Haitian Russe

Isabelle's Haitian Salad Russe

In honor of Women's History Month, we asked the women of FLIK Hospitality Group to share their stories and advice about overcoming challenges, achieving success, and taking care of themselves in celebration of HERstory. And since we love food, we also asked our women to share their favorite recipes too! 

Isabelle Fleurantus, an associate with FLIK Independent School Dining, describes how her positivity and faith are the foundation of her success and shared her recipe for Haitian Salad Russe. Check it out:


What challenges have you faced in your career and how did you overcome them? 

I may not always be assigned a task I want to do, but I am always positive and do my best.

Recent studies show that women, particularly working mothers, were disproportionately affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Women took on 1.5 times more responsibilities at home, compared to their male partners, and at work, only 9% of women received promotions compared to men’s 34%. How has the pandemic affected your life and what have you learned over the last year?    

I have tried to remain calm during this time and listened to the instructions given to me. I have learned to take the necessary precautions and take the view that it is best to be safe always.

Being a successful woman often comes with a massive to-do list and sometimes sacrifices putting yourself first. Can you share your self-care tips that help prioritize your mental health? 

I pray and am thankful. It is most important to ask for help when you need it.

What advice do you have for fellow women in the hospitality field? 

Follow instructions and be a good listener to your co-workers, customers, and managers.

Enjoy Isabelle's Haitian Salad Russe. 

The Haitian 'salad russe' translates to Russian Salad. With a rich history influenced by many cultures, Haitian Salad Russe was likely adapted from Russian expats and settlers on the island. Made with a base of root vegetables, it is enjoyed at most gatherings and special occasions. 

Haitian Russe

Haitian Salad Russe

Originating in Moscow, variations of this salad exist anywhere that European and Russian influence is commonplace. The Haitian 'salad russe' translates to Russian Salad.


4 gold potatoes, peeled
2 large carrots, peeled
2 large beets, peeled
1/4 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Place potatoes, carrots, and beets in a large sauce pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until vegetables are tender, but not too soft. Cooking times will vary on vegetable size. Check carrots at 15 minutes, potatoes at 20 minutes, and beets at 25 minutes. 
  2. As vegetables finish cooking, transfer to a cutting board. Cool slightly and dice. 
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Add diced potatoes, carrots, and beets and toss until evenly coated. 


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