Huliau Food & Film Festival
A farm-to-table celebration of local agriculture featuring local chefs and student-produced films
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2016 event tickets now on sale!
Our 2016 event will be held on Saturday August 6th at the beautiful Sugar Beach Events venue on the beach in north Kihei. This year’s event will feature 10 farm-to-table chef stations, an expanded 100% local bar, an impressive array of silent auction items, music by Bentley Kalaway and George Kahumoku Jr and our annual student film competition featuring event chefs!
Parking instructions: Please note that parking on site at Sugar Beach Events is very limited so we will be operating a free shuttle from Kihei Lutheran Church one mile away. Unless you buy VIP on-site parking ($20 per vehicle) you should arrive at Kihei Lutheran Church on Moi Place to catch the shuttle.
Ticket purchase details: The event will be open hosted seating unless you purchase an entire table. To enter more than one item (such as adding VIP parking) use the “continue shopping” button. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase tickets. After entering the quantity of tickets and clicking the “checkout” button, you can click on the “pay with a debit or credit card” link on the next page. For questions call (808) 757-2100.
This year’s event will feature the beautiful voice of Bentley Kalaway who has performed with us for the past three years as well as multiple Grammy & Hoku award winning Hawaiian Slack Key artist George Kahumoku Jr!
Our 2016 Event Chefs
Chef Isaac Bancaco
Executive Chef, Andaz Maui at Wailea
Read Isaac's bio
In 2011 Bancaco was honored as the only chef in Travel Age West’s, “Future Faces of Hawaii Tourism” and “Top Young Chefs to Watch” by Hawaii Hospitality. As an active player in supporting Maui’s farms and farmers, Bancaco displays a perfectly balanced menu of locally sourced components at the chic Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort.
He now flaunts using 85% from the islands top growers, ranchers and fishermen. After securing his first cooking position at the acclaimed Blue Ginger under Ming Tsai, Bancaco competed as Tsai’s sous chef on “Iron Chef America” defeating Bobby Flay in “Kitchen Stadium,” his first defeat on home soil. Born and raised on Maui, Bancaco possesses deep rooted pride in Hawaiʻi’s locally grown and produced goods giving diners a paralleled sense of place and a taste of his island home.
Chef Eric Morrissette
Executive Chef, Fleetwood's on Front St
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Chef Kyle Kawakami
Maui Fresh Streatery
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Chef Gary Johnson
Hāna Ranch Provisions
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Chef Lee Anderson
Sugar Beach Events
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Chef Lawrence Mason
Black Sheep Catering
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Today Lawrence lives with his two adorable boys, his fiancé Maya and his puppy Minnie Mouse. He feels fortunate that through the grace of god and sobriety he is able to live life to the fullest, be a wonderful family member and use his profession as a chef to give back to his community. Lawrence especially likes to work with youth and share his story with them in hope that it will inspire them to be hopeful about their own futures.
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Chef Ahren Uyeda
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Chef Carol Wallack
2016 Chef Coordinator
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Chef John Cadman
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Now as owner and operator of Pono Pies, John creates delicious sugar, gluten, dairy and GMO-free raw desserts out of as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. His pies are not only delicious but also represent his contribution to eating in a more pono (righteous) way that is both healthy and sustainable.
Chef Rebecca Woodburn-Rist
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Chef Sabra Ricci
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A graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, Ricci worked in Paris for Yes Catering Company and later as the consulting chef for Grail Springs Spa in Canada. No stranger to the media, she makes frequent guest appearances locally and nationally, and has been featured on Chelsea Lately, The Today Show, Extra, and Entertainment Tonight, and contributes regularly to About.com, writes a daily column on Chicago Sun-Times: Splash, a monthly column on Tarot.com and AOL Living.
Sabra Ricci, has written three books on her true passion of cooking and her love of astrology in Lobster for Leos, Cookies for Capricorn: An Astrology Lover’s Cookbook, January 2012, St. Martins Press, and Sexy Star Sign Cooking: A Cookbook for Lovers, January 2013, St. Martins Press. Her third book, Dirty, Sexy, Funny Astrology, she collaborated with comedian Jenny McCarthy, just released June 15, 2015. Ricci goes back and forth between her home in upcountry Kula on the island of Maui and Santa Monica, California. She lives with her husband, Ferenc and her cat Olive. In her down time, she enjoys a strong Bikram yoga practice, and traveling the world for her next culinary adventure.