2022 Talent

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CHEFS

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Hank Adaniya

Hank's Haute Dogs - Honolulu, HI

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Ippy Aiona

Ippy’s Hawaiian BBQ & The Dizzy Pita - Kamuela, HI

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Peter Armellino

Plumed Horse - Saratoga, CA

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Jayson Asuncion

Royal Lahaina Resort - Lahaina, HI

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Akira Back

Akira Back - The Colony, TX

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Timon Balloo

The Katherine - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Isaac Bancaco

Pacifico on the Beach - Lahaina, HI

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Ria Dolly Barbosa

Petite Peso - Los Angeles, CA

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Rick Bayless

Frontera Grill - Chicago, IL

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Michelle Bernstein

Café La Trova - Miami, FL

Erika Chan

Rustic Canyon - Santa Monica, CA

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Joanne Chang

Flour Bakery+Cafe/Myers+Chang - Boston, MA

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Peter Cho

Han Oak - Portland, OR

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Esther Choi

Mŏkbar - New York, NY

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Ki Chung

Bar Maze - Honolulu, HI

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Chris Cosentino

Acacia House - St. Helena, CA

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Bonny Davis

Kamehameha Schools Maui - Makawao, HI

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Robert Del Grande

The Annie Café & Bar - Houston, TX

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Kealoha Domingo

Nui Kealoha - Kaneohe, HI

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Celestino Drago

Drago Centro - Los Angeles, CA

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Calvin Eng

Bonnie's - Brooklyn, NY

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Tiffani Faison

Big Heart Hospitality - Boston, MA

Dean Fearing

Fearing's Restaurant - Dallas, TX

Ben Ford

Ford's Filling Station - Culver City, CA

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Jason Fox

Villon Restaurant - San Francisco, CA

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Amanda Freitag

Chef & Food Network Personality - New York, NY

Beverly Gannon

Haliimaile General Store & Gannon's - A Pacific View Restaurant - Makawao, HI

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Jose Garces

The Garces Group - Philadelphia, PA

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Michael Ginor

Hudson Valley Foie Gras & Restaurant LOLA - Great Neck, NY

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Troy Guard

TAG Restaurant Group - Denver, CO

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Brian Hirata

Naau - Hilo, HI

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Helen Hong

CanoeHouse Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection - Waimea, HI

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Brandon Jew

Mister Jiu's - San Francisco, CA

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Dean Kamiya

Kani Ka Pila Grille - Honolulu, HI

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Michelle Karr-Ueoka

MW Restaurant & Artizen by MW - Honolulu, HI

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Takeshi Kawasaki

Maru Sushi - Honolulu, HI

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Ted and Yong Kim

Seoul Sausage - Los Angeles, CA

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Andrew Le

The Pig & The Lady - Honolulu, HI

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David LeFevre

Fishing with Dynamite - Manhattan Beach, CA

Nikolaos Lobendahn

Over Easy - Kailua, HI

Raphael Lunetta

Lunetta - Santa Monica, CA

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Barbara Lynch

Barbara Lynch Collective - Boston, MA

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Joey Macadangdang

Joey's Kitchen & Macadangdang Restaurant - Kaanapali, HI

Gaby Maeda

State Bird Provisions - San Francisco, CA

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Robynne Maii

Fête - Honolulu, HI

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Mark Majewski

Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa - Kaanapali, HI

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Jon Matsubara

FEAST by Jon Matsubara - Honolulu, HI

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Dean Max

DJM Restaurants - Deerfield Beach, FL

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Kevin Meehan

Kali Restaurant - Los Angeles, CA

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Spike Mendelsohn

PLNT Burger - Fairfax Station, VA

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Hector Morales

Hawaii Convention Center - Honolulu, HI

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Masaharu Morimoto

Morimoto Asia & Momosan Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

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Wayne Mueller

Louie Mueller Barbecue - Taylor, TX

Thomas Muromoto

Huihui Restaurant - Kaanapali, HI

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Shota Nakajima

Taku - Seattle, WA

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Jason Neroni

The Rose Venice - Venice, CA

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Helen Nguyen

Saigon Social - New York, NY

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Jason Peel

Nami Kaze - Honolulu, HI

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Alexandre Petard

Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach - Honolulu, HI

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Charles Phan

The Slanted Door - San Francisco, CA

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Matt Pittman

Meat Church -Waxahachie, TX

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Taylor Ponte

Kamado Private Dinners & Pop-Ups - Makawao, HI

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Matt Raso

CanoeHouse Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection - Kamuela, HI

Jayse Sato

Umi Sushi - Wailuku, HI

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Caroline Schiff

Gage & Tollner - New York, NY

Aaron Silverman

Rose's Luxury, Pineapple & Pearls and Little Pearl - Washington DC

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Nancy Silverton

Mozza Restaurant Group - Los Angeles, CA

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Sheldon Simeon

Tin Roof - Kahului, HI

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Alex Stratta

Campo Italian Bistro and Bar - Scottsdale, AZ

James Syhabout

Commis - Oakland, CA

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Jeff Szombaty

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa - Honolulu, HI

Philip Tessier

Press - Napa, CA

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Rick Tramonto

Tramonto Cuisine, Inc. - Chicago, IL

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Alexandre Trancher

La Mer - Honolulu, HI

Ming Tsai

MingsBings & Baba at Yellowstone Club - Natick, MA

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Wade Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

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Junior Ulep

Meridia at the Westin Hapuna Beach Resort - Kohala Coast, HI

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Miro Uskokovic

Gramercy Tavern - New York, NY

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Marcel Vigneron

Orgreenic - Northvale, NJ

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Crystal Wahpepah

Wahpepah's Kitchen - Oakland, CA

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Jonathan Waxman

Barbuto - New York, NY

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Alan Wong

Alan Wong's Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

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Lee Anne Wong

Papaaina - Lahaina, HI

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Roy Yamaguchi

Roy Yamaguchi Group of Restaurants - Honolulu, HI

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Sherry Yard

Bakery by the Yard & Food Network Personality - El Segundo, CA

SOMMELIERS

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Chuck Furuya, M.S.

