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2018 EXPO Live Chef Demos

 Live Chef Demos! 

This event will celebrate the onboard catering industry, while bringing on the heat for our chefs during a live cooking demo on the EXPO floor. Our featured chef's have the option to showcase the unique cooking style and technique, feature a menu item created to address dietary requirements, present how dishes are developed to appeal to passengers based on a regions and routes, or anything else that is innovative and inspiring! 

During this year's Chef Demos, witness the styles and techniques of notable Celebrity Chef Sam Choy with American Airlines, and Chef Lee Anne Wong, executive chef of Hawaiian Airlines. Watch the 'Godfather of Poke' and Bravo's Top Chef Alumna showcase their special menu items and culturally inspired dishes. 

Sessions will take place at the Hynes Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B. 


Tuesday 25 September 2018 | 1:00pm-1:30pm

Chef Sam Choy

American Airlines 

With 11 best-selling cookbooks, frequent Food Network appearances, multiple TV series, four James Beard award nominations, a James Beard Foundation American Classics award, and global culinary recognition, Sam Choy is the world’s go-to Hawaiian cuisine expert. Chef Sam mastered his craft as he first worked in his father’s restaurant, and then spent the next 20 + years managing exclusive hotel and resort kitchens both in Hawaii and on the U.S. mainland. Sam was a major hotel chef, has formulated menus for top international airlines, and was crowned the “Godfather of Poke” as he opened Sam Choy’s Poke-To-The-Max--a regional restaurant chain. Sam has been acclaimed as the cofounder and primary developer of Hawaiian Regional Cuisine, and can be seen now on the Sam Choy in the Kitchen show.  Chef Sam Choy has multiple restaurants and food trucks, authored a half dozen publications and appeared on TV programs Ready... Set... Cook!, Iron Chef America, and his own Sam Choy's Kitchen.


Wednesday 26 September 2018 | 12:30pm-1:00pm

Chef Lee Anne Wong

Hawaiian Airlines

Executive Chef Lee Anne Wong will be familiar to fans of Bravo’s Top Chef, as she was a contestant on Season One of the hit show and later served as Supervising Culinary Producer. Known for her modern global cuisine, Chef Wong’s culinary style reflects the diverse influences of Hawai‘i. To experience more of her innovative cuisine, visit Chef Lee Anne Wong of Koko Head Café in Honolulu.