Hawaiin cuisine shows off Innes culinary skills in fund raiser
With the goal of raising $1,000, USU Eastern’s Elmo Club, is hosting a teriyaki chicken and Hawaiian-style-Kalua-pork lunch on Friday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 till 1 p.m. in front on the Central Instructional Building. Cost is $5 per plate.
Chef for the day is USUE theatre instructor, Brent Innes, who spent two years in Hawaii working in theatre and learning how to cook Hawaiian. He said he loves to cook, but his true calling is grilling. “I love to grill anything,” he smiled. However, according to Corey Ewan, department head, Innes’ wife Kimberlee might be the better cook because she is the Emeril Lagasse in their family.
For the lunch, Innes said he plans to smoke the pork all night before he begins the process of making the sauce for the Hawaiian-style-Kalua pork. He plans to cook for 150 people, with lunch available on a first-come, first-served basis. All proceeds go to the Elmo Club, which focuses on the advancement of the theater program.
The overall fund raising goal of the club is to raise $2,500. The club hopes to use the money to fly to Hawaii to compete in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. The KCACF is a national theater program with 600 academic institutions and 18,000 students involved. It has eight regions which showcase the finest theatre in each of the regions.
If the Eastern students meet their $1,000 goal, Ewan and Innes plan to dye their beards pink and electric purple, respectively. If they reach their $2,500 goal, the two professors will wear prom dresses all day.