Honolulu Firefighters Foundation hosts Signature Chefs Food Festival

Honolulu Firefighters Foundation hosts Signature Chefs Food Festival

From Honolulu FIrefighters Foundation

Join the Honolulu Firefighters Foundation (HFF) for a memorable evening of exquisite cuisine and entertainment at the 7th Annual Signature Chefs Food Festival. On Sept. 23, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., top chefs from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Hawaii, along with the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) firefighters, will serve their finest cuisine at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort. Proceeds from the event will benefit the HFF and its mission to promote, educate and support public safety.

"We are grateful to the community for their continued support of this annual fundraiser which enables the HFF to further its efforts in supporting our firefighters and protecting the community," said Victor Kimura, HFF president. "This year's theme, Fire Is Everyone's Fight, will help support the HFD in their mission to increase fire prevention awareness."

Premier chefs from The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Sheraton Waikiki; Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa; and Sheraton Princess Kaiulani will be on hand to serve up their favorite culinary creations, including yuzu shichimi shrimp cakes with lime cilantro aioli, lemongrass lamb ribs, Kona kampachi with brûlée miso,

Stellar Bay oyster on the half shell and much more. The event will also feature dishes from Honolulu's very own firefighters, including their signature firehouse pastele stew. The evening's entertainment will be provided by Ahi Wela, a group comprised of Honolulu firefighters, and will be emceed by Robert Carvalho. Guests will also be able to participate in a silent auction that will include hotel stays, rounds of golf, dining certificates and more.

"The public's support of this event has helped to fund several key initiatives for the HFF," added Kimura. "From installing thousands of smoke alarms in homes on Oahu, to funding upgrades to the Straub Burn Unit, this event has helped save countless lives."

In addition, in 2015, the HFF launched an initiative to support the Honolulu Fire Museum and Education Center on South Street, which recognizes the HFD's long history of serving the community. The HFF also provides additional support to Oahu firefighters through annual gifts to the City to conduct community risk reduction programs and pay tribute to HFD firefighters and their families through annual recognition programs.

Grazing tickets are $175 each and tables are available for purchase for $3,000

($1,630 tax deductible per table), which includes table service for ten. Tax-deductible contributions in lieu of a ticket purchase are also appreciated.