No kids for me but do have a furbaby, Bevo. This year’s Hawaii Food & Wine Festival got the kids aka keiki involved and I think my nieces and nephews would have had a good time at this event. Hell, even I did. Located at Whaler’s Village center in Ka’anapali, tables and booths were set up with activities for kids including making leis, art projects, meet and greet with the chefs and meeting Nerdy Nummies YouTube star Rosanna Pansino. There were two sessions of her instructing kids on how to make unicorn cupcakes.
I thought this event was such a good idea because inspiration in children can come from when they’re young. Though my dreams of a ballerina never panned out, it’s great to see my own nephew interested in food and baking. For his 12th birthday this year and now living in North Carolina, I sent him a bunch of products like special pans, oils and other ingredients from Sur La Table and he baked his own birthday cake. When we went to Myrtle Beach, Charleston and Savannah in August, I took him to Michelin star restaurants and on a walking food tour because he has an interest in it like I do. We passed a culinary school while in Savannah and thought I should probably start saving to send him to school. Perhaps he may fall in love with other professions but I am pleased he has a great hobby now and he’s learning. Kudos to the HFWF and Rosanna for holding event to build passions and inspire.
|Cheesecake by my nephew. I don’t even like cheesecake but this was good!|
Save the date for the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival 2019
October 5 – October 27
HFWF18 – Spiked!
HFWF18 – Chef Stephen Pyles
HFWF18 – Chef Rick Tramonto
HFWF18 – Keiki in the Kitchen
HFWF17 – Jennifer Ackrill of SKY Waikiki & Top of Waikiki
HFWF17 – Chef Floyd Cardoz of Paowalla
HFWF17 – Chef Chris Kajioka of Senia
HFWF17 – Hank’s Haute Dogs & Chef Henry Adaniya