19th Annual Taste of Hilo Tickets on Sale
Pre-sale tickets at $55 may be purchased by calling the chamber office at (808) 934-0177 or by email at [email protected].
Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $70, if the event has not been
This year’s event will feature pigs raised using natural farming practices which eliminates the
need for antibiotics, vaccines and hormones. Developed by Master Kyu Han Cho of the Janong
Natural Farming Institute of South Korea, this sustainable farming method uses generations-old
practices from Japan and South Korea, combined with Cho’s graduate education in agriculture
and veterinary science.
Mike DuPonte from the University of Hawai‘i, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human
Resources, serves as the resource person for this exciting project. University Dining Services by
Sodexo will prepare the pork in a variety of ways that are intended to please everyone’s palate.
A Taste of Hilo annually features the culinary skills of more than 35 chefs, restaurants and
patisseries, who provide their talents, ingredients and staff to make this annual event a success.
Discover what your favorite restaurants will feature at this year’s A Taste of Hilo.
A Taste of Hilo Participants
- AJ & Sons
- Akmal’s Indian Kitchen
- Aloha Mondays
- Anheuser Busch
- Any Kine Wontons
- Blue Zones Project
- Café 100
- Café Pesto
- Coca Cola
- Cupcakes Boom!
- Hawaii Youth Business Center
- Hawaii Community College
- Hawaii Island Gourmet Products
- Hawaii Lassi
- Hilo Coffee Mill
- Hilo Hawaiian Hotel
- Hilo Medical Center
- Johnson Brothers
- Kuhio Grille
- Mehana Brewing Company
- Ocean Sushi
- Paradise Beverages
- Pint Size
- Remy’s Plate Lunch
- Suisan Fish Market
- Sweet Cane Café
- Sweet Thunder Products
- The Cherry Company
- Volcano Winery
- Young’s Market
- Yan’s Kitchen
Over the years, the Japanese Chamber has raised more than $160,000 through this event to support educational programs at the Hawai‘i Community College.
About the Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Hawai‘i fosters economic sustainability as well as perpetuating the Japanese cultural heritage and traditions in Hawai‘i. Its mission is to promote the well-being of the community through business and personal relationships that embody the values of kahiau and okage sama de. In Hawaiian, “kahiau” means giving without expecting anything in return. Okage sama de is a Japanese proverb, which means I am what I am because of you.