Program Description 

Kapiʻolani Community College is now looking for the best and brightest candidates for our Hawaii Cook Apprenticeship Program at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, one of the best culinary facilities in the world.

Employees receive free culinary training from one of the best schools in the Pacific region that lead to career advancement and higher paying positions.

Local food service establishments can nominate staff who are interested in participating in Hawai‘i Cook Apprenticeship Program and have them trained with the best instructors in the world….for free.  They receive the training from Kapi‘olani Community College’s award-winning culinary program.


Lab classes are held once per week and you will attend the same class each week. Class times will be:
Monday, Friday, Sunday
For more information, please see our brochure below.

For inquiries please contact our coordinator via email message below.


Please sign up for one of the Mandatory Orientations (email below)
1st: Nov 3, 10am-2pm in the Tamarind room in the Ohelo Building
2nd: Nov 6th, 12-2pm in the Tamarind room in the Ohelo Building
 Next intake session will be Nov 13thApril 22nd
To sign up call (808) 734-9477 Contact Apprenticeship Coordinator – Marcus Fikse

Contact the Coordinator

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“In a busy restaurant a lot of the time you just have time to teach someone how to plate. The food service apprentice program at KCC is a huge benefit by teaching the fundamental skills and core values that are indispensable in the kitchen. Great work from a wonderful program!”

Rob McDaniel

Owner, Harbor Pier 38

“This has had a positive impact on our food-service & staff.  Also, truly beneficial to our apprentice cook, that she’s accepting a new position to cook for a larger campus. Looking forward to sending another cook in to your next session 🙂 BIG Mahalo”

Debbie Day

General Manager , Sodexo

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