Education & Training


August 2016-Present: Ai Kahu Culinary Solutions

August 2018: Founding of The Make an Impact Project, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit

May 2018: American Red Cross: CPR/AED/Infant Trainer Recertification

June 2017: Hawai'i Pacific University; Master of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy

June 2016: Hawai'i Pacific University; Bachelor of Arts in International Relations & Diplomacy, Minor in Criminal Justice

May 2016: American Hotel & Lodgining Educational Institute Instructor Certification

May 2006: Mt. San Antonio College; Bachelor of Arts in Italian Language

January 2005: Chef Instructor at Le Cordon Bleu

May 2005: ServSafe™ Certified Instructor & Proctor

May 2004: Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising; Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design

June 2001: The Art Institute of Los Angeles; Associate of Science in Culinary Arts

Our Beginnings


In 2016, Ai Kahu was founded as an extension of Tina's love for both teaching and all things food.  As a professional chef, and chef instructor, Tina began her professional career in 1999 and has endeavored to contribute some of the "old school" charms to the new culinary world.

The name Ai Kahu was chosen, to honor the Hawaiian roots, where we were founded.  Pronounced "aye-ka-who" it means Food Guardian.