Submit your original recipe by September 30, 2021 for a chance to win:

Grades 4-8

First Place – Culinary Kit valued at $300

Second Place – Culinary Kit valued at $200

Third Place – Culinary Kit valued at $100

Grades 9-12

First Place – $300 scholarship

Second Place – $200 scholarship

Third Place – $100 scholarship


Alicia Moy

Hawaii Gas

Sophia Stark

2015 Localicious Recipe Contest Winner

Alan Wong

Alan Wong’s

The Hawaii Gas Presents Localicious® Recipe Contest is a fun cooking competition where kids compete by submitting an original recipe using a locally-grown, raised or caught product, bonus points for using fresh Dole pineapple fruit! A panel of  judges review the recipes and select the top three (3) recipes from two grade categories: Grades 4-8 and 9-12. The six (6) finalists will be invited to cook live in front of three celebrity chef judges as part of the HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® weekend on Saturday, October 30.


Recipe must include at least one locally-grown, caught or raised ingredient.

  • Dish must be an ORIGINAL recipe — we want your own creative dish, not one from a published source
  • Dish must be SIMPLE — maximum of 10 ingredients and 10 steps
  • Be HEALTHY — vegetables, fruits, whole grains and/or lean proteins must make up at least half of the recipe
  • Be DELICIOUS — keep it fresh, simple and yummy
  • Be AFFORDABLE — no fancy ingredients needed
  • Be MEANINGFUL — tell us the story of how you came up with your dish
  • Optional — include fresh Dole pineapple fruit in original recipe

Click here for Official Rules

Download Submission Form HERE

Submissions will be accepted through this online entry form between August 20 through September 30, 2021. Limit one (1) entry per person.

Submission form can be downloaded HERE and:

  • Emailed to: contest@hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com by September 30, 2021 by 11:59 PM HST.
  • Mailed to (must be received by September 30, 2021)
    Hawaii Food & Wine Festival
    Localicious Recipe Contest
    3538 Waialae Ave. #202
    Honolulu, HI 96816