Special Events Class Guest Chef Dinner features Chef Jon Matsubara

Students of Leeward's Special Events Class work with Chef Jon Matsubara on an elegant event presented Friday, April 11, from 6-9:00 pm.

An award winning chef, Matsubara brings an extraordinary background in the culinary industry to our students.  Chef Matsubara recently joined the Hyatt Regency Waikiki's Japengo as chef de cuisine. He is known for launching Azure at the Royal Hawaiian. Under his leadership, Azure received Honolulu Magazine’s 2010 Hale Aina Award for Hawaii’s Best New Restaurant and the 2010 Ilima Award for Hawaii’s Best Restaurants Critics Choice.  In 2011, Azure was recognized as Oahu’s Best Restaurant Bronze by Honolulu Magazine.  

Chef Matsubara began his culinary career at Roy’s Restaurant, honed his skills as Chef de Cuisine of Canoe House Restaurant in the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, served as Chef de Partie in the famed New York kitchens of Restaurant Jean Georges, Tabla, Bouley and Honolulu’s acclaimed Alan Wong’s Restaurant.

Chef Matsubara is recognized for his ability to work with local ingredients and his passion for cooking cutting-edge cuisine.

Tickets for the April 11 dinner are $70 without wine and $85 with wine pairings. For reservations or more information, please call 455-0244.

Chef Jon Matsubara

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