Sam Choy's Keauhou Poke Contest

(HawaiiNewsNow) - Do you love poke? Do you love making poke? Then check out the first annual Sam Choy's Keauhou Poke Contest! This event is Sunday, March 18 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort & Spa's Convention Center.

You don't have to be a professional! This is open to both amateurs and professional chefs, and there are competitions is in four poke categories: traditional, spicy, cooked and with soy sauce. If you're interested, fill out an entry form!

Doors open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. March 18 for culinary activities, Hawaiian entertainment, a Hawai'i Island Marketplace and a presentation on sustainable aquiculture.

Poke critiquing begins 10 a.m. by a panel of judges including Carla Tracy, dining editor of the Maui News, and Fanny Au Hoy, retired Hulihe'e Palace curator. Contest awards, followed by public tasting, are at 12:30 p.m. Event emcees are radio personalities Kimo Kahoano of Honolulu and Ke'ea Alapa'i of KAPA.

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