Our Mission

The Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation provides Hawaii’s culinary students and professionals access to cutting-edge knowledge and techniques through programs featuring visiting chefs, educational opportunities, and special fundraising events.


The Hawai`i Culinary Education Foundation is dedicated to

  • Demonstrating the contribution of the culinary profession to Hawai‘i’s economy and its people
  • Supporting the development and promotion of culinary training programs at the University of Hawai‘i Community Colleges throughout the State
  • Promoting Hawai‘i’s unique culinary traditions that sets Hawai‘i apart as a visitor destination
  • Promoting the multi-cultural attributes of the Hawai‘i culinary experience