TASTE’s daily breakfast and lunch menu will feature many of the familiar faces eaters are used to seeing from a lunch truck window or at Eat the Street. During the day expect to find a delicious mix of popular food truck owners, street food vendors and pop up restaurants serving up their own twist on fast, affordable, fresh food.
“This is a great opportunity for Hawaii’s food entrepreneurs to have a chance at operating a brick and mortar space without all the risks involved in opening up one of their own” says Poni Askew. Our goals to provide them with a space and the training and knowledge needed to survive in this tough industry.
TASTE will feature a combination of in-house special series meals created by Chef Gooch intermixed with pop-up meals created by guest Chefs. For dinner, think a restaurant turned dinner party. Dinner will be served five days a week (Monday- Sat.) with a fixed menu that will change each day. The menu changes, the chef changes and sometimes so will the furniture.
Most always, there will be a set menu, pre-purchased reservations and an intimate group of diners sampling the featured chef’s latest experiment. Chefs already in line to fill the space include Leanne Wong of Food Network’s ‘Unique Eats’, Miso & Ale, and Pig and the Lady.
TASTE will offer cooking classes, Chef demos, tastings, and culinary specific skills training. From workshops such as small-business insurance practices to marketing and sanitation skills, Taste will provide continued education for those interested in legitimizing their food businesses.Posted on October 29th, 2012 by Brandon.