Makana Ranch House a place to savor the bounty and gifts of Hawaii.
3574 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu Hawaii 96816
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More than food
For the Future

'Ai Pono

Through sharing of culture, labor, stories, farming, hunting, fishing, cooking and preserving, we pass on the knowledge. We work with Ehuola, Living Life Source Foundation, Captain’s Club, Roots, Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility and Foster Children of Hawaii to share in food, teaching, learning and passing along what we can give. In doing this we gather together our strength to build a healthier vibrant community.

Learning to Cook

Learning cooking skills and self sustainability. In our kitchen students learn about management, sourcing, producing and reaching for excellence. Though the classes may be around food the lessons are far and beyond the plate and kitchen.

Exploring the gifts from our island

Working with and alongside farmers, fishermen, hunters, non-profits, and food producers we learn about the source of our food and how to care for the land and natural resources

Culture and History

Through our work we learn about the sources and history of our food. How did it get here, how was it farmed, how was it praised and eaten? Along with this information we learn of the trade routes and history of the foods in our community.

Fresh Squeezed Aloha

Aloha should be a part of our daily intake. As such, we hold a monthly dinner with our keiki (foster and homeless children have priority) in need from the community. We share in food, story and fill up on aloha through sharing of stories, music, art and a great family style meal.

Much More Than

Take Away Food

We hope the takeaway is beyond the food and that what we share is something useful for life. Share in this with us.

Since Way Back When

Our Story

It all started many years ago. Chef Iggy has been involved in the community since he was 17 years of age, local president of Youth Ending Hunger, as a peer counselor, outdoor leadership trainer, Experiential Education Director, teaching Wilderness and traditional medicine, working with youth correctional facilities, lobbying for educational buildings, environmental works and standing in front of gunfire with natives in Central and South America, his heart is where doing good for humanity is.



By learning to be self reliant, resourceful and becoming deeply intimate with their environment students learn to become familiar with their self, landscape and the need to care for it and its natural resources. Hunting as metaphor for life becomes where we learn to not be reliant on the idea of being either prey or predator, but on the idea of being in relationship with the prey and choosing to acknowledge its life and spirit before engaging it.



By becoming aware and awake to our environment and surroundings we begin to discover that everything we need is all around us within us. Shiny new things are nice but not being reliant on them and aware that we don’t need outside influences or things to make us happy or gives us the ability to thrive makes us better human beings and awaken us to our true potential.


What we Gather and Share

What we gather through our lives and what we have harvested from our daily lives sometimes is heavy and painful. As we share in our work in the land, ocean and stories we hope to clear away some of the unnecessary things we carry. By being self reliant, gaining confidence, forgiving and participating in making things right with ourselves, the land and our families, everything becomes clearer and easier.