HFWF22 adds Whalers Village Presents Girls’ Night Out and Say Cheese! Crafting Charcuterie Boards to the event lineup this fall

HONOLULU, HI (July 11, 2022)—Today, the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival® (HFWF) announced two new events coming to the Twelfth Annual lineup this fall. The latest additions to the 2022 schedule include Whalers Village Presents Girls’ Night Out on Thursday, October 20 from 5:30 – 9:00 P.M. in Kāʻanapali, Maui and Say Cheese! Crafting Charcuterie Boards on Saturday, November 5 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. at the Prince Waikiki. Bringing the total number of Festival events to 14 curated culinary experiences spanning Maui, the Island of Hawai‘i and O‘ahu over three weekends, Girls’ Night Out and Say Cheese! offer festival goers other unique opportunities to connect with HFWF culinary, mixology and wine talents outside of the grand tasting or seated dinner experience.

Previously held on O‘ahu in 2019, the ultimate foodie event for the fashionista comes to chic oceanfront shopping center, Whaler’s Village, to kick off #HFWF22 and the 4-day series of events in Kāʻanapali this October. Beginning the evening with a toast at the new Hawai‘i Wildlife Discovery Center, Girls’ Night Out ticket holders are guided on a hunt for fashion finds at Whalers Village’s hottest retailers—Tori Richard, Maui Divers Jewelry and Johnny Was—while enjoying delicious dishes and chic cocktails in-store from featured restaurants including Hula Grill, Café Jai and Joey’s Kitchen. The evening ends at Sephora where HFWF mixologists shake up specialty cocktails—the perfect night cap for an interactive shopping experience. Plus, guests won’t leave empty handed—all attendees will take home a special gift from each participating retailer and have the chance to win exclusive gift baskets at the end of the night!

Then, in November, HFWF brings “The Cheese Guy”—California-based cheese monger Kent Torrey—to O‘ahu for a special hands-on class where attendees learn the tips and tricks to assemble Instagram-worthy cheese and charcuterie boards. Torrey, who was raised in Hawai‘i, owns The Cheese Shop in Carmel, CA—featured on the Travel Channel worldwide as a “Must See Destination.” Say Cheese! attendees will learn how to select the best products to balance shape, texture, taste and color on their boards, as well as insights about the unique history and origin of special cheeses hand-selected by Torrey. Learning to fold charcuterie like the pros and select the perfect local accoutrements and garnishes, attendees will build their own platter from start to finish and take it home on a special commemorative Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival wooden cheese board. Plus, guests will get an exclusive wine and cheese pairing lesson—swirling and sipping a pair of wines that make for an un-brie-lievable pairing.

Tickets for Whalers Village Presents Girls’ Night Out and Say Cheese! Crafting Charcuterie Boards are $200 per person inclusive of taxes and fees, and available for purchase at www.HFWF.me. Proceeds from HFWF ticket purchases support Hawai‘i’s farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, as well as up-and-coming chef talent at local culinary colleges and agricultural education for Hawai‘i’s keiki. Stay connected—follow HFWF on Twitter/Instagram @HIFoodWineFest and Facebook at @HawaiiFoodandWineFestival.

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The Hawaii Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 150 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, sommeliers, mixologists, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawaii’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival showcases culinary experiences, wine tastings, cultural engagement and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the State’s bounty of fresh, local produce, seafood, beef, poultry and spices. Since 2011, the Festival has given over $3 million to support local beneficiaries committed to culinary and agricultural education, sustainability and cultural programs in Hawaii.