Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for keiki

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Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 2.25.37 PMAttention aspiring young chefs: Here’s your chance to show off your culinary talent before internationally renowned chefs. The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is calling on young Hawai‘i chefs ages 8-17 to submit their very own original recipe for a delicious and creative lunchtime meal that’s healthy, simple to prepare, and features at least one fresh locally-sourced product (produce or protein) as a main ingredient.

The top three finalists from two age categories will prepare their recipes live at the at the 2014 Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen on Sept. 6, at the Honolulu Zoo. The celebrity chef judges include Iron Chef Hiroyuki Sakai, Chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Chef Jason Fox.

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The grand prize winner will receive a “Keiki Night Out” for a party of 10 at Roy’s Restaurant or Alan Wong’s with a special appearance by the chef and a two-night stay at Outrigger Reef on the Beach Waikiki. A special three-course menu will be created for the winner and nine of his or her best friends or family members.

The deadline to enter is July 31, 2014. To enter, visit