Taste the Flavors of Poipu


The Poipu Beach Resort Association (PBRA) will host the 3rd Annual Poipu Food & Wine Festival, from November 7th through November 10th. The four-day event will celebrate Kauai’s diverse culinary resources and talents, while supporting the Culinary Arts Program at Kauai Community College (KCC).



Come for the food, stay for the music.


Hawaiian regional cuisine is blossoming and every Wednesday the Kauai Culinary Market is hosted by The Shops at Kukui`ula in partnership with the Kauai County Farm Bureau from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. in the traditional pau hana (after work) style. Live island music fills the air; fresh, locally-grown fruits, vegetables and coffee, along with spices, jams and cheeses fill farmers’ stands.


Unique to the weekly market is the ‘Market to Menu’ chef competition where chefs will be tasked to create a dish utilizing a protein, fresh produce and mystery ingredient provided by the farmers and producers of the Kauai Culinary Market. Chef Sheldon Sato of Halekulani, Chef Ben Takahashi of the Club @ Kukui`ula and Mayor Bernard Carvalho will serve as the judging panel. Celebrity Chef Celeste Rogers, winner of Food Networks “Chopped” Competition will serve as the events emcee.



Cook with some of Poipu's finest Chefs


Participate in a hands-on cooking class with some of Poipu’s top chefs in their own restaurant. Classes at $50 per person will be limited in size and include a tasting and a commemorative gi.

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Local delicacies, served street food style


Groove to the music of top island artists, while enjoying local delicacies served street-food style along with an outdoor beer and wine garden at this festive pau hana party at the Shops at Kukui`ula. This Flavors features the Kauai Community College (KCC) Culinary Arts Program with a special culinary demonstration at 5:00pm, where students will prepare tantalizing local specialties utilizing Kaua’i grown ingredients while showcasing their skills. FREE with plates available for purchase, proceeds to benefit KCC.



Dining Out, Poipu Style


New to the Festival this year is the Poipu Wine & Dine where guests will have the opportunity to enjoy prix fixe menu’s from participating restaurants on the South Shore. Five dollars from each menu will be donated directly to the KCC Culinary Arts Program. Funds raised will help with the continued development of culinary program by providing financial assistance for students in need. The Program trains approximately 60 students a year and many of the graduates go on to find jobs in the local culinary industry.


All happening in Poipu


The sunny south side is excited to again host this year's festival.
You can find us at The Shops at Kukui'ula.



For the foodies: #foodofpoipu


The Poipu Food & Wine Festival is being made possible through the support and partnership of the following:

Hawaii Tourism Authority & County of Kauai
The Shops at Kukui’ula
The Club at Kukui’ula
Kauai Community College Culinary Arts Program