Kapalua Maui Charities, on behalf of the 37th annual Kapalua Wine & Food Festival, donated $10,000 to the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Culinary Arts Program to support the Culinary Arts Program for Maui’s rising culinary stars.
“Our students have been a part of the Kapalua Wine & Food Festival for many years,” said UHMC Culinary Arts Program Chef Instructor Craig Omori. “Each year the event provides an invaluable, hands-on learning experience for our students.”
Omori says that during the event, the students get to work with some of Maui’s most talented chefs using local ingredients. “It’s a chance for them to put into practice everything they’re learning in our program. They get to see what the ‘real world’ culinary industry is like,” he added.
President of Kapalua Maui Charities Richard Holtzman added, “We are pleased to provide financial assistance to support the University of Hawai‘i Maui College Culinary Arts Program and their efforts in developing future chefs for our Maui restaurants. The Kapalua Wine & Food Festival provides a rare opportunity for the culinary students to meet and connect with some of the top Chefs from the mainland and Hawai‘i. We are thrilled that this year we were able to double our donation to this very worthy Maui cause.”
More on the festival and donation here
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