Come on, admit it. You’re a food celeb junkie.
You watch Paula and Bobby and (swoon) Alton, secretly wishing you could be one of those folks standing right by the foodlicious action.
Tomorrow morning, you’ll have just such a chance. Skip work if you must.
Award-winning restaurateur, best-selling cookbook author and TV host Sam Choy will give a cooking demonstration beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2, in the concourse area under the skylight at Pulaski Technical College’s Little Rock-South site, located at 13000 Interstate 30.
The demo is free and open to the public.
Like the culinary students at Pulaski Tech, Chef Choy got his start at a community college in his native Hawaii. He grew up in the small town of Laie on the North Shore of Oahu where he learned to cook in his father’s restaurant, The Hukilau Café. On the weekends, the family prepared traditional Hawaiian luaus for large groups of tourists. Choy’s mother, Clairemoana, enrolled him in the local Kapiolani Community College, and Sam flourished in the culinary arts program. After honing his skills in major hotels and receiving increased recognition for his talent, Sam opened his first stand-alone restaurant in 1991 on the Big Island of Hawaii.
Today he owns several restaurants around the world and has written more than a dozen cookbooks. He has appeared in several Food Network programs, including Ready… Set… Cook! and Iron Chef America. Choy also has designed Hawaiian-inspired dishes for American Airlines first class passengers to and from Hawaii.
Chef Choy’s visit will be his second to the PTC Arkansas Culinary School.