L'ulu, Annual Leeward Culinary Gala

Indulge Your Senses with Delectable Island Cuisines

Leeward Community College
Posted: Apr 15, 2014

Alan Wong at L'ulu
Alan Wong at L'ulu

L'ulu, the annual Leeward Culinary Arts Gala, once again pairs Hawaiʻi’s finest chefs with local farmers, ranchers and aquaculturists to provide patrons with dishes that are fresh, local and as diverse as our islands themselves.

The culinary event, presented on Saturday, May 10, from 6–9 pm on the Leeward campus, is the annual fundraiser that provides scholarships and educational opportunities for Hawai‘i’s culinary students.

L'ulu offers thirteen chefs, each featuring a locally grown or produced food item in their menu offering.  Guests indulge their senses with the delectable cuisines of Hawai‘i’s finest chefs who work alongside the Culinary Arts Program’s instructors and students.

Relaxing entertainment and a silent auction, complimented by an array of wines, beers, spirits, and specialty coffees and teas complete the festive atmosphere and extraordinary ambiance of dining amid the three-time ‘Ilima award-winning fine dining restaurant, The Pearl, and the Culinary Arts program’s kitchen facilities.

The thirteen chefs are:

The Restaurants and The Chefs:

Alan Wong’s, Alan Wong
Roy’s, Roy Yamaguchi
REAL a gastropub, Troy Terorotua
Tiki’s Grill & Bar, Ronnie Nasuti
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa, Jason Kina
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, Jeff Wind
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, DK Kodama
Tokkuri Tei, Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi
Nalo Farms, Dean Okimoto
Pili Hawai‘i, Taste, Mark Noguchi
Japengo, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Jon Matsubara
The Pearl, Leeward CC, Ian Riseley
HSAR Bistro, Rodney Uyeharay

For further information, please contact Fabi Castellano at 808-455-0300/fabiola@hawaii.edu or Tommylynn Benavente at 808-455-0298/tlbenave@hawaii.edu.  Leeward’s Culinary Arts program is part of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

Who:   Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program
What:  L’ulu, a benefit for the Leeward CC Culinary Arts Program
Where: Leeward CC,  The Pearl Restaurant, surrounding lanai and kitchen facilities
When:  Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tickets:  General Admission Grazing at $100.00 through May 2; $125.00 from May 3


For more information, visit: http://www.leeward.hawaii.edu/lulu-2014