It's hard to be away from home, for me and my whole family. Just to have a sliver of what reminds us of the things that we left, it can change our day and keep us moving forward. That is our goal at Kama'aina. To give our guests a piece of what we hold so dear. Food for us is about ohana (family), sharing our lives together and caring for one another.
For you that do not know, Kama'aina means child of the land. This word shows our culture and roots which keeps us grounded. 'Aina by itself means that which feeds us. This word sums up our values as we try to feed eachother's minds, bodies and souls with the abilities we were given.
Kama'aina is made up of a bunch of local families from O'ahu headed by Chef Kevin Yamada.
Chef Kev graduated from the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and took many leadership roles in restaurants while providing his own catering service and restaurant consulting in Hawai'i and California. Now we have all planted ourselves in beautiful Oregon to provide more Aloha to the region.