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Culinary institute a boon for Hawaii


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 08, 2013

~~<p>The growth of Hawaii's international cuisine as another draw for the islands seems on the verge of a quantum leap with the imminent groundbreaking for a new Culinary Institute of the Pacific. The training of new chefs locally will serve the visitor industry, so the location of the $34 million facility at Diamond Head seems apt.</p>
<p>The institute is among the beneficiaries of a $9.2 million gift that will materialize on the death of an anonymous donor, but fundraising for it has proceeded apace for a decade. Among the fundraising events have been the two annual Hawaii Food &amp; Wine Festivals (the third is slated for Sept. 5-8, 2013). In addition to raising Hawaii's profile for its signature Pacific Rim cuisine, the event has channeled funds to the institute as well as the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.</p>
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The growth of Hawaii's international cuisine as another draw for the islands seems on the verge of a quantum leap with the imminent groundbreaking for a new Culinary Institute of the Pacific. The training of new chefs locally will serve the visitor industry, so the location of the $34 million facility at Diamond Head seems apt.

The institute is among the beneficiaries of a $9.2 million gift that will materialize on the death of an anonymous donor, but fundraising for it has proceeded apace for a decade. Among the fundraising events have been the two annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festivals (the third is slated for Sept. 5-8, 2013). In addition to raising Hawaii's profile for its signature Pacific Rim cuisine, the event has channeled funds to the institute as well as the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation. Login for more...



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