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Sealed with a Kiss

| November 9, 2016 | Parties

Easter Seals Hawaii celebrated 70 years in the islands with The Traveling Plate, a new series of statewide culinary events raising awareness and funds for Easter Seals programs that kicked off with an evening on Maui at Sugar Beach Events.

The festive and mobile new culinary series benefiting Easter Seals Hawaii has a more than appropriate name: The Traveling Plate. Its first Maui edition was a grazing-style fete, with delectable, locally sourced food and signature cocktails. The traveling party continued later with celebrity-chef-studded events on Kaua‘i, Hawai‘i Island and O‘ahu.

In attendance were luminaries in the philanthropic and culinary circuits, such as Easter Seals Hawaii President and CEO Ron Brandvold, Amanda Corby Noguchi and Adele Rugg. Participating Maui celebrity chefs included Jojo Vasquez of The Plantation House Restaurant, Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof, Eric Morrissette of Fleetwood’s on Front St., Isaac Bancaco of Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort and host chef Lee Anderson of Sugar Beach Events.

The oceanfront venue in sun-kissed Kīhei provided a magnificent backdrop for an evening spent raising funds to support Easter Seals’ mission: providing services that empower people with disabilities or special needs. With such a noble cause in focus, The Traveling Plate was a delicious opportunity that no charitably minded foodie wanted to miss. ‒Kathryn Drury Wagner


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