March 10, 2014
English: Natirar Park and Mansion, Somerset Co...
Natirar Park and Mansion, Somerset County, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Capacity spent last Friday in the presence of Virgin CEO Richard Branson. Sort of. We took a day to gather 30 members of the staff for a retreat at the Branson owned 90 acre Natirar culinary center in bucolic Peapack, New Jersey. Driving up a long, twisting driveway (by long, it’s about a mile), dodging deer, we arrived at the former carriage house turned restaurant and culinary center.

 

We nibbled on mini pizzas that we made (sort of) and sat down to a few inspirational and aspirational remarks from CEO Jeff Kaiden. Then, it was on to the main course…. We split into groups to prepare a gourmet repast that included roast pork loin, with a delicious mango salsa, lemon and pesto chicken and  other treats.

More photos of our retreat are here.

The Capacity staff getting down to business
The Capacity staff getting down to business

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An afternoon away from the office accomplished several things. The Capacity staff was able to talk and interact away from the pressures of the office (always a good thing) and the splitting up of the staff into different cooking teams enabled people from different departments to get to know each other a little bit better. 

It was a great afternoon, a terrific team building exercise. And the food was great. A great end (we hope) to a deep New Jersey winter.

Enjoying the fruits of our labors!
Enjoying the fruits of our labors!

 

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