HPR and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific co-presented An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam at the Hawaii Theatre last week. Mahalo to the 600+ guests that attended our first in-person event of this magnitude in nearly four years!
A full slate of chefs and tastemakers joined Lam onstage for a suite of discussions about cuisine, culture and food security in Hawai‘i.
Featured guest speakers were: Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm; Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii; Ed Kenney of Mud Hen Water and TOWN Events; Robynne Maii of Fête Hawaii; Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui; Kevin Yim of Zippy’s; and HPR’s own Arts and Culture Reporter, Jayna Omaye.
VIP guests were treated to a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and the featured guest speakers, as well as early access to seating.
The audience also had an opportunity to join in on a post-show cookbook signing with Lam and Simeon.
The Hawai‘i-focused discussion will be featured nationally on the Saturday, Feb. 4 episode of The Splendid Table, which airs at 9 a.m. on HPR-1.
Mahalo to FarmLovers Markets for their sponsorship of this event. In-kind travel support provided by Hawaiian Airlines and Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach.
José A. Fajardo will be stepping down from his role as Hawai‘i Public Radio’s president and general manager on July 31, due to his ongoing battle against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease with no known cure.