Alumni and friends were overjoyed to return to campus for Punahou Alumni Association’s signature fall event, Dinner in the Buff (’n Blue). The sold-out event, now in its third year, featured tastings from alumni chefs and restaurants. In addition to the alumni, students and Punahou faculty also took part in the preparation of food, some of which was grown on campus, led by Mark Noguchi ’93, Punahou’s food and sustainability curriculum specialist.
Ed Kenney ’86, chef and owner, Mud Hen Water
Brandon Nakachi ’96, owner, Nami Kaze Hawaii
Jon Matsubara ’91, chef and owner, FEAST by Jon Matsubara
Brad Nakayama ’97, co-owner, Hanalei Taro
Mark Noguchi ’93, chef and co-founder, Pili Group
Toma Turner ’94, owner, This Lil Piggy – Slow Smoked Grinds
Ryan Matsumoto ’02 and Chris Yim ’01, co-founders, Artisan 21
Kellie Kong ’02 Taguchi and Kailey Onizuka ’08 Wong, co-owners, Beer Lab HI
Angel Vardas ’93 Foster, owner and certified olive oil sommelier, Island Olive Oil
Mahalo to the chefs, restaurants and guests for a beautiful evening!
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