Skip to main content

Blending culinary art, food science and nutrition

Publish Date: June 17, 2021

The world is asking for food sustainability, new and nutritional product development and careers in culinary management and culinology—the blending of nutrition, culinary art and food science. The Culinary Institute of the Pacific is poised to deliver from its 7.8-acre high-tech campus on the slopes of Diamond Head, minutes from Waikīkī and Honolulu’s business center.

Food, and so much more

CIP’s vision is not merely of chefs and charcuterie, but the power of island cuisine to bring people together, to strengthen and diversity Hawai‘i’s economy, to energize the state‘s workforce, and to spread the University of Hawai‘i’s expertise around the world.

  • CIP will be a destination for foodies, offering unique dining, educational experiences, agritourism, and special tasting events.
  • CIP will play a critical role in the state's economy, preparing an agile workforce with ingenuity and entrepreneurial acumen.
  • CIP will be a resource for the state with expertise in innovation, research, product development, food sustainability and resilience.
  • With its emphasis on nutrition and indigenous flora, CIP will create new pathways to health and wellness for Hawai‘i’s people.

The culinary revolution needs you!

Properly equipped, Hawai‘i’s food innovators will perform expansive, comprehensive analysis and food safety testing locally, rather than relying on other states. They will explore and revisit indigenous ideologies on food resilience and sustainability. Our students and local entrepreneurs will embrace culinary innovation at its core, evolving the world’s experience of Hawai‘i’s food culture. Together we can create delicious and intentionally healthy cuisine.

We invite you to join the largest public-private campaign of the UH Community College system, completing the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head and making history with us. Many local families, longstanding foundations, reputable businesses and philanthropists have already committed. This exciting endeavor will bring more of Hawai‘i’s talents to the forefront, creating career opportunities for budding culinarians, funding crucial research and developing new products for our world.

Let's make history. Together.

CIP is home to culinary students from around the globe

We are nearly there

The first phase of CIP's new campus is complete, with advanced labs in continental and regional cuisines, a student commons and a parking lot.

The second phase begins now!

  • Signature restaurant.
  • Outdoor cooking lab.
  • Auditorium studio for food and wine demonstrations, competitions and broadcasting.
  • Innovation center for new product testing, sensory evaluation labs, and shelf life chamber.
Evolving the experience of food culture
Embracing culinary education at its core
New adventures in culinary art are within our reach

Questions? / More Information

If you would like to learn how you can support UH students and programs like this, please contact us at 808 376-7800 or send us a message.

Help spread the word
share on Facebook
share on Twitter
share on LinkedIn
share via email