Eighth Annual - October 6—28, 2018 - Tickets on sale now!

eighth annual hawaii food & Wine Festival

2018 Talent

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Chefs

Orlando Acevedo-Hurtado

Acevedo’s Hawaicano Café - Kahului, HI

Henry Adaniya

Hank's Haute Dogs - Lahaina, HI

Rachel Alvarado

Kona Coffee Purveyors - Honolulu, HI

Shaymus Alwin

Azure - Honolulu, HI

Nyesha Arrington

NATIVE - Santa Monica, CA

Mike Bagale

Alinea - Chicago, IL

Timon Balloo

SUGARCANE raw bar grill - Miami, FL

Isaac Bancaco

Ka'ana Kitchen - Wailea, HI

Michelle Bernstein

Crumb on Parchment - Miami, FL

Bruce Bromberg

Blue Ribbon Restaurants - Pacific Palisades, CA

Floyd Cardoz

The Bombay Bread Bar - New York, NY

Lincoln Carson

Los Angeles, CA

Xiaoming Chen

Wuxi Juna Hotel - Wuxi, China

Bobby Chinn

London, England

Chung Chow

Noreetuh - New York, NY

Chang-Wook Chung

Hawaiian Airlines - Seoul, South Korea

Michael Cimarusti

Providence - Los Angeles, CA

Josiah Citrin

Mélisse - Santa Monica, CA

Chris Cosentino

Cockscomb - San Francisco, CA

Serge Dansereau

The Bathers' Pavilion - Sydney, Australia

Robert Del Grande

Café 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

Commonweath - San Francisco, CA

Neal Fraser

Redbird - Los Angeles, CA

Gale Gand

Tru - Chicago, IL

Jose Garces

Garces - Philadelphia, PA

Vikram Garg

TMG Hospitality - Honolulu, HI

Michael Ginor

Hudson Valley Foie Gras - Ferndale, NY

Duff Goldman

Charm City Cakes - Baltimore, MD

Greg Grohowski

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa - Lahaina, HI

Daisuke Hamamoto

Arancino Ristorante Italiano - Honolulu, HI

Colin Hazama

The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI

Rory Herrmann

Barrel & Ashes - Los Angeles, CA

Kyle Higa

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

Wayne Hirabayashi

The Kahala Hotel & Resort - Honolulu, 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

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

Takeshi Kawasaki

Maru Sushi - Honolulu, HI

Jordan Keao

aina - San Francisco, CA

Hubert Keller

Fleur by Hubert Keller - Las Vegas, NV

Ed Kenney

Mud Hen Water - Honolulu, HI

Harumi Kurihara

YUTORI NO KUKAN Co., Ltd. - Tokyo, Japan

Andrew Le

The Pig & The Lady - Honolulu, HI

David LeFevre

Fishing with Dynamite - Manhattan Beach, CA

Kevin Lee

PAI Honolulu - Honolulu, HI

Belinda Leong

B. Patisserie - San Francisco, CA

Raymond Locquiao

Herringbone Waikiki - Honolulu, 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

Tony Mantuano

Spiaggia - Chicago, IL

Walter Manzke

Republique - Los Angeles, CA

Jon Matsubara

Merriman's at Ward Village - 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.

Michael Mina

Mina's Fish House - Ko Olina, HI

Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto Asia Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Tom Muromoto

Ka'anapali Beach Hotel - Lahaina, HI

Kevin Nakata

Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, HI

Niki Nakayama

n/naka - Los Angeles, CA

Jason Neroni

Rose Café- 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

Richard Rosendale

Roots 657 - Leeseburg, CA

Steve Samson

Rossoblu - Los Angeles, CA

Jayse Sato

Umi Sushi - Wailuku, HI

Jem Secrest

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa - Honolulu, HI

Nancy Silverton

Mozza Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

Sheldon Simeon

Lineage - Wailea, HI

Art Smith

Blue Door Kitchen and Garden - Chicago, IL

Joachim Splichal

Patina Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

Alessandro Stratta

Match at Foundre Phoenix - 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 - Wellesley, MA

Wade Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Marcel Vigneron

Wolf - Los Angeles, CA

Michael Voltaggio

ink.well - Los Angeles, CA

Yuji Wakiya

Wakiya - Tokyo, Japan

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

Roy's Restaurants - Honolulu, HI

Sherry Yard

iPic Entertainment - Los Angeles, CA

Jen Yee

Restaurant Eugene - Atlanta, GA

Shizhong Zhou

Sichuan Tourism University - Sichuan, China

master sommeliers, winemakers & mixologists

Master Sommeliers

Richard Betts

My Essential Wines & Saint Glinglin Wines - Bordeaux, France

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

James Allen

Chateau D’Esclans - Provence, France

Mark Becker

Coupe de Sade Champagne - Damery, France

Karla Betts

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

Greg Brewer

Brewer Clifton - Lompoc, CA

Jim Clendenen

Au Bon Climat - Santa Barbara, CA

Nora Comee

Silver Oak Wine Cellars - Alexander Valley, CA

Matt Courtney

Arista Winery, Russian River Valley, California and Ferren - Sonoma Coast, CA

Michael Digiovanni

JONATA Winery

KK Dirickson

Joseph Phelps Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Jason Drew

Drew Family Wines - Mendocino, CA

Matt Duncan

Silver Oak Wine Cellars - Alexander Valley, CA

Andy Erickson

Favia Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Annie Favia

Favia Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Johannes Hasselbach

Weingut Gunderloch - Nackenheim, Germany

Ashley Hempworth

Joseph Phelps Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Mia Klein

Selene Wines - Napa, CA

Pam Mahle

Pax Mahle Wines - Sonoma, CA

Mike Officer

Carlise Winery & Vineyards - Sonoma, CA

Steve Palumbo

Opus One Winery - Napa Valley, CA

Judi Scherrer


Michael Silacci

Opus One Winery - 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

DJ Warner

Keplinger Wines - Napa Valley, CA

Kelli White

Houndstooth Wines - Sonoma, CA

Katy Wilson

LaRue Wines, Sonoma Coast, California and Anaba Wines - Sonoma, CA

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 Dorian


A-K Hada

PDT New York - New York, NY

Charles Joly

Crafthouse Cocktails - Chicago, IL

Francesco Lafranconi

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits of Nevada - Las Vegas, NV

Chandra Lucariello

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

Tim Master

Frederick Wildman and Sons - New York, NY

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


Pamela Wiznitzer


Alicia Yamachika

The Royal Hawaiian - Honolulu, HI