Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Yala's Holiday Dinner at the
Ashland Springs Hotel

Yala's holiday party is something everyone looks forward to all year long! Founder Nancy always picks a beautiful venue with delicious food and amazing wine. This year we were fortunate to gather in the Crystal Room at the Ashland Springs Hotel. The chef at the hotel won the local Food and Wine competition that took place in November, and the food was AMAZING!
Erica, Chelsea, Amanda and Rachel

Bran, Nancy and Naomi

Rachel and Tif
 Grant and Erin

The holiday party is a good excuse for us to get all dressed up and bring that special person in our lives to meet and mingle with each other. Everyone is close both in and out of work, and the holiday party is a welcome occasion to relax and enjoy ourselves!
Wolfgang and Kristen

Linda and Glen 
 Caitlin and Jeff
Justin and Lauren
Nancy gives a heartfelt toast thanking all of Yala's employees for another amazing year full of exciting changes and hard work. 2011 marked the beginning of transitioning our brand from DreamSacks to Yala.

I'm sure you are dying to see what was on the menu...

Oven Roasted Filet of Salmon with Smoked Tomato Beurre Blanc 
and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

 Panko Breaded Chicken Cordon Bleu with Herb Cream Sauce 
Stuffed with House made Tasso Ham and Gruyere with Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes 
Acorn Squash stuffed with Fresh Herb Vinagrette and Jasmine Rice

It is also tradition at our annual holiday dinner to present Nancy, Larry and Chelsea with a little something from the Yala staff to show OUR appreciation for them. This year we all contributed in donating to Habitat for Humanity in their name. A special thanks to our founders for another wonderful holiday party and cheers to what's ahead in 2012!

Yala Founders Larry and Nancy

 Ben and Yala Founder Chelsea

Until next time,

Lauren of Team Yala


  1. Gorgeous cast of characters and a delicious feast!

    Joy Light

  2. Looks like you guys had a great time! What a great team =)