Kipahulu Kitchen is a commercial kitchen certified by the State of Hawaii Department of Health. Along with processing our own products like poi from Kapahu Living Farm, other value-added processors and lunch wagon vendors also rent the facility to meet Department of Health requirements.
Kipahulu Kitchen is part of Kalena Center, an agricultural processing facility and community meeting place that was built in partnership with the Kipahulu Community Association, with financial support from the County of Maui Office of Economic Development, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, the State of Hawaii Community-Based Economic Development Program, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Kalena Center and Kipahulu Kitchen are completely off the grid, powered by solar energy, with satellite Internet, and a composting toilet.
Kalena Center is located on a parcel of land known as the Kalena Triangle which is leased from the State of Hawaii, and also supports other agriculture operations including a fruit orchard and vegetable gardens that are irrigated by catchment from the roof of the building.