Dec 4, 2009

Free Concert!

Everyone is invited to a FREE concert on Thursday, December 10 at 12noon in the Cafeteria! Singers from the MUS 201 Vocal Ensemble class, as well as faculty and staff members, will present a program of mostly Christmas choral music. Also on the program will be solo songs by students from the MUS 121B Voice Class.Greg Shepherd will direct and Sam Alfiler will accompany on piano. Come enjoy a great lunch from our fabulous Cafeteria menu as well as an hour of fun music! Come and go whenever you like! Hope to see you there!

--Posted by Greg Shepherd

Dec 2, 2009

KCC Library Talk: 12/7 by Don Heacock on Sustainable Fisheries in Kauai

Don Heacock, a crusader for environment preservation on Kauai and for education of students of all ages, will present a talk and powerpoint on "Sustainable Fisheries Management in Hawaii: meshing traditional Hawaiian and western resource conservation practices".   The presentation will be held in the Library on Monday, December 7th, from 12:00 - 1:30 pm.  It is free and open to the public.

Don Heacock is the Kauai district aquatic biologist for the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR), Hawaii Dept. of Land & Natural Resources.The DAR's primary responsibility is to protect and conserve the state's living aquatic resources. 
Many of Hawaii's coastal fishery resources are in decline and the DAR has recently held public informational meetings to gather recommendations on how better to conserve and to restore depleted resources.
Please come and bring your questions about Kauai's coastal fisheries, which are environmentally, culturally and economically important!

For information, call:

Michael Gmelin
Kauai CC Library/Reference
808  245-8253/233

Nov 23, 2009

iMovie Brown Bag Rescheduled

The iMovie '09 Brown Bag session originally scheduled on November 12 was interrupted by a fire alarm in Kuykendall Hall; the session has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Anyone interested in learning about iMovie from presenter Kepano Kekuewa, Apple's Higher Education Account Executive for Hawaii, is encouraged to register for the session at

Kekuewa uses this application extensively in his hobbies involving photography and video, he will cover the key concepts of importing, organizing and editing digital video projects. Attendees will also learn how to navigate the iMovie Library, use organizational tools like Events to archive footage for video projects, and basic editing techniques introduced in iMovie '08 and refined in iMovie '09 with tools such as the Precision Editor. Various options for exporting and sharing completed video projects through online hosting services and traditional DVDs will also be demonstrated.

Brown Bag sessions are streamed via Quicktime approximately one week after their original presentation date, so if you've missed any of this year's topics you can view them at

--Posted by Larry N. Wiss, Communications Officer, UH ITS,
phone: (808) 956-9393, email:

Art Exhibits in the Library

Visit the  Library to see work by KCC artists:

Fire Pit Ceramics by students of Art 299V (Wayne Miyata, Instructor)

Artwork by students of Introduction to Painting, Art 123 (Kyungsoo Lee, Instructor)

"Star Gazer Lily" by Lois Prall
"Waiting for You" by Susan Carlisle
Paintings and Jewelry by Instructor Kyungsoo Lee
--Posted by Michael Gmelin

Oct 29, 2009

Final 3 Brown Bags In 2009 Series Offered

Registration remains open for the final three Brown Bags sessions in the 2009 series of IT presentations offered by Information Technology Services (ITS). Brown Bags originate on the UH Manoa campus, and are broadcast live to HITS sites throughout the UH System and also on UH Manoa’s Campus Cable TV channel 67.

Topics remaining in the series are:
  • Introduction to Keynote, November 10, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by Jim Uyeda of Apple.
  • iMovie ’09, November 12, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by Kepano Kekuewa of Apple.
  • ITS Update, November 13, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. by David Lassner, UH VP IT/CIO

Reservations are required through the ITS training website: Questions concerning the broadcasts may be emailed to:

--Posted by
Larry N. Wiss, Communications Officer
University of Hawaii
Information Technology Services

Oct 23, 2009

End-of-Semester Mini-Concert Seeking Singers

The students in MUS 201 and 121B courses (chorus and voice class) will be presenting a mini-concert (about 40 minutes) at the end of the semester.

