This announcement is from Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)
The Festival will be Sept. 6-9, 2012 with signature evening events being held at The MODERN Honolulu, Halekulani, Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa and Ko Olina Resort, and will be co-chaired by Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, two of Hawaii’s James Beard Award-winning chefs.
It’s a foodie paradise! In its second year, the HTA-supported Hawaii Food & Wine festival will feature some of the world’s most renowned master chefs, culinary personalities and wine and spirit producers. Unique and flavorful dishes will be prepared using locally-sourced Hawaii produce, seafood, beef, poultry and other ingredients, offering festival-goers a taste of the Hawaiian Islands.
“Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, this year we have invited more than 50 celebrity chefs for an unforgettable four-day celebration of food, wine and culture,” said Chef Roy Yamaguchi. “Visitors will get a taste of our islands’ bounty of locally-sourced produce, enjoy the best vintages from master sommeliers and artisan wine makers, and get the chance to experience a once-in-a-lifetime excursion found nowhere else in the world.”
The Hawaii Food & Wine festival is a benefit for the Hawaii Agricultural Foundation and University of Hawaii Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Last year’s festival raised $250,000.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com
Established in 1998, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is the lead state agency for tourism. Among its responsibilities, the HTA’s is charged with: (1) Setting tourism policy and direction with the goal of contributing to the ongoing, sustainable growth of Hawaii’s economy (2) Developing and implementing the State’s tourism marketing plan and efforts (3) Managing programs and activities to sustain a healthy visitor industry (4) Developing and implementing the Hawaii Tourism Strategic Plan (5) Coordinating tourism-related research, planning, promotional and outreach activities with the public and private sectors.
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