Almost 1,000 people turned out for Chefs For Hope, a benefit event to raise funds for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, with 100 percent of ticket sales donated to the Salvation Army’s Haiyan Relief Fund. Chef Chai Chaowasaree spearheaded the effort at the Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall and mobilized 34 of Hawaii’s best chefs and dozens of Hawaii’s more renowned entertainers for this event. On top of the very special dishes presented by the restaurants, attendees enjoyed fine wine and sake poured by notable experts (including our own Mari Taketa!).
Participants included 12th Ave Grill, Alan Wong’s, the Beachhouse at the Moana, Café Laufer, Centerplate, d.k Steakhouse, HASR Bistro, Hawaiian Spring Water, Hiroshi’s, Japengo, JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Kakaako Kitchen, La Tour Cafe, Mariposa, Michel’s at the Colony Surf, Morimoto, Nico’s, Nori’s, Ola at the Turtle Bay Resort, Paradise Beverages, Poke Stop, Rakuen Sushi Bar/Mercury Pub, Roy’s, SALT, Sansei Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Side Street Inn, Southern Wine & Spirits, Tango Contemporary Café, The Pacific Club and World Sake Imports Beverages.
If you weren’t able to attend this worthwhile event, you can still donate to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Click here to send a donation to the Salvation Army.