Uplifting the Hospitality, Restaurant and Agricultural Industries
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival’s 10th anniversary was bittersweet as we battled through 2020 with the Kokua Workers’ Restaurant Fund, five food distributions for restaurant workers in Kakaako and Kaanapali, a series of virtual events and a modified Festival of chef collaboration dinners as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vikram Garg: Ahi Crudo with Sake–Lime Dressing
Ahi Crudo with Sake–Lime Dressing by Halekulani’s Vikram Garg
Student Entrepreneurs Embracing Change
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.
Eternal Sunshine by Chandra Lucariello
Q&A: Julie Reiner
Q&A with Julie Reiner from HFWF15.
Q&A: Marcel Vigneron
Q&A with Marcel Vigneron from HFWF15.
The Next Movement
As the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival toasts its fifth anniversary, raise your glass to the state’s next agricultural and culinary movement.
Twenty-five years after 12 island chefs put the Aloha State on the foodie map with Hawaii Regional Cuisine (HRC), the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) has been declared “the next agricultural and culinary movement in the State of Hawaii.”
Dean Fearing: South Texas Nilgai Antelope with Cactus Pear Glaze, Chile-Braised Rabbit Enchiladas, Jicama–Carrot Slaw and Red and Green Chile Sauces
South Texas Nilgai Antelope with Cactus Pear Glaze, Chile-Braised Rabbit Enchiladas, Jicama–Carrot Slaw and Red and Green Chile Sauces by Fearing’s Dean Fearing
Vera Cruz Spiced Coffee
Vera Cruz Spiced Coffee by Dave Newman
Keoni Chang: Grilled Asparagus with Crispy Pipikaula and Blistered Tomato Vinaigrette
Grilled Asparagus with Crispy Pipikaula and Blistered Tomato Vinaigrette by Foodland’s Keoni Chang