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HRA 2017 Employee Appreciation and Excellence Awards Recap

Top Row (L-R): Michael Miller (Tiki’s Grill & Bar) / HRA Chairman, Gregg Fraser / HRA Executive Director. Bottom Row (L-R): Collin Brown, Leila Perreira, Eric Change (Chef Owner, Moena Cafe), Shirley Chu, John Romero. On Monday, March 20, 2017 at The Kahala Hotel and Resort, over 200 Hawaii Restaurant Association members and guests were in attendance to witness over 40 employees of various Hawaii restaurants and food service companies receive awards during the Employee Appreciation and Excellence Awards ceremony. In addition, this year HRA added a new category – Best New Restaurant of 2016. Over 20 restaurants were nominated for this honor. And the winners are: Front of House – Restaurant John Romero (Sommelier) / STRIPSTEAK WAIKIKI Back of House – Restaurant Collin Brown (Cook) / IL GELATO HAWAII Front of House – Allied Leila Perreira (Customer Service Representative) / Y. HATA & CO., LTD. Back of House – Allied Shirley Chu (Nutrition Assistant) / KAISER PERMANENTE Best New Res..

Food Friends and Foes for Your Teeth – by Hawaii Dental Service

If you are what you eat, then it’s particularly true for your teeth and gums. When you drink sugary beverages and eat starchy foods, you’re not only feeding yourself—you’re feeding the plaque that can cause problems in your mouth. Plaque is a naturally occurring, thin, invisible film of sticky bacteria and other materials that covers the surfaces of your teeth. When sugars or starches in your mouth come in contact with plaque, the acids that result can attack teeth for 20 minutes or more after you finish eating. Repeated attacks can break down the hard enamel on the surface of teeth, leading to tooth decay. Plaque may harden into tartar, which makes brushing and flossing less effective and can lead to periodontal (gum) disease because it harbors bacteria. While some foods invite tooth decay, others help combat plaque buildup. Here are some foods to seek out—and some to avoid. The Good Guys Sugarless chewing gum. Gum is a great saliva generator that helps remove food particles from ..

WorkForce Career Fair

Are you looking for a better position or a new career? We invite you to attend Oahu’s premier career event, the WorkForce Career Fair on Wednesday, May 17th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now in its 20th year, the one-day event has helped connect thousands of job seekers to the next step in their careers. Follow our Facebook page to receive updates on which employers will be attending, the job openings they have and more! Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Venue: Blaisdell Exhibition Hall, Hawaii Suites, Pikake Room Admission: $3 General Admission $1 Military, Seniors, & Students (must show ID) The post WorkForce Career Fair appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

Ocean Aid Hawaii

Ocean Aid Hawaii The mission of Ocean Aid is to take the global language of music to inform, inspire and enact change on the issue of ocean trash through the power of a community-based worldwide festival. Visit their website for more information http://www.oceanaidhawaii.org/ Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm Venue: Waikiki Shell Ticket Info: $399 Pool $199 Terrace1 $149 Terrace2 $69 Lawn Buy tickets here The post Ocean Aid Hawaii appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

Ocean Aid Hawaii – FREE EVENT!

Ocean Aid Hawaii Ocean Aid is now a FREE community event!!! Free general admission tickets will be offered first come, first serve on the day of the event. Please visit oceanaidhawaii.org or lovethesea.org regarding how to pick up free tickets. For existing ticket holders, REFUNDS will be done at point of sale. Date: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm (Gates open at 3:30 pm, Pre-show activities start at 4:00 pm) Venue: Waikiki Shell The post Ocean Aid Hawaii – FREE EVENT! appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

Kick Starting Wellness in Restaurants

Starting a new wellness program or initiative can be a challenging thing to do in any workplace, and even more challenging when you work in a restaurant. With employees working across multiple shifts, and having inconsistent schedules, it can be difficult to get everyone on the same page. Here are some basic tips for getting your restaurant’s wellness program off the ground. Tips for Getting Started Survey Employees. The most successful programs are built around the interests of those who will be participating. Create a Budget. Wellness programs can require a financial investment by the employer, but there are often resources that are available either as a complimentary service, or for relatively low cost, by community organizations and health insurance companies to help you keep your costs down Find a Focus. If available, talk to your health plan carrier about information or reporting you may be able to receive regarding the high-risk conditions that are affecting your specific popu..

