May Day Lū‘au To Go at Leeward Community College

The Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program has announced its major fundraising event for 2021, “May Day Lū‘au To Go.”

The staff and students at the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program are hard at work preparing for their largest fundraiser of the year. This is the first May Day Lū‘au To Go event, which replaces the programʻs annual in-person fundraising gala, L‘ulu, due to the Covid pandemic.

Abigail Langlas is one of the instructors guiding the event, and senior Jasmyne Wood, who will be graduating in May, has been tasked with Sous Chef duties, overseeing the preparation of the 1,500 meals.

“We hope for a sell-out event as the proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward scholarships and other much needed funds for equipment and supplies that help support our students in the Culinary Arts Program,” said Langlas. “We would also like to send a sincere mahalo to our sponsors – Hawaii Meats, Y.Hata, Armstrong Produce, Aloun Farms, Wong’s Product Company, Dole Foods, Diamond Head Seafood, Hanson Food Service, Eggs Hawaii, and KYD Inc.”

Added Wood, “It is a major challenge to be in charge of the food preparation for the lū‘au, but my education here at the Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program has really prepared me to take it on, so IÊ»m very excited. ItÊ»s actually a great honor to be given this responsibility, especially as I look forward to graduating next month and embarking on my culinary life journey.”

If you are not able to get tickets for the lū‘au, please consider making a donation at


Date:  Saturday, May 1, 2021
Time:  11am-4pm
Location:  Leeward Community College Parking Lot
•  Hot Plate:  Lau Lau, Kalua Pig, Chicken Long Rice, Beef Stew, Rice
•. Cold Plate:  Mac Salad, Lomi Lomi Salmon, ʻUala (Hawaiian Sweet Potato), Poi, Pineapple, Haupia Cake
Cost:  $30 per meal (+ Eventbrite fee); $10 is tax deductible
Pre-sale only through 4/30/21:
Contact:  Abigail Langlas, Instructor,, Cell: 808-381-6641

About Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program

The Leeward Community College Culinary Arts Program is accredited by the American Culinary Education Foundation. The program is a fusion of hands-on experiences and classroom instruction to develop the skills and confidence essential for a wide range of culinary careers in the industry.  For more details, please visit

The program also runs the award-winning, fine-dining, on-campus restaurant, The Pearl. To find out about their menu, hours, and special events, please visit