Cooking up some acclaim: Trio of chefs with Hilo ties are James Beard award semifinalists

  • SIMEON (courtesy photo)

  • HIRATA (courtesy photo)

  • POMASKI (courtesy photo)

Three chefs with Hilo ties are among 13 people statewide named semifinalists for the 2022 James Beard Foundation Awards — deemed “the Oscars of the food world” by Time magazine.