Culinary Innovation Center

Our Mission:

To support local agriculture, aid in local food sustainability, and enable local businesses to thrive in Hawaii’s economy by providing technical expertise and resources in food product development.

Our Goals:

  • Aid in the creation of safe and high-quality products using local ingredients.
  • Assist businesses in turning ideas into commercial products
  • Train students in Culinology and Food Product Development

Services Offered:

Product Development:

  • Recipe Development, Modifications and Testing
  • Standardizing Recipes

Nutritional Labeling:

  • Nutrition Facts Panels (Computer-generated)
  • Menu Labeling
  • Ingredient Statements
  • Allergen Declaration

Analytical Testing:

  • Water Activity
  • pH Testing
  • Moisture Content
  • Brix (sugar content)


  • Product Development
  • Food Trends
  • Food Safety
  • Packaging
  • Shelf life Testing
  • Consumer Sensory Evaluation

Funded by:

We are currently funded by Community College Career Technical Training (TAACCCT) Department of Labor Grant

Contact Information

Culinary Innovation Center
Kapi‘olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Rd. ʻŌhiʻa 103
Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone: 808-734-9593