Chef Ippy Aiona, Hawaii’s Own Food Network Star is Cooking Up a Little Competition of His Own at Kings’ Shops this Fourth of July

Whether you are a fierce competitor or prefer to watch friendly competition, the Kings’ Shops is the place to be this Fourth of July.  Chef Philip “Ippy” Aiona, who is currently competing in the 8th Season of the Food Network Star; is cooking up a little competition of his own for his fans here in Hawaii at the 21stAnnual Great Waikoloa Rubber Duckie Race at Kings’ Shops in Waikoloa Beach Resort.

Chef Ippy Aiona

Starting at 11:45 a.m., Chef Ippy will host a “Chopped” style food competition between two local amateur chefs, Darde Gamayo and Kelvin Dela Cruz, vying for a prize from Merriman’s Restaurant in Waimea.  Local farms in Waimea – Mitchell’s Farm, Nakamoto Farm and Aganus Farm – will all donate locally grown products and produce for the competition.   Solimene’s Restaurant owned by Ippy’s parents and where Ippy is the executive chef, will host the pantry and chef help.  Three guest judges will preside over the competition.

It is a full day of fun!  Be one of the first 500 to arrive at 9:30 a.m. and receive a FREE Kings’ Shops goodie bag filled with promotions and discounts and a rubber duckie.

Kings’ Shops, Hawaii Island’s premier shopping and dining destination is located at 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive in the Waikoloa Beach Resort.   For more information call the Adoption Headquarters, Kings’ Shops Management Office at (808) 886-8811 or visit www.kingsshops.com.

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