Hy's Steak House Gifts $15,000 To Kapi‘olani CC Culinary Program

Kapiʻolani Community College
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Dir of Communications
Posted: Sep 29, 2015

Celebrating the donation
Celebrating the donation
Hy's team present the ceremonial check
Hy's team present the ceremonial check

HONOLULU – Hy’s Steak House has donated $15,000 to support the Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary program, building on the impact of their 2013 $10,000 gift.  The Kapi‘olani CC Culinary program is an award winning American Culinary Federation-accredited program that provides Hawai‘i and the world with skilled culinarians knowledgeable in Asian and Western cuisines, and state-of-the-art pastry arts.

At a recent gift celebration Wakana Tabata, managing director at Hy’s shared, “On behalf of the owners and employees of Hy’s Steak House who all enthusiastically participated in the decision to make this gift, I am delighted to make this $15,000 gift to Kapi‘olani CC in support of its Culinary program and the Regional Competition for its student chefs.” She continued, “Hy’s Steak House is heavily invested in our community.  We are committed to providing a fine dining experience in Waikiki, employing a high quality team, working with local purveyors to bring Hawai‘i’s bounty to the table, and helping to provide education to those seeking to promote the best in nutrition and cuisine.” Tabata concluded, “We are proud to have graduates and students from the KCC culinary program in the Hy’s kitchen. We look forward to our continued association with the dedicated team at KCC who share our goal of making Hawai‘i a culinary destination!”

Kapi‘olani Community College Dean of Hospitality, Legal and Business Education John Richards said "These are very exciting times for Kapi‘olani Culinary Arts. Thanks to generous support from our community, our students and faculty have the resources and expertise necessary to help them excel globally. We are most grateful to Hy’s for their generous support and partnership.”

Hy’s Steak House has existed as a fine dining steak house in the heart of Waikiki for 38 years and is named as a top 10 restaurant in Honolulu in Zagat’s Guide for America’s Top Restaurants. It was recognized as the 2015 Business Insider's Best Steakhouse in Hawai‘i and also received the 2015 Pulse Honolulu's Best [People’s Choice, Fine Dining] Restaurant of the Year award.

To make a tax-deductible gift to support the Kapi‘olani CC Culinary program, please visit www.uhfoundation.org/givetokcc.


If you have any questions about how you can support the students and programs at Kapi‘olani CC please contact Linh Hoang Poe at linh.hoang@uhfoundation.org or (808) 734-9570.


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