L'ulu 2015 Continues Tradition of Connecting Farms to Chefs

Indulge your senses with delectable island cuisines.

Leeward Community College
Tommylynn Benavente, (808) 455-0298
Culinary Program Coordinator, Culinary Arts
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Dir of Mktg, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 2, 2015

Sponsor Tables
Sponsor Tables
DK Kodama entree
DK Kodama entree
Culinary students assist chefs
Culinary students assist chefs
Elegance and Elan
Elegance and Elan

L'ulu, the annual Leeward Culinary Arts Gala, once again pairs Hawaiʻi’s finest chefs with local farmers, ranchers and aquaculturists to provide patrons with dishes that are fresh, local and as diverse as our islands themselves.

The culinary event, presented on Saturday, May 9, from 6–9 pm on the Leeward campus, is the annual fundraiser that provides scholarships and educational opportunities for Hawai‘i’s culinary students.

L'ulu offers thirteen chefs, each featuring a locally grown or produced food item in their menu offering.  Guests indulge their senses with the delectable cuisines of Hawai‘i’s finest chefs who work alongside the Culinary Arts Program’s instructors and students.

Relaxing entertainment and a silent auction, complemented by an array of wines, beers, spirits, and specialty coffees and teas complete the festive atmosphere and extraordinary ambiance of dining amid the four-time ‘Ilima award-winning fine dining restaurant, The Pearl, and the Culinary Arts program’s kitchen facilities.

The resturants and chefs are:

Alan Wong’s, Alan Wong

Roy’s Ko Olina, Roy Yamaguchi, Darryl Shinogi

Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar, DK Kodama

Nalo Farms, Dean Okimoto

Aulani: A Disney Resort & Spa, Jeff Wind, Ron Villoria

REAL a Gastropub, Troy Terorotua

Tokkuri Tei, Hideaki “Santa” Miyoshi

Tiki’s Grill & Bar, Ronnie Nasuti

HASR Bistro, Rodney Uyehara

Lunch Box, Mark “Gooch” Noguchi

MW Restaurant, Wade and Michelle Ueoka

­The Pig & ­The Lady, Andrew Le

The Pearl, Leeward CC, Ian Riseley

Tickets are General Admission Grazing at $100.00 through May 2 ($125.00 from May 3)

For further information, please contact

Fabi Castellano at 808-455-0300/fabiola@hawaii.edu or
Tommylynn Benavente at 808-455-0298/tlbenave@hawaii.edu.  

Leeward’s Culinary Arts program is part of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.