» Aug. 25 to Dec. 19: On display at the KCC Lama Library: South Asian Cuisine exhibition, featuring South Asian recipes prepared for Doris Duke by chef Kusuma Cooray will be on view, along with materials from the Shangri La Historical Archives; admission is free

» Oct. 6: Chef Cooking Demo by executive chef Hemant Oberoi and two master chefs from Mumbai’s Taj Hotel. Learn about Mughal cuisine through a lecture with Tajchefs, co-sponsored by Shangri La, Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Please join us for the Mughal cuisine cooking demonstration and tasting in the KCC auditorium,2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Ohia Building, room 118; seating is limited; admission is free

Please call Culinary Arts at (808) 734-9499 for more information!

2014 Chaine des Rotisseurs Competition
This years Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef Competition was held on Saturday February 22, 2014 at the Kapi`olani Community College.  Many yound chefs entered the competition and the winner of this year’s 2014 Chaine des Rotisseurs Young Chef Competition is our very own Melanie Tancinco.

Melanie is presently enrolled in our 3rd year program. She has practiced hard for this competition and will be moving on to the National Competition in Florida.

The competition was a total of four hours long, 30 minutes for menu planning, 3 hours for cooking and 30 minutes for plating. It is a mystery basket competition that requires creativity, ability to handle the stress of competition, solid cooking skills, good sanitation practices, good organizational skills, and a sense of urgency, all of which Melanie showed off in competition.

Bravo to our Alumni and student! Please congratulate Melanie of her accomplishments.


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To sign up for this event please follow this link: http://aquaponicsconference.eventbrite.com















If you are interested in theBig Island Farm-to-Table Education Tour come to a meeting on Jan 28, 2014 in Ohelo 111 at 2pm.  See you there!


Students who have successfully completed CULN 120 –Fundamentals of Cookery, may enroll in CULN 207 –Culinary Competition I. The Kapi`olani Culinary Arts Program’s American Culinary Federation Junior Chapter competition team members are selected from CULN 207 students and previous team members.

The 2009 ACF team made history by winning the Western Regional Competion and earning a GOLD medal, going on to win the ACF national title! The 2010 ACF team continued the excellence earning a close second place and a GOLD medal! The 2011 ACF team won third and our program now holds three Gold medals!

Competition places emphasis on teamwork, and many hours are spent practicing for the competition.


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Joselito Calpito 1st Runner Up, Top of Waikiki Dessert Contest

A Sweet Dash of Aloha wins Palapala Po`okela Award

KCC Culinary’s publication, A Sweet Dash of Aloha, was awarded the 2012 Ka Palapala Po`okela cookbook award. Congratulations!

CIP Creating a Culinary East-West Center

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Robert Paik on KITV’s Morning Show

Robert demonstrated healthy cooking and eating tips for seniors. He, and partner Kara Bleday, earned 1st place in the contest sponsored by Kahala Nui.

Congratulations to Chef Frank Leake

Chef Leake has been named as the ACF National Educator of the Year Western Region! This award pays tribute to an active culinary educator whose knowledge, skills and expertise have enhanced the image of the professional chef, and who, by example, has given leadership, guidance and direction to students seeking a career in the culinary profession. This person demonstrates the ability to help students define and develop their careers by using their skills and abilities to provide a strong foundation for their future success.

American Culinary Federation Press Release

Kapiʻolani Culinary Program Spotlighted at White House Luau

f_culinarywhthouseKapiʻolani instructors Conrad Nonaka, left, and Alan Tsuchiyama flank alum chef Alan Wong at the White House luau

Just a couple of weeks before he coached Kapiʻolani Community College’s Team Hawaiʻi to a national championship at the American Culinary Federation‘s 2009 Student Team National Competition in Orlando, Fla., Associate Professor Alan Tsuchiyama was cooking for President Barack Obama at the White House.