Photos: An evening with Francis Lam of The Splendid Table

HPR and the Culinary Institute of the Pacific co-presented An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam at the Hawaii Theater last week. Mahalo to the 600+ guests who turned out for our first in-person event of this magnitude in almost four years!

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Event-goers at An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam at the Hawaii Theatre.

A full roster of chefs and tastemakers joined Lam on stage for a series of discussions on cuisine, culture and food safety in Hawaii.

Kevin Yim of Zippy's, Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm and Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii join The Splendid Table host Francis Lam on stage at the Hawaii Theater for a discussion on local agriculture and food systems.
Kevin Yim of Zippy’s, Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm and Christopher Kanemura of Fujiya Hawaii join The Splendid Table host Francis Lam on stage at the Hawaii Theater for a discussion on local agriculture and food systems.

Featured guest speakers were: Emma Bello of Sweet Land Farm; Ed Kenney of Mud Hen Water and TOWN Events; Robynne Maii of Fête Hawaii; Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof Maui; Kevin Yim of Zippy’s; and HPR’s own arts and culture reporter, Jayna Omaye.

Ed Kenney and Robynne Maii join Francis Lam on stage, with HPR multimedia producer Ananddev Banerjee overseeing the technical aspects of the show.
Ed Kenney and Robynne Maii join Francis Lam on stage, with HPR multimedia producer Ananddev Banerjee overseeing the technical aspects of the show.

VIP guests enjoyed a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and featured guest speakers, as well as early access to seating.

        VIP guests enjoyed a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and featured guest speakers.
VIP guests enjoyed a pre-show reception with Francis Lam and featured guest speakers.
    UH President David Lassner greets The Splendid Table host Francis Lam.
UH President David Lassner greets The Splendid Table host Francis Lam.
Francis Lam, HPR President and General Manager José A. Fajardo, Alice Tucker and a friend enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table's Francis Lam.
Francis Lam, HPR President and General Manager José A. Fajardo, Alice Tucker and a friend enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam.
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Kevin Yim of Zippy’s receives a flower necklace from a culinary student.
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Margie Jacinto, Sheldon Simeon and Candice Kraughto enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam.
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Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation Executive Director Hayley Matson-Mathes, chef Robynne Maii and food writer Joan Namkoong enjoy the VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam.
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Chris Lee, Sheldon Simeon, Hawaii Theater Center President and CEO Gregory Dunn and Peter Savasta enjoy a VIP reception at An Evening with The Splendid Table’s Francis Lam.

The audience also had the chance to participate in a post-show cookbook signing with Lam and Simeon.

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Event attendees visit Francis Lam and Sheldon Simeon in the Hawaii Theatre’s Weyand Room.
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Event attendees attend a book signing with Francis Lam and Sheldon Simeon.

The Hawaii-focused discussion will be featured nationally on the Saturday, February 4 episode of the splendid tablewhich airs at 9 a.m. on HPR-1.

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HPR staff join Francis Lam and Sheldon Simeon in the Weyand Room.



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