The tentative date is Thursday, December 10 (the last day of classes) at 12:15pm in the One-Stop Center. It will consist of mostly, but not exclusively, Christmas music. If anyone would like to join the singers, we are rehearsing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:15 pm to 1:30 in the Music Classroom. All are welcome and music will be provided. You don't need to come to all the rehearsals. Please let me know if you are interested in singing along with us so that I can have enough sheet music ready for those who come.

Hope to see you!

--Posted by Greg Shepherd, 245-8269,

Oct 20, 2009

Greg Shepherd sings for Hollywood Icon

Greg Shepherd, KCC Music instructor, had the honor of singing "Some Enchanted Evening" to Mitzi Gaynor, star of the 1959 movie musical "South Pacific," at the 50th anniversary celebration of the making of the movie on Kauai. The event was held in conjunction with the Grand Opening of the  Princeville St. Regis Hotel on October 3.

Oct 15, 2009

Chancellor's Corner

This week the College has been involved in two exciting events that speak directly to two areas on which we've chosen to focus.

On October 12, 2009, Toyama National College of Maritime Technology and Kaua'i Community College signed an educational agreement to work together in ways that will be beneficial to both institutions. As the first project in this agreement, Toyama maritime students will come to Kaua'i CC to study Polynesian Navigation, Hawaiian culture, and English. A part of Toyama College's curriculum is studying modern navigation techniques. Intrigued by how Polynesians were able to navigate vast distances throughout the Pacific without the aide of modern navigation equipment, Toyama College students are eager to learn the treasured art of Polynesian navigation and voyaging. Dennis Chun (Instructor, Kaua'i CC) and Tomoki Oku (Associate Professor of Maritime Technology, Toyama College) are developing a program of study.


In partnership with the Kaua'i County Farm Bureau, KCC launched a new Community Market that includes Garden Island-grown fruits and vegetables, plus prepared foods and products made from local ingredients. Beginning this past Saturday, the 10th, the market will run weekly on the campus from 10-1. The market will also feature demonstrations and information about KCC programs. The market is envisioned as a central gathering place where neighbors can shop for food from the garden, enjoy delicious local foods, "talk story," learn more ways to cook and grow local ingredients, and connect directly with farmers from around the island on a regular basis.

Although the market launch was soggy, the turnout was good, and the Culinary students, along with Steve Nakata and Mark Oyama, did a terrific demonstration of cooking with local ingredients! Glenn Hontz and Kelly Ball were also on hand to give KCC garden tours and sell starts and garden produce. Other vendors included Hanalei Taro & Juice Co., fried green tomatoes and foods from the garden from Kaua'i Fruit & Flower Co., and a selection of fresh produce, cut flowers, plant starts, and value-added farm based products such as Moloa'a Bay Coffee and Kunana goat cheese.

We hope this weekend will be drier, but regardless, the market will go on!

Oct 14, 2009

Kaua`i CC Student Internships available

Cognition is a place on campus whose goal is to encourage both K-12 and college-level students in Science, Math, and Technology. We are looking for a limited number of currently enrolled Kaua'i Community College students who are interested in serving as student interns. Grant funds require preference to be given to students of Hawaiian, Filipino or Micronesian ancestry. Interns will be involved in various projects and serve as guides to groups of visiting K-12 students. If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for an internship, write a short essay on why a place like Cognition is important to you and/or our younger students, and submit academic transcripts to Brian Yamamoto in the Natural Science Building.

Oct 7, 2009

Get your Hawai'i teaching license without leaving home!

Information Session
Friday, October 9 at 12noon to 1pm
Kaua'i Community College,
One Stop Center Building, Room 207C

UH Manoa now offers you the opportunity to become a teacher without leaving Kaua'i. You can complete the courses you need through the College of Education's online Distance Education program.

Complete a program in:
  • Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education (gr K-6)
  • Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary Education (gr 7-12) in:
    • English
    • Mathematics
    • Social Studies
    • Science
    • Career & Technical Education
  • Post Baccalaureate in Special Education (gr K-12)

RSVP to:
Pua Larson or Karen Wilson, UH Manoa College of Education, University Center at KCC, One Stop Center Building, 3-1901 Kaumuali’i Highway, 808-245-8330,

--Posted by
Pua Larson

eCAFE Course Survey Informational Session

There is still time to register for the October 15 ITS Brown Bag broadcast focusing on the Instructor role in eCAFE. This will be your final opportunity to discuss aspects of the new online paperless course evaluation system directly with the eCAFE project manager Jennifer Geis prior to the end of the Instructor setup period for the current semester survey on October 29. The October 15 broadcast is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

While the focus of this session will center on the Instructor role in the survey process, this is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to familiarize themselves with the workings of the innovative new paperless system through which students evaluate courses at the end of each semester. Jennifer will provide a detailed overview of how eCAFE works and answer questions specific to the Instructor portion of the eCAFE site.

