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Who We Are


The Aloha Table is about sharing a love of food and culture.  We do this through cooking classes, dinners, and events, all meant to promote community.  Asian food is our jam, but we love all kinds of food and have created menus based on our travels.  Our goal is to spread the spirit of Aloha, which welcomes people in and treats others with care and respect.  We’re here to start a hospitality revolution by sharing recipes you can make on your own and then invite others to enjoy with you. Come join us at The Aloha Table!


Cooking Classes

We offer classes on different ethnic cuisines. Popular ones include roll your own sushi, Vietnamese summer rolls, or Chinese buns
& dumplings. 

Pop-Up Dinners

Reserve your seat at The Aloha Table for a casual dinner prepared with the best ingredients by home cooks.  Relax, enjoy conversation, and make new friends.


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Set in a private home with limited seating, our popup dinners at The Aloha Table are more than a meal.  It’s an experience where we explore a different culture through food, collaborating with home cooks well-versed in the flavors and ingredients characteristic of that cuisine. Our focus is on using the best ingredients we can find.


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What guests are saying about The Aloha Table:


Fun Date Night!

The Korean popup dinner was very fun and something unique we wouldn’t have normally gotten to experience for date night. The food was fantastic!

-Lisa B.


Energizing Evening

The Aloha Table dinner was really awesome. The signature cocktail was awesome. The food was phenomenal. Making the SPAM musubi was energizing, picture-worthy, fun, lively, right on!

-Beth M.


Great People

What a lovely gathering! The food was all quite delicious and we even had Paleo dumplings to go along with the traditional ones. And most importantly, holding true to Dani’s vision for the dinners, the people were the best part.

-Chris L.

Dani is a cooking coach, foodie, and adventure lover. She’s passionate about creating community around real food and providing a space to cook food with others. As a 50-something woman, she’s done lots of things and spent over half her life playing with her food. Dani believes cooking with others is not only FUN, but it’s the secret to good health!

Lots of love and aloha-