesome if you worked with us. You would probably win all our food competitions.