Culinary Schools in Hawaii

Top Culinary Schools in Hawaii

Culinary Schools – Baking & Pastry Schools
Hospitality & Restaurant Management Schools in Hawaii

If you are interested in going to a top rated culinary, baking or hospitality management school in Hawaii, check out some of the culinary and hospitality management schools below. We have searched the available programs to bring you some of the best schools in the country.

The last state to enter the Union, Hawaii joined the United States in 1959. With tourism being the largest sector of Hawaii’s economy, prospective culinary and hospitality management students will find that the “Aloha State” is full of opportunity.

In addition to traditional Polynesian cuisine, the culinary scene in Hawaii is influenced in large part to the abundance of seafood available on the islands. A beautiful place to live, Hawaii is an ideal place to to pursue a career in the food service industry.

Attending school for the culinary arts, baking/pastry or hospitality management is a great step forward in your career. Whether you're looking to become a professional chef, or manage a restaurant, you've probably got some questions.

How much is it going to cost? Do I need a high school education? Is there any financial aid available? How do I apply? The best way to get answers to these questions is to contact the school directly by clicking on the links provided. The school's website will answer most of you questions and provide contact information to help you get started.

Is There a Top Culinary, Baking or Hospitality Management School Near You?

There are many good schools in this state offering programs in culinary arts, baking, pastry and hospitality management. The right one for you will depend on many factors including location, programs offered, cost and scholarship availability. You'll find community colleges, both for profit and not for profit schools, big institutions and smaller establishments. The schools listed below are some of my top picks based on accreditation, reputations and student reviews.



University of Hawaii’s Maui College

The University of Hawaii’s Maui College prepares students for the stimulating culinary field. Their graduates have attained positions at 5-star resorts and restaurants, opened independent businesses, and starred in top cooking shows.

Kahului Campus – 310 W. Ka’ahumanu Ave  Kahului, HI 96732-1617   Phone: (808) 984-3500


Kapi‘olani Community College

The Kapi‘olani Community College  and offers a culinary arts program that is designed for students who are interested in becoming professional cooks, chefs, bakers, pastry chefs, institutional cooks, kitchen managers and those who intend to transfer to a four-year college. This program offers students the opportunity to apply and practice skills learned in all aspects of the culinary arts in a real world environment.  Phone: (808) 734-9000

Honolulu Campus – 4303 Diamond Head Road Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96816


Kaua‘i Community College

The Kaua‘i Community College offers a culinary arts program that is is designed to provide technical knowledge and basic skills training for students choosing to enter the culinary field, as well as upgrade skills of those already employed in the food service industry. “Hands-on” laboratory training reinforces theoretical knowledge and prepares graduates for positions in professional food service careers.  Phone: 808.245.8225

Lihue Campus – 3-1901 Kaumualii Highway Lihue, Hawaii 96766