HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen with Chef Roy Yamaguchi

HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen®

Event Date:

Aug. 4, 2024

Event Time:

10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.

Location:

Wai Kai

As of July 2, HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® will be held as a one-day event at Wai Kai. Previously purchased tickets will be automatically transferred to the event on August 4. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Dive into a day of culinary excitement and family fun at HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® making waves at Wai Kai before the school bells ring! This year, we’re bringing Food Network sensations Duff Goldman and Jet Tila, Netflix “Is It Cake?” star Justin Salinas and cookbook author Priya Krishna to this end-of-summer bash for hands-on activities to get your budding home chef in the kitchen. From cookie decorating and cake jar assembly to spam maki rolling and more, they’ll learn insider tips and tricks from the pros, and grab selfies with their favorite celebrity chefs!

Catch chefs Duff and Jet on the mainstage for the Keiki in the Kitchen Cookoff—a friendly culinary challenge that brings their expertise in the kitchen to a live demonstration for all ages. Watch in awe as keiki finalists of the Hawaii Gas Presents Localicious® Recipe Contest Cookoff showcase their culinary talents for a panel of esteemed judges and a chance to win prizes! Plus, we’ll have chef demonstrations with local favorites—chefs Jon Matsubara of FEAST by Jon Matsubara and Ronnie Nasuti of Tiki’s Grill & Bar—to teach families the tips and tricks to the perfect game day snacks and how to prepare dinner in under 30 minutes like the pros. Attendees will enjoy complimentary activities at Uncle Roy’s Snack Stand—making their own li hing or guri guri gummy creations with chef Roy Yamaguchi—and a summer Farm Stand where you can pick your own local fruits like Dole pineapples, and Maui’s finest watermelons and limes from Mahi Pono and Maui Gold pineapples to take home! Don’t let summer slip away without one last splash—get your tickets to join us for a day of food and fun! Support for HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® is provided Hawai‘i Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program

Admission is FREE for all attendees with registration online. Hands-on activity tickets are $5 per child. HMAA Members will receive complimentary tickets for hands-on activities with proof of HMAA Membership. See below for more information:

MORE INFORMATION

  • Admission to HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® is FREE for all attendees
  • HMAA members must register online with a valid promo code to receive complimentary tickets for hands-on activities and present a valid HMAA insurance card with ticket for entry
    • Contact HMAA to verify membership and obtain promo code at [email protected] or 808-591-0088
    • Complimentary entry is available for up to 4 children per HMAA membership/household
    • Cannot be redeemed for Kids Foodie Fest tickets
  • Hands-on activities are open to children ages 4-17 in timed reservation blocks (10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. or 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.) with a ticket
    • Children may arrive at any time during their reserved block
    • Tickets for hands-on activities are $5 per activity/child
    • Only the participating child needs to reserve a ticket for the activity
    • Due to space, only one parent or guardian will be allowed in the activity tents with each child
  • Infant and toddlers (ages 3 and under) receive free admission to Kids Foodie Fest, but must register online

August 4, 2024

10:00 A.M.-3:00 P.M.
Wai Kai

Tickets to HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® are not required if purchasing tickets to hands-on activities or Kids Foodie Fest

Attire: Outdoor

Register

KIDS FOODIE FEST RETURNS!

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s signature Kids Foodie Fest returns by popular demand to HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen®! Prepare your taste buds for a culinary carnival for young food enthusiasts. Join us as we welcome six talented chefs to craft imaginative, kid-friendly creations that will ignite a passion for food and cooking in your little ones. From savory delights to irresistible sweets, each food station promises a whirlwind of flavors designed to captivate both kids and parents alike. Rest assured, all dishes are prepared with meticulous care, using only the freshest, highest-quality ingredients to ensure a safe and delightful experience for our budding food connoisseurs. Plus, enjoy delicious ice cream floats and carnival treats in the ONLY grand tasting experience designed for kids. Get your tickets for the foodie event of the season for Hawaii’s keiki!

Includes admission to HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen®. Free for infants & toddlers (3 and under), online registration is required.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel

Hamada General Store

Kani Ka Pila Grille

Kapa Hale

Zippy’s

Prince Waikiki

HANDS-ON KEIKI ACTIVITIES

ON THE MAINSTAGE

HAWAII GAS PRESENTS LOCALICIOUS® RECIPE CONTEST COOKOFF

Four semi-finalists cook their original, healthy recipe, inspired by their dream school lunch meal and featuring local ingredients, for a panel of expert judges to win up to $500 in cash prizes.

KEIKI IN THE KITCHEN COOKOFF WITH DUFF GOLDMAN & JET TILA

The action heats up on the main stage when Food Network sensations Duff Goldman and Jet Tila bring their expertise to the Keiki in the Kitchen Cookoff—a friendly culinary challenge and live demonstration for all ages.

CHEF DEMO: GAME DAY SNACKS WITH JON MATSUBARA

Learn to make game day snacks the entire family will enjoy in this 30 minute demonstration with Chef Jon Matsubara of FEAST by Jon Matsubara! Chef Jon knows how to work the kitchen under pressure, recently beat Chef Alex Guarnaschelli on the Food Network favorite, “Alex vs. America.”

CHEF DEMO: DINNER IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS WITH RONNIE NASUTI

Calling all families! Learn Chef Ronnie Nasuti’s kitchen tips and techniques to mastering dinner in 30 minutes or less. This dynamic demonstration promises quick, delicious, and speedy meals that will have you creating impressive dishes in a fraction of the time that the whole family will enjoy.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Admission to HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® does not include admission to Kids Foodie Fest or hands-on activities
  • Activites and vendors will close at 3:00 P.M.
  • All sales are final. All events, prices, performances, venues, dates and times are subject to change without notice

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

TIME ACTIVITY LOCATION
10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Halloween Cookie Decorating with Graham Elliot Great Lawn
10:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. Treat Street Scavenger Hunt
Hawaii Foodservice Alliance Presents Food Innovation Marketplace
Kamehameha Schools Presents Kui Kalo Class
Pumpkin Decorating with HMAA
AG Tech
CTAHR
Bishop Museum Mask Making
Bishop Museum Exhibits Open
Food Vendors
Campus Wide
10:15 A.M. Welcome & Announcements Main Stage
11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Hawaii Gas Presents Localicious Recipe Cook Off #1 (Grades 4-8) Atherton Halau
11:00 A.M. – 12:45 P.M. Adam Richman Hosts Food Innovation Pitch Fest Presented by Hawaii Foodservice Alliance Main Stage
11:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. Kids Foodie Fest Jabulka Parking Lot
12:45 – 1:45 P.M. Hawaii Gas Presents Localicious Recipe Cook Off #2 (Grades 9-12) Atherton Halau
1:00-1:15 P.M. Performance Main Stage
1:30 – 2:00 P.M. Doll Cake Demo with Rosanna Pansino & Justin Salinas Main Stage
2:15 – 2:30 P.M. Performance Main Stage
2:40 – 2:55 P.M. Performance Main Stage
3:00 – 3:30 P.M. Performance by Crossing Rain Main Stage

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