The Island has a good agricultural industry, and produces pineapple and sugarcane for export, however local chefs do not overlook these famous Hawaiian ingredients when planning their island menus. The Island also produces an abundance of freshly produced organic vegetables and fruits for chefs to transform. With such a strong tourism industry, the Island is perfect for culinary schools and cooking classes, with plenty of demand for well trained kitchen professionals in the hospitality industry.
Top Culinary Schools in Hawaii
- Maui Culinary Academy
Maui Culinary Academy is located in Kahului, and is one of the best specialty culinary schools on the Islands. The school has high-end training kitchens and a fine student-run restaurant, allowing students to learn in a real world environment. Cooking classes include Associates Culinary Arts, Associates Baking, Associates Restaurant Supervision, Certificate Culinary Arts, and Certificate Baking.
- Travel Institute of the Pacific
The Travel Institute of the Pacific is located is Honolulu and is one of the oldest culinary schools in Hawaii. Cooking classes offered by the school include Culinary Arts, Patisserie and Hotel Management. The core curriculum covers French cuisine and production cooking for a commercial kitchen.
- Hawai’i Community College
Hawai’i Community College is located in Hilo and has a Culinary Arts Program which emphasizes hands-on learning with a demanding curriculum, with the benefit of a student run restaurant. This culinary school offers cooking courses in Safety and Sanitation, and Food and Beverage Purchasing.
- Kapiolani Community College
Kapiolani Community College is located in Honolulu, and offers two-year degrees including Associate’s in Science in Culinary Arts and Associate’s in Science in Patisserie. Cooking course are available in the form of Certificates, and working chef apprentices can enroll in an earn-while-learn program that takes three years to complete while working full-time.
All Culinary Schools in Hawaii
|Brigham Young University||Brigham Young University|
Provo, UT 84602
|Hawai'i Community College||200 West Kawili Street|
Hilo, HI 96720-4091
|Food Service |
|Hawaii Pacific University||1164 Bishop Street|
Honolulu, HI 96813
|Travel Industry Management|
|Honolulu Community College||874 Dillingham Blvd. Honolulu, HI 96817||Culinary Arts|
|Kapiolani Community College||4303 Diamond Head Road-Suite 114|
Honolulu, HI 96816
|Kauai Community College||3-1901 Kaumualii Highway|
Lihue, Hi 96766
|Culinary Arts and Management|
|Leeward Community College||96-045 Ala Ike|
Pearl City, HI 96782
|Maui Community College||310 Kaahamanu Avenue|
Kahului, HI 96732
|Maui Culinary Academy||310 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave.|
Kahului, HI 96732-1617
|Travel Institute of the Pacific||1314 S. King St. |
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
|University of Hawaii-Manoa||Ag Sciences III, 1955 East West Road, Room 3141|
Honolulu, HI 96822-2218
|Nutrition and Food Science|
Travel Industry Management
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