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Culinary Programs


DEGREE AND CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

For those with culinary dreams of opening their own restaurants, managing a five-star hotel foodservice operations, or creating masterful cuisines of epicurean proportions, the Culinary Institute of the Pacific offers the best educational pathway in which to achieve your culinary and academic goals.

The Culinary Institute of the Pacific is a statewide array of culinary arts programs offered at the University of Hawai'i Community Colleges. The associate in science degree and certificate programs in culinary arts at the various community college campuses are fully accredited by the American Culinary Federation of America, and articulated with advanced degrees offered at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond. These programs have earned local, national and international recognition for its exceptional faculty, quality curricula and outstanding achievements.

Degrees & Certificates Diamond Head
(UH West Oahu/UH Manoa)
Hawai'i Kapi'olani Kaua'i Leeward Maui
Baking         CO AAS
Culinary Arts APC AAS, CA, CO AS, APC, CA, CO AAS, CA, CO AS, CA, CO AAS, CA, CO
Culinary Competition     CO      
Culinary Management BAS          
Dining Room     CO   CO CO
Food Science & Human Nutrition with Culinary Option BS          
Institutional Foodservice Management     AS      
Pastry Arts     AS, CO     CO
Preparation Cook           CO
APC = Advanced Professional Certificate (third year credential)
AS = Associate in Science Degree (two-year degree)
AAS = Associate in Applied Science Degree (two-year degree)
BAS = Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (4-year degree)
BS = Bachelor Science Degree (4-year degree)
CA = Certificate of Achievement
CO = Certificate of Competence


OUTSTANDING FACULTY

Our faculty members are professionals from the industry, whose experience and knowledge transcends the halls of academia.

Notable achievements by our chef instructors include:

Gale O'MalleyChef Gale OʻMalley, who received the American Academy of Chefs of the American Culinary Federationʻs Joseph Amendola Award, which is given to a pastry chef or master baker who has shown dedication to mentoring future pastry chefs.









Kusuma CoorayChef Kusuma Cooray of Kapiʻolani Community College was recognized with the Excellence in Cookbooks Award for her book, Ocean to Plate: Cooking Fish with Hawaiʻiʻs Kusuma Cooray.













Kauaʻi Community Collegeʻs chef instructor Mark Oyama was inducted into the 9th Annual Hawaiʻi Restaurant Association (HRA) Hall of Fame in 2015.







Mark OyamaKapiʻolani Community College chef instructor Grant Sato became an international sensation by winning the International Global Taste of Korea competition in Korea in 2015. Chef Sato is also the host of Kapiʻolani Community Collegeʻs and the Culinary Institute of the Pacificʻs tv cooking show called "Whatʻs Cooking Hawaiʻi", a 30-minute cooking show that airs on KFVE.

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