Roy Yamaguchi Organizes Feast on the Slopes of Diamond Head

To Celebrate a Milestone, Benefit Culinary Education

Roy Yamaguchi Organizes Feast on the Slopes of Diamond Head

Fine food enthusiasts unite! This Sunday, October 5th, 2008, Hawaii's own "local boy who made it big" is throwing himself a party, all in the name of culinary education. Roy Yamaguchi will host a $200 per ticket event with fourteen world-renown chefs from around the globe to celebrate both his Hawaii Kai restaurant location on its 20th Anniversary, and to raise funds for the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. The Hawaii Kai eatery was the start of Roy's impressive career, acting as ground zero for an empire of lucrative restaurants that now stretch between the mainland and Asia.

Sunday's event will take place on the site of the Kapiolani Community College Farmer's Market, just off Diamond Head Road, on O'ahu. The visiting chefs plan on feeding close to 1,500 guests, so fear not a lack of food. The event is being called a "Grazing dinner" by organizers, which means patrons will meander from booth to booth sampling dishes. The dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. and run until 8:00 p.m.

Participating chefs include: Floyd Cardoz from Tabla, New York; Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger, Boston; Josiah Citrin from Melisse, Santa Monica; Darryl Fujita from Hawaii's Halekulani Hotel; Lee Hefter from Spago, Beverly Hills; Tony Liu of Modandi, New York; Raphael Lunetta from JiRaffe, Santa Monica; Tsutomu Ochiai of La Bettola Restaurant, Tokyo; "Iron Chef" Hiroyuki Sakai of La Rochelle, Tokyo; Yuki Wakiya from Wakiya at the Gramercy Park Hotel, New York; Alan Wong of Alan Wong's, Honolulu; Hiro Sone and Lissa Doumani from Terra/Ame, San Francisco; John Finger and Terry Sawyer of Hog Island Oyster Company, San Francisco.

Interested parties should swing by the Hawaii Kai or Lewers Street Roy's locations for tickets, or you can call 808 396-7697.

Sunday's event will take place on the site of the Kapiolani Community College Farmer's Market, just off Diamond Head Road, on O'ahu.