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MEET THE FINALISTS

AND THE WINNERS ARE …

GRADES 4-8

FIRST PLACE: Tasi Savage, Grade 6, West Hawaii Explorations Academey

SECOND PLACE: Lily Tellado, Grade 6m Alvah Scott Elementary

THIRD PLACE: Ava Rivera, Grade 4, Kaneohe Elementary School

GRADES 9-12

FIRST PLACE: Keanu Flores, Grade 11, Halau Ku Mana

SECOND PLACE: Leianne Paulo, Grade 11, Waipahu High School

THIRD PLACE: Sierra McElhannon, Grade 10, Hawaii Technology Academy

GRADES 4-8

Ava Rivera

Grade 4, Kaneohe Elementary School

Tasi Savage

Grade 6, West Hawaii Explorations Academy

Lily Tellado

Grade 6, Alvah Scott Elementary

GRADES 9-12

Keanu Flores

Grade 11, Halau Ku Mana Public Charter School

Sierra McElhannaon

Grade 10, Hawaii Technology Academy

Leianne Paulo

Grade 11, Waipahu High School

RECIPE SUBMISSIONS ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.

Six (6) finalists will be notified via email no later than October 8, 2021.

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.

CALLING ALL CULINARY SUPERSTARS!

 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

THE JUDGES

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.

CONTEST RULES:

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