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a unique “traveling” culinary event stretching across ka pae `āina o Hawai`i

The Traveling Plate, a statewide culinary tour, celebrates the Easterseals legacy in the Hawaiian Islands.

The culinary world has always played a great role in helping to raise awareness and funds for Easter Seals Hawaii through events such as the popular “Taste of Honolulu” and “Chefs Du Jour.” In keeping with this great tradition and as a fresh way to continue that legacy, Easterseals Hawaii is honored to continue a series of unique “traveling” culinary events stretching across our island chain (ka pae `āina o Hawai`i).

Events on Maui, Kaua‘i, Hawaii and O‘ahu begin in the summer of 2018 and will exclusively feature local celebrity chefs and the use of locally sourced ingredients. The goal is to raise awareness and much needed funds for Easterseals programs and services.

“The Traveling Plate is a contemporary extension of Easterseals Hawaii’s decades old tradition of connecting food and fun with awareness of our mission to empower people with disabilities and special needs. Top chefs share their culinary creations and Aloha in support of our efforts to serve the community. Join us at the event nearest you for an evening to remember and the satisfaction that you, too, are helping to make a difference,”  Ron Brandvold, President & CEO, ESH

Easterseals Hawai‘i empowers people with disabilities or special needs to achieve their goals and live independent, fulfilling lives. Join Easter Seals Hawai‘i to celebrate, around a table, all the lives that have been positively changed, while enjoying exquisite cuisine prepared by distinguished and renowned chefs who have joined ranks with us to proudly represent their community and ultimately their heritage.




Easterseals Hawaii empowers people with disabilities or special needs to achieve their goals and live independent, fulfilling lives.




The Traveling Plate is produced in partnership Under My Umbrella, Inc (UMU).  UMU brings over 17 years of experience in public relations, event and conference planning, non-for-profit fundraising, communications, and community organizing here in Hawaiʻi. They realize what it takes to create the strategy and tactics that generate the revenue and community involvement needed to deliver your organizations message and reach goals. UMU is a team with a BIG dream. A dream to assist you in developing, implementing and executing your vision, to assure you get the right kind of media attention and community support to sustain those results.

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