Posted in Events - Top 2007
Saturday March 24, 2007
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
This new coffee tasting category is being sponsored by Hilo Coffee Mill (located in Puna) and will be east
The event’s grand prize is $2,000 cash with the total purse for the Cook-Off totaling $4,250. Contestants may enter in one of five categories including pupus, salads, entrees, desserts, beverage, and coffee. Judges consider use of products from Puna, taste, creativity, presentation, and recipe.
This year’s celebrity judge is Barry Cutler, host of
“Cookin’ with Cutty”. Cutty’s shows are aired in OC16 in
Local judges include Audrey Wilson – Hawaii Tribune Herald; Katherine Patton – Hilo Coffee Mill, Lee Harlow – Volcano House; Alan Okuda – Hawaii Community College Culinary Program; Chris Scott – Paradise Bar and Grill; Richard Nelson – First Cook-Off Winner; Margie Hanselman – cooking enthusiast and cook book publisher; Emily Naiole – Councilwomen; Jay Yoshimoto – councilman, Bill Walter – W.H. Shipman; Denyse Temple – Puna News; and Miriam Hamasaki - Miriam’s Cookies.
The general public is invited to taste and enjoy the creative food entries by making any cash gift of any amount to the beneficiary of this year’s event – Best Friend Camp. A Puna based 501(3)c non-profit organization; Best Friend Camp was selected as the event’s beneficiary for their role in building stronger families and encouraging positive parenting. Best Friend Camp is located at the popular
Major sponsors of the event are Puna Fresh Foods and Keaau Shopping Center with category sponsors Cal-Kona Produce (Salad Category) and Hilo Coffee Mill (Coffee Cupping Category and co-sponsors) Meadow Gold Dairies, Suisan Company, Hilo Fish Company, THY & Associates, Rainbow Inventory Service, Aloha Security, Paradise Beverage, Better Brands, Pepsi-Cola, WH Shipman, KWXX-B97; O’Keefe’s Bakery, and Asia Trans.Information and entry forms are available at Puna Fresh Foods at the