Talent - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

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

Ninth annual hawaii food & Wine Festival

2019 Talent

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Chefs

Henry Adaniya

Hank's Haute Dogs - Lahaina, HI

Peter Armellino

The Plumed Horse - Saratoga, CA

Nyesha Arrington

Los Angeles, CA

Mike Bagale

Super Food Concepts - Mexico City, Mexico

Timon Balloo

SUGARCANE raw bar grill - Miami, FL

Michelle Bernstein

Cafe La Trova - Miami, FL

Marco Canora

Hearth Restaurant - New York, NY

Floyd Cardoz

The Milos Group - New York, NY

Jessica Carreira

ADEGA - San Jose, CA

Lincoln Carson

Bon Temps - Los Angeles, CA

Josef Centeno

Baco Mercat - Los Angeles, CA

Keoni Chang

Foodland Super Markets - Honolulu, HI

Chai Chaowasaree

Chef Chai - Honolulu, HI

Will Chen

fresh BOX Honolulu - Honolulu, HI

Michael Chiarello

Bottega Napa Valley - Yountville, CA

Peter Cho

Han Oak - Portland, OR

Zachary Coltes

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, HI

Chris Cosentino

Cockscomb - San Francisco, CA

Bonny Davis

Fatt Chicks Burgers Restaurant - Pukalani, HI

Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quinonez Denton

Ox Restaurant - Portland, OR

Kealoha Domingo

Papahana Kuaola - Kaneohe, HI

Celestino Drago

Drago Centro - Los Angeles, CA

Todd English

Todd English Enterprises - New York, NY

Jennifer Evetushick

Oceanside Restaurant at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, HI

Elizabeth Falkner

Falk Yeah! Productions - Brooklyn, NY

Antelmo Faria

Uma Casa - San Francisco, CA

Dean Fearing

Fearing's Restaurant - Dallas, TX

Abby Ferrer

Star Noodle - Lahaina, Hawaii

Gale Gand

Formerly of TRU - Chicago, IL

Jose Garces

The Garces Group - Philadelphia, PA

Ray Garcia

Broken Spanish - Los Angeles, CA

Michael Ginor

Lola - Great Neck, NY

Greg Grohowski

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa - Lahaina, HI

Daisuke Hamamoto

Arancino at The Kahala - Honolulu, 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

Tetsuya Honda

Ristorante HONDA - Tokyo, Japan

Robert Irvine

Robert Irvine's Public House - Las Vegas, NV

Johnny Iuzzini

Chocolate by Johnny Iuzzini - New York, NY

Brandon Jew

Mister Jiu's - San Francisco, CA

Kwangsik Jun

Bicena - South Korea

Chris Kajioka

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

Ed Kenney

Town Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Mark Kiffin

The Compound Restaurant - Santa Fe, NM

Yong & Ted Kim

Seoul Sausage - Los Angeles, CA

Lance Kosaka

Top of Waikiki and SKY Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Jared Krausen

Royal Lahaina Resort - Lahaina, HI

Andrew Le

The Pig & The Lady - Honolulu, HI

David LeFevre

Fishing with Dynamite - Manhattan Beach, CA

Susur Lee

Lee Restaurant - Ontario, Canada

Hans Lentz

Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, HI

Belinda Leong

b. Patisserie - San Francisco, CA

Anita Lo

New York, NY

Michael Lofaro

Humuhumunukunukuapuaa - Wailea, HI

David Lukela

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, HI

Raphael Lunetta

Lunetta - Santa Monica, CA

Joey Macadangdang

Joey's Kitchen - Lahaina, HI

Pawan Mahendro

Badmaash - Los Angeles, CA

Margarita Manzke

Republique - Los Angeles, CA

Ikaika Manaku

Mauka Makai - Lahaina, HI

George Mavrothalassitis

Chef Mavro - Honolulu, HI

Dean Max

Even Keel Fish and Oyster - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Spike Mendelsohn

Vim & Victor - Springfield, VA

George Mendes

Aldea - New York, NY

Michael Mina

Mina's Fish House - Ko Olina, HI

Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto Asia Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Ed Morita

