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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Benefit raises more than $2,300 for culinary students

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HONOLULU-The Sub-Zero and Wolf Student Cooking Demonstration and Tasting Event raised a total of $2,310 from ticket sales to benefit the 2009 Tom & Warren Matsuda Scholarship Culinary Competition student finalists. One hundred percent of the proceeds went towards finalists Meng-Ling Erik Kuo, Tate Nakano-Edwards and Rena Suzuki's scholarship funds to help further their education and culinary careers.

"We are proud to support these students in helping them attain a career in the culinary arts or to further their education," said Jean Nakanishi, Riggs Distributing Vice President. "Every year, we see these students doing great things and we wish them well in their future endeavors."

Celebrity Chef Roy Yamaguchi of Roy's Restaurants, who founded the Tom and Warren Matsuda Scholarship, made a special appearance at the demonstration and congratulated the finalists. At $30 per person, guests were treated to an appetizer by Meng-Ling Erik Kuo, salad by Tate Nakano Edwards, and entree by Rena Suzuki. Each student prepared the dishes in a cooking demonstration for the guests during each of three seatings.

Since 1993, Sub-Zero has had a local distributor and full servicing facility in Hawaii. Distribution and service of the Wolf line was added in 1999. Sub-Zero and Wolf has 16 authorized dealers and 20 authorized service agencies on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island. The 3,400-square-foot Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom, located on the corner of Piikoi and King streets, has the full product lines on display. For more information, please visit the website at www.subzerohawaii.com.