Hawaiian Airlines Presents Behind the Cellar Door

Event Date:

Nov. 8, 2024

Event Time:

6:00-9:00 P.M.


Hawaii Convention Center

Unlock the mysteries of the world’s finest wines at Hawaiian Airlines Presents Behind the Cellar Door, the signature wine extravaganza of the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. We’re handing you the key to uncover the secrets behind every bottle with celebrated winemakers from across the globe, all within the heart of Honolulu. Join us as we bring together an illustrious gathering of 13 award-winning chefs and more than 20 esteemed wine professionals—from winemakers to master sommeliers—dedicated to showcasing the best of Hawaii-grown ingredients alongside varietals from vineyards near and far.

Savor world-class wines and rare vintages from renowned cellars as you swirl your exclusive Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Riedel wine glass and engage with luminaries of the wine world to reveal the secrets behind every sip. Elevate your experience with the artistry of top mixologists who delight your palate with innovative craft cocktails to complement dozens of exquisite culinary creations. Meet some of your favorite chefs from coast to coast including James Beard Award winners, Food & Wine Best New Chefs, Top Chef talents, Next Level Chef stars and so much more. Let your senses soar with every pour and every bite at this wine lover’s oasis! See below for more information:


  • All guests receive an exclusive Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Riedel wine glass as a keepsake.
  • Priority ticket gives you early entry at 5:00 P.M., an hour before General Admission attendees.
  • VIP includes early entry access at 5:00 P.M. and a reserved seat in “The First Class Lounge”—our VIP experience featuring unparalleled indulgence! VIP guests will enjoy:
    • Chef Roy Yamaguchi’s signature raw bar;
    • Chef Vikram Garg‘s decadent tasting bar of caviar with unique accoutrements;
    • Margotto chef, Kenta Kayama‘s specialty truffle station;
    • Private champagne bar.
  • Event is indoors, smart casual attire.

November 8, 2024

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Hawaii Convention Center

Attire: Smart Casual

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Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a program of the 501c(3) nonprofit organization, the Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance. All proceeds from the Fourteenth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival benefit local aina-based and community organizations which support culinary and agricultural education, sustainability, and cultural programs in Hawaii.

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Francis Ang

Restaurant Abaca - San Francisco, CA

Nyesha Arrington

Nyesha Arrington

Native by Nyesha

Chef Rick Bayless Headshot

Rick Bayless

Frontera Grill - Chicago, IL

Michelle Bernstein

Café La Trova - Miami, FL

Ryan Cruz

Ryan Cruz

Hotel Wailea - Wailea, HI

Vikram Garg

Vikram Garg

UMI by Vikram Garg - Honolulu, HI


Michelle Karr-Ueoka

MW Restaurant & Artizen by MW - Honolulu, HI

Kenta Kayama

Margotto Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Keaka Lee

Kapa Hale - Honolulu, HI

Colin Sato

Mugen - Honolulu, HI

Caroline Schiff

Monday Diner - Ridgewood, NY

Jeff Szombaty

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa - Honolulu, HI

Brooke Tadena

Brooke Tadena

Levy Restaurants - Honolulu, HI


Wade Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Chef Jonathan Waxman

Jonathan Waxman

Barbuto - New York, NY

Roy Yamaguchi

Roy Yamaguchi

Roy Yamaguchi Group of Restaurants - Honolulu, HI

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