2019 Hawaii Food & Wine - Mahalo Reception
We recently had the honor of representing VerTerra Dinnerware at the Mahalo reception for the 2019 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. This was a private event held at Mariposa in Neiman Marcus at Ala Moana Shopping Center. It was our first experience with the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival and after the event we were asking ourselves...why haven't we participated sooner?!
The food made by the fantastic chefs Jennifer Chow from Nobu Honolulu, Colin Hazama from the Royal Hawaiian, Lawrence Nakamoto from Mariposa, Jason Ichiki Executive Chef from Roy's Honolulu, and of course chefs Alan Wong & Roy Yamaguchi themselves (who are the co-chairs of the Hawaii Food & Wine organization) along with the assistance of the KCC culinary institute of the Pacific students was absolutely on point. Super fresh, fantastic flavors in combination with amazing presentation; it was a feast for all the senses and just as expected for an event of this caliper.
"The Hawaii food & Wine Festival has become an internationally recognized world-class, epicurean event in the Pacific by supporting the farmers, students, chefs, and the people who call Hawaii home. It has significantly raised the bar for Hawaii as a culinary destination where visitors can come to experience some of the most unforgettable culinary experiences that reflect our island culture. Beyond just sun and surf, visitors now come to Hawaii for food, exploring the many new restaurants that reflect our amazing island culture and expanding chef talent pool. Operating as a non-profit organization, we are pleased to give back $413,580 to 28 local culinary, agricultural, and cultural communities in Hawaii from the 2019 HFWF bringing our total giving to nearly $3 million since 2011" - Aya Leslie, Director of Development & Operations for HFWF
We must not forget Denise Yamaguchi the founder & CEO of the event. Congratulations to her and her teams amazing dedication and work. We can't wait to see what 2020 brings and we look forward to working with the Hawaii Food & Wine for many years to come. Make sure you buy tickets to this years event and participate in Hawaii's premiere food event!
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