Foodies Delight at Dinner in the Buff (’n Blue)

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. 

Featured alumni:

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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