Kamehameha Schools Presents Outstanding in the Loi

Kamehameha Schools Presents Outstanding in the Loi

Event Date:

November 5, 2022

Event Time:

Arrival at 5:30 P.M.
Dinner at 6:00 P.M.


Kakoo Oiwi


Kalo has a deep history and cultural significance to the native Hawaiian people. In the Hawaiian culture, kalo is believed to be the source of all life. Through a unique partnership with Hawaii Executive Collaborative and Kamehameha Schools, HFWF is proud to present Kalo – Nourishing Hawaii and Sharing It with the World—a program designed to elevate kalo as a unique and important food source.

In celebration of our Kalo Recipe Contest, Kamehameha Schools Presents Outstanding in the Loi will feature a special evening to dine at the root of this unique food source, in the loi of Kakoo Oiwi. Created by the top five finalists of the Recipe Contest, this five-course dinner with one-of-a-kind winning dishes will showcase kalo and its unique nutritional and medicinal properties. Each course will transport guests to taste the culmination of an immersive Kalo Culinary Journey experience from our winning chefs. At the end of the dinner, guests will gain an understanding of where food comes from, recognize the farmers who produce it and learn how kalo inspired the creation of each chef’s dish.

Shuttle transportation to Kakoo Oiwi provided.


Spend the day learning about Heeia Fishpond’s rich history, unique aquaculture, marine species and significance to the local community. Support with preservation efforts by redistributing rock and coral, placing floating barges, removing trash, invasive mangrove and limu (seaweed) and helping to reconstruct the kuapa (fishpond wall).

Malama Aina experiences are limited and are available only to ticket purchasers of this event. More information will be sent once tickets are purchased.


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November 5, 2022

Arrival at 5:30 P.M.
Dinner at 6:00 P.M.
Kakoo Oiwi

Attire: Aloha Casual


If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to the Hawaii Ag & Culinary Fund.



Kalo – Nourishing Hawai’i and Sharing It with the World is a program designed to elevate kalo (taro) as a unique and important food source both locally and globally. The goal of this initiative is to highlight kalo’s cultural significance to the native Hawaiian people, while sharing its special nutritional and medicinal properties.

In joining forces with Hawai’i Executive Collaborative (HEC) and Kamehameha Schools, we aim to support local kalo farmers and increase production of Hawaiian-grown kalo, making it accessible for all of Hawai’i’s people! Growing kalo, expanding its many uses, and inspiring future kalo farmers and entrepreneurs not only helps Hawai‘i remain connected to the past, but plays a crucial role in moving the state into a future of food sovereignty and food security.

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Updated September 16, 2021
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