Culinary Class for Teens to Begin in Pahoa

Local boy Chef Thomas Aiu, former chef at Parker Ranch Grill and Aloha Luigi, and now owner of restaurant MaukaMakai.me in Pahoa, will lead a class for teenagers to “Create a Signature Dish”.  He will bring his 30-year experience in the culinary circle on the Big Island, Oregon, and Las Vegas to help student create a healthy and tasty dish from local growers to the dining table. Students will go through this creation process from conceptualization, ingredient selection, cost consideration, food presentation, to fine tuning an efficient production process, for the end product to debut at the 15th annual Taste of Hilo on Sunday, October 20, 2013, from 1-3pm.

 Picture: Chef Thoma (on left) receiving a fresh caught Ono for his restaurant


Picture: Chef Thoma (on left) receiving a fresh caught Ono for his restaurant

Class starts Monday, September 16, from 3-5pm, at the Hawaii Youth Business Center in Pahoa, where restaurant MaukaMakai.me is located. It will continue for five Mondays, with an extra “prep Saturday” on October 19, culminating to the big presentation on Sunday’s event, when students will be stationing at Hilo’s Sangha Hall from 9am-4pm.

Cost per student for this class is $50, inclusive of all materials. Any high school students interested in the culinary arts are welcome. Space is limited so sign up early! Questions or to register, please contact Trina Nahm-Mijo at 640-5109.

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One Response

  1. This is awesome. So many people today do not know how to cook their own food. This is a great service to the community.

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