Attention all Dinner: Impossible and Chef Robert Irvine fans! The Hawaii episode – “Late for the Luau” – filmed on Hawaii’s Big Island airs tomorrow night (Wednesday, Feb. 20) on the Food Network at 8 p.m. HST (10 p.m. EST). Here’s a bit of a teaser of what’s in store:
Chef Robert Irvine caters a Hawaiian luau at Kona Village Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island for 150 people. After receiving a lesson in luau food from renowned Chef Sam Choy, Irvine has to create multiple dishes using only the food and equipment provided and must rely on some of the locals to help him in the kitchen. Can Chef Irvine speed up “Hawaiian time” and complete his mission or will this be Dinner: Impossible?
This particular episode is special, not only because it was filmed in our backyard, but also because my team here at McNeil Wilson Communications secured this show for Hawaii on behalf of our client the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) as part of our public relations initiatives.
Mahalo to Darlene at HVCB for approving the project and to my associates Merrissa and Rhegan for putting it all together and helping onsite with the production. They tell me Chef Robert is a really cool guy who loved his time in Hawaii. Thanks also to Vicky and Kona Village Resort for stepping up and partnering with us, in addition to Sam Choy for taking the time to be a part of the show. And last but not least, a big mahalo to Amie, Kristen, and Natalie at Shooters, Inc. who produced the show.
This should be a lot of fun to watch. Set your DVR or make sure you’re in front of the TV at 8 p.m.
P.S. The Hawaii episode of “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations” airs on Monday, March 3 on the Travel Channel! More details regarding our involvement will be shared soon.