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The Electric Kitchen

A Tradition of Island Cooking

In 1926, Hawaiian Electric Company started its Home Services Department, and began demonstrating the benefits and uses of electrical appliances to residents of Hawaii in the auditorium of Hawaiian Electric's Historic King Street building.

The popularity brought ever increasing audiences, and the shows moved out to larger venues, the Kaiser Dome, known now as the Hilton Hawaiian Village dome, and the meeting rooms of the Honolulu International Center, which is now known as the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

In 1995, the cooking program returned to Hawaiian Electric's King Street auditorium, but as a cooking show for television audiences, and recipes for all the cyber-surfers on the World Wide Web. The last televised program aired on August 28, 2005, but we maintain our “food connection” with the community through the publication of recipes in Hookui, a weekly column in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser food section and here on our website.