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Fri. Jun 2, 6pm-9pm (Culinary Journey Package 5pm-9pm)

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Oahu [map]

Tickets: $175

Cuisines of the Sea

Raise your glass for a summer celebration to kick off #HFWF17

Raise your glass for a summer celebration as Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival kicks off our seventh year with food and fireworks at Cuisines of the Sea at The Kahala Hotel & Resort. Ten of Hawai‘i’s most talented chefs will dazzle guests with fresh seafood, paired with fine wines, innovative cocktails and refreshing beer. Join us as we announce our line-up of world class culinary masters, winemakers and mixologists as the sun sets on the Pacific and fireworks light up the night sky. Spanning three islands, 16 events, over 100 world-class chefs and 20 winemakers, the festival is the premier epicurean event in the Pacific. Get your tickets now to celebrate the launch of #HFWF17!

View last year's photo album


Resort casual

Stay With Us:

The Kahala Hotel & Resort

Stay at The Kahala oasis at The Kahala Hotel & Resort on the evening of Friday, June 2 for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival's Cuisines of the Sea or for the weekend with a special Kamaaina rate (non-residents included) of $338.00 per night plus tax for a scenic view room. For room booking assistance, please visit or call The Kahala’s Reservations at 800-367-2525.

(Special Kamaaina rate valid from Thursday, June 1 through Sunday, June 4.)

Participating Talent

Chefs & Culinary

Vikram Garg

TMG Hospitality - Honolulu, HI

Daisuke Hamamoto

Arancino Restaurants- Honolulu, HI

Wayne Hirabayashi

The Kahala Hotel & Resort - Honolulu, HI

Chris Kajioka

Restaurant Senia - Honolulu, HI

Michelle Karr-Ueoka

MW Restaurant - Honolulu, HI

Sheldon Simeon

Tin Roof - Kahului, HI

Alan Wong

Alan Wong’s Restaurants - Honolulu, HI

Lee Anne Wong

Koko Head Cafe - Honolulu, HI

Roy Yamaguchi

Roy’s Restaurants - Hawaii and Worldwide

Local Mixologists

Jen Ackrill

SKY and Top of Waikiki - Honolulu, HI

Chandra Lucariello

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits of Hawaii - Honolulu, HI

Kyle Reutner

KoHana Hawaiian Agricole Rum - Honolulu, HI