Show Announcement: Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson Jack Johnson announces two hometown shows to Benefit the Kokua Hawaii Foundation on August 4 & 5, 2017 at 4:30 PM at the Waikiki Shell! To participate in the Hawaii Locals Only Verified Fan Pre-sale, you need to be a Hawaii resident, must purchase tickets with a credit card with a Hawaiian billing address, and need to sign up for a Ticketmaster Verified Fan Presale before Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM (https://jackjohnson.ontouraccess.com/) Tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00 AM. Tickets available at: Ticketmaster.com / Bampproject.com / charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000 / no Blaisdell Box Office ticket sales. For more information, visit https://jackjohnsonmusic.com/ Dates: Friday, August 4, 2017 at 4:30 pm Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 4:30 pm Venue: Waikiki Shell Sale Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 9:00 am Buy tickets here The post Show Announcement: Jack Johnson appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki She..

Best Hawaiian Poke

Hawaiian Poke has become one of the defining elements that characterizes Hawaii’s culture. New Oahu based eateries such as Ono Seafood, Da Hawaiian Poke Co, and Fresh Catch push the limits and continue to amaze us with their innovating ahi tuna creations!

Trevor Noah – Second Show Added!

Trevor Noah Due to popular demand, Rick Bartalini Presents has added a SECOND SHOW for Trevor Noah!! The second show will be at 10:30 pm on May 26, 2017. Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to Hawaii for two very special evenings of comedy at Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s Castle Theater on May 25th and Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on May 26th. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what are sure to be two of Hawaii’s most talked about comedy shows of 2017. Tickets for Trevor Noah’s May 26th show in Honolulu sold out within the first few hours of being available through Promoter Rick Bartalini Presents’ special Kama’aina pre-sale today. To meet overwhelming demand, a second Honolulu show has been added at 10:30 P.M. for the same day. Hawaii fans who missed their chance to score tickets for the 8:00 P.M. show can now buy tickets for the 10:30 P.M. show by visiting Ticketmaster.com and entering pr..

Announcement: Kristi Yamaguchi

Kristi Yamaguchi To celebrate the 25th anniversary of capturing gold, Kristi Yamaguchi and friends, including Daisuke Takahashi, will create a golden moment on ice and shine the spotlight on early childhood literacy! Dates: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm Venue: Blaisdell Arena Ticket Info: Sale Dates: Presale: Wednesday April 5, 2017 at 10:00 am Presale Password: On Sale: Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 9:00 am Buy tickets here The post Announcement: Kristi Yamaguchi appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

Show Announcement: Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah Trevor Noah, host of Comedy Central’s smash hit The Daily Show, is coming to Honolulu’s Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall on May 26th for a very special one-night-only evening of comedy. In this heated political year, Noah will have plenty of hot topics to cover in what is sure to be one of Hawaii’s most talked about comedy shows of 2017. Concert promoter Rick Bartalini Presents will honor the residents of Hawaii with an exclusive Kama’aina pre-sale so local residents may purchase the best seats first. Starting Friday, April 7th at 10:00 A.M., Hawaii residents can use pre-sale code PUTIN to get early access to tickets before they go on sale to mainland customers. Hawaii residents may purchase up to eight tickets each. Pre-sale is on-line only and runs until Thursday, April 13th at 10:00 P.M. HST. Tickets go on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 14th at 10:00 A.M. For more information: http://rbpconcerts.com/ Date: Friday, May 26, 2017 at 8:00 pm Venue: Blais..

HAWAII PROSTART PROGRAM EXPANDS WITH SUPPORT FROM LOCAL HOSPITALITY BUSINESSES

– High school culinary arts and restaurant management programs in Hawaii sponsored by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, luxury Four Diamond Resort – WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 29, 2017 – The Hawaii Restaurant Association has kicked off its Educational Foundation and expanded the reach of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation’s ProStart® program throughout the state of Hawaii with the support of local restaurateurs including Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac and other industry partners. Hawaii now has 10 schools participating in ProStart, a two-year competency-based career and technical education program that teaches culinary techniques and restaurant management principles to junior and senior high school students. The program provides participants with community college credits, mentorship, and hands-on training, while teachers gain a support system including paid internship opportunities for graduates. Additionally, Hawaii’s world-renowned food and beverage industr..

