to Makakoa Enterprises, Incorporated, a minority women owned
International Cuisine Catering Team.
Chef Rowena Kuulei Freeman, CIA graduate, is a 30+ years
veteran of superior food and beverage service management
for the Department of Defense, Department of Treasury, public
and private clientele. Chef "Row" has skillfully
satiated the discriminating pallets of Virginians, Washingtonians
and Marylanders alike.
Kehaulani Butts, President, draws her expertise from a 10-year
apprenticeship in her uncle's catering business in Waianae,
Oahu, HI beginning at the age of 8. 30 years of marriage,
a progressive career, and community and social entertainment
gave polish to her food prep, presentation and event planning
skills. Her 8 years as Director of Catering with Lehua Hawaii
Bakery in Oxon Hill, MD planted the seeds for incorporating
Makakoa Enterprises. Darlene's business savvy helped spawn
a successful series of culinary programming on Channel 10
in Fairfax, VA called "Kings Who Cook" hosted by
the renowned Chef Kama Hoe.
Welcome to our Kitchen!