HRA Labor Day Paina Mixer recap

Re-posted with permission from Pomai Souza, Tasty island Honolulu Food Blog.  You can go to original blog posting by CLICKING HERE.   This year’s Hawaii Restaurant Association Labor Day Paina was held Tuesday evening, August 21, 2018 at Lucky Strike Social in Ala Moana Center.  Festivities included complimentary food, drinks, bowling, networking and raffle prize giveaways. Hawaii…

Loss of Power and Flooding – some basic guidelines

We on Oahu got lucky with Lane not really affecting us, but really beat up Maui and Big Island. Kauai is still drying up from last spring. It is Hurricane season, and more storms could be heading our way.. This link https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2018/09/hundreds-of-pashas-customers-report-illnesses-some-positive-for-salmonella/ opens a story about a restaurant in Texas that lost its power for…

Member Profile: Matheson Tri-Gas

MATHESON is a single source for industrial, medical, specialty and electronic gases, welding and safety supplies, gas handling equipment, high performance purification systems, engineering and gas management services, and on-site gas generation with a mission to deliver innovative solutions for global customer requirements. MATHESON is the largest subsidiary of the TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION Group,…

Member Profile: MD Restoration

MD Restoration is Hawaii’s most comprehensive locally owned and operated disaster recovery firm. From its humble beginnings as a cleaning and janitorial company in 2002 MD Restoration has always followed the mantra: “treat every customer as if they were family.” 16 years later MD Restoration has grown to over 65 team members and 40 company vehicles…

What You Need to Know About the Flu (Influenza)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 5% to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu this season, and 310,000 individuals will be hospitalized for flu-related illnesses.   When is flu season? The timing is unpredictable and varies by year. Some flu viruses circulate during the summer and influenza activity…

New Changes to State Food Safety Law

Notice and highlights courtesy of Tina Rogers, Ai Kahu Culinary Solutions, & NRA ServSafe On September 2, 2018 the State of Hawaii’s revised Food Safety Law goes into effect, and this what it means to your food service establishment  Five Highlights from the New FDA Food Code By now, you’ve probably heard about the recently released…

HMAA Presents Keiki in the Kitchen, Oct. 28

Calling all culinary superstars! We encourage young chefs to submit their best original recipe by September 21 for a chance to win a 2-night stay at Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa! Finalists will prepare their dishes for celebrity chef judges at Keiki in the Kitchen on October 28 at the Hawaii Convention Center. Keiki…