Brown Bag presentations are broadcast live to HITS sites throughout the UH System and on UH Manoa’s Campus Cable TV channel 67. Reservations are required through the ITS training website:

Questions concerning the broadcast may be emailed to:

--Posted by:
Larry N. Wiss, Communications Officer
University of Hawaii
Information Technology Services

Oct 6, 2009

Opportunity to Show Off Our Stuff

As you all know, KCC, in partnership with the Kauai Farm Bureau, is launching a Community Market beginning this Saturday, October 10th from 10-1 on the front parking lot. Part of the idea of this market is to support local agriculture and highlight our involvement in agricultural training and sustainability. However, another reason we are partnering with the Farm Bureau to have the Market on our property is to give us an opportunity to show off our programs. And we want to involve as many of you as possible! There are several ways to be involved. You could sign up for a Saturday when you would give a tour of your program, or demonstrate some aspect of it. This could be a field experience for your students! Another way you can be involved is simply to have your materials available at the educational booth at the Market, so that those at the Market can find out about your program. For the Launch of the Market this Saturday our Culinary Dept will be giving a demonstration, and our Garden Training Program will be giving tours. How and when do you want to be involved? Let me know!

Professional Development Workshops in October

Blogs and Social Networking
Friday October 9 - 1:30-2:30 in LRC 123
Learn how to increase student engagement with web 2.0 tools. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to use the discussion tool in Laulima as well as the social networking site Ning.

Assessment: The new CARD
Mondays October 12 & 19 - 12:00-1:30 in LRC 124
This workshop will be an introduction to the new Course Assessment Reporting Data (CARD) form. Bring your assessment plans to work on the CARD form in this workshop.

Achieving the Dream - Focus Group Training
Friday October 16 - 1:00-4:00 in Fine Dining
This workshop, a part of our Achieving the Dream initiative, will train participants in how to use focus groups for evaluation purposes. Yukiko Watanabe of UH Manoa will conduct the workshop.

How to Help Your Students Write
Friday October 30 - 12:00-1:30 in Fine Dining
This brown bag seminar will cover:
  1. How do I create a student writing assignment?
  2. How do I help my students complete the writing assignment well?
  3. How do I evaluate the students' writing?
  4. How do I handle the paper load?
--Posted by
Will Dressler
Teaching and Learning Coordinator
Professional Development Committee Chair

Oct 5, 2009

KPD-KCC Police Explorers Program

  • Learn about and train for a $50,000 a year job in Law Enforcement
  • Help your island and community
  • Be ready to pass the entry test when you are 20-1/2
  • Receive training in CPR, First Aid, Criminal Law, Weapons, Traffic Control, and other police subjects
  • Attend monthly training session on Saturdays
  • Work 8 hours a month at the police station
  • Earn the right to participate in Ride-Along with an officer
  • Do community service projects
Minimum Qualifications:
  • 16 through 20 years old
  • H.S. Graduate or H.S. Student with a C or better grade average
  • Desire to join a team and make a difference in the community
  • Willingness to be a team player
If you're good enough, call Rural Development Project at 241-3365.

Sponsored by: Kauai Community College, Kauai Police Department, & Rural Development Project Kauai

This project is 100% funded by the U.S. Department of Labor
 in the amount of $45,755.00.
An Equal Opportunity Employer/Program
Auxiliary Aids/Services Available Upon Request for Individuals with Disabilities

--Posted by
Dawn Wooten, Project Coordinator
Rural Development Project Kauai

Oct 2, 2009

International Opportunities for Students

Each year the UH System offers students an amazing opportunity to study in Japan or Korea through the Freeman Scholarship. Selected students are fully funded for a year-long program, and they do not have to be students of Japanese or Korean. The first semester of their year-long experience is devoted to learning the language at UH Manoa. The second semester of the experience is in-country, either Japan or Korea.

