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Photos: An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam

From left to right: Kevin Yim of Zippy's, Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii, Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm, Kris Tanahara of Hawaiian Airlines, Ed Kenney of Mud Hen Water and TOWN Food & Events, José A. Fajardo of Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Francis Lam of The Splendid Table, Jayna Omaye of Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui and Robynne Maii of Fête Hawai‘i.
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From left to right: Kevin Yim of Zippy's, Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii, Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm, Kris Tanahara of Hawaiian Airlines, Ed Kenney of Mud Hen Water and TOWN Food & Events, José A. Fajardo of Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Francis Lam of The Splendid Table, Jayna Omaye of Hawaiʻi Public Radio, Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui and Robynne Maii of Fête Hawai‘i.

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!

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Event attendees at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam at the Hawaii Theatre.

A full slate of chefs and tastemakers joined Lam onstage for a suite of discussions about cuisine, culture and food security in Hawai‘i.

Kevin Yim of Zippy's, Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm, and Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii join The Splendid Table host Francis Lam onstage at the Hawaii Theatre for a discussion on local agriculture and food systems.
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Kevin Yim of Zippy's, Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm, and Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii join The Splendid Table host Francis Lam onstage at the Hawaii Theatre for a discussion on local agriculture and food systems.

Featured guest speakers were: Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm; 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.

Ed Kenney and Robynne Maii join Francis Lam onstage, with HPR multimedia producer Ananddev Banerjee overseeing the show's technical aspects.
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Ed Kenney and Robynne Maii join Francis Lam onstage, with HPR multimedia producer Ananddev Banerjee overseeing the show's technical aspects.

VIP guests were treated to a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and the featured guest speakers, as well as early access to seating.

  VIP guests were treated to a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and the featured guest speakers.
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VIP guests were treated to a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and the featured guest speakers.
 UH president David Lassner greets The Splendid Table host Francis Lam.
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UH president David Lassner greets The Splendid Table host Francis Lam.
Francis Lam, HPR President & GM José A. Fajardo, Alice Tucker and friend enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam.
Francis Lam, HPR President & GM José A. Fajardo, Alice Tucker and friend enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam.
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Kevin Yim of Zippy's receives a lei from a culinary student.
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Margie Jacinto, Sheldon Simeon, and Candice Kraughto enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam.
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Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Executive Director Hayley Matson-Mathes, Chef Robynne Maii and food writer Joan Namkoong enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam.
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Chris Lee, Sheldon Simeon, Hawaii Theatre Center President & CEO Gregory Dunn and Peter Savasta enjoy a VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam.

The audience also had an opportunity to join in on a post-show cookbook signing with Lam and Simeon.

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Event attendees visit with Francis Lam and Sheldon Simeon in the Hawaii Theatre's Weyand Room.
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Event attendees attend the book signing with Francis Lam and Sheldon 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.

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HPR staff join Francis Lam and Sheldon Simeon in the Weyand Room.

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