Chef

5 questions with Art Smith

As an official media partner of this year’s Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival, we’ll be interviewing several of the noteworthy chefs who be attending this year’s event, which runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 7. Chef Art Smith will be returning…

5 questions with Masaharu Morimoto

As an official media partner of this year’s Hawai‘i Food and Wine Festival, we’ll be interviewing several of the noteworthy chefs who be attending this year’s event, which runs Aug. 29 through Sept. 7. Chef Masaharu Morimoto is a returning…

Hard Rock Cafe: Fresh Made Menu

We were invited to taste Hard Rock Cafe’s new Fresh Made Menu rolling out across the globe. After a year of research and customer feedback, the restaurant taste tested dozens of recipes and created new menu items.The improved menu includes…

Michael Collantes sets high bar for Park

Details of a modern Mediterranean restaurant have been percolating through Honolulu dining circles for the past three weeks. In anticipation of an early August opening, I made some phone calls and scoured the Internet for any and all information about…

What makes a chef?

This past weekend, a culinary student volunteering at the Honolulu Festival Friendship Gala asked me what it takes to become a chef. Although there are a lot of qualities involved, the main requirement is that a chef must be both…