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You can be a Food Network star

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August 12th, 2016



PHOTO COURTESY THE FOOD NETWORK

The Food Network is casting for the next season of "Guy's Grocery Games," open to both professionals and non-pro cooks.

Local firefighters are known for their kitchen as well as fire-fighting skills, and are among the specialty cooks being sought for the next season of Guy Fieri's "Guy's Grocery Games."

The Food Network is searching nationwide for outgoing, skilled chefs and professional cooks from all backgrounds to compete for the $20,000 prize. If you think you have the chops, or know someone who does, applications are being taken at beonguysgrocerygames.com.

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All applicants must be 18 or older, and residents of the United States.

Producers are casting the following specialty episodes:

Burgers: Open to pro chefs and cooks with unique skills and perspective on burgers.
Bacon: Seeking pro chefs and cooks with unique skills and perspective on bacon.
Cheese: Pro chefs and cooks with unique skills and perspective on cheese.
All in the family: Seeking four family members who are or have been professional chefs/cooks, who will compete against each other.
Mothers Day/Father's Day: Looking for parent and son or daughter, and parent or adult child with some pro cooking experience.
Carnival games: For pro chefs and cooks with unique skills and perspective on carnival eats.
Superfans: Cooks/chefs who are epic fans of the show.
Firefighters: Amateur cooks with skills.
Police officers: Amateur cooks with skills.
Veterans: (Amateur Armed Forces cooks with skills.
Food truck chefs
Station chefs, Chef de Parties, line cooks: Representing from every part of a pro kitchen.

The deadline is Oct. 1 for the following episodes:
Burgers, Bacon, Cheese, Carnival Eats, Father's Day (Chef Father and his daughter or son, 18 or older), Superfan, Firefighters, Police, Veterans

Casting will continue through December for additional episodes that haven't been themed yet.

Pass on the word to anyone qualified.

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her food coverage in print in Wednesday's Crave section. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Vote HFWF in USA Today poll

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August 12th, 2016



PHOTO COURTESY HAWAI'I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Among local chefs involved in the. Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival are co-founders Alan Wong, left, and Roy Yamaguchi, right, and between them, Mark Noguchi, Lee Anne Wong and George Mavrothalassitis. Now they're asking you to vote for the festival as best in the nation in a USA Today poll.


Sunshine. Beaches. Food and wine selections from an international roster of top chefs and sommeliers. What's not to love about the Hawai'i Food & Wine Festival?

We've always known Hawaii is epicenter of world-class culinary events and word is getting out about the festival that, since 2011, has raised $1.3 million for local culinary and agricultural programs. HFWF is in the running for a USA Today poll looking for the Best Wine Festival in the USA Today 10 Best Poll.

HFWF has a good head start, currently in 2nd place out of 20 candidates and is hoping fans will push the festival into the top spot over the next two days.

Voting is open through 5:59 a.m. Aug. 15, Hawaii time. Here's the link to vote: 10best.com/awards/travel/best-wine-festival/hawaii-food-wine-festival-honolulu.

No need to enter email or personal information. Just click on "Vote."

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Nadine Kam is Style Editor and staff restaurant critic at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser; her food coverage in print in Wednesday's Crave section. Contact her via email at nkam@staradvertiser.com and follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Rebel Mouse.

Honolulu in running for FOOD & WINE Favorite Food City

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January 23rd, 2014



For the first time, FOOD & WINE magazine is inviting the public to vote in the America’s Favorite Food Cities Survey, and Honolulu was chosen by its editors as one of 40 contenders.

Now through April 30, you can vote on which city has the best-looking chefs (Lahaina could be a contender!) the most adventurous eaters, and more.

Results will appear in the September 2014 print issue of FOOD & WINE.

For more information on the survey, follow FOOD & WINE on Twitter and Instagram, and join the conversation with #FWHonolulu.

Vote for Honolulu at http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/americas-favorite-food-cities

Here are the cities vying for the honors:
1.  Atlanta
2.  Austin
3.  Birmingham
4.  Boston
5.  Charleston
6.  Chicago
7.  Cincinnati
8.  Cleveland
9.  Dallas
10.  Denver
11.  Houston
12.  Honolulu
13.  Indianapolis
14.  Kansas City
15.  Las Vegas
16.  Los Angeles
17.  Louisville
18.  Madison
19.  Memphis
20.  Miami
21.  Milwaukee
22.  Minneapolis
23.  Nashville
24.  New Orleans
25.  New York City
26.  Philadelphia
27.  Phoenix
28.  Pittsburgh
29.  Portland, Maine
30.  Portland, Ore.
31.  Providence
32.  St. Louis
33.  Salt Lake City
34.  San Antonio
35.  San Diego
36.  San Francisco
37.  Santa Fe
38.  Savannah
39.  Seattle
40.  Washington, D.C.

Name 'Foodie Faves' to win trip to New Orleans

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July 10th, 2013



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Some foodie faves already uploaded to Instagram and Ala Moana Center's Facebook page.

Are you addicted to kalua pork at Ala Moana Poi Bowl? Tea drinks at The Pacific Tea Garden? Popovers at Neiman Marcus? Or are you a snob for steaks at Morton's?

Your answer could win you a trip to New Orleans.

From now through July 21, Ala Moana Center is inviting foodies to visit its Facebook page to enter for to win a trip for two to New Orleans.

The grand prize includes:
>> Roundtrip airfare for two
>> 5 days / 4 nights at the Bourbon Orleans, part of the New Orleans Hotel Collection
>> Breakfast daily at Roux on Orleans
>> Welcome drinks at Bourbon O
>> Complimentary in-room massage for two
>> New Orleans-Creole meals
>> A $250 gift basket from Oakwood Center

Visit http://www.facebook.com/AlaMoanaCenter and click on the orange "Foodie Faves Sweepstakes" box.

Plus, Instagram a picture of your favorite meal from one its dozens of eateries, using the hashtag #FoodieFaves, for a chance to win a $100 Ala Moana Center gift card.

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