About the Festival
Roy Yamaguchi, Denise Hayashi-Yamaguchi (Executive Director of HFWF), Alan Wong, Aya Nishihara (Development Mgr of HFWF) Four years ago, to celebrate the excellence and diversity of Hawai’i’s cuisine, two of the Aloha State’s most prominent chefs, Roy Yamaguchi (Roy’s Restaurants) and Alan Wong (Alan Wong’s Restaurants), launched the Hawai’i Food & Wine Festival. Noted for bringing the “who’s who” or internationally acclaimed master chefs, master sommeliers and top-tier winemakers from Hawai’i, the mainland U.S., Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Taiwan.
Last year the Festival raised more than $200,000 for local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai’i. Chef Charbonneau. “Not only will this event showcase the bounty of local produce, meats and seafood, but it raises money for some very worthwhile causes.”
- Premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific
- 80+ internationally renowned chefs and culinary personalities
- Co-chaired by Hawai’i’s James Beard Award-winning chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong
- Hawai’i’s premier culinary event offering attendees a unique opportunity to experience Hawai’i’s food and culture through intimate tastings, lavish outdoor events, and hands-on experiences.
NEW this Year
Family event this year, Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Family, Fitness, and Fun Bishop Museum on Saturday, September 6. Keiki in the Kitchen will be an all day event filled with chefs preparing healthy tastings using local ingredients, fitness activities, and cooking demonstrations for the keiki lead by chefs who focus on the farm to table movement.
Internationally acclaimed master chefs, master sommeliers, mixologists, and top-tier winemakers: