TWELFTH ANNUAL HAWAI‘I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL RETURNS THIS FALL WITH
GRAND TASTINGS & CULINARY EXPERIENCES NOT-TO-BE-MISSED
Expect an all-star lineup of world-renowned chefs, acclaimed winemakers and master mixologists
HONOLULU, HI (May 26, 2022)—Eighty four of the nation’s top chefs and culinary masters will be joined by dozens of winemakers and mixologists to showcase their talents this fall at the Twelfth Annual Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival (HFWF) presented by First Hawaiian Bank and Mastercard®. Known as the premier epicurean event in the Pacific, the Festival spotlights Hawai‘i as a culinary destination—promoting local chef talent alongside the diversity of rich agricultural offerings grown and raised in the islands. What began in 2011 as a three-day festival with 30 chefs in Waikiki has grown to a multi-island experience connecting all aspects of Hawai‘i’s culture, cuisine and cultivation with the world through the spirit of food and beverage.
This year, the Festival will host 15 events spanning Kāʻanapali, Maui, the Island of Hawai‘i and O‘ahu over three weekends from October 20-November 6, 2022, with additional events and hands-on experiences announced in the coming months.
Boasting a roster of first-time and returning HFWF talent, Festival attendees will be treated to innovative dishes that highlight the bounty of locally caught, grown and raised ingredients from Hawai‘i. In fact, HFWF is the only festival that requires participating talent to use local products sourced from Hawai‘i’s farmers, fishermen, ranchers and purveyors in their creations—affording them a deep understanding and appreciation for Hawai‘i’s natural resources.
Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s James Beard award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong,
HFWF22 will feature the talents of some of the nation’s top chefs and emerging culinary professionals
including: Peter Armellino, Rick Bayless, Michelle Bernstein, Peter Cho, Chris Cosentino, Beverly
Gannon, Tiffani Faison, Amanda Freitag, Robynne Maii, Masaharu Morimoto, Shota Nakajima,
Charles Phan, Caroline Schiff, Sheldon Simeon, Philip Tessier, Wade Ueoka, Crystal Wahpepah and
many others—alongside a roster of celebrated winemakers and mixologists.
The 2022 lineup also includes fan favorites like the 25th Annual Roy Yamaguchi Golf Classic and HMAA
Presents Keiki in the Kitchen®, as well as the return of the Festival’s signature grand tasting event pairing 20 chefs and 20 winemakers at the Hawai‘i Convention Center—Hawaiian Airlines Presents On Cloud Wine. “The past two years has impacted the food industry especially hard,” shared HFWF Chief Executive Officer, Denise Yamaguchi. “This year, the Festival is dedicated to the resiliency of our collective industries—from farmers and fishermen, to chefs, restaurant owners, winemakers and more—and celebrates the spirit of innovation and adaptation in light of extraordinary circumstances.”
Last year, HFWF partnered with nine nonprofit and ‘āina-based organizations to coordinate hands-on
Mālama ‘Āina volunteer experiences that encouraged residents and visitors alike to care for Hawai‘i—both the culture and natural environment. Hundreds of volunteers, comprised of participating chefs and festival attendees, built a stronger connection and appreciation for the ocean, land and local communities as they worked the land as their ho‘okupu or gift back to the islands. The Festival plans to continue this initiative, committed to maintaining sustainability as a guiding force for the Festival for years to come.
The 2022 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival schedule of events run from October 20-November 6, 2022.
Whalers Village Presents Girls’ Night Out
Thursday, October 20, 2022
25th Annual Roy Yamaguchi Golf Classic
Friday, October 21, 2022
Kāʻanapali Golf Course
Big, Bold & Beautiful
Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa
Stars, Beards & Diamonds
Sunday, October 23, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Royal Lahaina Resort
Island of Hawai‘i
Bourbon, Brews & BBQ
Friday, October 28, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel
Cuisines of the Sun®
Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
CanoeHouse at Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts
Momo & The Tiger
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
‘Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach
Hawaiian Airlines Presents On Cloud Wine
Friday, November 4, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
Hawai‘i Convention Center
Friends with Cocktails Hosted by Adam
Friday, November 4, 2022 | 9:00 P.M. – 12:00
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Say Cheese! Crafting Charcuterie Boards
Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 10:00 A.M. – 12:00
Kamehameha Schools Presents Outstanding in
Saturday, November 5, 2022 | 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.
HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen® with
Chef Roy Yamaguchi
Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 11:00 A.M. – 1:00
The BARN at SALT at Our Kaka‘ako
Cheers & Queers Drag Brunch
Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 11:00 A.M – 1:00
Blue Note Hawaii at Outrigger Waikiki Beach
The Art of Food & Wine
Sunday, November 6, 2022 | 5:00 – 9:00 P.M
Tickets are on sale now—visit hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com to purchase, view event details and chef
lineup. Additional events and hands-on experiences to be announced in the coming months. First Hawaiian
Bank personal Mastercard® cardholders are granted Priority Access tickets (early entry at 5:00 P.M.) for the
General Admission (entry at 6:00 P.M.) price to select events when they use their First Hawaiian Bank
personal Mastercard® to book. Applicable events are Big, Bold & Beautiful; Bourbon, Brews & BBQ; and
Momo & The Tiger.
Each year, HFWF ticket purchases go towards supporting Hawai‘i’s farmers, ranchers, and fishermen, as
well as investing in up-and-coming chef talent at local culinary colleges and agricultural education for
children. Since its launch, HFWF has raised over $3.1 million to support local agricultural and culinary
programs. Stay connected—follow HFWF on Twitter/Instagram @HIFoodWineFest and Facebook at
ABOUT HAWAI‘I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. The Festival
features a roster of more than 150 internationally renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, sommeliers, mixologists, and wine and spirit producers. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award- winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival showcases culinary experiences, wine tastings, cultural engagement and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the State’s bounty of fresh, local produce, seafood, beef, poultry and spices. Since 2011, the Festival has given over $3 million to
support local beneficiaries committed to culinary and agricultural education, sustainability and cultural
programs in Hawai‘i.