Kapiʻolani Community College’s Hoʻokipa Night 2015 promises to be extraordinary and delightful to all senses. Hoʻokipa means to be hospitable or to entertain. This signature event on Thursday, March 12 raises funds to support the students and educational efforts in the culinary arts and hospitality and tourism programs at Kapiʻolani CC.

Hoʻokipa Night 2015 will honor Pamela Young and Gary Sprinkle for their generous and tireless support to Kapiʻolani CC.

The evening will showcase gourmet selections presented by guest celebrity chef Rafael Lunetta of JiRaffe Restaurant in Santa Monica, California, and guest alumnus Yuhi Fujinaga, executive chef of Sea Grille at the Rockefeller Center in New York. Trained under some of the world’s culinary masters and in the best kitchens, these guest chefs will deliver a memorable dining experience.

Hoʻokipa Night event information

The event will be held in the Kalākaua Ballroom at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center. There will be a 5:30 p.m. cocktail reception with gourmet action food stations, followed by a 6:30 p.m. multi-course dinner with wine pairings. And, the ever-popular live and silent auctions with fantastic items and services will again be offered. Evening aloha, or business attire is best.

Guests may sponsor tables ($3,000, $5,000 and $10,000) or purchase individual seats ($250) by calling (808) 734-9544, or registering on the Hoʻokipa Night UH Foundation website.

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