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 http://kauai.hawaii.edu/gala09/