Daniel Hilton, son of Barron Hilton and grandson of the late founder of Hilton Hotels Conrad Hilton, recently joined University of Hawai‘i and University of Hawai‘i Foundation leaders for a tour of the construction site of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head.
Joining them on the tour was Noel G. Trainor, longtime employee and former general manager for Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Trainor, president of Savoy Independent Hospitality Consultants shared, “It is exciting to see the very real impact gifts by visionary donors like the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation are making in our community. Being there, on the building site, seeing firsthand the institute coming to life and moving from dream to reality, is incredibly inspiring.”
Trainor continued, “The Culinary Institute will give Hawai‘i’s students access to affordable, world-class culinary training from top chef instructors from industry and internationally-renown guest chefs, preparing them for success in their chosen field. Graduates from the program will greatly enrich our hospitality sector and help secure Hawai‘i’s global reputation as a culinary destination of choice. These are exciting times indeed!”
In 2008, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation made a $5 million matching gift to support the world-class advanced culinary institute.
Hilton and Trainor also visited the UH John A Burns School of Medicine and the UH Cancer Center.