Master Sommelier - Honolulu, HI

Chris Ramelb, M.S.

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

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Roberto Viernes, M.S.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates - Honolulu, HI

WINEMAKERS

P.J. Alviso

Calera Winery - Mt. Harlan, CA

Raffaella Bologna

Braida Winery - Rocchetta Tanaro, Asti, Italy

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Joanie Bonfiglio

Champagne Paul Bara - Champagne, France

Caymus Vineyards

Napa, CA

Knox Clendenen

Au Bon Climat Winery & Clendenen Family Wines - Santa Barbara, CA

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Cathy Cohn

Mayacamas Vineyards - Napa Valley

KK Dirickson

Joseph Phelps Vineyards - Napa Valley, CA

Barry Dodds

Freemark Abbey - Napa Valley, CA

Mike Lester

Groth Vineyards & Winery - Napa Valley, CA

Joy Lindholm

Joy Lindholm

Champagne Selections - Skurnik USA

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Crystal Lopez

Copper Cane Wines & Provisions - San Francisco, CA

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Courtney MacGillivary

Silver Oak Wine Cellars - Napa Valley , CA

Dane Manison

Hundred Acre - Napa Valley, CA

Chad Melville

Chad Melville

Melville Estate - Santa Rita Hills, CA

Mollydooker Wines

Australia

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Mario Sanchez Moro

Bodegas Emilio Moro S.L. - Valladolid, Spain

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Mike Officer

Carlisle - Sonoma Valley, CA

Kristine Pederson

Kristine Pederson

Rombauer - Napa Valley, CA

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Massimo Piccin

Podere Sapaio -Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

Norbert Reinisch

Braida Winery - Rocchetta Tanaro, Asti, Italy

Neil Ross

Belle Glos Wines - Napa, CA

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Nes Rueda

Heavensake - Japan

Mark Thomas

Rose & Arrow - Oregon

Laura Trisnadi

Laura Trisnadi

Opus One Winery - Los Angeles, CA

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Natalie Vaclavik

Jonata - Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Cristian Valbruzzolli

Cristian Valbruzzolli

Capichera - Sardinia, Italy

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Chrissy Wittman

Prisoner Wine Company - Napa Valley, CA

MIXOLOGISTS

Tony Abou-Ganim

Tony Abou-Ganim

The Modern Mixologist - Las Vegas, NV

Tyson Buhler

Tyson Buhler

Gin & Luck - Lawrence, KS

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Faye Chen

Double Chicken Please - New York, NY

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Art Deakins

Kuleana Rum - Waimea, HI

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Kevin Diedrich

Pacific Cocktail Haven - San Francisco, CA

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Eric Dill

Ko‘olau Distillery - Kailua, HI

Jessica Everett

Ester's Fair Prospect - Wailuku, HI

Leeanne Favre

Leanne Favre

Clover Club + Leyenda - Brooklyn, NY

Manny Hinojosa

Manny Hinojosa

Tequila CAZADORES - Brentwood, CA

Mari Howe

Pacific'o on the Beach - Lahaina, HI

Francesco Lafranconi

Francesco Lafranconi

Carver Road Hospitality - Las Vegas, NV

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Shawn Lickliter

Republique - Los Angeles, CA

Jim Meehan

Jim Meehan

Snow Peak USA - Portland, OR

Lindsay Nader

Lindsay Nader

Irish Hospitality Group - Sacramento, CA

Dave Newman

Pint & Jigger - Honolulu, HI

Laura Newman

Laura Newman

Queen's Park + Neon Moon - Birmingham, AL

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Lauren Paylor O’Brien

LP Drinks Co. - Washington DC

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Justin Park

Bar Leather Apron - Honolulu, HI

Julie Reiner

Julie Reiner

Clover Club + Leyenda - Brooklyn, NY

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Kyle Reutner

Ko Hana Distillers - Kunia, HI

Christian Self

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

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Andy Seymour

Liquid Productions - New York, NY

KJ Williams

KJ Williams

The Long Island Bar - New York, NY

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Alicia Yamachika

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

SPECIAL PRESENTERS

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Bernice Akamine

Honolulu, HI

Jerrica Benton

Party Monsters

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Dixon Cox

Party Monsters

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GDolce

Party Monsters

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Jason

Party Monsters

Alana Kysar

Maui, HI

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Tori Richards

Party Monsters

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Adam Richman

Gastronaut, Cook, Producer & Author - Brooklyn, NY

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Taiji Terasaki

Honolulu, HI

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Kent Torrey

The Cheese Shop - Carmel, CA

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