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Hale Aina Ohana

The Hale ‘Aina ‘Ohana is a non-profit, 501-c-3 organization of individuals from our culinary industry that help to provide culinary students access to cutting-edge knowledge and techniques through educational opportunities and programs featuring visiting chefs. The ‘Ohana supports culinary professionals sharing their knowledge with Island students.

The Hale ‘Aina ‘Ohana is dedicated to:

  • Demonstrating the contribution of the culinary profession to Hawai‘i's economy and its people
  • Supporting the development and promotion of culinary training programs at the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges throughout the State
  • Promoting Hawai‘i's unique culinary traditions that sets Hawai‘i apart as a visitor destination
  • Promoting the multi-cultural attributes of the Hawai‘i culinary experience

Read 'How to Make a Chef' from the January 2009 issue of HONOLULU for more insights into the Ohana and its mission.

For more information, how to get involved or for a recap of past activities, visit

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