Maoloha Commercial Kitchen Trailer

MK is undergoing planning to place and launch our community-based mobile commercial kitchen trailer, Maoloha, to begin public use of the facility.

– INTERESTED HOSTS: If you are a property owner or manager interested in hosting the commercial kitchen trailer, please contact Megan at or (808) 828-0685 x12.
– INTERESTED USERS: If you are a Kauai farmer or small food business interested in renting out the commercial kitchen trailer, please complete this Kitchen Use Interest Form so we can gather your information.

Maoloha Commercial Kitchen is a 20 foot 3-axel over cargo style food trailer that includes the following equipment and tools:

  • Interior stainless wall and ceiling sheeting, kitchen grade
  • 8’ F1 hood with up draft venting
  • Propane system to all appliances
  • 3 compartment sink and grease trap
  • Hand wash sink with splash guards 
  • 98 gallon fresh water tank under trailer frame with RV filler connection
  • 120 grey water tank under trailer frame with RV filler connection
  • Electric water pump
  • Tankless on demand propane water heater and exterior venting
  • VCT flooring
  • Double locking entry door
  • 2 double locking service windows and awnings (8’ and 6’)
  • 2 48” sandwich prep tables with under counter refrigeration
  • 1 48” 2 drawer refrigerated chef base
  • 2 30” under counter freezer
  • 1 6 burner range with convection oven
  • 1 24”griddle
  • 1 24” charbroiler
  • 1 48” double door refrigeration
  • 1 rooftop RV style AC unit

Kawaikini NCPCS’ 2nd grade class came up with the name – Maoloha – during an Inoa Contest to represent the kitchen’s purpose of feeding the community. The kitchen was initially utilized by the school for their farm-to-school pilot lunch program in the 2018-2019 school year. The mo‘olelo behind the name presented by the class:

“Before closing Makahiki, they would hold an event when they made a net with big eyes (holes) and they would fill the net with plenty of food.  They would pull and throw everything and it will fall to the ground. This event was in honor of a chief of Hawai’i that was a demi God. When he saw that it was a time of famine he would go to his net in the sky and he would throw down food to all of Hawai’i.  And the famine was done.”

Our intention with this unit is just that – to provide a space where those interested in feeding our island can do so – legally and compliantly. A place where farmers and food producers can their businesses’ self-sufficiency.