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Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Golf Tournament

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(Hawaii News Now) - The sixteenth annual Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Charity Golf Tournament  will be held on Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Kapolei Golf Course.  Tournament proceeds benefit the culinary nonprofit dedicated to culinary education in Hawaii. 

The golf tournament, sponsored by Young's Market Company of Hawaii (YMCOH) and American Express, is coordinated by board members Philana Bouvier, EVP/GM of YMCOH and Tom Mullen, Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Chairman. 

Celebrity chefs and food personalities participate in the day-long celebration with award-winning cuisine served by local restaurants including:  Alan Wong's, Chef Chai's, BLT, MW Restaurant, Tango Contempo Cafe, Roy's Ko Olina, SideStreet on da Strip, Murphy's Bar & Grill, Hokulani Bake Shop, and Tiki's Grill & Bar. 

The tournament begins with buffet lunch, a noon shotgun start and concludes with an awards reception.  The tournament raffle features thousands of dollars in prizes including neighbor island trips, state of the art electronics and luxury gift certificates.  Golfers have numerous chances to win gifts in the hole-in-one, closest to the pin, putting, chipping and driving competitions. 

The tournament is the Foundation's key fundraiser, allowing the organization to sponsor educational culinary projects throughout the Islands.  Programming includes Center of the Plate workshops led by award-winning Hawaii chefs and visiting Master Chef events.  The Foundation supported programs bring local, mainland and international chefs into the classroom to present intensive learning experiences for culinary/chef instructors and local culinary students.

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