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L’ulu, Leeward Culinary Arts Gala

L’ulu celebrates its 10th anniversary this year!

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 indus- try 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 contem- porary cuisines, meet the chefs and alumni, and talk-story with the farmers who supply the restaurants with fresh nutritious products! 


Celebrating Ten Years
Featuring 10 of Leeward Culinary Arts Program Alumi


Restaurant, Chef / Leeward Alumni

Alan Wong’s, Alan Wong / Camille Cadiz, Assistant Sous Chef

BLT Market, Ritz Carlton, Johan Svensson / Tory Ann Nakayama, Junior Sous Chef

Eating House, 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 DeGuzman / Ron DeGuzman, Executive Chef

Underdog, Jensen Hirota / Jensen Hirota, Chef Owner 

Aulani, A Disney Resort, Jeff Wind, Ron Villoria

REAL, a Gastropub, Troy Terorotua

The Pearl, Chris Garnier


Saturday, May 6 at 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The Pearl
96-045 Ala Ike, Pearl City, HI

Event Type



Academic Programs, Culinary Arts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty, Staff, Community




General Admission grazing $100 through April 30, 2017; $125 from May 1, 2017



For more info:

Fabi Castellano: 455-0300, fabiola@hawaii.edu Tommylynn Benavente: 455-0298, tlbenave@hawaii.edu


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