HAWAII KAI LIFE
Awards & Reviews
The SaltMasters Guild of Hawaii® was founded by Hawaii Kai to provide selected Molokai residents a fulfilling, respectable career consistent with island culture. On June 13, 2005, Speaker of the House Calvin Say and State Representative Ken Hiraki came to the island of Molokai to recognize Hawaii Kai’s revival of the ancient tradition of salt making that has begun through the SaltMasters Guild of Hawaii.
Soul of the Sea
“Lovely salt flower with three pleasing colours, displaying an aromatic palette of sea flavours,
a true set of gourmet products…”
–Christian De Bauw International Taste & Quality Institute Brussels, Belgium
Soul of the Sea
Recipient of the Star Diamond Award for Outstanding Quality from the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, the only gourmet sea salt ever honored with the most prestigious accolade in the hospitality industry.
Hawaii Kai is making waves.
American Way, the in-flight magazine of American Airlines
“There’s no need to store the gorgeous Soul of the Sea salts—yes, we do mean gorgeous—in your cupboard. Keep these colorful salts…on your counter to add the clean taste of pure sea salt to any meal… Stock up—you’ll never go back to iodized again.”
“[Soul of the Sea] is absolutely essential for cooking and baking… makes food taste more like itself…”
Jay Leno, Jay Leno’s Garage
“I always rave about Soul of the Sea and look for it in my favorite stores in Beverly Hills…”
“‘Salt is back…step into any upmarket restaurant or food shop, and you’ll discover a love affair with the… most important seasoning ingredient there is,’ says Thomas Keller, owner and chef of swanky eateries Per Se in New York City and French Laundry in Yountville, CA. Keller offers… the jet-black Molokai salt… pairs well with foie gras.”
Cameron Hiro, Hawaii Kai’s first independent Salt Master, and his wife Jacque, holding plaques from the Hawaii State House of Representatives and Hawaii Kai Corporation.
U.S. Department of Commerce honored Hawaii Kai Corp. with the Export Achievement Award. George Joseph, President and CEO of Hawaii Kai, received the prestigious award from the Lt. Gov. of Hawaii, James “Duke” Aiona, Jr., at the State Capitol in Honolulu.
The Molokai Times, “Molokai Shaking Up Salt Industry”
“Molokai’s Cameron Hiro uses sunshine and the sea to harvest salt crystals. As a salt farmer and operations manager for Hawaii Kai, Hiro and his ‘Soul of the Sea’ product brand have been recognized internationally by culinary experts and regular customers.”
Luxes Par Bilan, Switzerland’s luxury lifestyle magazine, featuring our gourmet sea salts. (Translated)
“For gourmets, salt has become the ultimate white gold…or black when it comes from Hawaii, maybe because the deep blackness of its crystals is surprising, and also maybe because its place of origin makes one dream: the black salt of Hawaii, from Molokai, in the Pacific Ocean…”
Mauna Loa and Nubocha Choose Hawaii Kai.
Mauna Loa, legendary maker of Hawaiian delicacies, insists on Hawaii Kai salts for their famous Macadamia Nut snacks and premium Molokai Sea Salt and Caramel Ice Cream.
Likewise Nubocha, Italian makers of ultra-premium dairy-free gelato, searched the world over for the very finest sea salt available and chose Hawaii Kai’s “Soul of the Sea.”
In the Media
Read about Hawaii Kai sea salts
and Molokai salt-making in
these feature articles: