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9th Annual Mangoes at the Moana Festival


Jul 15, 2017
10:00 AM until 03:00 PM


A mango-lovers dream, the festival features the ever-popular Ultimate Mango Throwdown featuring local celebrity chefs, demonstrations and activities, live entertainment and more.

Local celebrity chefs participating in the Ultimate Mango Throwdown preparing mango-centric dishes include:

  • Andrew Le, Pig and the Lady

  • Wade and Michelle Ueoka, MW Restaurant

  • Leeann Wong, (last year’s champion), Koko Head Café

  • Ronnie Natsuti, Tiki’s Bar and Grill

  • Hiro Mimura, Taormina

  • Robin Maii, Fête Hawaii

  • James Aptakin, Turtle Bay Resort

  • John Salcedo, RumFire

    Local mixologists serving up refreshing mango-centric cocktails

  • Mango libations presented by Southern Wine and Spirits

  • Azure Restaurant & Bar, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort: Micah Suderman

  • Splash Bar, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: Jesse Suderman

    Cooking Demonstrations by Moana Surfrider Culinary Team

  • Pastry Chef Nanako Perez-Nava – Mango  cream puff

  • Chef David Lukela, Beachhouse – “Froot Loop” summer seasonal fruit, mango chia seed pudding

Seminars for mango growing enthusiasts led by Makaha Mangoes

  • Advanced Seminar: TBD, Panel and Discussion

  • Beginner Seminar: Mangoes 101 – Pruning and production

    Farmers Market by Makaha Mangoes

    Best Mango Contest with submissions from the community

  • Homegrown backyard mangoes are submitted by the avid local growers to be judged for best flavor, skin, texture and aroma

  • Winner receives a two-night stay gift certificate to The Moana Surfrider

    Marriott Waikiki Complex Waikiki Pop-up Bake Shop & KCC Silent Auction

  • Proceeds benefit Kapiolani Community College Culinary Arts Program

  • Featuring baked goods from the Royal Hawaiian Bakery by Executive Pastry Chef Carolyn Portuondo and the Veranda by Pastry Chef Nanako

    Live musical performance by local artist Sean Na'auao at 1:30 p.m. at the Beach Bar after the Ultimate Mango Throwdown

    Self-parking will be complimentary up to 4 hours at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani.


$55 General Admission


View map Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
2365 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI

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