Food from the gods - Mo’olelo Series

Join WCC instructors Tuti Kanahele and Mahana Beamer for a delightful, ono tasting journey through the Kaneohe Ahupua‘a. Hear mo‘olelo/treasured stories of the gods, humans and creatures who roamed the land and taste story inspired dishes created with ingredients from the area.

Instructors: Tuti Kanahele and Mahana Beamer
Class meets: Saturday, April 21, 2018,  9-11:30am
Location:  Hale A‘o kitchen & lanai
Cost: $45 (Incl. recipes, legends, 3-course tasting plate, dessert & drink)
Optional: Nursing Mala ‘Ai Ho‘ola Garden tour

HOSP7093 4/21 1 mtg.
Registration will close on Wednesday, April 18.

Weeds on My Plate - Mo’olelo Series

Journey through the WCC campus with Chef Beamer from another point of view. Learn about the weeds we use to create healthy Nutraceutical dishes at Uala Leaf Cafe. Dr. White will share the exciting developments of WCC's Agripharmatech program.

Instructor: Mahana Beamer
Class meets: Saturday, April 28, 9-11:30am
Location: Hale A‘o kitchen & lanai
Cost: $45 (Incl. recipes, lecture, 3-course tasting plate, dessert & drink)
Optional: Bioprocessing Medicinal Garden Complex tour

HOSP7094 4/28 1 mtg.
Registration will close on Wednesday, April 25.
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Mocktail Anyone?

Japanese pupu
Create healthy, non-alcoholic mocktails for Halloween, Thanksgiving, special events or just to try something a little different. Trish will demonstrate how to create a few faux cocktail recipes. Learn to develop your own special drink and control the quality and quantity of your ingredients (organic or not, low sugar, low salt, allergens, etc.). Pair your mocktail with some savory or sweet tapas, pupu or small bites. Join Chef Steve, as he demonstrates holiday recipes made with local produce and products.
Instructors: P. Brubaker, S. Maeshiro
Class meets: Wednesday, Nov 8,  5:30 pm–7:30 pm    
Location: Akoakoa Cafeteria 
Cost: TBD

HOSP7092     TBD 1 mtg.

Taste of the Islands – Okinawa and Hawaii

vinegar drinks
salad noodles and ice cream
Join us for Superfood Saturday. Uala Leaf Cafe is a new, Blue Zones Approved® Restaurant located at Windward Community College in Kaneohe.  At the helm of Windward’s innovative foodservice training program is Chef Instructor Mahana Beamer. Her creations are inspired by the ethnic diversity of the islands and the lush environment of windward Oahu. The menu will feature a blended fusion of the superfoods of Okinawa and Hawaii. Enjoy a sampling of Chef Mahana’s unique Awamori and Genki Su inspired dishes and elixir, followed by a Q & A session.

Class meets: Saturday, Oct 8, 9:00 - 11:30 am
Location: Hale Akoakoa Cafeteria
Cost: TBD (includes lecture, demonstration, tasting plates and event recipes)

HOSP7091 TBD 1 mtg.
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Mahana Beamer, Hi’ilaniwai Foodservice
Innovations chef instructor, holds an AS in Culinary Arts and Patisserie from Kapi‘olani Community College. Chef Beamer is a Certified Dietary Manager, ServSafe® Instructor, HACCP Consultant and is presently pursuing a dual Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Justice Administration at UH-West Oahu. She has worked alongside noted chefs locally, nationally and internationally.Extensive global travels have honed her palate and allows her to innovate and create as a skilled chef and mixologist.
Tuti Kanahele is a native speaker of Hawaiian from Niʻihau, a Hawaiian language instructor and  cultural specialist at Windward Community College. She has done numerous video interviews with native speakers, is a Hawaiian translator and published author of books written in Hawaiian, teacher of Hawaiian language in public and private schools here in Hawaiʻi, Tahiti, Canada and the United States. Tuti was awarded the Native Hawaiian Education Association Educator of the Year award in March 2016.
man chef instructor
Stephen Maeshiro, Uala Leaf Cafe chef, started his journey in the culinary industry at McDonald’s in Waikiki. He has worked at some of Honolulu’s notable Japanese restaurants, specializing in traditional Japanese dishes. He brings his culinary skills and knowledge of kaiseki dining and "make sushi" (roll sushi) to today’s session pairing small plates with mocktail.
woman instructor
Patricia "Trish" Brubaker,  started making faux cocktails over a year ago as part of her workplace's weekly team-building activity. It was a creative challenge to come up with something fresh, tasty and (hopefully) healthy each week.  She  views each mocktail as an experiment in flavor, fun and fantasy.