David Honma – Hawaii State Sales Associate for Kōloa Rum Company
David is a native of west Kaua’i, and holds his BA from the University of Hawaii. He brings to the table over 10 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry. As the Hawaii State Sales Associate for Kōloa Rum Company, David finds joy in representing his home-town brand and sharing his passion for premium craft cocktails and spirits. David spent time learning the intricacies of Hawaii’s service industry with Shokudo Japanese Restaurant, Tsukiji’s Fish Market & Restaurant, Pitch Sports Bar, Waimea Brewing Company (Kauai), and The Club at Kukui’ula (Kauai). David loves finding creative ways to tell stories through cocktails and delivering an unparalleled dining experience. In David’s free time, you can find him surfing, fishing, hiking, and in true Kaua’i fashion, living each day with Aloha.
Will Lydgate – Owner, CEO, and General Manager of Lydgate Farms
Lydgate Farms is found on the east side of Kaua’i. Lydgate raises cacao beans that have been rated top 50 best in the world by the Cocoa of Excellence awards in Paris. His farm also raises award-winning vanilla and honey, as well as coffee and other tropical fruits. The farm produces single-estate chocolate, as well as a suite of other delicious products that are for sale directly from the farm, on the farm’s website, and at select retailers on the island of Kaua’i.
Note: artisan products shipped will accommodate 2 persons. Your Chocolate Artisan items will be delivered by Lydgate Farms Kaui Chocolate.
Note: Gourmet Expos is not an alcohol retailer nor a 3rd party for alcohol sales. Your tasting bottles of Spirits will be purchased and shipped on your behalf from a licensed retailer and fulfilled pursuant to applicable law.