Leoda's Kitchen & Pie Shop - Lahaina, Hi

Seamus Mullen

Tertulia - New York, NY

Dahlia Narvaez

Mozza Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

Jason Neroni

The Rose Venice - Venice, CA

Drew Nieporent

TriBeCa Grill - New York, NY

Nancy Oakes

Boulevard Restaurant - San Francisco, CA

Hugo Ortega

Mi Almita Cantina at The Street Food Hall by Michael Mina - Houston, TX

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

Taylor Ponte

The Mill House - Wailuku, HI

Kevin Posada

Maui Brewing Company - Kihei, HI

Stephan Pyles

Flora Street Cafe - Dallas, TX

Kelvin Ro

Diamond Head Market & Grill - Honolulu, HI

Delia Romano

Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort - Honolulu, HI

Richard Rosendale

Rosendale Collective - Leeseburg, VA

Xue Chong Ruan

Tim Ho Wan Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Jayse Sato

Umi Sushi - Wailuku, HI

Arturo Silva

Buho Cocina y Cantina - Honolulu, HI

Andrew Sutton

Napa Rose - Anaheim, CA

Jeffrey Szombaty

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa - Honolulu, HI

Katsuji Tanabe

Barrio - Chicago, IL

Alexandre Trancher

La Mer - Honolulu, HI

Ming Tsai

Blue Dragon - Boston, MA

Wade Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Khristianne Uy

Chef K L.A. - Los Angeles, CA

Country Velador

Super Chunk Sweets & Treats - Scottsdale, AZ

Marcel Vigneron

Wolf - Los Angeles, CA

Yuji Wakiya

Wakiya Ichiemi Charou - Tokyo, Japan

Jonathan Waxman

Barbuto - New York, NY

Lee Anne Wong

Koko Head Cafe - Honolulu, HI

Roy Yamaguchi

GOEN Dining + Bar - Kailua, HI

Zhijie Yang

Wuxi Juna Hotels Group - Wuxi City, China

Sherry Yard

Los Angeles, CA

Toshihiko Yoroizuka

Toshi Yoroizuka Grand Patissier - Tokyo, Japan

Yi Yuan

Wuxi Juna Hotel Group - Wuxi City, China

Ricardo Zarate

Once - Las Vegas, NV

Eric Ziebold

Kinship and Métier Restaurants - Washington D.C.

master sommeliers, winemakers & mixologists

Master Sommeliers

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

Roberto Viernes

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates - Hawaiian Islands

Winemakers

Jean-Charles Abbatucci

Domaine Comte Abbatucci - Domaine Comte Abbatucci

Jean-Baptiste Arena

Domaine Antoine Arena - Corsica, France

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

Tadeo Borchardt

Camino Wines - Santa Lucia Highlands, CA

Stuart Bryan

Pride Mountain Vineyards - St. Helena, CA

Jim Clendenen

Au Bon Climat - Santa Barbara, CA

Luis Contreras

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars - Napa Valley, CA

Georges Daou

Daou Vineyards - Paso Robles, CA

Michael Digiovanni

JONATA Winery - Buellton, CA

Jason Drew

Drew Family Wines - Mendocino, CA

Matt Duncan

Silver Oak Wine Cellars - Alexander Valley, CA

Chantal Forthun

Flowers Vineyards & Winery - Sonoma Coast, CA

Simon Giacometti

Domaine Giacometti - Corsica, France

Paula Hegele

Maui Wine - Kula, HI

Ashley Hempworth

Joseph Phelps Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Chad Melville

Melville Estate, Santa Rita Hills - Santa Barbara, CA

Mike Officer

Carlise Winery & Vineyards - Sonoma, CA

Kristine Pederson

Rombauer Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Massimo Piccin

Podere Sapaio - Tuscany, Italy

Emanuele Ragnedda

Capichera - Sardina, italy

Pepe Schib

Tenuta di Arceno = Tuscany, Italy

Michael Silacci

Opus One Winery - Napa Valley, CA

Jamie Stewart

Ferrari Winery - Trentino, Italy

Alison Surgeon

Rombauer Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Mark Tarlov

Chapter 24 Vineyards - Willamette Valley, OR

Schatzi Throckmorton

Relic Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Matt Trevisan

Linne Calodo - Paso Robles, CA

Cristian Valbruzzoli

Braida Winery - Sardinia, Italy

Mixologists

Jen Ackrill

Cocktail Artist® Essential Bar Ingredients - Honolulu, HI

Colin Asare-Appiah

Bacardi USA - New York, NY

Damon Boelte

Grand Army - Brooklyn, NY

Mimi Burnham

Mercado Little Spain - New York, NY

Julio Cabrera

Cafe La Trova - Miami, FL

Tim Cooper

Fords Gin & In Good Spirits, LLC - New York, NY

Leo Degroff

Prince Cocktail - New York, NY

Kevin Diedrich

Pacific Cocktail Haven - San Francisco, CA

Dane Dostert

The Mill House - Wailuku, HI

Liko Dowling

Nobu Honolulu - Honolulu, HI

Ben Flores

The Hi Brau Room - Honolulu, HI

Teves Freitas

Eating House 1849 in Waikiki by Roy Yamaguchi - Honolulu, HI

Abigail Deirdre Gullo

Ben Paris - Seattle, WA

Allie Haines

La Vie - Honolulu, HI

Alba Huerta

Julep - Houston, TX

Matthew Kua

The Pig and The Lady - Honolulu, HI

Francesco Lafranconi

Mr. Coco - Las Vegas, NV

Ryan Liloia

Clover Club and Leyenda - Brooklyn, NY

Chandra Lucariello

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

Kenny Lum

Nobu Honolulu - Honolulu, HI

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

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

Masahiro Urushido

Katana Kitten - New York, NY

Jason Vendrell

Handcrafted Restaurants - Kihei, HI

Dominic Venegas

Pernod Ricard USA - New York, NY

Andrew Woodley

The Street, Mina Group - Honolulu, HI

Alicia Yamachika

Nobu Honolulu - Honolulu, HI