Workshop all about breadfruit

A “Breadfruit – From Tree to Table” workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Jan. 9 in the Community Services Building at University of Hawaii Maui College.

The workshop is designed to assist breadfruit growers in supplying grocery stores, restaurants and farmers markets and to help chefs become more familiar with breadfruit handling and preparation in the kitchen.

Backyard growers and home users of breadfruit will also find the workshop pertinent to home and community use of breadfruit, according to a news release.

The workshop will show how to properly harvest, handle and use breadfruit.

Topics and speakers include:

* “Working with Variety” – an introduction to the three most common breadfruit varieties in Hawaii, presented by Diane Ragone, director of the Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

* “Tree to Table” – harvesting techniques, tricks and tools, and postharvest handling, presented by Ian Cole, collection manager, Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden.

* “Beyond Sticky and Some Like It Sweet” – basic preparation of breadfruit for use in a variety of dishes or for storage, and using breadfruit at all stages, presented by John Cadman, Pono Pies.

* “Going To Market” – marketing and value-added products, presented by Craig Elevitch, Hawaii Homegrown Food Network and Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu project.

Breadfruit – From Tree to Table is presented by the Ho’oulu ka ‘Ulu-Revitalizing Breadfruit project and is cosponsored by the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture and Kamehameha Schools.

Space is limited, and advance registration is required. The workshop is $12 per person and lunch will be available.

To register, visit

To volunteer at the workshop, donate breadfruit or make general inquiries, email