American Culinary Federation Hawai`i State Competition

Culinary competitions play a vital role in culinary arts as they continually raise the standards of culinary excellence and put skills and knowledge to the test in a competitive format.

Kapi`olani Culinary Arts Program students have won several prestigious awards:

  • 2013 Silver Medal ACF Western Regional Student Competition and Silver Medal 4th place in ACF National Competition
  • 2012 Silver Medal ACF Western Regional Student Competition
  • 2011 Gold Medal ACF Western Regional Student Competition
  • 2010 Silver Medal ACF Western Regional Student Competition
  • 2009 Gold Medal ACF Western REgional Student Competion and ACF National Title

Team Hawaii 2014

Team Hawaii 2014 from Kapi’olani Community College has traveled to Oakland, California to compete in the 2014 Western Regional Competition.  Please join us in wishing them the best of luck!




Team Hawaii on competition morning

(from left to right Ian Sagayaga, Emi Akiyama, Joy Yamane, Hwanjae Lee and Bikna Sim)

Congratulations Team Hawaii 2013 on winning the Western Regionals! The team will now travel to Las Vegas for the ACF National Championship Student Team Championship to be held on Tuesday July 23, 2013 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino Ballroom.

Team Hawaii
(ACF Western Regional Champions) will compete against Team Illinois (ACF Central Regional Champions), Team North Carolina (ACF Southeast Regional Champions), Team Rhode Island (ACF Northeast Regional Champions) for the ACF National Champions title.

Team Hawaii arrived in Las Vegas Saturday July 20th and it has been non stop since then. The team hit the ground running and are preparing for the ACF national competition on Tuesday. The Team has been so blessed to have so many of their supporters travel here to watch them compete and were able to spend some quality time with some of our culinary donors for dinner on Saturday evening and made a special “picnic” dinner to thank their supporters and welcome everyone to Las Vegas. The team will draw for spots tomorrow and compete on Tuesday at the cosmopolitan hotel. Please check back here for more information or keep updated via our culinary Facebook page.




(from left to right, Clifford Manansala, Jennifer Honea, Aya Hori, Megan Carpenter, Trevor Jackson, and Scott Honjiyo)


Congratulations to all of our student competitors and winners!

For information on the Culinary Competition class, click here