Palamanui Palate — with chef Paul Heerlein

Zachary Reid, center, when he was a student in the culinary arts program, which at the time was located in Kealakekua, now at the Hawaii CC - Palamanui campus. Courtesy photo

Confit turkey leg and roasted beet & grain salad. Courtesy photo

About a year ago, a gentleman approached me at a dinner party and introduced himself as Randy Reid, the father of Zachary Reid. Zach graduated from the Hawai‘i Community College – Palamanui Culinary Arts program in 2006 when the program was still in Kealakekua.