Talent - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

NINTH ANNUAL - OCTOBER 5-27, 2019 - SAVE THE DATE!

eighth annual hawaii food & Wine Festival

2018 Talent

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Chefs

Henry Adaniya

Hank's Haute Dogs - Lahaina, HI

Rachel Alvarado

Kona Coffee Purveyors - Honolulu, HI

Shaymus Alwin

The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI

Nyesha Arrington

NATIVE - Santa Monica, CA

Mike Bagale

Super Food Concepts - Los Angeles, CA

Timon Balloo

SUGARCANE raw bar grill - Miami, FL

Isaac Bancaco

Ka'ana Kitchen - Wailea, HI

Michelle Bernstein

Crumb on Parchment - Miami, FL

Floyd Cardoz

The Bombay Bread Bar - New York, NY

Lincoln Carson

Los Angeles, CA

Keoni Chang

Foodland Super Markets - Honolulu, HI

Bobby Chinn

London, England

Chung Chow

Noreetuh - New York, NY

Changwook Chung

Hawaiian Airlines - Seoul, South Korea

Michael Cimarusti

Providence - Los Angeles, CA

Josiah Citrin

Melisse - Santa Monica, CA

Chris Cosentino

Cockscomb - San Francisco, CA

Serge Dansereau

The Bathers' Pavilion - Sydney, Australia

Robert Del Grande

Cafe Annie - Houston, TX

Celestino Drago

Drago Centro - Los Angeles, CA

Stephen Durfee

Culinary Institute of America - St. Helena, CA

Dean Fearing

Fearing's Restaurant - Dallas, TX

Abby Ferrer

Star Noodle - Lahaina, HI

Trey Foshee

George's at the Cove - La Jolla, CA

Jason Fox

Commonwealth - San Francisco, CA

Neal Fraser

Redbird / Vibiana - Los Angeles, CA

Gale Gand

Gale's Bread and Butter - Chicago, IL

Jose Garces

Garces Group - Philadelphia, PA

Michael Ginor

Lola - Great Neck, NY

Greg Grohowski

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, HI

Colin Hazama

The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI

Rory Herrmann

Herrmann Hospitality Group - Los Angeles, CA

Kyle Higa

Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa - Ko Olina, HI

Lyndon Honda

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, HI

Robert Irvine

Robert Irvine's Public House - Las Vegas, NV

Stephanie Izard

Girl and the Goat - Chicago, IL

Brandon Jew

Mister Jiu's - San Francisco, CA

Chris Kajioka & Anthony Rush

Senia - Honolulu, HI

Jayson Kanekoa

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa - Waikoloa, HI

Ravi Kapur

Liholiho Yacht Club - San Francisco, CA

Michelle Karr-Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Jordan Keao

Aina - San Francisco, CA

Hubert Keller

Fleur by Hubert Keller - Las Vegas, NV

Ed Kenney

Mud Hen Water - Honolulu, HI

Andrew Le

The Pig & The Lady - Honolulu, HI

David LeFevre

Fishing with Dynamite - Manhattan Beach, CA

Michelle Lee

The C Restaurant + Bar - Monterey, CA

Belinda Leong

B. Patisserie - San Francisco, CA

Michael Lofaro

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa - Wailea, HI

Jeffrey Lunak

Sumo Dog - Los Angeles, CA

Raphael Lunetta

Lunetta - Santa Monica, CA

Joey Macadangdang

Joey's Kitchen - Lahaina, HI

Pawan Mahendro

Badmaash - Los Angeles, CA

Ikaika Manaku

Mauka Makai - Lahaina, HI

Tony Mantuano

Spiaggia - Chicago, IL

Walter Manzke

Republique - Los Angeles, CA

Jon Matsubara

MC Concepts LLC - Honolulu, HI

Jean-Philippe Maury

iDessert by Jean-Philippe - San Diego, CA

George Mavrothalassitis

Chef Mavro - Honolulu, HI

Dean Max

James Republic - Long Beach, CA

Ori Menashe

Bestia - Los Angeles, CA

Spike Mendelsohn

Santa Rosa Taqueria - Washington D.C.

Rachel Mengay

Royal Lahaina Resort - Lahaina, HI

Michael Mina

Mina's Fish House - Ko Olina, HI

Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto Asia Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Tom Muromoto

