Ka Hana No’eau will hold its “Ka Ulu Ana: Securing Our Future” event at the Kohala Intergenerational Center in North Kohala on Saturday April 9, 2010 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is a food resilience project featuring a chili cooking challenge and a “Best Salad Contest.” Both contests will feature grass-fed ground beef and salad greens that were raised by Ka Hana No`eau students as part of their Animal Husbandry and Sustainable Gardening mentorship programs.
The Chili Challenge will feature ten teams. Participants will include: Director Dwight Takamine, Chairperson Russell Kokubon, Representative Jerry Chang, Representative Clift Tsuji, Councilman Dennis Onishi, David Shiigi, Edgar – Eddie O – Ombac of the LAVA 105.3 / KOA Country / HONU Radio Station, Cheryl and Clinton Imaia of the CSC Café, Jason Verdun of the Zest Kitchen, Bob Martin and Karen Rosen of the Kohala Coffee Mill, Ted Matsuda, David Fuertes, and Danny Goya of the Partners In Development Foundation. Chili teams are subject to change.
The program is seeking individuals who think they may have the best salad dressing in town for the dressing contest. Those interested in entering should contact Erika Cedillos at 884-5838 no later than March 31st.
Other activities during the day will include the Kana Hana No`eau Mentorships booths and demonstrations; poi p0unding, including cooking demonstration by Chef Sam Choy. Entertainment will be happening throughout the event; featuring Cyril Pahinui, Taiko Drumming Performance by Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Kohala/Waimea and other local entertainers.
A $5.00 individual donation covers admission to the event, participation in demonstrations and displays and taste testing privileges along with a bowl of rice for your chili samplings.
Inquiries should be directed to Erika Cedillos at 884-5838.
The Ka Hana No`eau program has been made possible through a U.S. Dept. of Education – Native Hawaiian Education Act (USDOE-NHEA) grant in partnership with Partners in Development Foundation an the Kohala Intergenerational Center.
Click on the link to see video coverage from last year.
VIDEO: Ka Ulu Ana cook-off in Kohala