Culinary Institute of the Pacific

Behind the scenes of Lamb Mondays

One of the things that makes sustainable ranching so difficult in Hawaii is finding an outlet for less desirable cuts of meat. Many hotels, restaurants and markets will only take the prime cuts, but what about the rest of the…

2013 ACF Team Hawaii benefit dinner

Kapiolani Community College’s culinary team had the opportunity Saturday to further refine its skills with Executive Chef Eric Leterc at the Pacific Club.The students, who showed off their skills at a fundraiser attended by some of the college’s top donors,…

2013 Ho’okipa week at KCC

Culinary students at Kapiolani Community College have had a busy week preparing for their annual Ho’okipa gala fundraiser, which takes place tonight at Royal Hawaiial Hotel.Ho’okipa week kicked off Monday with a cooking demo by KCC alumnae Bobby Sohns, currently…

Did this: The Signature Chefs food festival

Several hundred people gathered at the Kakaako fire station last night to enjoy the third annual Signature Chefs Food Festival, a fundraiser for the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation. This was the biggest event yet, with 16 food stations showcasing creations by the…

Party pics: 2012 Ho’okipa

The more than 400 students enrolled at Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Institute of the Pacific displayed their talents Friday at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.Ho’okipa is an annual fundraising event, where students distinguish themselves by showcasing skills they’ve learned throughout the…

KCC students ready for Ho’okipa

The culinary program at Kapiolani Community College was in full production Thursday, as faculty and students prepared for Friday’s annual Ho’okipa fundraising gala at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.As an alumni of the program, I remember all the work that went…

Chefs & Farmers Facing Future

Chefs, farmers, culinary students and food professionals from across the state converged at Leeward Community College Friday for Chefs & Farmers Facing Future, a forum to discuss how Hawaii can foster a sustainable agriculture industry. Similar to the way local…

ASK DR. DISH: Drinking etiquette

Question: Dr. Dish, my company has a policy that we cannot drink while at work events. But what about at networking mixers at bars and nightclubs? Technically it is not a work event.Answer: Thanks for the question! It’s a good…

Did this: An Evening of Sustainable Cuisine

Last night folks lined up for eco-friendly dishes created by some of Hawaii’s top chefs at an event promoting sustainable eating.“An Evening of Sustainable Cuisine,” held at the Halekulani, featured “green” dishes prepared by chefs Roy Yamaguchi (Roy’s Restaurant), Vikram…