A group of local chefs, entertainers and food and beverage industry professionals will stage "Chefs for Hope," a fundraiser for survivors of the devastating Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
"The images of destruction are unbelievable," says chef Chai Chaowasaree. who is leading the efforts, along with Pacific Rim Concepts' Lee-Ann Choy. "People have lost everything and entire towns have been washed away."
Confirmed participants include 12th Avenue Grill, Alan Wong's, the Beachouse at the Moana, Cafe Laufer, Centerplate, Chef Chai at Pacifica, d.k. Steakhouse, HSR Bistro, Hawaiian Spring Water, Hiroshi's, Japengo, JJ Bistro & French Pastry, Kakaako Kitchen, La Tour Cafe, Michel's at the Colony Surf, Nico's, Nori's, Ola at the Turtle Bay Resort, Paradise Beverages, Poke Stop, Rakuen Sushi Bar/Mercury Pub, Roy's, SALT, Sansei Sushi Bar & Restaurant, Side Street Inn, Southern Wine & Spirits, Tango Contemporary Cafe, The Pacific Club and World Sake Imports Beverages.
The event will be held Monday, Nov. 25 at the Neal Blaisdell Center VIP tables of 10 cost $5,000; reserved seating for 10 is priced at $1,500; and $100 for individual grazing tickets. One hundred percent of ticket sales will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for VIP and reserved seating and 6:30 p.m. for general admission.
Tickets are available at the Neal Blaisdell box office Monday through Saturday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can call 866-820-4553 to order by phone or at Chef Chai at Pacifica. For more information, call 585-0011.
Event sponsors include Accel Rentals, Current Affairs, Events International, Hon Graphics, Nursery Associates, Pacific Rim Concepts, LLC and Royal Party Rentals.