Easter Seals Hawai’i and Hawaiian Airlines Present . . .

“Chefs du Jour Island Moments”

Premier Telecast Thursday, September 4, 9 p.m.
Rebroadcast Saturday, September 6, 4 p.m.
on KHON 2

An exciting journey behind the scenes of Easter Seals Hawaii’s signature culinary event
featuring international and local star chefs, Hawaii’s world-class agriculture producers,
and the inspirational individuals and families who benefit from funds raised

Join television personality Emme Tomimbang and her co-host Chef Alan Wong as they go behind the scenes on what it takes to prepare and present one of Hawaii’s most celebrated culinary fundraising events of the year– Easter Seals Hawaii’s Chefs du Jour. On June 21st, 12 international and local superstar chefs teamed up with Hawaii’s premium agriculture and aquaculture producers to create a mouth-watering “farm to table” tasting menu under the stars for 500 guests at Tamarind Park in Downtown Honolulu. Proceeds from the Chefs du Jour benefit Easter Seals Hawaii and its mission of helping individuals with disabilities and other special needs.
In a special one-hour long television program, Emme and Chef Alan will take viewers on a fascinating journey into the culinary world of the event’s international stars, into the kitchens of local star chefs, out into the fields of Hawaii’s top producers and into the lives of a few very special Easter Seals Hawaii participants.     
Highlights of the television special include:
  • Candid interviews and an up close look at the event’s international superstars in action: former Iron Chef French Hiroyuki Sakai, Award-winning Melisse Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin and World Pastry Cup Gold Medalist En-Ming Hsu. Including behind-the-scene action with Hawaii’s local star chef participants Chefs Alan Wong, Roy Yamaguchi, Alan Takasaki, Hiroshi Fukui, Donato Loperfido, Philippe Padovani, Nobu’s Waikiki Lindsey Ozawa & Toshiyuki Sasajima and Restaurateur Henry Adaniya.
  • Coverage of the Chefs du Jour event under the stars at Tamarind Park in Downtown Honolulu.
  • An exclusive VIP “tasting” tour with the chefs to Hawaii’s premium farms including the North Shore Cattle Company, Twin Bridge Farms Asparagus, and Dole’s World-Class Waialua Cacao Farm.
  • A special feature on Easter Seals Hawaii, including an inspirational look into the life of former participant Brian Kajiyama who went on to become an important part of the UH Warrior’s Football coaching team.
About Easter Seals Hawaii
Easter Seals Hawaii is the state’s oldest private provider of services to infants, children and young adults with disabilities and other special needs. Easter Seals Hawaii employs more than 400 people, and provides more than 400,000 hours of direct service to individuals and families across the state. All funds raised by Easter Seals Hawaii remain in Hawaii and allow the organization to continue its long tradition of service.

Easter Seals Hawaii
710 Green Street
Honolulu, HI  96813
Phone: (808) 536-1015
Website:  www.eastersealshawaii.org

The Title Sponsor of the Chefs du Jour event was the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the Presenting Sponsor was HFM and serving as Major Sponsors were Hawaii State Department of Agriculture, Hawaii Seals of Quality Program, Honolulu Star-Bulletin & Midweek, Fujioka’s Wine & Times, Sprint Hawaii, Bishop Square, Fiji Water, The Gas Company, Hawaii Modern Luxury Magazine, Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Xerox Hawaii.
Additional television broadcast sponsors are Co-Underwriters: Easter Seals Hawaii and Hawaiian Airlines and Co-Sponsors are Hawaiian Electric Company, Stanford Carr Development, The Queen’s Medical Center and Your Toyota Hawaii Dealers.