Breakfast for a cause

“I remember standing in water, last year,” said Harvey Maeda, Sunday at the 29th American Culinary Federation breakfast. “It was raining and cold.”

But the weather turned from cold and windy Saturday to calm and warm as more than 1,500 meals were served up at the big tent on the Kauai Community College campus.

The event serves as a fundraiser for the KCC culinary arts program scholarships and equipment.

Brandon Yoshimoto of McDonald’s of Hawaii, Kauai, said they donated at least 5,000 pieces of Portuguese sausage to the annual event which is sponsored by a host of community organizations. McDonald’s was a new sponsor this year, and in addition to the sausage, contributed a $1,500 scholarship to Betty Iida, a culinary arts student.

Other activities included a pottery sale, crafts, a used book sale and an exhibit hosted by the Daniel K. Inouye Technology Center.

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