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The golf tournament, sponsored by Better Brands and American Express, is coordinated by Hale ‘Aina ‘Ohana board members George Szigeti from Better Brands and Tom Mullen, American Express.
According to Tom Mullen, Chair of the Hale ‘Aina ‘Ohana, “The tournament raised $33,000 to benefit Island culinary programs.” Celebrity chefs, hospitality professionals, and culinary educators participated in the day-long golf tournament enjoying award-winning food and beverages. The tournament concluded with a sumptuous awards reception.
The tournament featured thousands of dollars in prizes including gift certificates to local restaurants, amazing electronics and luxury gifts. The tournament is the ‘Ohana’s key fundraiser, allowing the organization to sponsor educational culinary projects throughout the Islands. Programming includes Center of the Plate workshops led by award-winning Hawaii chefs and visiting Master Chef Events. The ‘Ohana supported programs bring local, mainland and international chefs into the classroom in order to present intensive learning experiences for culinary/chef instructors and local culinary students.
Source: Hayley Matson-Mathes