The Traveling Plate - Hawai'i Island

Aloha! E komo mai to the Traveling Plate 2018, the 3rd Annual Statewide Culinary Tour to benefit Easterseals Hawaii. Last year Traveling Plate was wildly succesful visiting Maui, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi, and Oʻahu. This year we continue the voyage with the launch of new and innovative concepts as part of this statewide culinary tour.

The Island of Hawaiʻi boasts our first launch event in this unique statewide culinary tour amidst the beautiful landscape of Nani Mau Gardens. #TPHawaiʻi will be a grazing style evening featuring notable chefs crafting locally sourced eats from the ʻāina, a hosted bar, and a the Traveling Plate Marketplace. The Traveling Plate Marketplace includes a silent auction, wine pull, and locally crafted products for sale.

Participating Chefs:

Chef Mark Pomaski of Moon + Turtle

Chef Dayne Tanabe of the Kamuela Provision Company Hilton Waikoloa

Chef Brian Hirata of the Hawaii Culinary Institute

Chef Cherub Silverstein of Sweet Cane Cafe

Chef Mark "Gooch" Noguchi of Pili Group

And More!
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This August 2018, the Traveling Plate HI joins ranks with restaurants across ka pae ʻāina o Hawaiʻi, as Restaurant Ambassadors, to celebrate locally sourced food and increase awareness of Easterseals Hawaii. In addition to our celebrity chef studded launch events on each island, Restaurant Ambassadors will offer a menu item at their establishment highlighting a locally sourced ingredient throughout the entire month of August and donate a portion of proceeds directly back to Easterseals Hawaii. For a full list of Restaurant Ambassadors + menu items for Hawaiʻi and other participating islands visit

Kokua and celebrate the legacy of important work by Easterseals Hawaii (ESH) throughout the Hawaiian Islands by JOINING US for the 3rd Annual Traveling Plate HI 2018 at the Hawaiʻi launch event or with a Restaurant Ambassador near you!


$85 Exclusive VIP Ticket details:

VIP EARLY ENTRY (5:00 PM) entails early access to chef booths, a taste of Kona Brewing Company's latest "Backyard Brew" and a complimentary Kona Brew pint glass that's refillable all evening! LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE.


For more information and full list of tour locations visit

Event Properties

Event Date 07-22-2018 5:30 pm
Event End Date 07-22-2018 8:30 pm
Nani Mau Gardens
406 Makalika St, Hilo, HI 96720, USA
Nani Mau Gardens

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