Student Support


Students are a great reason to support Restaurant Week Hawaii and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head


The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head will be a state-of-the art, environmentally sustainable culinary campus that will include a signature restaurant open to the public, competition kitchen, demonstration theater, advanced Asian culinary lab, a patisserie classroom, imu pit and theme garden plots.

The institute will benefit students in Hawaii who wish to hone their culinary skills and receive training in restaurant and business management. Graduates of the intensive four-year program will have a ripple effect on Hawaii’s economy, making a difference in the culinary industry and sharing their passion globally. The Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head will help set the foundation for future generations of world-class chefs from Hawaii.

Upon earning my AS degree in Culinary Arts, I look forward to continuing my culinary education at the CIP at Diamond Head. The new campus will give Hawaii’s culinary arts graduates an excellent venue to earn higher culinary arts credentials here in Hawaii.  – Jared S. Kaya, 2013 AS Degree Graduate, Kapi`olani Community College

The instructors all pushed me to do my best and to do it with passion. Realizing that I will have the opportunity to gain advanced culinary education through the Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head excites me toward better preparing myself for career advancement.  - Kiana-Leigh Matsuyoshi, Class of 2013, Kaua`i Community College

I am excited by the possibility of a multi-cultural learning environment with students and teachers from across our state, the mainland and the Asia-Pacific region. This will broaden our perspectives and enable us to compete on a global scale.  - Leann Krickler, 2nd Semester Student, Maui College

Completing my training at LCC and having the opportunity to gain an advanced degree right here in Hawai‘i through the new CIP at Diamond Head makes it affordable and will prepare me for higher level jobs down the line, maybe even owning my own business one day.  - Pania Kalania, 2nd Year Student, Leeward Community College