Lots of Cooking Kids at Keiki in the Kitchen on Oct. 28

(Sponsored) Four budding chefs who have appeared on national cooking shows—including Kailua’s “Kids Baking Championship” contestant Taylor Inouye—will be at Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s Keiki in the Kitchen event.

Last year’s recipe contest finalists for the grade 4–8 category with food personality Adam Richman.

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s annual HMAA presents Keiki in the Kitchen event is packed with budding chefs. On Oct. 28, on the roof of the Hawai‘i Convention Center will be four kids—three of them from Hawai‘i—who have appeared on national cooking shows. The lineup: Milo Fleming, from St. Paul, M.N., Top Chef Junior; Taylour Inouye, from Kailua, Kids Baking Championship; Liam Pignolet, Honolulu, Chopped Junior; Sophia Stark, Honolulu, Master Chef Junior.

Fleming is here because on Top Chef Junior he won a Cooking for Treasure Challenge on his way to reaching the final. And the prize? A trip to the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival! And he’s not just here to observe—he is serving as a judge for the Hawai‘i Gas presents Localicious Recipe Contest cook-off, with Adam Richman as presenter. Inouye is the newest TV star, having made it to the final of Kids Baking Championship last month.

And then there are the six Hawai‘i Gas presents Localicious Recipe Contest finalists who could be the next kids to appear on a cooking series. In the fourth to eighth grade category, the finalists are Kamaha‘o Kanekoa of Kamuela, Roselyn Lee of Ewa Beach, and Alexis Roukema of Honolulu. The ninth to twelfth grade finalists are Dion Ali-Elmore of Waipahu, Lauren Horita of Honolulu and Rachelle Anne Ramelb of Waipahu. Wish them luck!

Advance tickets are available online. Admission is free for HMAA members