There were innumerable factors contributing to the success of the One Kind Act Launch Party of February 2016. But, no doubt, one of the resounding elements was the auction that raised substantial amount of monies through the kind donations of many of the guests. One such guest was Mr Aalok Soni who won his bid for having the OKA Team host a cocktail and dinner party for 24 for his friends and family in the comfort of his own home.
This event was agreed to take place on 14th May 2016 and it was with some trepidation that at the beginning of May, the OKA team began to make preparations. Whilst we knew we had to fulfil this obligation, we all felt a little out of our depth, as none of us were known professionals in the field of hospitality. Nevertheless, hearts and minds came together, the menu was elaborately assembled, the site was visited, the uniforms were agreed and the cocktail recipes were well 'tried and tested' beforehand.
So, with considerable pre-planning and preparation, when it came to the long-awaited evening, the OKA team delivered what can only be described as a first-class, professional, and efficient culinary and cocktail experience for its 24 guests. It took 8 committee lady members in the kitchen and 4 male counterparts at the bar to present a catering delight of an assortment of mouth-watering canapés, main dishes and desserts, accompanied by copious amount of cocktails and beverages. The food and drinks were in abundance, the conversation flowing, the mood light, accentuated by a fabulous live singer to help dance the night away. Aalok Soni made a heart-warming speech in support of and thanks to OKA. This generated further kind donations of £600 donated by the guests over and above the £800 donated for the dinner by Aalok Soni and a general uplifted feeling by all OKA committee members of a job well done.