Kahala Executive Chef Teaches Hale ‘Aina ‘Ohana Class on Kauai

Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi, The Kahala, taught a gourmet culinary experience for 40 Kauai Community College students. Chef Wayne was assisted by Kahala Chef Warren Sosaki. The class focused on fine dining including an intensive education and tasting of truffles, foie gras, and caviar. The Chefs also answered questions about working in the culinary profession, achieving success as a chef and striving for excellence. The tasting experience is one the students and chef / instructors will never forget. "The Chef was very inspirational" "It was a great gift to give everyone this exposure." "It was an education for my palate." "They did an excellent job and went beyond what I expected." Special thanks to donors: Leighton Hatanaka & Dominique Jamain - from Seafood Connection (caviar) Marion Mahonne & Leanne - from Tsar Nicolai (caviar) Jeno Maushardt from Newport Meat Company (Foie gras) Denise Fernandez from Fresh Island Fish (Mahi). Source: Hayley Matson-Mathes