MEDIA ADVISORY: 7-Eleven partners with Kapi‘olani CC students in healthy bento competitionKapiʻolani Community College
Coordinator, Culinary Innovation Center
Louise Yamamoto, (808) 734-9513
Director of College Relations, Office for College and Community Relations
Who: 8 Kapi‘olani Community College Culinary Arts student finalists are competing in the "Bring on the Bento" healthy bento competition
The students are in CULN 380-Nutritional Cuisines, which is part of the three-year advanced professional certificate program offered at Kapio‘olani CC.
What: 7-Eleven Hawai‘i is partnering with Kapi‘olani CC’s Culinary Arts and Culinology students to develop a better-for-you bento or bowl to potentially be sold at all 7-Eleven Hawaiʻi locations for a limited time in 2019.
When: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Where: Kapi‘olani CC, Culinary Institute of the Pacific, 4500 Diamond Head Road
Why: This competition supports the local agriculture industry and local culinary talent.
How: Finalists must use at least two locally grown ingredients in the bento or bowl, which can contain no more than 700 calories.
Finalist names and dishes:
T. Alana | Chicken Loco Moco
Mychelle Coon | Sweet and Spicy Vegetarian Chili
Lee Ann Young | Gomoku Rice and Chicken Bento
Ace Cabango | Teriyaki Salmon Bento with Roasted Kabocha and Snap Peas
Primo Mateo | Pastele Stew and Gandule Rice
Jeongyeon Shim | Fiery Spicy Pork Bowl
Cindy Nakabayashi | Orange Chicken Bowl
Nohea Banner | Vegan Indian/Thai Fusion Curry with Brown Rice, Vegan Naan Bread
Caption information: Students in the CULN 380-Nutritional Cuisines course listened to a presentation by 7-Eleven Hawai‘i representatives in preparation of the "Bring on the Bento" healthy bento competition. 7-Eleven brought about 20 different food products for students to familiarize them with the offerings available at 7-Eleven and to provide inspiration for the competition.