Categorized | Agriculture

Breadfruit cooking contest calls for recipes


The Breadfruit Festival — Holulu ka Ulu is calling for original recipes that feature breadfruit as the main ingredient.

Celebrity chefs Mark Tsuchiyama of Hualalai Resort, Olelo paa Ogawa of Glow Hawaii and Jacqueline Lau of Roy’s Restaurants, will be joined by food writer and cookbook author Sonia R. Martinez and KITV weekend anchor Pamela Young to judge the Cooking Contest.

The contest is open to all Big Island residents and prizes will be awarded in the categories of Appetizer, Soup/Salad/Side Dish, Main Dish/Entree, Dessert, Best of Show and Healthiest Choice.

The Breadfruit Festival – Holulu ka Ulu is Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Amy B.H Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden in South Kona,

Contest entrants must submit an entry form with recipe(s) by Sept. 12 to be considered.

Dishes must be dropped off 8-8:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Amy B.H Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden. Contestants are asked to bring dishes two ways – a plated 10” to 12” dish for presentation and judging and a larger platter (approximately 9” x 13”) for public sampling.

The Breadfruit Festival – Hooulu ka Ulu celebrates the rich culture of ulu in Hawaii and the Pacific, raises awareness about the importance of breadfruit for food security and teaches about the many delicious ways to prepare breadfruit.

In addition to the Cooking Contest two guest chefs will be will be demonstrating how to make various delicious breadfruit dishes—Chef Olelo paa Ogawa of Glow Hawaii and Scott Lutey, Executive Chef of the Eddie Aikau Restaurant and Museum.

Chef Betty Saiki and the students from the West Hawaii Culinary Arts School will be preparing breadfruit delicacies and other locally grown food for sale.

Recipes will be made available to the public.

Cooking Contest entry forms and information can be found at For further information, contact Sonia R. Martinez at 963-6860 or

The Breadfruit Festival is a program of Hooulu ka Ulu —Revitalizing Breadfruit, a project of Hawaii Homegrown Food Network and Breadfruit Institute of the National Tropical Botanical Garden to revitalize ulu as an attractive, delicious, nutritious, abundant, affordable, and culturally appropriate food that addresses Hawaii’s food security issues.

The Breadfruit Festival is sponsored in part by the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s Kukulu Ola — Living Hawaiian Culture Program.

— Find out more:

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

RSS Weather Alerts

  • An error has occurred, which probably means the feed is down. Try again later.