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March 4, 2020

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival Raised $413,580 in 2019




Last night, I was honored to have been invited to attend Hawaii Food & Wine Festival's Mahalo Reception, where multiple community organizations received a total of $413,580 towards culinary, agricultural, and educational initiatives.   
 
2019's total of $413,580 donation brings total contributions to nearly $3 million in the nine years of events organized by Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

 
2019 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival beneficiaries include:

  • American Institute of Architecture Students Hawai'i Chapter - $7,500
  • Culinary Institute of the Pacific - $80,000
  • Frontera Farmer Foundation - $25,000
  • Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation - $70,000
  • Hawai‘i Farm Bureau Federation - $2,500
  • Hawai‘i Island Community College Culinary Program - $7,000
  • HawaiĘ»i LGBT Legacy Foundation - $2,500
  • Hawaii Seafood Council - $5,000
  • IMUA Family Services - $55,000
  • KCC Culinary Arts Program - $55,000
  • Leeward Community College Culinary Program - $25,000
  • Localicious Recipe Contest Scholarship - $500
  • Maui County Farm Bureau - $20,000
  • Maui Culinary Academy - $20,000
  • Paepae o He‘eia - $10,000
  • Papahana Kuaola - $10,000
  • Roosevelt High School Leo Club - $1,000
  • Sacred Hearts Academy - $2,500
  • Miscellaneous - $1,106
Ten public high schools were awarded via the Young Entrepreneurs Program - $13,974
  • Aiea High School
  • Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School
  • Henry J. Kaiser High School
  • Konawaena High School
  • Leilehua High School
  • Olomana School
  • Pearl City High School
  • President Theodore Roosevelt High School
  • Waipahu High School
  • Waipahu Intermediate School

According to a press release:

HFWF19 welcomed 12,778 festival attendees, including 1,530 mainland and international visitors to 22 events featuring 114 renowned chefs, 31 world-class wine makers and sommeliers, 32 top mixologists, 10 local breweries and 173 culinary students statewide. HFWF19 garnered nearly $25 million in publicity value from media coverage including USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes, Travel Weekly, Travel+Leisure China, Cooking Channel, International Traveller, Pacific Business News, Delta Sky Japan and Travel Weekly China. To learn more, view the 2019 mission video here (www.youtube.com/c/Hawaiifoodandwinefestival).


Attendees at last night's event sipped on cocktails and dined on bites by the following:


Colin Hazama (The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort)

Aromatic Poached Kauai Shrimp

Juniper-Scented Molokai Venison
 Lawrence Nakamoto (Mariposa)
Kona Abalone Arancini

Smoked Kamuela Tomato "Tartare"
Affogato
 Roy Yamaguchi (Roy's Hawaii)
Snapper Crudo

Kakuni Slider
Jennifer Chow (Nobu Honolulu)
Cup Sushi

Short Ribs with Rosemary Miso

 Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits
Saitama Hybrid

Smooth Operator

Save the dates! HFWF20 will be October 2-25!

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