KIHEI – Maui Huliau Foundation, a nonprofit organization offering environmental education programs to Maui youth, will host its fifth annual farm-to-table benefit celebration and food-focused film festival at Sugar Beach Events’ beautiful oceanfront venue in Kihei on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
Event sponsors include Pacific Biodiesel, Blue Ginger Hawaii, CDF Engineering and Sustainable Pacific Consulting.
The event will feature 12 chef stations; a cash bar of locally produced cocktails, beer and wine; live music; a food-themed student film contest; and an impressive array of silent auction items, including hotel stays and gift certificates to Maui’s top restaurants.Article Photos
Guests will vote for their favorite short films, sharing the stories behind the locally sourced dishes. The films are made by students in grades 7-12 from Maui Huliau’s filmmaking program.
The locally sourced bar will feature signature cocktails with Organic Ocean Vodka and Deep Island Hawaiian Rum, a selection of Maui Brewing Company’s brews and wines by Maui Wine. Vitali-Tea Kombucha Maui is also providing kombucha made from locally sourced ingredients.
Live music performances include Bentley Kalaway and Keith Ranney who have performed at the event the past four years, as well as Hawaiian steel guitar player Joel Katz.
Guests will vote for their favorite short films, sharing the stories behind the locally sourced dishes, made by event chefs, which are made by students in grades 7-12…
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