On September 19th, 2016, the Hawaii Restaurant Association will be honoring and celebrating new inductees into the Hall of Fame for their commitment to the growth and quality of Hawaii’s restaurant and foodservice industry.
On the Big Island, Debra Ching and Ric Maiava are representing Ken’s House of Pancakes into the 2016 Hall of Fame. Since 1971, Ken’s House of Pancakes has been a landmark to locals and tourists alike. Rated best breakfast 14 years in a row and rated #18 on Trip Advisor’s best restaurants in Hilo, we’re proud and appreciative of our long-lasting relationship.
Other island inductees include Aaron Placourakis (President/CEO Tri Star Restaurant Group, JAS Restaurants & AMP Restaurants, LTD.) and Bob and Christine French (Brennecke’s Beach Broiler), as well as representatives of 7 restaurants on Oahu.
New this year, two member businesses will be honored as legacy members for having been in business 50 years or more and have contributed to the continued support of the food service Industry in the state. We want to give a special thanks to Zippy’s Restaurants and Aloha Shoyu for their contributions to the local economy and leadership to the industry.
If you’ll be on Oahu or want to attend the event at Dole Cannery’s Pomaika’i Ballroom, cocktails begin at 5:00 p.m. Food will be served at 6:00 p.m. with the “Chefs of Aloha” Dine around, featuring more than a dozen chefs, and the induction program will follow. This will be a night of great music, good and exciting prizes. Individual seats start at $200 and a portion of the proceeds go towards the HRA Scholarship Program benefiting culinary students statewide. For more information, visit the webpage here: