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Poipu Food & Wine Festival
Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 at 5:00 pm – Saturday, October 22nd, 2022 at 9:00 pmTBD
The Poipu Food & Wine Festival (PF&WF) presented by the Poipu Beach Foundation and Southwest Airlines will take place October 19-22. Three exciting events make up the culinary calendar and include a Farmer’s Market + Student Chef Demonstration, In the Kitchen Cooking Demonstrations/Classes and the coveted Pa`ina, an exquisite epicurean event highlighting some of Hawaii’s most popular and award-winning chefs, including Chef Belinda Leong and Chef Mark Noguchi (among others) , working side by side with our future culinary leaders.
Wednesday, October 19, discover the freshest island ingredients at the Kauai Culinary Market + Chef Demonstration at the Shops at Kukui`ula. Local musicians serenade as you shop the open-air market while exploring locally grown fruits, vegetables, coffee, along with spices, jams and cheese. At the demonstration, KCC students will take the stage with a cooking demonstration featuring the students and their skills as they prepare tantalizing local specialties featuring Kauai grown ingredients. The demonstration is free, savory plates are available for purchase with proceeds benefitting KCC’s Culinary Arts Program.
Thursday, October 20, In the Kitchen .. Learn from the best as some of the islands most popular chefs share recipes and tools for culinary success. Class locations and times vary.
Saturday, October 22, let your taste buds soar as you delight in the culinary delicacies of Hawaii’s chefs at the Pa`ina. This year at the Ka Hale Imu a Kikuchi on the grounds of the Kauai Community College. Attendees will enjoy small plates and wine pairings from Hawaii-based chefs as students from KCC will assist the Chefs with preparation, plating and service. Live music will fill the air setting the stage for an unforgettable evening.
The Poipu Food & Wine Festival is made possible through the generous support of Southwest Airlines, the Hawaii Tourism Authority through the Community Enrichment Program, Culinary Institute of the Pacific and Kauai Community College and The Shops at Kukui`ula.