Learn More About the Unstoppable Journey of the KongGroms!

Are you a middle school student looking to start your own business?   These thirty awesome Kauai middle schoolers joined Chef Kong’s first free four-week Business Branding Workshop and learned how to create a new pop-up online baking business from scratch!  Our goal is to empower Kauai’s young entrepreneurs with the life skills they need to succeed in the world of business.  Never let anyone discourage you from following your dreams.  Go ahead, start dreaming, start creating, make new friends, be honest, help others, and always remember to have fun!  It’s all about the journey!   

The Sweetest Challenge

Empowering Middle Schoolers in Life and Baking!  Our buddy bakers rose to the challenge during their online pop-up baking sale and baked their way to success in their cake bake-off competition!  Throughout the 4-week workshop they successfully modeled the way, inspired a shared vision, challenged the process, enabled others to act and most importantly encouraged the heart! 

Jungle theme cake bake-off - where the konggroms take the cake!

It was truly inspiring to witness the creativity and hard work of our island’s middle schoolers who took part in the Jungle theme cake bake-off competition.  The event showed that with a little bit of guidance and encouragement, young minds can achieve extraordinary things.  It reminds us that every challenge offers an opportunity for growth and success. We hope our post inspires you to take on challenging opportunities with confidence and turn them into remarkable successes.  Thank you for reading and remember “All things are possible!”

The KONGgroms want to extend their heart-felt thank you to the following Kaua’i businesses that helped make this workshop so successful.

Orly’s Patisserie Kauai

Holo Holo Charters

Kipu Ranch Adventures

Grand Hyatt Kaua’i Resort & Spa

Pure Kaua’i

Domino’s Pizza Lihue

Aloha Aina Juice Café

Kumu’s Cupboard

Queen Liliuokalani Trust

Kuleana Work

Kong Radio FM 93.5

Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union

Randy Francisco


Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School