Rescheduled: Hawaii Swish Basketball

Hawaii Swish’s game vs. the Las Vegas Jokers will be rescheduled to Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Blaisdell Arena. Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm Venue: Blaisdell Arena Ticket Info: $30 Courtside $10 General Admission $7 Active/Retired Military with ID and Seniors 62+ years old $6 Students thru college with ID The post Rescheduled: Hawaii Swish Basketball appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

2017 HRA Hall of Fame Nomination Form

Hawaii Restaurant Association’s 2017 Hall of Fame Nominations Powered byEMF Online Payment Form

Show Announcement: Duran Duran

Duran Duran Duran Duran have announced additional dates for their 2017 World Tour for this summer, in support o f their current album Paper Gods. The new U.S. and Canadian dates include shows in Oakland, San Francisco, Edmonton, Calgary, and Honolulu. For more information, visit their website at www.duranduran.com Date: Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm Venue: Blaisdell Arena Sale Date: Presale – Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00 am – 10:00 pm HST (PW: PAPERGODS) On sale – Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 am HST Ticket Value: $149.50 AA – CC rows 1-16 / Risers F, G, N, P / Loges $99.50 AA – CC rows 17 and on / Risers A – E, S, T $79.50 Upper Level C – N $49.50 Upper Level O -Q Buy tickets here The post Show Announcement: Duran Duran appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

A Growing Industry…..

This is a very busy time for the Restaurant Industry in Hawaii. There are great new restaurants opening every month to join the great ones that have been operating for some time. With the addition of new condo buildings comes retail space dedicated to restaurants. The West side is growing with many residential projects, followed by new malls…and more restaurants. Waikiki, is Waikiki. It’s a great time to be working in the restaurant industry, with so many choices of where to work. Now more than ever, you can find a good restaurant job close to where you live. Economy is strong so people are dining out and frequenting more restaurants weekly. But with all of this growth, comes challenges; It continues to get harder and harder for restaurant owners and operators to make ends meet. The issues topping the list; Minimum Wage Increases, In fact all labor costs, Utility Costs, Inventory Expenses and it goes on. Some of these increases are in result of operating costs increasing in businesse..

HRA Announces New PSA Video “A Day in the Life”

Hawaii Restaurant Association is proud to announce the release of our new public service announcement (PSA) television spot debuting this quarter. Produced by The Harris Agency, “A Day in the Life” tracks the journey of a local meal from its roots in the sea and on the farm to behind the scenes in the kitchen, and on to a perfectly finished dish. The spot also subtly touches on the power of community and the positive ripple effects of a thriving local food service industry. “A Day in the Life” is available to all HRA members with the option of adding your logo. Local TV stations will provide a free matching PSA schedule with a media buy upon request. Please contact The Harris Agency for more information: 808-946-6116. WATCH VIDEO The Harris Agency was founded in Hawaii in 2004 to specialize in building strong brands and growing year-over-year sales revenue. The Agency currently provides strategic council and marketing services for category brand leaders with more than US $500 million..

Canceled: Hawaii Swish Game

Due to unfortunate events, Hawaii Swish’s last game vs. the Las Vegas Jokers on March 22, 2017 will be canceled. Refunds will be given to those who already purchased tickets for this event. The post Canceled: Hawaii Swish Game appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

Hawaii Ocean Expo 2017

Hawaii Ocean Expo 2017 Our mission for the HOE is to properly educate, protect, sustain, and spread the awareness of our islands most used natural resource, the ocean. Join us for Watercrafts: Boats & Kayaks, Surf & SUP Accessories, Fish & Dive Accessories, Watersports, Apparel & Equipment, Ocean-related Products & Services. Main Features includes: a chance to win a 30′ boat, GT Masters Fishing Tournament, A Mermaid’s Boutique: Women Accessories, Keiki Zone, Ocean University-Education of the Seas, Poke Contest & Seafood Food Court, Entertainment, Prizes, Giveaways, & more! For more info: http://www.hawaiioceanexpo.com/ Dates: Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Venue: Exhibition Hall Ticket Info: $6 General Admission $4 Seniors & Military (w/ ID) Free Child 12 years & under The post Hawaii Ocean Expo 2017 appeared first on Neal S. Blaisdell Center & Waikiki Shell.

Legislative Pau Hana Co-sponsored with Hawaii Food Industry Association

HRA Board Chairman Michael Miller, Rep. Jarrett Keohokalole and guests. On February 23 over 80 legislators and food industry professionals gathered at the Hukilau Bar & Grill in Downtown Honolulu for a Legislative Pau Hana. HRA board Chairman Michael Miller and HRA Legislative Chair Victor Lim represented our interests well at this fantastic opportunity to speak one on one with policy makers in an informal setting. Thank you to Lauren Zirbel of HFIA. The food was spectacular and exotic, very fitting for the evening’s festivities. Bone marrow and oysters….just a sampling of the unique offerings. HRA Legislative Committee Chair Victor Lim with Meadow Gold executives.