Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs Events at Foodland with Chef Wade Ueoka!
Have you heard of the hot new acclaimed MW Restaurant, just opened in Honolulu last year? We're excited to have MW's Chef Wade Ueoka join us at Foodland Kapolei this Saturday, August 16th, at 11 am for our 3rd Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs Event in support of the 2014 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival! Chef Ueoka will be preparing and sharing a wonderful Ho Farms Vegetable Poke, featuring a medley of Oahu grown Ho Farms produce.
Chef Wade Ueoka started his career in food as a fry cook at local favorite Zippy's and he humbly worked his way to become a prep cook at the award winning Alan Wong’s. Seven years passed as Chef Wade rose through the ranks to become chef de cuisine of Alan Wong's...a truly remarkable achievement! In fall of 2013, Chef Wade and wife/pastry Chef Michelle Karr-Ueoka opened their first joint venture, MW Restaurant located in town at 1538 Kapiolani Blvd., where they specialize in Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
Ho Farms grows a wide variety of Hawaii's favorite local produce, including their signature specialty tomatoes, long beans, Japanese cucumbers, long squash, okra, long eggplant, and string beans. Ho Farms is also an entirely family run business, with each member of the Ho family passionately involved in all aspects of the business. With Ho Farms being a long-time partner in our produce department, we can't wait to taste how Chef Ueoka will work his magic with all those fresh local flavors!
The following Saturday (August 23, 11 am), we're excited to have the talented Chef Troy Terorotua of the popular REAL a Gastropub and the newly opened Kaimuki craft pub, BREW'd. Chef Troy will be sharing a dish featuring Waianae's MAʻO Organic Farms produce. More details are coming soon, as well as links to the recipes...so stay tuned and please visit us at Foodland Kapolei this Saturday!
Also, we invite you to enter our Online Sweepstakes for a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to the upcoming Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Signature Event, Corks & Forks presented by our partners at Hawaiian Airlines. Enter now here!
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