Mālama Learning Center will hold our 2016 culinary fundraising event, Calabash & Cooks, on Saturday, March 12 at Kapolei High School. In addition to featuring professional chefs from award-winning Roy’s Ko Olina and Firehouse, this year’s event is also making students the chef de cuisine. More than 30 student chefs from six public high schools – Campbell, Kapolei, Moanalua, Radford, Waiʻanae, and Waipahu – will all prepare at least one dish for guests to enjoy.

Some of this year’s featured dishes include Campbell High’s signature appetizer: Kalua pork won tons with island style salsa and Kapolei High’s award-winning pineapple-banana-lilikoi cobbler with ice cream. Every dish will have at least four to six locally grown or sourced ingredients.

Student chefs will also compete in an ‘ahi bowl best recipe contest sponsored by the Pacific Islands Fisheries Group. Their creations will be exhibited and reviewed at the event by the panel of judges. We can’t wait to see what they come up with!

This will be a fun evening for the community to come together to celebrate all the cultures that make up the “melting pot” of Hawai’i!  Visit our Country Store for one-of-a-kind locally made goodies, or bid on that special item in our silent auction. Kapolei High School students will be involved in just about every aspect of the program, gaining real-life experience that will prepare them for life after high school.

Proceeds from Calabash & Cooks will benefit the Mālama Learning Center and our mission to teach and inspire communities to create healthy living environments. Mālama Learning Center works to unify area schools, residents, and businesses around a shared ethic of caring and conservation. This inspiration comes from the belief that we need to care for Hawai‘i so that it is worthy for future generations to live in and enjoy with its natural beauty and diversity.

For more information on Mālama Learning Center visit our website at www.malamalearningcenter.org and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/malamalearningcenter/, Instagram at @malamalearning and Twitter at @malamalearning.

Who: Mālama Learning Center

What: 2016 Calabash & Cooks Fundraiser to benefit Mālama Learning Center

When: Saturday, March 12, 2016, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Where: Kapolei High School Plaza

Pre-sale Prices:
$40 general admission
$25 student (must present student ID upon entry)
$20 Keiki (ages 5-10; ages 4 and under are free)
$75 VIP

VIP Ticket Includes:

-Early access to the event (5pm)
-Access to VIP Lounge with seating
-Table service
-Reserved VIP parking

For more information, call (808) 305-8287, email info@malamalearningcenter.org or see our website: www.malamalearningcenter.org.

Please join us and help us continue to teach and inspire people to live and work in a healthy, sustainable way.

Mahalo to our sponsors for supporting the Mālama Learning Center and making ticket prices affordable. More sponsors will be listed soon!

Hawaiian Electric Company

MU’O (flower bud)

D.R. Horton Schuler Division

LAU (leaf)
Hunt Companies

Here are highlights from our 2015 Calabash & Cooks.



Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no ID requirements unless you are a student wishing to apply the student rate.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is a City bus stop located just outside of Kapolei High School campus. There is also ample free parking for those who wish to drive.


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Please bring your appetite as there will be lots of food to try! It is an outdoor event so dress comfortably. As we will be located on a school campus, please do not bring alcohol or pets.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact us at: info@malamalearningcenter.org or call: 808-305-8287.


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes, you may transfer your ticket to someone else but please inform us at the contact information above at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise it is not transferable.


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you may. Just contact us at the email or phone number above.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

If you register on Eventbrite, you do not need to bring a printed ticket. However, if you purchased a printed ticket outside of Eventbrite, please bring your ticket as we will not have a record of it.


What is the refund policy?