Hawaii is becoming a magnet for devoted foodies, connoisseurs and anyone who’s willing to try something new, so it’s no surprise that Hawaii’s farm to table movement is creating quite a culinary stir. Just stroll through any local farmers’ markets and you’ll be delighted by the abundance of locally grown and locally made foods, like sweet Kula strawberries, handmade cheeses, Big Island Abalone, and rich Wailua-grown chocolate. Now imagine these flavorful ingredients in the hands of Hawaii’s top chefs and you’re in for a delicious treat. In addition, the islands offer a variety of local comfort foods in off-the-beaten path locations, distinct local dishes such as plate lunch, pupu, loco moco, shave ice, and malasadas. Today, the renewed interest in sustainable agriculture is yielding delicious surprises throughout the state.
— Hawaii Cooking Schools —
Gals W/O A Label Kilauea808-634-5328
We specialize in regional and eclectic cooking using the freshest quality produce and products from local organic farmers and fishermen. When visiting Kauai, why not schedule a cooking class…or better yet, host a cooking party for friends and family!
Gourmet Cooking Hawaii Honolulu808-735-7788
Imagine spending a few leisurely hours learning from one of the world’s finest chefs. Your group will have the undivided attention of the chef and his or her staff. Learn secrets of preparation in a stimulating participatory session, hear entertaining chef stories, and take home treasured mementos.
Kapi’olani Community College Honolulu808-734-9000
Classes are designed for those who are interested in learning proper cooking or baking techniques and skills. Classes are held in the culinary arts laboratories and lecture rooms. In most cases, you have the opportunity to prepare and produce certain foods, sample, and interact with the chef instructors.
Sansei Cooking Classes Honolulu808-669-6286
Have fun and learn how to cook Pacific Rim fusion cuisine! We will teach you to roll sushi and cook Sansei-style. Chef Ivan shows you the secrets of Sansei’s signature dishes and the preparation of sushi. Enjoy lunch while you learn!
Taste What's Happening!
Ka'u Coffee Festival
4/24/2015 - 5/3/2015
Meet the farmers as they introduce you to a wide variety of Ka‘u coffees, expertly prepared and roasted to perfection.