Coolin’aire, A Culinary Jazz Odyssey Explores Cooking And Human Nature

Chef in hat and apron while doing magic above pot

The University of Hawaiʻi Community Colleges collaborate for Coolin’aire—Culinary Jazz Odyssey, a one-time performance June 10, 7:30 p.m. at Windward CC’s Palikū Theatre.

Created and directed by Kapiʻolani CC Chef John Richards, Coolin’aire is a blend of Hell’s Kitchen, the Food Network, TV reality shows, and a dash of the theatrical Stomp. It is a musical performance that is a feast for the senses with a cast comprised of musician cooks who provide the soundtrack for the student percussion chefs featured on center stage. Coolin’aire is a love story about cooking and human nature with an alpha male chef and a humble female pastry chef who have very different ideas about cuisine, and the ultimate, chocolate!

The proceeds from the collaboration between Kapiʻolani, Honolulu and Windward CCs will support the Hiilaniwai Foodservice Innovations Training program at Windward and the Kapiʻolani Culinary Competition team.

Richards recommends everyone “Stay to the end of the performance for an extraordinary, delightful, and consummate surprise!”

Ticket information

  • Adult ticket: $29 + $4 ticketing fee
  • Discount (Senior/military/faculty) ticket: $26 + $4 ticketing fee
  • Child/Student (through age 25) ticket: $22 + $4 ticketing fee
  • UH Students (only) ticket: $20. Only available in person with ID. No online ticketing. No fee at window.

For tickets, call (808) 235-7315 or purchase online.

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