Hawaii Convention Center

A fabulous setting that sets the stage for Chopsticks & Wine.
Come join us, it will be Simply Delightful!

Where Business and Aloha Meet
Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 - 8:30PM

1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 943-3500

The Experience

Options available to experience Chopsticks & Wine presented by the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce
Chopsticks & Wine is a 21-and-over Event

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Culinary Purveyors

Culinary creations to tantalize your taste buds will be offered by these notable purveyors.

Alan Wong's Restaurant Img
Azure Waikiki Img
Bali Steak & Seafood Img
Beachhouse at the Moana Img
Hawaii Coffee Company Img
Hawaii Convention Center Img
Hawaii Volcanic Water Img
Kai Market Img
Mariposa IMG
Meadow Gold Dairies IMG
Michel's IMG
MW Hawaii Restaurant IMG
Noi Thai Cuisine IMG
Ruth's Chris IMG
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar IMG
Senia IMG
Superb Sushi IMG
Tim Ho Wan IMG
Wolfgang's Steakhouse IMG
Zippy's IMG


In 2002, a group of members from the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce [HJCC] came up with the idea of holding a food and wine dinner event targeted at members and member guests. It was promoted as the “1st Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction.” Through member contacts and twenty volunteers, the Bishop Museum was selected for the venue together with five food vendors and three liquor distributors.

A food and wine event was a relatively new concept back then, and to their surprise, an estimated 450 people attended the event under humid and muggy conditions in this outdoor setting.

In its second year, the event was named “Chopsticks & Wine” reflecting HJCC’s heritage combined with wine. The event continued to grow in popularity as people’s interest in wines together with good food started to become trendy.

Today, the event is held annually at the Hawaii Convention Center attracting an estimated 1,000 attendees featuring Honolulu’s top restaurants, chefs and fine wines & spirits.

Event Chair IMG

Jason Ito

2019 Event Chair
Advisor to Chair Portrait

Sidney Hamada

Advisor to the Chair
Advisor to Chair Portrait

Arnold Hirotsu

Advisor to the Chair
Advisor to Chair Portrait

Neal Yokota

Advisor to the Chair
Sales & Finance Portrait

Steven Teruya

Sales & Finance
Marketing & Promotions Portrait

Kristine Wada

Marketing & Promotions
Silent Auction Portrait

Candice Naito

Silent Auction
Restaurants Portrait

Gordon Kagawa

Restaurants Portrait

Caroline Witherspoon

Restaurants Portrait

Lyle Takeuchi


Table Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors!

Aloha Data IMG
American Carpet One IMG
Atlas Insurance Agency IMG
Carlsmith Ball LLP IMG
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert | A Law Corporation IMG
Edward Enterprises, Inc. IMG
Finance Factors IMG
First Hawaiian Bank IMG
Flora-Dec Sales IMG
Friends of Chopsticks and Wine IMG
G70 Architects IMG
Hakuyosha IMG
Hawaii Convention Center IMG
Hawaii Volcanic Water IMG
Hawaii Building Maintenance IMG
Hawaiian Electric Company IMG
Honolulu Disposal Service IMG
Hunt Companies, Inc. IMG
Interstate Hawaii IMG
Island Insurance IMG
KAI Hawaii IMG
Kamehameha Schools IMG
Kyo-Ya Management Company, Ltd. IMG
The McClellan Group IMG
McDonald's Of Hawaii IMG
Meadow Gold Dairies IMG
Morgan Stanley IMG
Nona IMG
Occidental Underwriters IMG
Palekana Permitting and Planning IMG
Paul's Electrical Contracting IMG
Pinnacle Weathl Managment Group IMG
Private Security Group, Inc. IMG
PSH Insurance IMG
Remedy Staffing & Law Ofc of Caprice IMG
R.M. Towill Corporation IMG
Roberts Hawaii IMG
Service Systems Associates IMG
Shimokawa and Nakamura Architects IMG
Sodexo IMG
Step Stone Business Development IMG
Stryker Wainer & Yokota Public Relations, Inc. IMG
Summa International IMG
Tsugawa Biehl Lau & Muzzi IMG
Waikiki Beach Services IMG
Wells Fargo Advisors IMG

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