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‘Ingredients Hawaii’ screening

Hundreds gathered at Mamiya Theatre Saturday night for a VIP screening of Bob Bates’ documentary, “Ingredients Hawaii,” which focuses on local efforts to take control of the food we eat

Posted February 5, 2012 by Ed Morita

Hundreds gathered at Mamiya Theatre Saturday night for a VIP screening of Bob Bates’ documentary, “Ingredients Hawaii,” which focuses on local efforts to take control of the food we eat. Prior to the screening, attendees sampled dishes from He’eia Pier, Sweet Home Waimanalo and Town, all of which were featured in the film for their abundant use of locally grown products.

After the 30-minute documentary, the audience was treated to a Q&A with several people featured in the film, including interns from Ma’o Organic Farm, Alan Joaquin of FarmRoof and chefs Mark Noguchi and Ed Kenney.

Here are photos from the event.

'Ingredients Hawaii' screening (1 of 19)

'Ingredients Hawaii' screening

He'eia Pier Chef Mark Noguchi serves a selection of dishes made with locally produced ingredients.

Photo by Ed Morita

If you missed it, here’s a review of “Ingredients Hawaii” by Nonstop food writer Mari Taketa. Future screenings aren’t scheduled yet, but will be at community venues. The film will be available for screenings for a nominal fee; down the line, it will be released on DVD and in about a year, Bates says, you’ll be able to find it on Netflix.


  1. Posted February 5, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks Melissa. I enjoyed the movie, created additional inspiration on “doing” my part and not just thinking about it. Why @IngredientsHI did not put together a Social Media Team like we do on Maui for important events like this is a mystery. Who do we talk to about that? Great to meet Ed, Mari and so many others. I’m so thankful.

  2. nonstopmari
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    SOLD. OUT. w/ yum pupus before and a long live discussion afterward. fantastic seeing so many ppl, incl adamrichman of manvfoodnation !

  3. nonstopmari
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    @DaniaKatz likewise! i’ll raise a pitchfork (or whatever that was) w/ u any day.

  4. Melissa808
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    @DaniaKatz mainstream marketers would do a social media team, I guess…? Hard to say. I know cheekeater has learned the magic of being inclusive rather than exclusive, maybe he’s a good one to talk to in the industry. parkrat & I have a class coming up…that would help, I hope!

    I know, I was suddenly inspired to start a rooftop garden on my condo! Although it’s super hot in my area….I can’t imagine the sun not frying the veggies where I live!

  5. FarmRoof
    Posted February 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    @farmroof was proud to be a part of Ingredients Hawaii, a truly inspirational food documentary. Perhaps the best part of the film was how it highlighted several unique approaches to farming and gardening. Hawaii currently imports close to 90% of it’s food, but that’s about to change thanks to the innovative, hard working and dedicated farmers, citizens & companies of Hawaii.

  6. trulyjoannies
    Posted February 6, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    looks like I really missed out! awesome turnout and lots of happy faces. i hope that Ingredients Hawaii reaches everyone here!!


About Ed Morita

Ed Morita spent more than a decade working as a pastry chef at some of the country's premiere resorts and restaurants, including the Halekulani Hotel, The Greenbrier Resort & Spa in West Virginia, Bay Harbor Yacht Club in Michigan and Longhi’s Restaurant in Honolulu. After a near-career-ending injury forced him out of the kitchen, he embarked on a new career as a food writer, photographer and blogger for Metromix Honolulu and Nonstop Honolulu (, where he now writes the Baker's Hours blog. He's also entered the realm of politics, serving as the photography captain for the Abercrombie for Governor campaign in 2010, then becoming Gov. Abercrombie's official photographer until 2012 when he became the Social Media Director for the Mazie Hirono for U.S. Senate campaign. He's excited and honored to be the official blogger for the 2012 Hawaii Food & Wine Festival. You can follow Ed's adventures online at

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