Chef Ronnie Nasuti of the award-winning Tiki’s Grill & Bar joins the students of our Culinary Arts program for a special culinary event. Join them for a night of celebrating the taste of Wai-Tiki.
New Zealand farmed King Salmon Crudo
Calamansi, Shiso Sea Asparagus Pistou, & Black Lava Salt
Birichino Malvasia Bianca
Kauai Shrimp & Day Boat Scallop Sphere
Big Island Avocado, Green Tea Blini, and & Uni Butter
Domaine Skouras “Zoe” White Wine
Truffle Scented Polenta Stuffed Quail
Hamakua Mushrooms, Nalo Tat Soi, & Roasted Grapes Pignoli
Domaine Fontsainte Corbieres
Island Steak & Eggs
Kulana Grass Fed Beef Tenderloin, Sumida Watercress Puree, Yukon Gold Potatoes, & Peterson Farm Sous Vide Egg
Cyriaque Rozier “Les Traverses de Fontanes”
Okinawan Sweet Potato Ice Cream with Waialua Coffee Tapioca
COST: $70 without wine, $85 with wine
Seating from 6:00 p.m.
Please call 455-0528 for information and reservations.
The Chef Showcase Dinner is offered once each semester. Leeward Culinary students work along side the invited guest, learning from Hawaii's finest.
About the Chef
Executive Chef Ronnie Nasuti developed his skills at the Les Dames d’Escoffier Society and completed a culinary apprenticeship at the Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
When he first came to Hawaii, he worked at Horatio’s (now Kincaid’s), holding various positions in a very regimented and high volume kitchen. After hearing about Roy’s and “the buzz” about an exciting, new style of cuisine, he wanted to work for Chef Roy Yamaguchi and his new dining concept. He started at the former Roy’s Park Bistro location, learning every station including 24-hour room service and pastry. He then went to the flagship restaurant in Hawaii Kai where he trained further under Chef/Founder Roy Yamaguchi, Corporate Chef/Partner Gordon Hopkins and Corporate Chef Hawaii Jacqueline Lau. Chef Ronnie went on to become Sous Chef at Roy’s Poipu Bar & Grill on Kauai, then Executive Chef at Roy’s Hawaii Kai after fulfilling an opportunity as the Executive Chef at Chez Michel in Honolulu.
After a proven record of successful and distinguished accomplishments, Chef Ronnie has chosen to hang his hat at Tiki’s Grill & Bar, steering this favorite destination for locals and visitors alike to a higher level of dining and excellence. Chef Ronnie, who believes in the farm-to-table movement, brings in island fresh produce, breads, local grass-fed beef and locally caught or raised fish every week. His delicious signature items and dinner specials that fuse Hawaiian/Pacific Island with American cuisine are the result of his dedication to the craft and cooking with locally grown and raised food.
A familiar face in Hawaii’s culinary scene, Chef Ronnie is a frequent guest on “Hawaiian Grown TV” and regularly represents Tiki’s at charitable events. An effective and motivational trainer from both the front and back of the house, Chef Ronnie continues to be inspired by working with the best chefs in the world.
Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:00pm
96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI