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HRA Hall of Fame Induction and “Chefs of Aloha” Dine Around

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 11:30 am


Join us at

    The 12th Annual 

Hawaii Restaurant Association’s

Hall of Fame Induction 

with the 

“Chefs of Aloha” Dine Around

Join the Hawaii Restaurant Association in celebrating the induction of the honorees to the 2018 HRA Hall of Fame.

The inductees are select individuals who have “demonstrated dedication and commitment to the growth of the restaurant and food service industry in Hawaii, contributed to the enhancement of its quality and image, and demonstrated service through outreach.”

A portion of the Proceeds will benefit the University of Hawaii Foundation.

    5:00 pm Registration and Cocktails
6:00pm Dine-Around featuring the “Chefs of Aloha”
7:30 pm Hall of Fame Program

 The 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees 

These Inductees were chosen based on how they’ve shared their time and talents to enrich their community, as well as their dedication, leadership and commitment to the restaurant and food service industry in Hawai‘i.

2018 Inductees


Conrad Nonaka – Culinary Institute of the Pacific, HFWF, Restaurant Week,

Longtime HRA member and contributor (Deceased)

 Don Dymond – Kalapawai Market/Deli (Deceased)

Wilfred & Mary Kawamura – W&M Bar-B-Q Burger

Andy Anderson – John Dominis, Michel’s at the Colony Surf, Haleiwa Beach House

George & Irene Fukuoka – Pearl City Tavern (Deceased)

Paul Uyehara – Aloha Tofu Company


Mankichi Sueoka – Sueoka’s Snack Shop


Paul Horner – Lodge at Koele


Duke Baker – Tex Drive In & Restaurant

Here are our Chefs of Aloha 2018:

Michels at the Colony Surf – Executive Chef Hardy Kintscher

The Brilliant Ox – Executive Chef Brian Gremillion

Sheraton Waikiki’s RumFire – Chef De Cuisine John Salcedo

Diamond Dining (Buho and Shokudo) – Chef Arnaldo “Masa” Gushiken

Haleiwa Beach House – Executive Chef Chris Blanc

Kalapawai Café – Executive Chef Jason Iwane

Mark’s Place (Kauai) – Executive Chef Gavin Onishi

Bamboo Catering – Executive Chef/Owner Jason Takemura

MW Restaurant – Executive Pastry Chef – Michelle Carr Ueoka

Agu Ramen – Executive Chef/Owner Hisashi Uehara


Il Gelato – Maestro Gelatiere/Owner Dirk Koeppenkastro

MW Restaurant – Executive Pastry Chef – Michelle Karr Ueoka

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November 19, 2018
7:00 am - 11:30 am


Sheraton Waikiki


Hawaii Restaurant Association