Chef/Owner of Town
Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, HI-1
Chefs Boot Camp alum, July 2012
Areas of interest: local purchasing, agriculture, and food affordability and accessibility
"Local first, organic whenever possible, with aloha always."
Ed Kenney is passionate about supporting local producers and promoting education as the key to improving our food system. He serves on the boards of directors for Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Sustain Hawaii, and MA'O Organic Farms, a nonprofit focusing on out-of-school youth, sustainable economic development, agriculture, and Hawaiian culture–issues central to Ed's advocacy work. He is on the advisory board for his alma mater Culinary Institute of the Pacific at Diamond Head, where students receive affordable and accessible culinary education. He is the host of the PBS food-travel show Family Ingredients. This Emmy Award-winning program seeks out locally grown and produced foods from all over the world to educate the public.
Organization affiliations: Ma’o Organic Farms, the Kokua Hawaii Foundation, Sustain Hawaii, , and the Culinary Arts Programs at Leeward Community College and Kapiolani Community College