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Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

Fourth Annual Festival on Hawai‘i Island on Friday, August 29, 2014

Waikoloa Resort in partnership with Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort and Hilton Waikoloa Village host a world-class food festival a statewide initiative to benefit the state’s culinary and agricultural community along with the hospitality and visitor industry.

Opening night of the Festival (Friday, August 29, 6-10pm) will be held at Waikoloa Beach Resort

Theme:
"Aloha 'Āina, Aloha Kai — Love of the Land, Love of the Sea"

Kick-Off Event:
Six-course sit-down gala dinner is being held at Waikoloa Beach Marriott in partnership with Hilton Waikoloa Village.

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About the Festival

Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival  2014 Waikoaloa Beach Resort 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.

Benefit Fundraiser

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."

Festival Highlights

  • 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.

Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival  2014 Waikoaloa Beach Resort Internationally acclaimed master chefs, master sommeliers, mixologists, and top-tier winemakers:

Waikoloa Executive Chefs

Jayson Kanekoa

Waikoloa Beach Marriott
Chef Kanekoa was born and raised near Waipio Valley on the northeastern shore of the Big Island. Kanekoa says his love of cooking “Hawaiian inspired” foods and flavors comes from his grandfather, a taro farmer who made his own poi.

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Charles Charbonneau

Hilton Waikoloa Village
Charbonneau says he relishes the opportunity to work with other chefs, and points out that several of his kitchen mates that evening were born and raised on the Hawai‘i Island, giving the event a very authentic flavor.

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Visiting Executive Chefs

Jenn Louis

Lincoln Restaurant, Portland

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Sheldon Simeon

MiGrant Restaurant, Maui

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Marcel Vigneron

Modern Global Tasting, Inc.,
Los Angeles

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Sherry Yard

Helms Bakery, Los Angeles

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Mark & Tedd Pomaski

Full Moon Café, Hilo

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