Join today's top chefs on the beach for interactive cooking experiences, high-profile dinners and other culinary experiences. Get to know the chefs, mixologists and sommeliers in an intimate beachfront setting.
- September 17, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Hoku Amphitheater
Meet and mingle with guest chefs, winemakers, and local farmers, sample hand-crafted pastries by Executive Pasty Chef Kalani Garcia, and taste the bounty of Hawaii Island. The cost of USD 105 includes wine and cocktails. For more information, please call the Resort at (808) 325-8000.
- September 18, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Beach Tree
Ohana Chef Fest Dinner
Enjoy ohana-style communal cuisine from the likes of Chefs Charles Phan, Michael Cimarusti, Jason McLeod, Thomas Bellec, Craig Dryhurst, and Kalani Garcia. The cost of USD 215 includes wine. For more information please call the Resort at (808) 325-8000.
- September 19, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Kumukea Beach
Chef Fest Reception & Beach Cookout
Leave your shoes behind for a beach cookout to remember! Mix and mingle with Chefs Brooke Williamson, Andy Ricker, Hugh Acheson, Thomas Bellec, Chris Ford, and Kalani Garcia as they prepare their delicacies right on the beach. The cost of USD 215 includes wine and cocktails. For more information please call the Resort at (808) 325-8000.
Only at Chef Fest
- Chef Fest Gala Dinner, Featuring all Chefs and Etienne de Nantes
Join us for highlight of the week on September 20 from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at 'ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge, which will feature expertly crafted cuisine using the best bounty of Hawaii Island perfectly paired with exquisite wines. The cost of USD 300 includes wine. For more information please call the Resort at (808) 325-8000.
- Exclusive Wine and Champagne Tastings
On Tuesday, September 18, taste your way through an eight-year vertical of some of the most coveted wines from Bordeaux at the Cos D'Estournel Bordeaux Tasting with Etienne de Nantes, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Garden Lawn. On Wednesday, September 19, taste extraordinary Cuvées from the historic Champagne house at A Quest for Perfection: Champagne Louis Roederer with Gregory Balogh from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Garden Lawn. The cost is USD 180 for each class. For more information please call the Resort at (808) 325-8000.
- All-Clad Cooking Academy Classes with all Chefs
Join us throughout the week in our Herb Garden as each guest chef hosts their own private cooking class. In this intimate setting, you'll learn new cooking techniques gain insight into each chef's background and how they became the chefs they are today. The cost is USD 115 for each class. For more information please call the Resort at (808) 325-8000.
- Libation Highlights
Join visiting mixologists as they share their expertise throughout the weekend and pick up a few tips along the way. Mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim's class, Stocking and Tending Your Home Bar, starts the week on September 17 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Moana Terrace, at USD 60. Throughout the week our daily Patron Lounge from 11:00 am to sunset at Palm Grove Pool, as well as cocktail demos at Beach Tree Stage at 1:00 pm daily.
*Please note, all events are for guests 21 years of age or older and all pricing includes tax and gratuities. For more information or to book any of the above experiences, please visit our website or call (808)325-8000.