December2011

Golf Tournament — Save the Date

The Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Golf Tournament is slated for April 23, 2012. 

Whole Hog

Chef Ed Kenney and Chef David Caldiero, TOWN and DownTown Restaurants, taught a Foundation "From Nose to Tail" program for 56 Maui Culinary Academy students and professionals.  The Oahu Chefs presented charcuterie and explained how to use the entire pig.  They detailed sustainability and cost benefits teaching the "why" behind using locally grown and produced.  Chef Kenney and his business partner Chef Dave Caldiero are strong advocates for local farmers and proponents for sustainable cooking and living.  Their restaurants are lively community gathering places guided by the mantra, "local first, organic whenever possible, with aloha always."  Here is what the students had to say about their experience:  I was amazed at the knowledge and involvement of the chefs // They were so expressive; they know their craft // Nice to see "cool" guys expressing these culinary issues // I loved the break down of pork - I have never seen a whole hog // I left with a knowledge of food cost, community and how to use every piece of a hog // It blew my mind, very graphic // I had no idea there were so many uses for a whole hog