2019 Rankings

Below are the final rankings for all of the competitors that attended the first annual Kauai Poke Fest.

1st Place Overall Champion – Taylor Sakimae
Professional Class Champion – Tyson Peterson
Amateur Class Champion – Sonny Thater
Media Choice – Nancy Koumal

2019 Chef & Dish Rankings by Points

  • Taylor Sakimae – Poke Nacho, Salmon Skin Chip, & Gluten Free Tamari
  • Sonny Thater – Spicy Big Eye Tuna Crunch with Smoked Tako
  • Jesse Ishihara
  • Kim Taira – Honey, Garlic, & Macadamia Poke
  • Jhonny Rey Montemayor – Shrimp and Fershoot Poke
  • Tyson Peterson – Guacapoke
  • Stan Kaminski – Left Coast Poke
  • Chef Fetu – Oke
  • Nancy Koumal – Sockeye and Root Vegetable
  • Robert Kawamura – Tropical Poke
  • Vanessa Ching – Shiso Inamona with White Roasted Sesame Seed
  • Zachary Wood – Fiery Coconut Ahi Poke
  • Ka’iulani Kauahi
  • Jesse Cudworth