Don’t Miss These Farm-to-Table Dinners in Hawaii

January 6, 2016
Farm-to-table dining in Hawaii
A pioneer in the farm-to-table movement, Oustanding in the Field has perfected the art of pop-up alfresco dining. Led by Chef Jim Denevan, the first event was held in Santa Cruz, California, in 1999, when he set up a table on a local farm and invited diners to a meal celebrating the land. Outstanding in the Field

Since the first gathering, hundreds of accomplished chefs — think Top Chefs, and winners and nominees of the James Beard Award — have prepared gourmet meals in pop-up kitchens across the U.S. and 10 countries. The dinner setting: a long table amid gorgeous scenery, from vegetable fields and fruit orchards to beaches and mountaintops to barns and greenhouses.

In 2015, the event even traveled to Fujisan Winery in Shizuoka, Japan. (Imagine dining while overlooking Mt. Fuji!) We’re especially excited because the 2016 winter tour has been announced and three January dinners will be held in Hawaii.

The event at Big Island Abalone Farm in Kailua-Kona features chef Bonita Lao; the Maui Tropical Plantation dinner will highlight cuisine from chef Jeff Scheer of the Mill House; and at Oahu’s Kualoa Ranch in Kaneohe, the guest chef will be Andrew Le from The Pig and the Lady in Honolulu.


These dinners are can’t-miss, sell-out events, so if you’ll be in the area, purchase your tickets ASAP.

Can’t make it to Hawaii this month? Check out the full tour schedule below to see if you can catch one near your hometown.

January 16


Big Island Abalone Farm – Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, HI

Guest chef: Bonita Lao, Laulima, Kailua-Kona

January 20


Maui Tropical Plantation – Waikapu, Maui, HI

Guest chef: Jeff Scheer, Mill House, Waikapu

January 23


Kualoa Ranch – Kaneohe, Oahu, HI

Guest chef: Andrew Le, The Pig and the Lady, Honolulu

January 29

Beasley Farm – Brooksville, FL (Tampa area)

Guest chef: Ferrell Alvarez, Rooster & The Till, Tampa

January 30

Lake Meadow Naturals – Ocoee, FL (Orlando area)

Guest chef: Brandon McGlamery, Prato, Winter Park

January 31

Worden Farm – Punta Gorda, FL (Sarasota area)

Guest chef: Jeff Mitchell, The Local Naples, Naples

February 6

13 Mile Seafood – Apalachicola, FL (Gulf Coast/Panhandle area)

Guest chef: Irv Miller, Jackson’s Steakhouse, Pensacola

February 12

Bartlett Farm – Folsom, LA (New Orleans area)

Guest chef: Todd Pulsinelli, August, New Orleans

February 21

Sayulita Sea Cove – Sayulita, Mexico (Puerto Vallarta area)

Guest chef: Calixto Gattas, Bistro Organico, San Pancho, Mexico

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