2017 TASTE Awards

taste2017 logoHFMA’s annual TASTE Awards was on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Pomaika`i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery. The TASTE Awards is an exciting event which recognizes the achievements in our local food manufacturing industry and highlights the stories behind successful companies and their products. Last year’s event hosted over 300 people. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Culinary Institute of the Pacific.

2017 TASTE Awards Winners


2017 Battle of the Chefs Winners:

  • Best Use of HFMA Products: Chef Shaymus Alwin
  • Best Presentation: Chef James Aptakin
  • Best Overall TASTE: Chef Russell Siu

View images from 2017 TASTE Award.


Mahalo to our 2017 TASTE Award sponsors.


Featured in the media:

  • HFMA Board member, Jimmy Chan and Susan Morita, Chairperson of the TASTE Awards with Menehune Mac visit local radio stations to promote this year’s TASTE Awards!

Question? Contact hfma@foodsofhawaii.com or call 808-422-HFMA.

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