In the past, KCC has not had many applicants for this, but we'd like to change this because it truly is a life-changing opportunity. Therefore, we'd like your help! Students must be degree-seeking U.S. Citizens and have a 3. GPA or better and be willing to give a year of their lives to this amazing experience. If you are aware of students in your classes or that you've worked with as counselors or in any other capacity that you believe would be good candidates for this, please talk to them about this opportunity and encourage them to apply. You can direct them to the application and information on "Opportunities Abroad" webpage. The deadline for the Japan program is October 23; for Korea the deadline is in March 19. If they decide to apply, they will also need a recommendation letter from you.

Word of mouth is the best way to get this information into the right students' hands, and by you approaching them you are acknowledging their abilities. Even if they don't apply, you've given them a boost. And if they do apply, they just may be selected for a chance of a lifetime!


Sep 30, 2009

Available Grant from the Women's Campus Club

University of Hawaii
Women’s Campus Club Grants

The University Women’s Campus Club invites applications from the University of Hawaii community for funding of special projects for 2010. Proposals may be submitted by departments, organizations, programs, or by individuals associated with any of these on any of the UH campuses.

Priority is given to requests for projects that benefit a large number of students or other members of the University community, enhance the university community environment on any UH campus, and from programs or individuals that have not received major grants from the Women’s Campus Club in recent years. Requests should be brief, not more than two or three pages. State who will benefit from the grant, how it will be used and include a realistic budget. If the request is for partial support of a project, the budget should clearly state other sources of funds. Requests for support of individuals, salaries, wages, entertainment, and/or travel will not be considered. Since grants are awarded on an annual basis and no funds are held in reserve, supplementary request cannot be funded. Grants for 2010 will be announced in early February and funds will be released soon after that date. Approximately $17,000 was awarded in 2008. Individual grants rarely exceed $4,000.

Forms for proposals can be found at

All applications must be received by November 23, 2009. Five copies of proposals can be sent to:
June C. Naughton, Allocations Chair
Women’s Campus Club
Bachman Annex 2, UHM
Honolulu, HI 96822.

For more information, e-mail, or call 524- 2718.

WCC Grant 8/09

Sep 14, 2009

Diversity Corner Activities

This semester the Diversity Corner will be conducting a series of activities to promote diversity on our campus. Below is a list of the activities that are currently planned:

1. "Galapagos: South America’s Pacific Islands"
Date/Time: Wednesday, Sep. 23, 2:00-3:30pm
Location: In the Library Alcove (next to the Hawaii Pacific collection)

On September 23, Dr. Carl Stepath will be giving a presentation and discussion on the Galapagos Islands. Dr. Stepath visited the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador last July to make a presentation at the Charles Darwin Symposium 2009. He is giving a slide show of the Galapagos and a short description of the islands. These islands, designated a World Heritage Area and a huge marine protected area, are very unique. They have diverse and interesting animal life, are geologically unique, and were made famous by the publication of Darwin’s 1859 book “On the Origin of Species.” This presentation shows a side of the islands that can only be seen by visiting the “The Enchanted Isles.” Carl has been to the Galapagos three times, and did research there while working with the Charles Darwin Research Station in 2006-7. He was awarded the Punto Azul Medal for his conservation efforts, and feels a deep connection between the Hawaiian Islands and the enchanted isles.

2. Interactive Presentation: The Places We've Been
Dates: Fall 2009 semester

Description: This interactive display will ask KCC faculty, staff, and students to post photos of themselves in different places of the world. The goal is to get a sense of the many interesting places and cultures that we've experienced. (I think we'll be surprised at how extensive our "reach" really is!) This activity will hopefully encourage broad participation; if you have a photo of yourself in a foreign place, please submit it to me or post it directly to the board once the display's up and running! Once I get enough pictures to begin, I will open the exhibit and people can start posting directly at that time. Thanks for your help!

3. Faith: A Pictorial Essay
Dates: September thru October 2009
Host: Linda Sciaroni

Description: This exhibit gives visual representation to the diverse expression of faiths from around the world. In her overview, Linda Sciaroni writes: "Our diversity corner illustrates the elements of faith described in the book Faith by Maya Ajmera. The elements are praying, chanting and singing, reading, listening, learning, cleansing, holy places, holidays and festivals, honoring important events, styles of dress, food and drink, and caring for and helping others. What are the differences and similarities between faith, religion, worship and meditation? What is the difference between tolerance and acceptance? What is the difference between curiosity and empathy? Where is peace and justice found, inside of individuals or among society's members?"

