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Preserving Hawaii Workshop: Hand Pies with Lee Anne Wong May 24th

May 24th, 2019 at 6:00 pm9:00 pm | $85.00

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Chef Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Cafe is returning to the Monkeypod Jam kitchen! This time she will be teaching us the skills and tricks needed to create sweet and savory pies. We will be focusing on Australian style meat pies in a hot water crust and a free form, fruit-filled crostata in a traditional pate sucre. Knowing Chef Lee Anne, these pies will be anything but ordinary! Kauai is one of Lee Anne’s favorite places to visit when feeling the need to get away from busy Honolulu. This is a rare treat, not to be missed!

Friday, May 24th, 2019: 6-9pm

Class size is limited, so register early for this soon to sell out event!

Please bring the following items: Cutting Board and Knife

Dress code: Long pants and toe covered shoes


Born and raised in Troy, New York, Chef Lee Anne Wong, a 2nd generation Chinese- American, was not initially drawn to the kitchen, instead, she favored sports –softball and ice hockey.  Lee Anne’s passion for cuisine ignited during her first year studying Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology when she started cooking for friends.

Lee Anne went on to get her culinary degree from The French Culinary Institute (FCI).  Thereafter, Chef Wong jumped into the restaurant world working for several years at Marcus Samuelsson’s Aquavit, later serving as an integral part of the opening staff at Jean Georges Vongrichten’s Chinese venture, Restaurant 66.  She has also cooked and staged in kitchens all over the world, including The French Laundry, Charlie Trotter’s of Chicago, Nobu, The Four Seasons, Trio, Casa Oaxaca in Mexico, and Cap Jaluca in the British Virgin Islands.

Chef Wong brought her culinary skills to an even wider audience when she appeared as a chef-contestant on season one of Bravo’s flagship series Top Chef.  A fan favorite, Wong’s fusion of flavors took her to number four in the competition.  The show’s producers saw her innate talent and media experience and brought her on as the Supervising Culinary Producer on Top Chef, and its spin-off series, Top Chef Masters.  She has also worked as a culinary consultant on Warner Brother’s No Reservations, PBS’ Chef Story, and most recently Bravo’s Rocco’s Dinner Party.

In December 2013, Wong made the giant move from New York City to Honolulu, to open up Koko Head Cafe, an island style brunch house.  Her first cookbook, Dumplings All Day Wong, was published in August 2014.

Learn More/Register: Monkeypodjam.com or 808.378.4208

Workshops are non-refundable. Please find someone to fill your seat if you are unable to attend once registered.

Event Details:

Date: May 24th, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cost: $85.00
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Contact: Monkeypod Jam
Phone: 8083784208

Event Location:

Monkeypod Jam

2-3687 Kaumualii Hwy
Lawai, HI 96765 United States