Each year, HONOLULU Magazine honors the best restaurants in the Islands with a gala reception and celebration. The celebration was for the 25th anniversary of the Hale Aina Awards, Hawaii’s first and longest established culinary award, took place on Sunday, November 16, 2008 at the Sheraton Waikiki.
The 25th annual HONOLULU Magazine Hale Aina Awards were sponsored by the Department of Agriculture Hawaii Seal of Quality Program, Sheraton Waikiki, Bank of Hawaii, HEMIC, King Food Service, Whole Foods Market, Hansen Distribution Group,Hagadone Printing Co., Tropic Fish Hawaii, LLC, Edsung Foodservice, Umeke Market, The Gas Company, Bays Deaver Lung Rose Holma, Fresh Island Fish and Tobe Co. Food Safety. Fine beverages were sponsored by Better Brands, Glaceau and Koa Coffee Plantation. KUMU 94.7 FM, KGMB 9 and PacRim Marketing Group were our media partners for the event. Corporate supporters included: Alsco, Armstrong Produce, Hotels & Resorts of Halekulani, Ham Produce & Seafood, KAI Vodka and Young's Fishmarket.