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Interview with Wallace Takara

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Title: Interview with Wallace Takara
Interviewer: Kodama-Nishimoto, Michiko
Interviewee: Takara, Wallace
Keywords: Business
Hotels and Restaurants
Working Conditions
Issue Date: 2002
Series/Report no.: The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-style Restaurants in Hawaii
Description: A chef and restaurant owner talks about his plantation camp life in Hakalau, Big Island. He traces his experiences from apprenticing at Kaimuki Inn, learning French cooking at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, and working on the Mainland. He also discusses local food businesses with ancestral ties to Oroku, Okinawa.
dishwasher, kitchen helper, chef, construction worker, restaurant owner; Okinawan; male
Interview conducted in English.
Sponsor: State, Private
Pages/Duration: 1 hr, 10 mins
20 pages
Geographic Coverage: Honolulu, Oahu
Appears in Collections:The Oroku, Okinawa Connection: Local-Style Restaurants in Hawai‘i

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