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel - Lahaina, HI

Lawrence Nakamoto

Mariposa at Neiman Marcus - Honolulu, HI

Kevin Nakata

Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, HI

Niki Nakayama

n/naka - Los Angeles, CA

Jason Neroni

Rose Cafe-Restaurant - Venice, CA

Chris Oh

Chingu - Honolulu, HI

Eric Oto

Hoku's - Honolulu, HI

Keith Pajinag

THE MODERN HONOLULU - Honolulu, HI

Francois Payard

Payard - New York, NY

Mark Peel

Prawn - Los Angeles, CA

Bill Peet

Tavern on the Green - New York, NY

Mathew Peters

2017 Bocuse d’Or Winner - Austin, TX

Charles Phan

The Slanted Door - San Francisco, CA

Richard Polhemus

Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina - Ko Olina, HI

Mark Pomaski

Moon and Turtle - Hilo, HI

Stephan Pyles

Flora Street Cafe - Dallas, TX

Matt Raso

Nobu Honolulu - Honolulu, HI

Delia Romano

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort - Honolulu, HI

Richard Rosendale

Roots 657 - Leeseburg, VA

Steve Samson

Rossoblu - Los Angeles, CA

Jayse Sato

Umi Sushi - Wailuku, HI

Nancy Silverton

Mozza Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

Sheldon Simeon

Lineage - Wailea, HI

Joachim Splichal

Patina Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

Alessandro Stratta

Phoenix, AZ

Jongkol Sucodt

Noi Thai Cuisine - Honolulu, HI

Brian Sung

Honolulu Coffee - Honolulu, HI

Andrew Sutton

Napa Rose - Anaheim, CA

Jeffrey Szombaty

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa - Honolulu, HI

Antonio Tommasi

Maccheroni Republic - Los Angeles, CA

Kent Torrey

The Cheese Shop - Carmel, CA

Rick Tramonto

Restaurant R'evolution - New Orleans, LA

Alexandre Trancher

La Mer - Honolulu, HI

Ming Tsai

Blue Dragon - Boston, MA

Wade Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Minaka Urquidi

Ethel's Grill - Honolulu, HI

Marcel Vigneron

Wolf - Los Angeles, CA

Michael Voltaggio

Voltaggio Brothers' Steakhouse - Washington D.C.

Yuji Wakiya

Wakiya - Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Wakuda

Tetsuya's - Sydney, Australia

Jonathan Waxman

Barbuto - New York, NY

Blaine Wetzel

The Willows Inn - Lummi Island, WA

Lee Anne Wong

Koko Head Cafe - Honolulu, HI

Lucas Woodden

bills Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Takashi Yagihashi

Tabo Sushi and Noodles - Chicago, IL

Roy Yamaguchi

Eating House 1849 by Roy Yamaguchi - Honolulu, HI

Jen Yee

Restaurant Eugene - Atlanta, GA

Matthew Young

Hula Grill - Honolulu, HI

Shizhong Zhou

Sichuan Tourism University - Sichuan, China

Jian Zhu

Wuxi Lakeside Hotel - Wuxi, China

master sommeliers, winemakers & mixologists

Master Sommeliers

Richard Betts

My Essential Wines & Saint Glinglin Wines - Bordeaux, France

Chuck Furuya

DK Restaurants - Honolulu, HI

Christopher Ramelb

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Joseph Spellman

Landmark Vineyards, Sonoma, California and Justin Vineyards - Paso Robles, CA

Larry Stone

Lingua Franca, Eola-Amity Hills - Willamette Valley, OR

Roberto Viernes

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Winemakers

Mark Beaman

Maui Wines - Kula, HI

Mark Becker

Coupe de Sade Champagne - Champagne, France

Carla Betts

Nichon Wines and Sucette Wines, Vine Vale - Barossa Valley, Australia

Greg Brewer

Brewer-Clifton - Santa Barbara, CA

Thomas Brown

Rivers-Marie - Calistoga, CA

Andy Erickson

Favia Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Annie Favia

Favia Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Salvatore Ferragamo

Il Borro Wines - Tuscany, Italy

Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard Beaujolais-Villages - Beaujolais, France

Johannes Haart

Weingut Haart - Piesport, Germany

Johannes Hasselbach

Weingut Gunderloch - Nackenheim, Germany

Ashley Hempworth

Joseph Phelps Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Michael Hopkins

Jackson Family Wines - Santa Rosa, CA

Michael Kennedy

Component Wine Company - Napa Valley, CA & Bordeaux, France

Mathieu Lapierre

Domaine M. Lapierre - Beaujolais, France

Mike Officer

Carlise Winery & Vineyards - Sonoma, CA

Donald Patz

Secret Door, Maritana Vineyards, Terminim - Napa Valley, Russian River, & Mendocino, CA

Antoine & Nicholas Robert

Domaine Robert-Denogent - Fuisse, France

Marco Stevanoni

Dark Star Imports - New York, NY

Mark Tarlov

Chapter 24 Vineyards - Willamette Valley, OR

Charly Thevenet

Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon, Charly Thevenet Regnie - Beaujolais, France

Schatzi Throckmorton

Relic Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Matt Trevisan

Linne Calodo - Paso Robles, CA

Randy Ullom

Kendall-Jackson - Fulton, CA

Cristian Valbruzzoli

Braida Winery - Sardinia, Italy

Andrea Wirsching

Weingut Wirsching - Iphofen, Germany

Mixologists

Tony Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist - Las Vegas, NV

Jen Ackrill

SKY and Top of Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Kevin Diedrich

Pacific Cocktail Haven - San Francisco, CA

Meaghan Dorman

Raines Law Room/Dear Irving/The Bennett - New York, NY

Ben Flores

The Hi Brau Room - Honolulu, HI

A-K Hada

PDT New York - New York, NY

Allie Haines

Merriman's Honolulu - Honolulu, HI

William Hee


Charles Joly

Crafthouse Cocktails - Chicago, IL

Joey Joyce

Livestock Tavern - Honolulu, HI

Matthew Kua

The Pig and The Lady - Honolulu, HI

Francesco Lafranconi

Mr. Coco - Las Vegas, NV

Chandra Lucariello

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Jim Meehan

Mixography Inc. - Portland, OR

Dave Newman

Pint & Jigger - Honolulu, HI

Justin Park

Bar Leather Apron - Honolulu, HI

Dave Power

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Julie Reiner

Clover Club, Leyenda, Mixtress Consulting - New York, NY

Kyle Reutner

Ko Hana Hawaiian Agricole Rum - Honolulu, HI

Christian Self

Bevy - Honolulu, HI

Andy Seymour

Liquid Productions - New York, NY

Aisha Sharpe

Contemporary Cocktails - New York, NY

Jason Vendrell

Handcrafted Restaurants - Kihei, HI

Pamela Wiznitzer

Seamstress NY - New York, NY

Andrew Woodley

The Street, Mina Group - Honolulu, HI

Alicia Yamachika

The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI