While the 10th anniversary Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) last year looked and felt much different than in previous years, the mission remained resolute – to put a spotlight on Hawaii as a culinary destination and to showcase the very best of what Hawaii has to offer – its natural beauty, culture, food and people. This short video is a thank you to those of you who have trusted us to be good stewards of your contributions. It’s also a battle cry of hope for these resilient industries to continue to fight because we’re Stronger Together, Stronger Tomorrow.Read More
Author: Michelle Rice
Hashi publisher and editorial director Denise Yamaguchi speaks on the subject of leadership as a guest of “Beyond the Lines” by ThinkTech Hawaii with host Rusty Komori. Watch the interview to hear Yamaguchi speak about the huge growth to-date and the goals she has for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, as well as the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation.Read More
For chef Brian Hirata, preserving Hawaii’s food culture and progressing local cuisine — through sustainable practices and local ingredients — will perpetuate the culinary hertiage for Hawaii’s future. Launched in June 2019, Naau Hilo puts into practice Hirata’s philosophy by utilizing the fine-dining to showcase wild and locally sourced ingredients and facilitating an “understanding and appreciation of the food, people and cultures that make Hawaii so special.” Beginning with pop-up experiences, collaborations and private dinners, Naau Hilo continues to strive forward amidst the global pandemic that threatens the culinary industry in Hawaii and beyond.Read More
The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival (HFWF) and Hawaii Agricultural Foundation partnered to put this wisdom into practice for Hawaii students. In effort to help cultivate the next generation of Hawaii’s agriculture and food business leaders, these organizations launched the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) in 2019.Read More
For this COVID Conversation, Hashi sat down with owner of Ha Coffee Bar to discuss the mission of the nonprofit coffeehouse and its experience during the pandemic. Since the interview, Ha Coffee was forced to close its physical location, but the mission lives on.Read More
Hashi provides content on all things food and culture in Hawaii as a community program of the nonprofit Hawaii Food & Wine Festival with support from readers like you. Mahalo!