Lauren Tamamoto – Research Chef of the Culinary Innovation Center at Kapi’olani Community College 

Lauren serves as a Research Chef / Food Scientist and a lecturer at Kapi’olani Community College. 

She also works as a consultant to food businesses (local and national) on product development, ingredient formulation, food safety, competitor market analysis, shelf-life, troubleshooting, and commercialization.

From 2009 – 2012, Lauren worked as a Food Scientist for Frito Lay. 

Certifications and Training:

  • Certified Culinary Scientist, Research Chefs Association
  • Lead Instructor-FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Foods (for FSMA)
  • Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI)
  • PSA Trainer, Produce Safety Alliance(PSA)
  • ServSafe Certified Instructor, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation