Indigenous World Cuisines

Event Date:

October 20, 2023

Event Time:

6:00-9:00 P.M.


Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Taste our love for the land! Join us for a grand tasting event that celebrates the rich culinary heritage of indigenous communities from around the world at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel this fall. Embark on a one-of-a-kind culinary journey with 10 esteemed chefs showcasing their talents by using indigenous ingredients and cooking traditions that offer a glimpse into the culture and history of their respective regions. Meet the chefs active in the revitalization of their respective food systems and experts in indigenous food culture. From Turtle Island (North America) tribes—Oglala Lakota, Kickapoo and Puyallup—to nations in the Caribbean and the Pacific—Maori, Samoan and Hawaiian—expand your tastebuds with creative dishes that reclaim important ancestral food knowledge once lost. Plus, enjoy wines aged in some of the best cellars in the world, and craft cocktails and brews to enhance the flavors of your culinary exploration.

Get early access to the action with a VIP ticket that gives you early entry at 5:00 P.M., an hour before General Admission attendees.

October 20, 2023

6:00-9:00 P.M.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Attire: Resort Casual

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If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation to support culinary and agricultural education, sustainability, and cultural programs in Hawaii.


Continue the conversation to revitalize indigenous food cultures and food systems in today’s evolving world at a special Indigenous Food Culture panel on Saturday, October 21 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Join the discussion with chefs leading the charge in decolonizing the plate including Maori chef Monique Fiso, Sean Sherman of the Oglala Lakota Nation and Crystal Wahpepah of the Kickapoo Nation. Ticket holders of the Indigenous World Cuisines grand tasting event can add-on a ticket to the panel for a special price at check out. Click here to learn more!



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Updated September 16, 2021
The safety of our attendees and participants is our number one priority. In accordance with ‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach’s Health & Safety policies, ALL employees, guests and patrons – including HFWF21 attendees – will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to attend the event. NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Ticket holders will receive instructions on how to submit documentation and further information on health and safety measures can be found on our FAQ page, or by contacting

By attending HFWF21:

  • You acknowledge that you (and all ticketed attendees) will comply with all HFWF Health & Safety Protocols once determined by government mandate at time of HFWF21, including but not limited to face mask requirements, health screening and questionnaire, proof of negative COVID-19 test or vaccine card
  • You (and all ticketed attendees) acknowledge that by attending HFWF21, you will be subject to HFWF Health & Safety Protocols. HFWF reserves the right to refuse entry or remove an individual from an event if any such protocols are breached


Mauna Kea Beach Hotel is offering special room rates for #HFWF22 attendees. Click HERE to book.
Reservations and room rates are subject to availability.


Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. All proceeds from the Thirteenth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival benefit the Festival which supports culinary and agricultural education, sustainability, and cultural programs in Hawaii.

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Timon Balloo

The Katherine - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monique Fiso

Hiakai - Wellington, New Zealand

Ravi Kapur

Liholiho Yacht Club - San Francisco, CA

Ed Kenney

Mud Hen Water - Honolulu, HI

Chef Michael Meredith

Michael Meredith

Mr Morris Eatery - Auckland, New Zealand

Dexter Mina

WOVEN - Tacoma, WA

Mark Pomaski

Moon & Turtle - Hilo, HI

Sean Sherman

Sean Sherman

The Sioux Chef Company - Minneapolis, MN


Crystal Wahpepah

Wahpepah's Kitchen - Oakland, CA

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