Waikiki Parc Hotel: Honolulu, HI (map)
December 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Alumni from across the University of Hawai‘i system are invited to celebrate holiday cheer at a special evening of gourmet delight and holiday merriment.
$55 per person - all-inclusive
Heavy pūpū, tea/coffee and 2 alcoholic beverages (beer and wine).
Additional no-host beer and wine available for purchase
Complimentary valet parking up to 4 hours at the Parc Hotel or Halekulani Hotel
If you have dietary restrictions, special needs or questions please call (808) 956‑2389 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Culinary Arts Program at Kapi‘olani Community College is recognized for its placement in regional and national culinary competitions, its focus on promoting and using locally sourced ingredients in their contemporary cuisine, their fair market costs, their multi-industry alliances, and the alumni who have become outstanding and successful chefs.
As a concept kitchen, Lē‘ahi will create multiple dining concepts that will become the model for the highly anticipated restaurant at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head (Lē‘ahi).
Some of our alumni artisans include:
Chef Eddie Mafnas developed passion and love for the culinary world while working at his family-owned bakery in Guam. At the young age of 19, Chef Eddie had the opportunity to open multiple restaurants in a variety of international cities: Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Cape Town, South Africa, to name a few. To further expand his knowledge of Hawaii Regional Cuisine, Chef Eddie attended and graduated from the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kapi’olani Community College with an A.S. degree in Culinary Arts. During his education, he was the captain of the competition team which won a gold medal in regional competition. Chef Eddie is also the owner of Mafnas Catering, co-owner of the Aloha Poke Shop, and co-owner of the Firehouse Food truck. As a caterer, he has worked for several A-list celebrities, including Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West, Jay Z, and Beyonce. Excited for the opportunity to teach students and create local dishes, Eddie is honored and humbled to be impacting students and the community at the Le’ahi Concept Kitchen. Understanding the use of fresh, local ingredients and actively promoting the Farm to Plate movement is Chef Eddie’s main focus. His passion is to stay connected to the land and utilize each ingredient to its fullest potential. He enjoys collaborating with other chefs in the community and donates his time by teaching students local Hawaiian cuisine via the Kupu environmental organization and Nihon University.