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Breadfruit Cooking Contest 2011 Results and Recipes

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A Cooking Contest took place at the Breadfruit Festival—Ho‘oulu ka ‘Ulu on Saturday, September 24, 2011. There were 29 entries in the categories of Appetizer, Soup/Salad/Side Dish, Main Dish (Entrée), Dessert, Best of Show and Healthiest Choice. Celebrity Chefs Mark Tsuchiyama of Hualalai Resort, Olelo pa'a Ogawa of Glow Hawaii and Jacqueline Lau of Roy's Restaurants, were joined by food writer and cookbook author Sonia R. Martinez and KITV weekend anchor Pamela Young to judge the contest.

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Best of Show winner 'Ulu Tart by Chef Ann Sutherland.

The winners and their recipes

Appetizer category
  1. 'Ulu Summer Rolls by Ann Sutherland of Kailua-Kona
  2. 'Ulu Corn Beef Patties by Darde Gamayo of Honoka'a
  3. 'Ulu & Codfish Salad by Henrietta Piilani Chaves of Hilo
Soup/Salad/Side Dish category
  1. 'Ulu Salad by Nader ‘Nanoa’ Parsia of Kailua-Kona
  2. Scalloped 'Ulu by Garrett Kihara of Kailua-Kona
  3. 'Ulu with Coconut 2 Ways by Richard Rocker of Waimea
Main Dish/Entrée category
  1. 'Ulu Tamales with Coleslaw & Salsa by Kua O Ka La Charter School and their culinary kumu Mariposa Blanco of Pahoa
  2. Breadfruit Quiche by Ann Sutherland of Kailua-Kona
  3. Moloka'i 'Ulu by Nader 'Nanoa' Parsia of Kailua-Kona
Dessert category
  1. 'Ulu Tart by Ann Sutherland of Kailua, Kona [prize: 2 nights at the Log Cabin B&B in Ahualoa]
  2. 'Ulu Pops by Kua O Ka La Charter School with their culinary kumu Mariposa Blanco of Pahoa
  3. 'Ulu & Kiawe Pound Cake with Ulu-Kiawe Ice Cream by Dana Shapiro of Honoka'a
Best of Show

'Ulu Tart by Chef Ann Sutherland of Kailua, Kona

Healthiest Choice

'Ulu Tamales with Coleslaw & Salsa by Kua O Ka La Charter School and their culinary kumu Mariposa Blanco of Pahoa, Puna

Prizes Awarded

1st Place Breadfruit Cooking Contest

2 persons Ocean Sports Catamaran Cruise for two ($250 value)
2 persons Fair Winds Cruises ($250 value)
2 persons Body Glove Cruises for two ($240 value)
2 night Log Cabin Bed & Breakfast ($250 value)
2 nights stay at the Keauhou Beach Resort and Scuba Trip to Kealakekua Bay on the Sea Quest ($400 value)
2 persons Hawaii Forest and Trail- Kohala Zipline’s Kohala Canopy Adventure ($300 value)

2nd and 3rd Place Breadfruit Cooking Contest

Kona Brewing Company Gift Certificate
Huggo’s Restaurant Gift Certificate
Sunrise Nursery Gift Certificate
Big Island Bees sample boxes
Starbucks Hawaii Gift Certificate
Java on the Rocks Gift Certificate
Volcano Island Honey Gift Box
Nia Hawaii Class Card with Megan McArthur


Sonia R. Martinez, the Hawai'i Homegrown Food Network regular farmers market reporter, is a cookbook author and freelance food writer for several publications in Hawai'i, including The Hamakua Times of Honoka’a. She is a contributing writer for Edible Hawaiian Islands Magazine and has her own food & garden blog at soniatasteshawaii.com. Questions can be directed to Sonia R. Martinez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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