Owner/Chef Kevin Hanney of 12th Avenue Grill in Honolulu travels to the Big Island every year to participate in Mealani’s Taste of the Hawaiian Range. He debuted at the event in 2006 and was assigned the beef cut “top round” to prepare in 2010. Located at 1145C on 12th Avenue in Kaimuki, the … more... about Taste Chef Offers Grass-Fed Beef Cooking Tips
Info on 2019 Event Coming Soon!
Mana Christian ʻOhana hall & YMCA Minuke Ole Park
Waimea, Hawaiʻi Island
You Can Still Get Taste Event Tickets Today!
All Online Ticket Sales Have Ended
TASTE GALA: 5:30-7:30 pm at Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall
Buy Taste Gala Pre-Sale Tickets at Parker Ranch Store: $50 if Still Available
Buy Gala Tickets at the Door: $60 Cash Only
COOKING 101 DEMO: with Sampling 2:30-4 pm at Mana Christian ‘Ohana Classrooms
Buy Cooking Pasture-Raised Meats 101 Demo Tickets at the Door: $10 Cash Only
Agriculture Festival, Workshops, Evening Gala
The 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Agriculture Festival offered livestock displays, educational exhibits, local product sampling and sales, food trucks and beverages.
Attendees could find out how to attract bees to their landscape, visit a “plant doctor” for help on garden questions and taste-test local beef jerky, breadfruit, honey and more.
Keiki enjoyed agricultural-themed activities, games and hosreback rides. Hawai‘i Island 4-H youth offered a display of farm animals and a booth on how youngsters can join the project-based organization—4-H marked 100 years in Hawai‘i during 2018.
Indoor Classroom Presentations
Attendess learned how agriculture is the science, art and practice of producing food at agricultural and culinary-themed presentations in the five-classroom complex behind the Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall. In addition, there was an exhibit of invasive species.
Open to the public and geared to farmers, ranchers and culinarians, the free presentations included Q&As. Talks covered a wide range of topics: the Food Safety Modernization Act, invasive species, federal worker protection standards on proper pesticide use and safety, Hawai‘i tea production, agriculture technology with Smart Yields, best-use practices for beef carcass utilization and the cutting-edge GMO research and technology involving CRISPR-Cas9.
Leading the 2018 installment of Cooking Pasture-Raised Beef 101 was Chef Edwin Goto of Waimea’s Village Burger and Noodle Club. He demonstrated how to prepare beef flank steak and the activity offered sampling.
Featuring 20 culinary stations preparing pasture-raised meats and local produce, the 5:30-7:30p.m. Taste gala was both inside and out of the Mana Christian ‘Ohana hall.