The University of Hawai‘i Maui College Culinary Arts students will present a special buffet event on Thursday, April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. that will highlight the flavors of four international festivals. Tasting stations will line the balcony of the Pā‘ina Building and The Leis Family Class Act Restaurant and will feature foods representative of Chinese New Year, Obon, Mardi Gras and Dia de los Muertes. “Famous International Festivals” is $75 per person and tickets may be purchased on OpenTable. Reservations are required. There is also 12 special seats available at two chef’s tables inside the Skills Kitchen for $125 per person.
It took a moment to warm up in the demo kitchen but all fingers and toes are accounted for.
A minute later, that snow clinging to the door frame was an avalanche right in front of some very chilly and startled future chefs.
It was a balmy -9° degrees in the chill.