The Palamanui Palate: Chef Fernand Guiot brings decades of experience to the classroom

  • Chef Fernand Guiot, right, works with a student in the Hawaii Community College — Palamanui Culinary Arts program in this photo from 2018. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Chef Fernand Guiot, right, works with students in the Hawaii Community College — Palamanui Culinary Arts program in this photo from 2018. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Fresh strawberries tart made by Chef Fernand Guiot, an instructor at the Hawaii Community College —Palamanui Culinary Arts program. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Fresh strawberries tart made by Chef Fernand Guiot, an instructor at the Hawaii Community College —Palamanui Culinary Arts program. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Chef Fernand Guiot, right, works with a student in the Hawaii Community College — Palamanui Culinary Arts program in this photo from 2018. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

When we were seeking a pastry instructor in 2004 to elevate the curriculum at Hawaii Community College — Palamanui, the first person that came to my mind was Chef Fernand Guiot.