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25 06, 2017

McDonald’s Restaurants in Hawaii Using Snapchat Partnership to Boost Recruitment

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Hawaii’s 74 McDonald’s restaurants are in need of an average of 10 employees per restaurant, according to the company’s human resources manager for the Hawaii region. Paulette Tomita told Pacific Business News the restaurant chain’s need for 700 new employees for the summer in Hawaii is a “conservative number” as the chain plans to roll

16 06, 2017

Students and diners win at new Leahi Concept Kitchen

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Leahi Concept Kitchen new restaurant boasting a partnership with a local culinary school, opened at the Waikiki Parc in May. The hotel partnered with nearby Kapiolani Community College, giving students from its culinary program the opportunity to learn from and work beside the professionals at the Leahi Concept Kitchen. As part of the partnership, the

7 05, 2017

Hawaii distributor tells state 2 stores didn’t sell contaminated poke

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Tropic Hawaii, a food distributor that found hepatitis A in frozen raw ahi used to make poke served at various Hawaii food establishments, said Wednesday that it incorrectly identified Aloha Sushi as one of the restaurants serving the contaminated food. According to the Hawaii state Department of Health, the Aloha Sushi located at 3131 N.

16 04, 2017

State Confirms 9 Rat Lungworm Cases

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Researchers are calling it an epidemic: a big spike in the number of people infected with rat lungworm disease in Hawaii.  The Department of Health says so far there are nine confirmed cases of the disease. Four are Maui residents, two are visitors who contracted it on Maui, and three live on Hawaii Island.  State officials are

9 04, 2017

Pioneer Saloon opening 2nd restaurant in Kakaako

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Pioneer Saloon, a popular Japanese-style gourmet plate lunch restaurant located across from Waikiki Elementary School, is opening a second location at Kamehameha Schools’ Salt at Our Kakaako retail and restaurant complex, a manager from Pioneer confirmed to Pacific Business News Friday. Pioneer Saloon has been open for about eight years on Monsarrat Avenue, and it

2 04, 2017

Meet Vintage Cave’s Italian cousin, Vintage Cave Cafe

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Dining at the new Vintage Cave Cafe is a unique experience. You’ll find imported brick, custom murals, Swarovski crystal chandeliers, Norman Rockwell paintings and … slippahs. Yes, despite costing a reported $20 million to build and furnish, diners can come in shorts and T-shirts. Where the original Vintage Cave was inaccessible to many, Vintage Cave

20 03, 2017

First Look: Umami-ya Shabu Shabu

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Umami-ya Shabu Shabu opened last week as the hot-pot craze in Hawai‘i seems to be on a steady simmer. But restaurateur Peter Kim believes his version of the popular concept—more upscale, more Korean—offers something different. He’s focusing on high-quality meats including U.S. wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork belly, local veggies and distinctly Korean flavors. And

20 03, 2017

The new hub for Hawaii’s up and coming chefs

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The 7.8-acre facility, located on the former Fort Ruger Cannon Club site behind Diamond Head crater, includes a multi-function laboratory and an Asian cuisine laboratory; one of two paved parking lots; an umu pit; farm plots; and infrastructure improvements, such as water, electrical and sewer connections. The culinary teaching labs have cameras at the teaching