Girls Got Game
Honolulu – July 11, 2012 Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa Executive Chef Sven Ullrich announces the ultimate Sunday brunch on Sunday, September 9, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Featuring three of the culinary world’s most talented female chefs: Christina Tosi, Momofuku Milk Bar, New York; Jacqueline Lau, Roy’s Restaurants, Hawai’i; and, Susan Feniger, Susan Feniger’s STREET, Border Grill, Los Angeles. The brunch also includes local female farmers, a coffee bar with a barista, and mixologists. One of the premier events of the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, Girls Got Game, explores the talents of female chefs who are bringing a woman’s touch to a more traditionally male dominated industry. Tickets are $85 before August 15 and $100 if purchased after and are available for purchase online at hawaiifoodandwinefestival.com or by calling (808) 237-6145.
“We are so honored to be participating in Hawaii’s Food and Wine Festival. Hyatt is an industry leader in providing food that has been thoughtfully sourced and carefully served. Our corporate philosophy is to provide our guests with healthy food and beverage options that also benefit the community. This is completely in-line with everything the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival represents. To have these talented chefs visit our property and share their skills with our team and our guests is a great privilege,” remarks Ullrich.
ABOUT THE CHEFS
Christina Tosi is the chef and owner of Momofuku Milk Bar, called "one of the most exciting bakeries in the country" by Bon Appetit Magazine. As founder of the dessert program at Momofuku, Christina helped Momofuku Ko earn two stars from the Michelin Guide and Momofuku Ssäm jump onto Restaurant Magazine's Top 100 Restaurants in the World list at #31. She has been shortlisted for a James Beard Foundation Rising Star Chef Award and named to the New York Times T Magazine's "Nifty Fifty" list. Christina and her confections have appeared on Martha Stewart, Live with Regis & Kelly, Conan, and The Today Show among others. Christina wrote and released The Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook in the fall of 2011, published by Random House & Clarkson Potter.
Susan Feniger is co-chef/owner of Susan Feniger’s STREET and the Border Grill restaurants in Downtown LA, Santa Monica, and Las Vegas, as well as the Border Grill Truck. Susan’s genuine love for the authentic flavors of home-cooked and street foods propelled her into a three-decade career as chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and media darling, making her a preeminent ambassador of Mexican food and world cuisines. She successfully competed on Bravo's "Top Chef Masters", co-starred in Food Network’s "Too Hot Tamales", and co-authored five cookbooks. Susan also shines a light on organizations like Scleroderma Research Foundation and the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.
Jacqueline Lau is corporate executive chef, Roy’s Restaurants – Hawaii. Beginning as a pastry chef, she quietly became adept at all phases of Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion cuisine, rising to the position of Yamaguchi’s first Chef de Cuisine - - responsible for creating 20 – 25 new dishes a night - - by mid-1992. So impressed was Yamaguchi that in the fall of ’92 he sent Jacqueline to Japan as the opening chef for his first international restaurant, Roy’s Tokyo. To give her a larger outlet - - a restaurant of “her own” - - in which to explore her culinary instincts, Yamaguchi awarded Jacqueline with the position of Executive Chef of Roy’s Nicolina on the island of Maui in 1993 and again with Roy’s Waikoloa Bar & Grill in March of 1996. She has had the opportunity to cook with some of the best chefs in the world including: Paul Bocuse, Nobu Matsuhisa, Emeril Lagasse, Charlie Trotter, Wolfgang Puck, Ming Tsai and George Morrone. Jacqueline has been featured in several television series including: the Great Chef series (Great Chefs of Hawaii and Great Chefs of the World), Hawaii Cooks with Roy Yamaguchi and Island Chefs. She has also been recognized in the Hawaii Business News as one of the leading women chefs in Hawaii.
About Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
Balanced between the idyllic beauty of the legendary Waikiki Beach and the dynamic city center, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa is a vibrant destination combining relaxation and adventure with true Hawaiian hospitality. Each of the 1,230 guestrooms, including 19 suites, offers Hawaiian elegance and private lanai with panoramic beach, mountain, and city views. With an unrivaled location just steps from world-famous waves, the resort affords effortless exploration of the island’s attractions, from Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu Zoo, and Waikiki Aquarium, to world-class shopping, sophisticated dining and expert surfing lessons. Offering endless amenities including luxurious treatments at the 10,000 square foot Na Ho’ola Spa, StayFit Fitness Center, freshwater swimming pool overlooking Waikiki Beach, fresh regional seafood dishes with upscale American cuisine at Shor American Seafood Restaurant, Pacific Rim at Japengo and more than 60 boutiques on site. Hyatt Regency Waikiki promises Hawaiian-style excitement paired with the warmth of authentic Aloha spirit.
For more information regarding Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, please contact the resort by phone at (808) 923-1234, or visit the resort website at: waikiki.hyatt.com.