Talent Lineup and Calendar of Events Announced For Ninth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Talent Lineup and Calendar of Events Announced For Ninth Annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Tickets On Sale Now To Experience Distinguished Chefs, Winemakers, Mixologists At #HFWF19


HONOLULU, HI (April 29, 2019) – One hundred seventeen world-class chefs, 40 winemakers, and 25 mixologists will bring their talents together in paradise for the ninth annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF). The premier epicurean event in the Pacific will highlight Hawai‘i as a culinary destination for its cuisine and culture via a star-studded lineup over three-weekend program.  The Festival will host 17 events on Island of Hawai‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu from October 5 – 27, 2019, showcasing first-time and returning talent at HFWF’s highly-attended signature events and delectable tastings.


“Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival brings top chefs from around the world for the largest food and wine event in the state,” says HFWF Chief Executive Officer Denise Yamaguchi. “Attendees from the U.S. mainland and abroad develop an appreciation of Hawai‘i’s unique culinary scene, offerings and traditions, and in return, we get to experience their culture through food and wine.”


The Festival celebrates the bounty of locally caught, grown and raised ingredients by inviting culinary masters to create dishes from a list of 100 local products. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, HFWF19 will attract more than 100 internationally-renowned culinary personalities including: Nyesha Arrington, Mike Bagale, Bobby Chinn, Serge Dansereau, Dean Fearing, Kwang Sic Jeon, Raphael Lunetta, Michael Mina, Masaharu Morimoto, Ming Tsai, Jonathan Waxman and Lee Ann Wong.


Winemakers from abroad, as well as from wine regions in the U.S., have confirmed their participation, pouring world-class vintages from France, Italy, Hawai‘i, California and more to perfectly complement the delectable dishes from our chefs.


Featured mixologists include local stars Justin Park of Bar Leather Apron and Jen Ackrill of SKY and Top of Waikiki, along with returning festival favorites Tony Abou-Ganim (The Modern Mixologist, Las Vegas) and Julie Reiner (Clover Club & Leyenda, New York City).


Now in its ninth year, HFWF has expanded from a 3-day festival with 30 chefs in Waikīkī to the state’s largest food and wine event with more than 150 international and resident talent featured across three islands during the month of October.


The 2019 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival event schedule takes place October 5 – 27, 2019.


Island of Hawai‘i: October 5


“From Portugal to Spain: An Iberian Feast”

Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa


Maui: October 18-20


“Roy’s 22nd Annual Golf Classic”

Friday, October 18, 2019

Kā‘anapali Golf Course


“Wicked Cocktails, Wicked Plates”

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 5 to 9 p.m.

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa


“Pasta la Vista”

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 5 to 9 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa


O‘ahu: October 23-27


“The Howard Hughes Corporation Presents Brews & BBQ”

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Ward Village


“Crazy Rich Cocktails”

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 5 to 9 p.m.

‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach


“Hawaiian Airlines Presents Swirl”

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 5 to 9 p.m.

Hawai‘i Convention Center


“Fiesta 24/7”

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa


“Life’s a Beach”

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 5 to 9 p.m.

Ko Olina Resort with Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa and Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina


“Saks Fifth Avenue Presents Halekulani Culinary Masters Gala: Michelin Stars”

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 5 to 10 p.m.



To purchase tickets and view the complete schedule and chef lineup, visit www.HFWF.me. An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend #HFWF19. Since its 2011 launch, HFWF has raised over $2.5 million for the State’s agricultural and culinary programs. Stay connected with the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival via www.HFWF.me or follow HFWF on Twitter/Instagram @HIFoodWineFest and Facebook at hawaiifoodandwinefestival. #HFWF19


About Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. Proceeds support local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai‘i.



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