HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Oh, We're going to a Hukilau at The Kahala Hotel & Resort with the Island's hottest chefs. The Kahala's Executive Chef Wayne Hirabayashi is here with details.
Chef Hirabayashi: We're excited to invite everyone to a beach cookout with 11 of Hawaii's best chefs on Kahala Beach this Friday. It's a Hukilau to celebrate the launch of the 6th annual Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. We'll announce who's coming to Hawaii for the festival in October and have great food, featuring local ingredients, under the stars.
Billy V: With 11 top chefs, what's on the menu?
Chef Hirabayashi: Local favorites, re-invented by all of the creative Chefs.
There's poke by Elmer Guzman,
Andrew Le will roast a pig
Lee Anne Wong will cook up Huli Huli Chicken.
Mark Noguchi's serving his squid luau.
Alan Wong's doing a seafood boil.
Michelle Karr-Ueoka has shave ice and pina cola push pops.
I will prepare Pineapple. We're excited to be the site for the first festival Hukilau.
Billy V: Local ingredients are the real star?
Chef Hirabayashi: Yes, we like to showcase the range of goods raised, grown or caught in Hawaii, and of course, we'll pair it with fine wine, cocktails and craft brews.
Billy V: This Hukilau is a fundraiser. Sounds win-win. Enjoy great food and drinks… and help a worthy cause.
Chef Hirabayashi: The Hukilau benefits Kapiolani Community College Culinary Program. The festival has raised 1.3 million dollars for local agriculture and culinary programs in 5 years.
Billy V: Tickets are still available?
Chef Hirabayashi: Yes, they're $175, and help support our future chefs and farmers.