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Culinary Conversations – Restaurants Driving Tourism

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Event to be rescheduled for future date.

Did you know that our appetites have just as much influence on our choices in travel as our hearts and minds?

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Join the industry community as PATA presents the people, campaigns, and epicurean delights that influence visitors to select our islands. You’ll learn about the 5-star events that persuade people to fly for amazing meals; how our unique food offerings make us a dining destination; and, how future restaurateurs are being developed right here at home at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. Currently, the Hawaii Tourism Authority is running campaigns in North America that showcase local chefs and the ohana spirit that makes coming together at the dining table important for kamaaina and visitors alike. We’ll feature the highlights of that campaign.

  • Ron Takahashi, Department Chair, Culinary Arts, Kapiolani Community College, Culinary Institute of the Pacific and Education, Workforce Skills & Needs
  • Jay Talwar, Chief Marketing Officer, Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, The Role of Restaurants in Marketing Hawaii to the World
  • Denise Yamaguchi, CEO & Founder, Hawaii Ag & Culinary Alliance, Event Marketing in the Culinary Tourism Segment & Farm to Table Initiatives
  • Fred DeAngelo, Chef de Cuisine, BLT Steak Waikiki, Tourism and the Kitchen – What’s Cooking?

We all have to eat, so join us for lunch and learn how that same concept can be used to drive business and create memorable meals and experiences for your guests.

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Congratulations PATA Lifetime Member Gloria Henderson

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Gloria Henderson awarded the Pillars of PATA Americas Chapter Award – Certificate of Appreciation

Gloria received this prestigious honor at the PATA educational conference held at the Bay Club Hotel and Marina in San Diego March second and third. Gloria’s industry advocacy and commitment to our local chapter make this well deserved recognition.