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Winners of the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off

Celebrity chef Sam Choy and two audience giveaway winners judge the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off. Daniel Lane photo.
(From left) Joe Fox, Michael Young, Rodman Machado, Sean Smull, Thomas Fuquay, Ron Miller, Adam Watten, Eric Sudeth. Daniel Lane photo.

(From left) Joe Fox, Michael Young, Rodman Machado, Sean Smull, Thomas Fuquay, Ron Miller, Adam Watten, Eric Sudeth. Daniel Lane photo.

On a bright Saturday afternoon, Ron Miller strides into our cooking tent wearing a crisp white chef jacket with short sleeves. His restaurant, Hukilau Lanai, is embroidered across his left breast and a black apron with white pinstripes is tied around his waist. Michael Young, executive chef at Sheraton Kauai, pulls his ponytail from the apron strapped over his chef’s whites. Ron and Micheal shake hands as Michael Sterioff, owner of Passion Bakery, delivers bags of baguettes and ciabatta breads, still warm from the oven. As the six remaining chefs trickle in, they greet each other with smiles, handshakes and claps on the back.

Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off at the 2016 Coconut Festival

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Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off
Saturday, Oct. 1
12:30 to 4 p.m.
Kapaa Beach Park
Free admission

Add one part Top Chef, one part Chopped, and one part Iron Chef, and you’ve got the Tasting Kauai Coconut Cook Off. The event is the first of its kind, and debuts at this year’s Coconut Festival.

Eight of Kauai’s top chefs will use coconut as well as some of the island’s best ingredients to prepare dishes for five judges, and you could be one of them!

RumFire Kauai Names Malama Pono June Beneficiary

RumFire at Poipu Beach.
RumFire at Poipu Beach.

RumFire at Poipu Beach.

Sheraton Kauai Resort named Malama Pono Health Services as its June 2016 beneficiary for the Table 53 program. Net proceeds for all food and beverage at Table #53 in the oceanfront RumFire Poipu Beach restaurant will be donated to the non-profit organization this month. Over $140,000 has been raised for worthy causes to benefit the Kauai community through the Table 53 program since its inception in October 2012.