The mission of Kapiolani Community College’s Culinary Arts Program is to provide a quality education in the culinary and pastry arts with an emphasis on blending the classical techniques with the global influences of our unique geographic location.  This mission is achieved through a progressive curriculum, operational excellence, multi-industry alliances and the promotion of lifelong learning.

New and Exciting at KCC Culinary


Join us for Mother’s Day Brunch.  Call us at 734-9499 for more information.

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Please join us for a multi course dinner of top grade farm raised Maguro from Northern Japan.  Dinner to be prepared by Chef Takashi Kato and Chef Shingo Yamamoto of the Tuna Company Ltd., Japan.

When:  April 21, 2015  5:30 pm
Where:  Tamarind Room, Ohelo Bldg.
Price: $100 per person
Please call Kristy at 734-9499 for reservations.  Seating is limited so call soon!

All proceeds will go to the Kapiolani Community College ACF Competition Team to help them get ready for the next competition in Kona, Hawaii next year.  Mahalo for your support!

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*** SPRING TUITION due by 4pm, Friday, December 12th ***

Just a reminder that spring tuition is due no later than 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 12th.  Pay early to guarantee keeping your classes.

You may take advantage of the installment payment plan, where for a $30 fee, you can pay via installments to a credit or debit card, or via your checking or savings account.

Students receiving FAFSA should check to make sure your award is in order.

*** ELAND Fabrication Demonstration –

email megami@hawaii.edu to sign up ***

Please email Chef Egami to sign up for next Friday’s December 12th, 2:30 p.m. eland fabrication demonstration in Ohia 118.


***** ACF Culinary Arts Expo – December 12th *****

Eland Fabrication Demo and Tasting Info Sheet_email megami@hawaii.edu to sign up


***** Apply for fall 2015 – spring 2016 UH Scholarships Now – March 1, 2015 *****

Yes, you may now apply for fall 2015-spring 2016 UH scholarships.

Apply online at https://uhsys.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com

  • Please download your volunteer log sheet to the online application & turn in a hard copy to Lori
  • Deadline to press the SUBMIT button to apply is 3/1/2015
  • We have a good amount of culinary scholarships for the coming year.
  • You may start your online application now and submit it later.
  • Volunteer log sheet hours are required for CULN scholarships
  • Last year, many CULN majors received other non-CULN scholarships on the basis of their essays.


As graduation is around the corner, we wanted to remind your ACFEF Accredited Program graduates of the opportunity for them to apply for certification with the American Culinary Federation.  The process is so easy, but it’s not automatic.  They must apply within one year.  And if they join (or are already members), their certification is free! 

Application + Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree Transcript = Certified Culinarian or Certified Pastry Culinarian (depending on area of study)
Complete Application for ACFEF Accredited Associate Degree Program Graduates and send it in with final transcript that shows degree and graduation date.

Application + Certificate or Diploma Transcript + 1 year of work experience = Certified Culinarian or Certified Pastry Culinarian (depending on area of study)
Complete Application for ACFEF Accredited Certificate/Diploma Program Graduates and have your employer complete theEmployment Documentation Form and send both in with final transcript that shows certificate/diploma date.

Please  let me know if you have any questions.
Lisa Emmons | Certification Administrator | American Culinary Federation, Inc.|

180 Center Place Way St. Augustine, FL 32095 | Direct (904) 484-0222| (800) 624-9458, ext. 122| Fax (904) 940-0742| www.acfchefs.org


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Culinary Arts Hawaiian Turkey to Go Dinners 2014

We will be doing a presale of our Hawaiian Thanksgiving Dinner to go.  Click THANKSGIVING DINNER TO GO 2014 for more information

» 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!

Kapi`olani Culinary and King’s Hawaiians new collaboration will bring a new food venue to our campus.  The King’s Hawaiian Food Truck with be selling food on-campus Monday through Thursday in Lot A next to the Kopiko Building.  All dishes will feature King’s Hawaiian products and will be grab and go though some tables and benches will be placed around the area should you want to sit and enjoy being outdoors.  

Check out the write up on the truck by Diane Seo at Frolic Hawaii

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Community Partners and Sponsors

yhataHawaii Farm BureauHawaii Department of EducationHMSADepartment of HealthHFM FoodserviceRotary Club of Ala Moana HawaiiUSDANOAADepartment of Agriculture