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Ahead of West Maui’s Reopening, Houston Chef's Nonprofit Helps Restaurant Workers
October 24, 2023

Fellows mentioned in this story: Mark Noguchi
Projects mentioned in this story: Chef Hui

From The Houston Chronicle:

Amanda Corby Noguchi, who co-founded the Hawaii-based nonprofit Chef Hui, can cite countless examples of hospitality industry workers helping with recovery efforts in Maui following the deadliest U.S. wildfire in more than a century.

In mid-August, Corby Noguchi, her chef husband Mark Noguchi and an army of locals in Hawai‘i descended on the state’s second largest island after a fast-moving fire ripped through the town of Lahaina.

She recalled how a young woman asked to help as chefs and other people helped serve upward of 10,000 meals a day from the University of Hawai‘i Maui College during the first few weeks following the devastating wildfires. The volunteer showed up in slippers because she had lost everything she owned in the fire.

“Yet she was here helping prepare meals,” said Corby Noguchi, who gave the woman a pair of closed-toe shoes so she could help out. “This is the beauty of the hospitality industry.”

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