2016 Event


Cooking 101 Co-Presenter Chef Kevin Hanney

Chef Kevin Hanney
Chef/Owner Kevin Hanney
12th Ave Grill and Kokohead Café-Island Style Brunch House.

Chef Hanney has been a regular participant at Taste, debuting in 2006. He has extensive experience using pasture-raised beef and his usage tips for home cooks were featured in a 2010 Taste blog, along with a recipe for Yankee Pot Roast.

A native of upstate New York, Chef Kevin’s dedication to local ingredients was instilled at Wild Wind Farms, often known as one of the original farm-to-table, organic farms. His love for ripe, local ingredients was galvanized as the house caterer for many central California wine makers. Hanney’s 35 years of experience include stints in the Mediterranean and operating a successful film catering company before opening his first brick and mortar restaurant in Kaimuki.  He is committed to sustainable practices and supporting local food producers. 



Taste of the Hawaiian Range Attendees

Cooking 101 Co-Presenter Chef J Schoonover

Chef J Schoonover

Executive Chef J Schoonover
12th Ave Grill

Before leading 12th Ave Grill to five Hale Aina Awards, Chef J served as executive sous chef at Roy’s on O’ahu. He honed his culinary skills at international events cooking side-by-side with celebrated culinarians Tetsuya Wakuda and Nobu Matsuhisa; however, he credits his love for natural flavors to being raised in the kitchens of his mom and grandmother. Chef J moved to O’ahu as a boy of 7 and attended the culinary program at Kapiolani Community College.

Paniolo Lingo

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braided rawhide rigging of the "Hawaiian tree" cowboy saddle

Attendees Taste of the Hawaiian Range

Mealani's Taste Of The Hawaiian Range & Agriculture Festival 2016 Gala

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island of Hawai'i
Free Parking shuttle: To be announced
Info: 808-322-4892
Details: The 21st Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range where you can sample the rich flavor of numerous cuts of pasture-raised meat and talk story with the people who are producing our food. Attendees will enjoy delectable dishes using pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, goat, mutton and wild boar—plus a cornucopia of fresh island fruit, veggies, honey, spices and beverages.

 

Cooking Pasture-raised Beef 101

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island of Hawai'I. Ballroom location to be announced.
Parking: To be announced
Info: 808-322-4892
Details: O‘ahu chefs Kevin Hanney and Jason “J” Schoonover and are teaming up to instruct the 2016 edition of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 at 3 p.m. Chef Hanney is the chef/owner of 12th Ave Grill and Kokohead Café-Island Style Brunch House. Chef Schoonover is the executive chef of 12th Ave Grill, the 2015 Hale Aina Award-winning Best Restaurant of the Year. Both chefs regularly include pasture-raised beef on their menus.

 

FREE Educational Presentation

Beef Carcass Butchering and Product Valuation

 

Date: Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island of Hawai'I. Ballrooms 1 & 2.
Parking: To be announced
Info: 808-322-4892
Details: Dr. Dale Woerner & Dr. Keith Belk of Colorado State University 
This free, hands-on, educational presentation illustrates and describes how a half-beef carcass is butchered into products while the characteristic of each product is shared. The demonstration instructs future chefs and food service personnel how to best utilize the whole carcass of pasture-raised cattle. In addition, the presentation is of value to the home cook wanting to learn about meat cuts.  

Dr. Belk is the Monfort Endowed Chair in Meat Science at the Center for Meat Safety & Quality, and has been a buyer for Safeway and the Colorado State Meat Extension Specialist. An associate professor, Dr. Woerner is an expert in fresh meat quality, pre-harvest management of beef for quality meat production, meat cookery, instrument assessment of meat products, fresh meat shelf life and innovative carcass fabrication.

 

Special Hawai‘i Resident Hotel Package

Hilton Waikoloa Village Kama‘aina Hotel & Ticket Package

  • Package valid only for Kama‘aina Guests - must show valid Hawai‘i state ID at check-in and must have Hawai‘i address in reservation.
  • Package code: TSH
  • Event Date: September 9, 2016
  • Event night package rates start at $239 + tax per room
  • Package includes 2 tickets to Taste of the Hawaiian Range Gala
  • Must stay night of the event to receive tickets
  • Pre- and post-event hotel room prices start at $149 plus tax per room, per night, based on availability.
  • Reservations are subject to $15 resort charge

Book package online. Or call 1-800-HILTONS.
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Hilton Lagoon Taste of the Hawaiian Range


Taste of the Hawaiian Range