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Golf tournament to benefit culinary education nonprofit

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The nineteenth Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Tuesday, April 11 at the Kapolei Golf Course.  Tournament proceeds benefit the culinary nonprofit dedicated to culinary education in Hawaii. 

The tournament begins with buffet lunch, a noon shotgun start and concludes with an awards banquet prepared by local chefs and restaurants. 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 prizes in the $20,000 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. 

The Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation, founded in 1998, recognizes the significant contribution of the culinary industry to Hawaii's economy and is dedicated to championing Hawaii's unique culinary traditions.  An advisory committee comprised of prominent members of the restaurant and hospitality industry plus key leaders in the culinary field coordinates educational experiences for chef/instructors and culinary students.

The HCEF Board encourages the community to sign up and support this culinary fundraiser.  Cost for a team of three players is $1,400. To register, visit www.hawaiiculinaryfoundation.org  or call (808) 941-9088.

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