Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

The first annual Hawai`i Food & Wine Festival kicks off this Thursday evening. The three-day event in Honolulu will showcase dishes using the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry prepared by a roster of internationally renowned master chefs. As a locally owned company that understands the value of buying local, Foodland is a proud sponsor of this Festival.

Foodland will be sponsoring the "Green Carpet" for Saturday’s finale, “From Mauka to Makai: Hawai`i’s Sustainable Future,” which will be held from 6 pm – 9 pm on the Great Lawn at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki. The Green Carpet will showcase a number of local Farmers here in Hawaii. We also encourage you to check out our recent Local Farm Visits series, where we interviewed five local farmers that provide insight into sustainability right here in Hawaii.

Inside the event, fifteen celebrity chefs will be showing their skills while promoting farm-to-table cuisine and for practicing sustainable sourcing and cooking practices. Here is a list of the featured chefs for that night:

• John Besh, John Besh Restaurants,
New Orleans
• Michael Cimarusti, Providence, Los Angeles
• Celestino Drago, Celestino Drago Restaurant Group, Los Angeles
• Dean Fearing, Fearing’s, Dallas
• Michael Ginor, Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Lola, New York
• Ed Kenney, Town, Hawai‘i
• George Mavrothalassitis, Chef Mavro Restaurant, Hawai‘i
• Peter Merriman, Merriman’s, Hawai‘i
• Rick Moonen, Rick Moonen's rm seafood,
Las Vegas
• Michel Nischan, Dressing Room, Connecticut
• Philippe Padovani, Padovani’s Grill, Hawai‘i
• Jeffrey Vigilla, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Hawai‘i
• Marcel Vigneron, Top Chef Bravo, Marcel's Quantum Kitchen TV, Los Angeles
• Alan Wong, Alan Wong’s, Hawai‘i
• Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s Restaurants, Hawai‘i

Some tickets are still available if you are interested in attending:

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