By Wendy Osher
Invitations have yet to be mailed; but this year’s Noble Chef event is already sold out.
The annual fundraising event hosted by the UH Maui College Maui Culinary Academy features creations from top chefs as they mentor Maui students.
“Through the support of our Noble Chefs and our community, the Maui Culinary Academy can continue to provide scholarship opportunities and quality educational experiences for our students,” said MCA External Program Coordinator Chris Speere. “Funding from Noble Chef ensures that we can offer effective real world learning in our culinary labs, giving students the skill sets essential for success in the workplace.”
In the past three years, the MCA Program has raised over $300,000 to meet the needs of disadvantaged and exemplary students in the culinary arts program. Funds raised at Noble Chef 2012 event will support the culinary arts program at UHMC.
“These funds also award UHMC scholarships to Maui County High School students entering the program through our annual “Into The Fire” Culinary Competition,” said MCA Program Coordinator Dean Louie.
This year’s Noble Chef, themed “Celebrate the Harvest,” offers a variety of menu items that includes Duck Bao, Seared Scallops and Big Island Mushroom Tortellini.
Those who didn’t get tickets but would still like to support the MCA can make a donation by contacting Ray Tsuchiyama (UH Foundation) at 984-3471 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.