Did this: Ho’okipa 2013

Kapiolani Community College’s (KCC) Culinary Institute of the Pacific held their 16th annual Ho’okipa at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel last night, showcasing the talents of more than 300 students in their program. The sold-out fundraising gala featured stations with food from the different food lab classes, which include Fundamental and Intermediate Cookery, Continental Cuisine, Asian Cuisine, Garde Manger, Baking, Patisserie and Confiserie.

This year’s featured guest chef was KCC alumni Bobby Sohns, who is now the assistant pastry chef at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Since this fundraiser was held in conjunction with KCC’s Hospitality and Tourism department, the theme was “Swing Into the Sixties with Hawaii Tourism,” with many students and guests dressed to match.

Hookipa 2013

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Before entering the grand event, guests were greeted with trays of canapés.

Photo by Ed Morita