Support Farmers Markets in August

National Farmers Market Week is August 5-11, but why stop with just one week? August is a great time to promote and support farmers markets and show how valuable they can be to the community. In Hawai‘i, we know what it means to care for ‘ohana. By shopping at farmers markets, you give local families…

Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo Recap

On July 11 and 12, 2018 the Hawaii Restaurant Association participated in the Hawaii Lodging, Hospitality & Foodservice Expo. The HRA booth was front and center at the Expo entrance, as we greeted all of the attendees. Thanks to our booth marketing partners: Sanikleen, ProTouch, Piper Products, Open Table and Food Gurus who proudly displayed…

“Hawaii Mocktails” Event Recap

Feature Image (above):  People’s Choice Mocktail Winner Mauna Kea Resort’s “Strawberry Basil Mule”, displayed with one of event sponsor Bai’s “São Paulo Strawberry Lemonade” lo-cal beverage. On June 26, Hawaii’s top mixologists gathered at Waikiki Yokocho to delight us with their unique creations of 0% alcohol, 100% great mocktails.  It was a fun filled evening…

Summer Superfoods for a Healthy Diet

Summer is in full swing, and many people have “getting healthier” on their to-do list this season. Restaurants have a great opportunity to help customers make healthy meal choices by offering options that are rich in nutrients while also satisfying those summer cravings. Superfoods are nutrient-rich and provide antioxidants that detoxify your body. Learn how…

Member Profile: Waikiki Brewing Company

Waikiki Brewing Company opened its first location in Waikiki in 2015.  The seven barrel brewhouse in Waikiki is capable of producing 1600 barrels a year and was at capacity almost immediately, leading the brewery to start looking for a second location.  They found the ideal spot in Honolulu’s historic brewing district in up and coming…

Member Profile: First Commercial Kitchen

First Commercial Kitchen LLC is Hawaii’s first and foremost food processing incubator, “commercializing your favorite recipes….for pleasure, profit, and posterity” since 1982.  We have helped numerous chefs and restaurants create and manufacture their house dressings, sauces, etc.. for retail sale, as well as for in-house use. We now introduce a revolutionary Nanotechnology floor coating, first…