Hawaii Food & Wine Festival to End at Ko Olina; Hotels Offer Packages

Foodies in Hawaii will want to mark their calendars for this: The Ko Olina Resort—which includes Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa and JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa—will host the finale of the fourth annual Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, “It’s a Food World After All,” on Sunday September 7 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event will show off the skills of internationally renowned chefs and culinary personalities from Hawaii, the U.S. Mainland, and around the world.
"It’s a Food World After All” will take place on the beach at Ko Olina on the leeward (western) coast of Oahu, with 16 celebrity chefs showing off their culinary talents. Tickets are priced at $200 per person; $500 per person for VIP seating.
Ko Olina’s chef line up includes:
• Kevin Chong, ‘AMA‘AMA – Ko Olina, HI
• Josiah Citrin, Mélisse – Santa Monica, CA
• Cat Cora, Cat Cora Inc. – Los Angeles, CA
• Stephen Durfee, Culinary Institute of America – St. Helena, CA
• Dean Fearing, Fearing’s – Dallas, TX
• Jason Fox, Commonwealth – San Francisco, CA
• Jason Kina, JW Marriott Ihilani – Ko Olina, HI
• Raphael Lunetta, JiRaffe – Santa Monica, CA
• Mark Noguchi, LUNCH BOX – Honolulu, HI
• Naomi Pomeroy, Beast Restaurant – Portland, OR
• Art Smith, Table fifty-two – Chicago, IL
• Andrew Sutton, Napa Rose – Anaheim, CA
• Vivian Wu, Alan Wong’s – Honolulu, HI
• Sang Yoon, Lukshon – Los Angeles, CA
• Toshi Yoroizuka, Toshi Yoroizuka – Tokyo, Japan
• Eric Ziebold, CityZen – Washington, DC
Hawaii Food & Wine Festival guests can also get special room rates at Ko Olina properties:
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa: Take the elevator home with a special rate for Sunday, September 7th:  Island Garden View Room, $272 per night; no resort fee. For reservations, call 407-939-4686 and reference Code G0667074.
JW Marriott Ihilani Resort & Spa: Stay the weekend at a special rate of $249 per night. Guest room availability is limited so book early at ihilani.com. (Enter your arrival date in the box at the top of the page. This will direct you to the Find & Reserve page. On the right side, expand the box “Special Rates & Awards” and enter “ER5” in the “Corporate/Promotional Code” field. Click “Find” to complete your room reservation).