Happy New Year! The Culinary Arts Program at Leeward CC is pleased to announce the start of the spring 2017 semester with a line-up of activities and events! First, we’d like to congratulate students Shaylyn Funasaki and Crislin Lehua’Aloha Wong who participated in the 2016 Hawai’i Culinary Competition Expo held in December. Shaylyn and Crislin were selected by the faculty after a try out process, then trained for six weeks with Chef Chris Garnier and Chef Matthew Egami to first determine their respective dishes, then to hone in and elevate them. Shaylyn and Crislin had roughly 1 hour to fabricate (break down) a protein, whole fish and lamb rack respectively, then turn it into 2 entree plates to be judged by respected and prominent Chefs from the American Culinary Federation. In a field of 14 competitors comprising students from Kapi’olani, Kaua’i, and Leeward, both students excelled with Shaylyn winning 1st place and a gold medal and Crislyn
We are pleased to announce the spring 2017 semester opening of THE PEARL restaurant on Thursday, January 19th through Friday, April 21st. Lunch service is on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Pearl will be closed for lunch service on March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, and March 29 – 31 for the spring break, April 7 for our Special Event dinner and April 14 for the Good Friday holiday.
Chef Instructor Chris Garnier and his “Contemporary Cuisines” class students will once again delight you with their culinary artistry and distinctive style. Menus for the semester can be found on the College’s website at http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/thepearl or on The Pearl Facebook page. Student menus will be featured on February 22, 23, 24 and April 12, 13.
Please call #455-0475 for reservations and information. We look forward to seeing you again!
Save the Date!
Culinary Arts Program Scholarship Brunch
Sunday, February 19, 2017
7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Leeward CC Uluwehi Café & Lion Courtyard
Adults: $18.00 Pre-sale, $22.00 at door
Entertainment & Craft Fair by
Kumu Hula Vicky Holt Takamine and Hālau Pua Ali`i `Ilima
Call 455-0298 for information and tickets
Save the Date!
L’ulu celebrates its 10th anniversary this year! After years of fundraising through our previous “Taste of the Stars” event, we started L’ulu and featured the renovated kitchens, classrooms, and restaurant. For this 10 year celebration we’re thrilled to feature 10 program alumni who have careers in some of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants! These alumni come back to Leeward as proud graduates to support the next generation of industry professionals. Join us at our 10th anniversary “Feast for the Senses” and indulge in the delectable cuisines of Hawai‘i’s finest chefs, the sounds of “Sonya Mendez and Other Delights,” and Noel Trainor & Dean Taba complimented by an array of beverages from Southern Wines & Spirits, Paradise Beverages, Pepsi, Waialua Coffee, and The Tea Chest.
We also continue to feature the partnerships between chefs and farmers that seek to manage our natural resources and environment in a sustainable manner and shape the local market. Enjoy the mouthwatering contemporary cuisines, meet the chefs and alumni, and talk-story with the farmers who supply the restaurants with fresh nutritious products!
Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
General Admission Grazing
$100 through April 30, 2017
$125 from May 1, 2017
The Restaurant The Chef Leeward Culinary Arts Program Alumni
Alan Wong’s Alan Wong Camille Cadiz, Assistant Sous Chef
BLT Market, The Ritz Carlton Residences Johan Svensson Tory Ann Nakayama, Junior Sous Chef
Eating House by Roy Yamaguchi Roy Yamaguchi Randy Bangloy, Executive Chef
Halekulani Hotel Shaden Sato, Banquet Chef
Moku Kitchen Peter Merriman Tish Koyanagi, Sous Chef
Noe, Four Seasons Ko Olina Martin Knaubert Eric Oto, Sous Chef
Plantation Tavern Adam Gilbert Ashley Shickan, Sous Chef
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar DK Kodama Axelrod Colobong, Executive Chef
Stage Ron De Guzman Ron De Guzman, Executive Chef
Underdog Jensen Hirota Jensen Hirota, Chef Owner
Aulani, A Disney Resort Jeff Wind, Ron Villoria
REAL, a Gastropub Troy Terorotua
The Pearl Cris Garnier