InformationWHAT: First Hawaiian Bank Presents the 2013 Made in Hawaii Festival
A 3-day showcase of "Made in Hawaii" products, including food, books, art, gifts, fashions, plants, crafts, produce and more. Plus cooking demonstrations and ongoing entertainment
WHEN: Friday – Sunday, August 16-18, 2013 Friday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and Arena, 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii
Cost: $4; children six and under free; look for $1.00-off coupons at First Hawaiian Bank's Oahu branches, starting in mid-August (while supplies last)
Jason Takemura, Hukilau Honolulu and Pagoda Floating Restaurant
Chef Jason Takemura is the executive chef of both Hukilau Honolulu in the Executive Center Downtown and the Pagoda Floating restaurant.
Combining Pacific Rim and California cuisines, chef Jason brings his culinary inventiveness and commitment to quality dishes to the restaurants he leads. Formerly of Chai’s Island Bistro, Takemura, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu-affiliated Western Culinary Institute, brings a decade of experience in the kitchens of several California restaurants, including Roy’s, Monterey’s Montrio Bistro and Pebble Beach’s Inn at Spanish Bay. “Freshness is what we emphasize on the menu, from seafood specialties, robust and healthy salads, to baked-on-site dessert creations,” says Takemura
Takemura’s wide-ranging culinary experiences, including Italian, Japanese, Pacific Rim and American dishes, has enabled him to create palate-pleasing meals.