More than 280 persons spent election night discussing the opportunities and challenges of building a sustainable food system for Hawai‘i with the kickoff of EAT THINK DRINK.  Featured speakers include Chef Michel Nischan, the 3-time James Beard award winner and food pioneer behind Wholesome Wave, John Martin of VICE Munchies fame, along with State Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, local farmers Alec Sou and Judah Lum and Wendy Akiyama of Armstrong Produce. EAT THINK DRINK examined building a sustainable food system from the perspective of the next generation of farmers, chefs, food buyers, community leaders and media. Five of Hawaii’s most innovative and inspiring chefs will showcase their ag connections with Dirt to Plate dishes. HAF hopes to continue engaging and empowering communities with EAT THINK DRINK, a series of four events on food, agriculture and change.

Participating chefs included Keith Pajinag of THE MODERN HONOLULU, Brandon Lee of Piggy Smalls, Lance Kosaka of Top of Waikiki, Robynne Maii of Fête and Chris Kajioka of Senia.

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Click here to watch the full panel discussion.