Women Chefs Cook Up Strategies for Success

Mar 2, 2015

Pig and the Lady pastry chef Rachel Murai plates a slice of pumpkin pie.
Credit Molly Solomon

Several women are preparing a special meal highlighting female chefs and farmers in Hawai‘i. In the male-dominated restaurant industry, women tend to be under-represented, especially when you consider leadership positions like executive chefs and restaurant owners. But as HPR’s Molly Solomon reports that may be changing…slowly.

You can find more information on the event, "Cool Women, Hot Food, #MakeItHappen" here. The event takes place tonight, Monday March 2 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Cookspace Hawaii. For more information, call 695-2205. 

The following female farmers and chefs are participating:


Shin Ho, Ho Farms
Sabrina St. Martin and Monique van der Stroom, Naked Cow Dairy
Candy Suiso, Makaha Mangoes
Amy Shinsato, Shinsato Farms
Michelle Galimba, Kuahiwi Ranch

Michelle Karr-Ueoka, MW Restaurant
Ho Farms Tomato Salad Pickled Ume and Cherry Blossom Gelee, Ed Lima Micro-Greens
Kushi Oysters and Ho Farms “Shaved Cucumber Namasu,” Cucumber Mignonette
Ho Farms Eggplant “babaganoush” MW Taro Flatbread

Dianna Daoheung, Black Seed Bagels
Stuffed Cucumber with Shinsato Farms Pork Glassy Noodles in Clear Broth

Loan “Mama” Le, Pig and the Lady
Kuahiwi Ranch Beef Pho

Christina Lilia Hee, Juicy Brew
To be announced

Nanako Tsuji Perez-Nava and Carmen Montejo, Moana Surfrider
Haupia Coconut Roll Cake with Naked Cow Dairy Lilikoi Curd and Macadamia Nut Streusel