October was Farm to School Month and to celebrate we brought ʻĀINA Chefs into families’ homes during the ʻĀINA Cooking For Change virtual family cooking series. Every Sunday throughout October, a different local chef and their family shared a recipe from their home. All of these recipes included a canoe crop favorite: ʻulu! In partnership with Chef Hui
, Hawaiʻi ʻUlu Cooperative
, and Whole Foods Market
200 families also received free cooking kits with local ingredients to follow along with each session of the series.
The series was hosted by KHF Board Member Chef Ed Kenney of TOWN Hospitality Group
and the Chefs included: Chef Dave Caldiero of TOWN Hospitality Group cooking ʻUlu Pesto Pasta with Green Beans, Chef Mark Noguchi of Pili Group
making ʻUlu Fries and Kitchen Sink Dipping Sauce, Chef Lamont Brown of Maya’s Tapas and Wine
baking ʻUlu Pound Cake with Lilikoʻi Glaze, and Chef Tiffanie Masutani of the Culinary Institute of the Pacific
at KCC preparing ʻUlu Hummus with Rustic ʻUlu Whole Wheat Crackers! Mahalo to all of these chefs and their ʻohana for welcoming us into their homes and sharing recipes with us!
Congratulations to the winners of the ʻĀINA Cooking for Change photo contest featured below. Each will receive a $50 Whole Foods Market gift card!