Special Treat For Moms: Benefit Brunch May 11 In Kahaluu

A nonprofit community center is raising the bar on Mother’s Day brunch in Kahaluu.

KEY Project will sponsor its fourth annual Mothers & Others Benefit Brunch from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11 – the day before Mother’s Day, this time offering a gourmet menu and entertainment to show off what its new commercial kitchen can do and to provide local moms a special treat close to home.

Presented by Kipuka Cafe with kitchen manager Ken Weir, brunch in the pavilion will feature specialty food stations featuring omelets, prime rib, sushi and shrimp, pastries and desserts, salads, hot and cold drinks, and a hot buffet line offering potato with taro and ulu, imu kalua pig Benedict with hollandaise sauce, corned beef hash, herb scrambled eggs, bacon and sausages.

Entertaining the crowd will be Kawika Kahiapo, Holunape, Pa’ahana and Ho’omaikai Hula Halau. Also planned are a plant sale, local artisans, flowers and door prizes.

“We want to honor mothers and others who positively impact our children, youths and community – a shared KEY clientele,” explained KEY board of directors chairman Romeo Corpuz.

“It’s also a way to introduce and expose the community to KEY Project and our work in our 45th year of providing services and programs.”

Tickets cost $40 and must be reserved by this Friday, because of limited space. For reservations, call 239-5777 or visit keyproject.org.

Proceeds from the gala event will support KEY’s mission to uplift and build a self-reliant community of all ages from Kualoa to Heeia. Its multipurpose community center is located at 47-200 Waihee Road, just mauka of Kahaluu Regional Park.