Hawaii Mom Blog: Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Unveils Changes for Keiki in the Kitchen





October 25, 2016

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Unveils Changes for Keiki in the Kitchen

Keiki in the Kitchen® will debut at a new venue with free admission and a host of new family-focused activities at the Sixth annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF).

The ‘HMAA presents Keiki in the Kitchen’ moves to Ko Olina Resort on Saturday, October 29th from 10am-3pm with attractions including the ‘Hawaii Gas Presents Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for Keiki’ Recipe Contest, ‘The Best of Eat the Street’ food trucks, Halloween-themed cooking, Hawai‘i Made Marketplace, autograph signings with celebrity chefs, entertainment, family activity zone, AG Tech park and more.

The main event will be a live cooking competition to award the best original dish by a keiki chef that features a local ingredient. The top three finalists from ages 8-17 in the ‘Hawaii Gas Presents Healthy Lunchtime Challenge’ will prepare and present their dish to HFWF celebrity guest judges Lee Anne Wong, David LeFevre and Bobby Chinn at Ko Olina Resort on October 29th from 11am-1pm. The grand prize is a trip to Disneyland worth nearly $7,000 including airfare for two, two nights at the Disneyland Hotel, and four two-day park hopper tickets to the theme park.

The cooking challenge is a highlight of the festival’s only family-focused event. “It’s always amazing to see what our talented young chefs create” says HFWF Chief Executive Officer Denise Yamaguchi. “The recipe contest and cooking classes show children that cooking can be fun.”

The newest addition to the Keiki in the Kitchen® line up, ‘Roberts Hawaii School Bus presents Keiki Cooking Classes’ sold out two sessions. Children will learn how to create Halloween-themed sandwiches, pizza, and parfaits.

Admission is free, but RSVP online for a chance to win. The first 2,000 people to RSVP and attend Keiki in the Kitchen® will receive a King's Hawaiian gift and be entered into win a prize give-a-way. One lucky winner will receive a dinner for four (4) to Roy's Ko Olina AND Eating House 1849 at Kapolei Commons. Go to www.HawaiiFoodandWineFestival.com for more information.

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival features a roster of more than 100 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry. Proceeds support local beneficiaries committed to sustainability and cultural and educational programs in Hawai‘i.

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