StarChefs.com Rising Stars Gala

Congratulations to AWR Next Generation chefs Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka! Both were named Rising Stars by StarChefs.com in the first-ever group of Hawai‘i chefs given this distinction by the online culinary magazine. Thirteen up-and-coming chefs, and one mixologist, were named to the 2012 Rising Stars list. To see the full list (and they are … Continue reading

Chef Alan Wong’s The Blue Tomato Wins Prestigious IACP Culinary Award

Watermark Publishing is pleased to announce that the The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong by Chef Alan Wong, co-written by Arnold Hiura, has been named the “Chefs & Restaurants” category winner in the 26th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards. The Blue Tomato’s fellow nominees in the … Continue reading

The Blue Tomato Announced as Finalist in Prestigious IACP Culinary Awards

The Blue Tomato: The Inspirations Behind the Cuisine of Alan Wong by Chef Alan Wong, co-written by Arnold Hiura, is one of three finalists in the 26th Annual International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Awards in the “Chefs & Restaurants” category. [To see the full list of Cookbook Award finalists, as well as nominees … Continue reading

Taste Hawai‘i Tour Event Prize Giveaways

Attend the ticketed Taste Hawai‘i Tour tasting events with Chef Alan Wong and Arnold Hiura, including Chef Alan’s Birthday Bash on November 2, and you could win dinner for two at The Pineapple Room or Alan Wong’s Honolulu, a collection of cookbooks, or possibly even a trip for two to Hawai‘i to dine at Chef … Continue reading

Taste Hawaii Tour 2011

Taste Hawaii Tour 2011

In October and November, James Beard Award-winning chef Alan Wong and Hawai‘i food historian Arnold Hiura will bring a taste of the Islands to the San Francisco Bay Area with their “Taste Hawai‘i” Tour. The duo will offer six events in San Francisco and San Jose between October 27 and November 2, all open to … Continue reading

VIDEO: Watch The Blue Tomato “Biting Commentary” Episode (Part 2)

In case you missed Chef Alan Wong’s appearance on HONOLULU Magazine’s “Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn” (presented by Hawaiian Airlines), here’s Part Two of the two-part episode. (See our original post for behind-the-scenes photos.) This episode aired Sunday, July 3, 2011 at 2:30PM on KGMB9. Part One (click the link to watch the earlier episode) … Continue reading

Get Buzzed with Chef Alan

At his July Farmer Series Dinner last year Chef Alan introduced Dr. Lorna Tsutsumi who teaches a beekeeping class at UH-Hilo. It may seem like an unusual course to be taught in Hawai‘i, but honey bees are vital to our survival here on Planet Earth.  It takes diligent efforts to identify and control the mites … Continue reading

VIDEO: Watch The Blue Tomato “Biting Commentary” Episode (Part 1)

In case you missed Chef Alan Wong’s appearance on HONOLULU Magazine’s “Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn” (presented by Hawaiian Airlines), here’s Part One of the two-part episode. (See our original post for behind-the-scenes photos.) Part Two airs Sunday, June 3, 2011 at 2:30PM on KGMB9. Don’t forget to enter to win a copy of The … Continue reading

The Blue Tomato on “Biting Commentary” – Part 2

Part Two of  the HONOLULU Magazine’s “Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn” episode featuring Chef Alan Wong and his cookbook, The Blue Tomato airs on KGMB9 on Sunday, July 3, 2:30 pm. The series premiered June 19, 2011. Part One of the Chef Alan/Blue Tomato episode aired on June 26. Read our original behind-the-scenes post here.  The … Continue reading

The Blue Tomato “Biting Commentary” Giveaway

**UPDATE:  We’ve just learned that the Chef Alan and The Blue Tomato episode of Biting Commentary with John Heckathorn has been made into a two-part episode! Watch Part One (which will feature the Goat Cheese Mousse recipe) on June 26, and watch Part Two (learn to make the Crab- and Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado) the following weekend, … Continue reading

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