Sep 9, 2009

Calling for Nominations for the University of Hawai'i Board of Regents

The Regents Candidate Advisory Council (RCAC), created by Act 56 of the 2007 Session Laws of Hawai‘i, is currently seeking nominations for three seats: Student, Honolulu County, and Maui County for a term to begin July 1, 2010. The candidate for the Student seat on the Board of Regents must be a student of the University of Hawai‘i system at the time of initial appointment.

Visit the RCAC website at: or call (808)692-1218 for more information.

Official Advertisement (pdf)

Sep 2, 2009

Library Flood - Thanks to All

As you all know, the library had an exciting opening day. One of the sprinklers broke and water poured into the exhibit area and foyer in the front, flowed down to the Hawaii/Pacific collection, and eventually through the library workroom into the surrounding hallways. Here are some cell phone photos that will show you the extent of the flooding. Thanks to all who helped clean and move furniture, as Bob said, we couldn’t have done it without you.
--Academic Support

Aug 24, 2009

Mahalo to All!

Mahalo to all of you who made our first day of the 2009-2010 year such a success. And an additional thanks to all who chipped in to respond to our library disaster. I was amazed at how you all just jumped in and did what you could. The library looked SOO much better at the end of the day than it did at the beginning!

Unofficially, we are at 1250 headcount as of this morning, up 20% headcount and 22% SSH. That puts us second for the CCs, with Maui the only college with a higher growth rate. Now let's make sure we deliver what we are capable of: quality and compassionate education!


Editor's note: You can check for up-to-date enrollment numbers.

Aug 20, 2009

Influenza Information

Please read below several items regarding KCC's response to a potential outbreak of the flu.

1) At Convocation, I mentioned to everyone that if students (and/or faculty and staff) had questions regarding the flu or KCC's preparations for the flu that are not answered by the email they have been sent or the script faculty are reading in class that you can refer them to a member of the Flu Response Team. The members of that team are:
* Brian Yamamoto 245-8241
* Rick Carmichael (phone only) 822-0870 or 245-8307 on Wed only
* Char Ono 245-2310
* Chuck Ramsey 245-245-8229
* Gary Nitta 245-8230
* Helen Cox 245-8210

2) The Wellness Center will start vaccinating faculty, staff, and students with the influenza vaccine in September. We so strongly recommend the vaccination to protect ourselves and others that we are reducing the cost to $10. People with HMSA PPO, do not have to pay for the vaccination as their insurance will be billed and we will not collect the co-pay. Since our supply is limited, we encourage people to sign up soon. Please note that if you or someone else already has the flu, there isn't much the Center can do, so the best thing to do is to go home.

3) Remember that the best thing you can do to keep away the flu is to wash your hands frequently, stay away from people who are sick, and go home if you are sick. You can also pass this message on to your students and others at the College. The College is providing hand-cleaning dispensers around campus and hand wipes in computer labs. We are asking students to wipe their hands and keyboards before use.

For additional information, see the flu information on our website.


Aug 19, 2009

Lost & Found

Lost something? Found something? You can drop off a found item or inquire about a lost item at the KCC Library Circulation Desk (808-245-8233).

Lost in PAC on 12/4/2009...
  1. Anonymous said... lost cell phone clip in the theater building on 12/04/2009. If found call sharon at 346-9569.

Found in the Cafeteria on 9/2/2009...

  1. A backpack was left in the cafeteria today. To retrieve this item, please see Ms. Mel Bacio or any of the cafeteria staff. --Martina Hildorfer x265

Found after Convocation on 8/17/2009...
  1. I have two umbrellas: a green and white UH pride umbrella, and a purple fold-up umbrella. Contact me if either belongs to you! --Cammie Matsumoto x280
  2. Someone left a nice blueish-grey vest with a Galapagos patch in the cafeteria. If it's yours, let me know... --Martina Hilldorfer x265

Aug 11, 2009

Campus Scholarships

Kauai CC Faculty & Staff:
Your assistance is needed in getting the word out to students about the scholarship opportunities that await them. Attached is a flyer that can be printed and posted in your classroom, bulletin board, or forwarded to your students.

