Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs Event Featuring Chef Mark Noguchi
As a sponsor of the upcoming third-annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, Foodland is proud to host three free events featuring Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs at three of our Foodland locations. We'll be kicking off the first event at Foodland Kailua this Saturday, July 27th at 11 am with a cooking demonstration featuring Chef Mark Noguchi of Taste Table and locally grown Hamakua Mushrooms.
Chef Mark Noguchi was born and raised in Mānoa Valley and spent his early 20’s dancing with Hālau o Kekuhi in Hilo. It is because of his time with Hālau that he credits his respect for his home & ingredients. Noguchi is a graduate of the Culinary Institute Of The Pacific and the Culinary Institute of America. Although he prefers to just be known as a “cook,” Mark's dedication to empowering his community through food and education has landed him a spot as a leader in Hawaii’s sustainable food movement.
“Gooch,” as his peers & friends know him, is also an alum of TOWN Restaurant and Chef MAVRO in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is the former co-owner & Chef of He`eia Kea Pier, General Store & Deli where his dedication towards sourcing product within an ahupua`a (traditional Hawaiian Land division) garnered national attention. Chef Gooch then went on to form Pili Hawai`i with partner Amanda Corby. Pili is a non-traditional catering group focused on the connection between community, education & food. Gooch is also a founding partner and the resident Chef of Taste, a permanent pop-up space in Kaka`ako.
We'll also be featuring an in-store Foodland gift basket giveaway for one lucky customer, so come on down and check out this fun demonstration of local Hamakua Mushrooms by Chef Mark Noguchi!
P.S. Stay tuned to our blog for more info about our next Hawaii's Farmers & Chef Events featuring Chef Roy Yamaguchi at Foodland Kapolei on August 3rd and Chef Keoni Chang at Foodland Farms Aina Haina on August 10th!
We are truly amazed by the generosity of our customers. Despite tough economic conditions for many, our customers always rally for a good cause, and especially when it comes to caring for the extended family of island residents. Each year we witness your generosity when it comes to helping those who are less fortunate and in need of food, as they struggle make it through the holidays. Your donations allowed them to have meal that they might not have otherwise had and it certainly ... more »
Thank you very much to everyone who participated in our Kōkua Philippines matching gifts program to support disaster relief efforts from Typhoon Haiyan. Together, through customer donations & a matching gift from the Western Union Foundation, a total of $101,270.00 will be given to the American Red Cross!
We are deeply saddened by the devastation Typhoon Haiyan has caused in the Philippines. We know that many Hawaii people would like to help financially with the relief efforts. Foodland has begun accepting donations which will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, by the Western Union. We encourage you to make a $5, $10 or $20 donation at any Foodland or Sack N Save checkout through December 8th. The donation amount will be added to your grocery purchase total.
Feeling lucky? Here's your chance to win a $1,000 Hawaiian Airlines Gift Card at Foodland!
Hawaiian Airlines Gift Cards are now available for purchase at your local Foodland and Sack N Save stores – and in celebration of this exclusive partnership, we want you to win one! For the next four weeks, every My Rewards Certificate you redeem for HawaiianMiles at Foodland automatically enters you to win a $100 Hawaiian Airlines Gift Card. Then, everyone who redeemed a My Rewards ... more »
Every year we are amazed by the generosity of Hawaii’s people to support its community organizations and their programs. This year, thanks to you, Give Aloha raised more money than ever before for non-profit organizations throughout Hawaii. Many organizations promoted Give Aloha in newsletters, posted messages on their website, conducted e-mail blitzes and utilized the power of social media tools to get the word out that they were participating. As a result, we far surpassed last ... more »
It's been 15 years since Foodland’s Give Aloha Annual Community Matching Gifts program began. How exciting it must have been, in 1998, when the then marketing team brainstormed ideas on how to honor our late founder, Sully. A program to support the community was the logical choice as Sully was not only known for his support of local non-profits, but he had always instilled in us that we “have a responsibility to support the ... more »
Sometimes the best getaway is a nice comfy staycation, and our friends at Coca-Cola® are giving away 5 amazing getaways at the beautiful Aulani Resort and Spa at Ko Olina, Hawaii.
Enter now here and you could win an extravagant getaway courtesy of Coca-Cola® and Foodland. 10 lucky entrants could win a $100 Disney gift card.
It's as easy as that, so click more »
This Saturday will be our final Hawaii's Farmers & Chefs Event in support of the upcoming third-annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival and will be highlighting locally grown MA‘O Organic Farms Kale and our very own Corporate Chef Keoni Chang. Join us at 11 am on August 10 at Foodland Farms Aina Haina to see Chef ... more »