ʻUlu Ambassador: Waipahu High School

Elaine Matsuo - Director of APPS Culinary Arts Pathways at Waipahu High School

The APPS Culinary Arts Pathway is an award-winning program that prepares students for an exciting career in culinary arts, baking, and pastry arts. Taught by experienced professionals and enriched by partnerships with some of the top names in Hawaiʻi's food & restaurant industry, APPS Culinary Arts students produce delectable delights of every description. Students learn industry-standard food safety and kitchen procedures, prepare a huge variety of gourmet creations, and participate in prestigious culinary events.

Culinary Pathway Instructors:
Mrs. Elaine Matsuo
Chef Mary Julie Madarang
Chef David Dela Cruz

APPS stands for Academy of Professional and Public Services. It's a curriculum at Waipahu HS that incorporates career pathway/work based learning experiences. Students learn real life/work skills alongside professionals.

Learn how Elaine Matsuo and her staff helped feed the community during COVID here.

Waipahu HS culinary student Jay Miguelʻs recipe: ʻUlu & ʻuala Hash with Pineapple & Egg

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