The 2009-10 Kauai CC On-Line Scholarship is now open! Please visit the following web site: to complete the application before the priority deadline of: SEPTEMBER 21, 2009.

All admitted Nursing students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) to receive consideration for the Nursing Scholarships.
A similar message will be sent to ALL registered students via mass e-mail more than once during the first few weeks of school. Contact me to arrange classroom workshops or to refer individual students for help on the computer.

Thank you,
Frances Dinnan
Financial Aid Counselor
(808) 245-8381

Jul 9, 2009

Faculty Mentoring

To KCC Faculty & Staff

Over the past two years, a small group of faculty has piloted a faculty mentoring program. During the pilot program, the focus was on transfer-level Liberal Arts majors. Based on positive feedback from the faculty mentors and mentees, we are “going mainstream” fall semester 2009. That means students and faculty in any program may be involved. The privilege of serving as a faculty mentor is not limited to teaching faculty; anyone wanting to be of service may become involved. If you are interested in serving as a mentor to one or more students, please read on.

The Faculty/Student Mentor Program (FSMP) is designed to

• provide students with additional academic support and encouragement
• increasing student engagement
• facilitate the accomplishment of their career and educational goals
• make college an exciting, fulfilling, and successful experience

Faculty Mentors are intended to serve as a student’s primary source of “specialization information”—the kind of information you have because of your education, work experience, or personal interest. Mentors provide students with real-world information and advice concerning their academic and career plans. For example, Faculty Mentors may be asked to provide answers to questions such as

• “what can I do with a degree in ___________?”
• “how can I submit my poetry for possible publication?”
• “I want to be a(n) _____________. What kinds of courses can help me prepare for that?”

Faculty Mentors may also refer students to Student Services advisors or other on- or off- campus resources. Faculty Mentors will have the freedom to plan activities that address students’ interests and needs—even group activities.

Students are matched with Faculty Mentors by academic majors, career goals and interests. Faculty are able to help the students integrate into campus life and assist their development as scholars in their academic majors, while the structured process provides a framework which makes it easier and less intimidating for students to obtain meaningful academic and personal support from faculty.

The responsibilities of Faculty Mentors are quite simple.

• You will be asked to meet with your assigned students at least three times during each semester—once by the third week of classes, and once again by the sixth week.
• A standardized reminder/"pep talk" letter will be mailed to students in anticipation of the course withdrawal date, urging students to contact their mentors if they are in difficulty.
• You will need to meet with your “mentees” at least once more before the end of the semester, even if they have not contacted you regarding the withdrawal date reminder letter.
• You will not have to write or file any reports other than simply letting us know how often you have met with each student during each semester.

When you decide to become a Faculty Mentor, let me know via phone (x 326) or email ( I will follow up by having you fill out a “bio sheet” which will provide me with information I need to serve as “matchmaker.” (Yes—it’s kind of like a dating service!)

I look forward to hearing from you.

Ken Curtis, Title III Coordinator

May 27, 2009


The 7TH Annual Spring Gourmet Gala A Great Success
April 17, 2009

On behalf of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kaua'i Community College, I would like to extend our deepest appreciation and mahalo to everyone who helped make this fundraising event a great success. Even during these tough economic times, with your help, the tickets sold out two weeks in advance and in addition we were able to garner much needed sponsorships from our Kaua'i businesses.

Volunteering for an event of this size and complexity says a lot about all those who helped. Many months of intricate planning and organizing is rewarded when the music starts, the doors open and the guests are able to enjoy the greatest and latest in culinary fashion matched with the most delicious wine pairings; together with a fantastic silent auction & blind auction with prizes valued over $10,000! What a great gathering of happy faces and happy tummies!!

Thank you for making this event an opportunity for our culinary arts students to work alongside the biggest names in Island Chefs Alan Wong and D.K. Kodama as well as Kaua'i’s best chefs! The students were both nervous and thrilled, but most grateful for the experience!

We thank all the volunteers for making this Kaua'i Community College’s signature event a great success
and hope to see you all next year! Please enjoy the photos taken by Kent Tanigawa!

In the meantime……Bon A Petit!

Mark Oyama, Chair of the Gala Committee
Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Kaua'i CC

Photos by Kent Tanigawa