AARP HI presents: Celebrating Hawaii’s Diverse Cuisine 12/10

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Hawaii is made up of many cultures and all of them have contributed to our amazing local cuisine. Add diversity to your menu by learning how to make local favorites.  Sign up for one session or take all five.  Each will be offered from 5 PM to 5:30 PM with 15 additional minutes for questions and answers.  Recipes will be provided ahead of time to enable participants to cook along with the Chef. 

Are you looking for fast, healthy and ono recipes to add to your “go to list? Learn to minimize your time in the kitchen and add to your family favorites.  Join AARP Hawaii and Chef Daniel Swift from Windward Community College via Zoom or Facebook Live for free cooking demonstrations.


12/10 Pho from Home: A Vietnamese Staple 


Pho can be found in every part of Hawaii and beyond. Join us as we make a basic Pho broth that can then be served with your favorite protein and of course the traditional garnishes of fresh herbs, bean sprouts, and hot peppers.


Chef Daniel Swift has worked in the restaurant business since 1985.  He is a graduate of both the Boise State University Culinary Arts Program and the Wales University’s Baking and Pastry Arts program in Providence, Rhode Island.  He has his master’s degree in Educational Foundations from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. He has taught Culinary, Baking and Pastry and Hospitality courses for the last 19 years at many institutions, including the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, the Collins College of Hospitality Management, and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration in Las Vegas. He currently is the workforce development coordinator at Windward Community College, focusing on the areas of Hospitality and Food and Beverage education. 

Daniel earned his Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of Laverne in California in 2017. He is a Certified Master Baker with the Retail Bakers of America and holds certifications with the American Culinary Federation as a Certified Executive Chef, Certified Executive Pastry Chef, and Certified Culinary Administrator.

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