A mid-day fire on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 destroyed a food and beverage showroom and Demo Kitchen at The Gourmet Garage on Jalan Ngurah Rai Bypass in Jimbaran.
Six fire trucks were on scene during the height of the fire responding from fire brigades stationed at South Kuta, Badung and Denpasar.
The Chief of the South Kuta Police precinct, Police Commissioner Gede Ganefo, said it was too early to determine the exact cause of the fire, believed to have started mid-morning at the rear area of the complex.
Henny Santoso a principal of Lotus Food Services is working non-stop with her team to ensure orders of Food and Beverage continues without interruption during the busy period leading up to the Christmas and New Years Holidays.
The popular Gourmet Garage Showroom and Demo Kitchen facilities were damaged in the blaze.
In the days immediately following the fire plans began being formulated that will lead to the reopening of The Gourmet Garage in a new, expanded and improved format.
Henny Santoso, her husband Bill Busch and the entire Lotus Food Services team, while momentarily overwhelmed by the magnitude of the fire damage, have expressed their sincere thanks for the many calls, SMS’s and emails received from their friends and colleagues in Bali’s food and hospitality industry, including offers of kind assistance during a difficult period.
Pledging to quickly re-emerge better than ever, Lotus Food Services wishes to remind everyone that their the sales and administrative offices continue to operate, contactable through their established telephone, facsimile and email connections.
Meanwhile, plans are moving ahead for the 2nd Bali Wine Auction initiated by Lotus Food Services in collaboration with Bali Hotel Association to be held at The St. Regis Hotel at Nusa Dua on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The popular auction is conducted to provide funds for the Bali Hotels Association (BHA) to fund a wine education programs for Balinese hospitality workers.
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