L'ulu Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Annual Leeward Culinary Arts Gala

Leeward Community College
Kathleen R Cabral, (808) 455-0524
Dir of Mktg, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Apr 20, 2017

Chef Ron Villoria, Aulani, works with our students
Chef Ron Villoria, Aulani, works with our students
Delectable cuisine
Delectable cuisine
Fresh from local farms
Fresh from local farms

The tenth anniversary of L'ulu is themed as "A Feast for the Senses," as guests indulge their senses with the delectable cuisines of Hawai‘i’s finest chefs alongside the Culinary Arts Program’s instructors and students. The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Exceptional entertainment and a silent auction, complimented by an array of wines, beers, spirits, and specialty coffees and teas complete the festive atmosphere and extraordinary ambiance of dining amid the Culinary Arts Program’s dining and kitchen facilities. Rounding out the evening are the sounds of Sonya Mendez & Chica Tropica, and Noel Okimoto & Dean Taba, and a special trunk show by Project Runway finalist Ari South.

For its 10th anniversary this year, the college is proud to feature 10 program alumni who have careers in some of Hawai‘i’s top restaurants! These alumni come back to Leeward as proud graduates to support the next generation of industry professionals.

L'ulu continues to feature the partnerships between chefs and farmers that seek to manage our natural resources and environment in a sustainable manner and shape the local market. Guest can enjoy the mouthwatering contemporary cuisines, meet the chefs and alumni, and talk-story with the farmers who supply the restaurants with fresh nutritious products!

L’ulu, Leeward Culinary Arts Gala, is an annual opportunity to support Hawai‘i’s culinary students and the leaders of Hawai‘i’s food sustainability initiatives. General admission grazing tickets are $100 through April 30; $125 from May 1. For more informaiton and ticket purchses, call 455-0300.

Restaurant/Chef                         Leeward Alumni

Alan Wong’s                                  Camille Cadiz
Alan Wong                                     Assistant Sous Chef

BLT Market, Ritz Carlton              Tory Ann Nakayama
Johan Svensson                           Junior Sous Chef

Eating House                                 Randy Bangloy
Roy Yamaguchi                             Executive Chef

Halekulani Hotel                            Shaden Sato
                                                      Banquet Chef

Moku Kitchen                                Tish Koyanagi
Peter Merriman                             Sous Chef

Fish House,                                   Eric Oto
Four Seasons Ko Olina                 Sous Chef
Martin Knaubert                            

Plantation Tavern                          Ashley Shickan
Adam Gilbert                                 Sous Chef

Sansei Seafood Restaurant          Axelrod Colobong
& Sushi Bar                                   Executive Chef
DK Kodama                                  

Stage                                             Ron DeGuzman
Ron DeGuzman                            Executive Chef

Underdog                                      Jensen Hirota
Jensen Hirota                                Chef Owner

Aulani, A Disney Resort               
Jeff Wind, Ron Villoria                  

REAL, a Gastropub                      
Troy Terorotua

The Pearl                                      
Chris Garnier