About Us

About the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association

The Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association (HFMA) is a non-profit organization of approximately 140 members companies that has been promoting Hawaiian grown or manufactured products since 1977. The HFMA works to increase the understanding and appreciation of the unique flavors, quality, and care that go into the production of Hawaii’s fine foods and beverages represented by our membership. We have worked closely with the Hawaii Department of Agriculture and would not have been able to establish many of the milestones our industry has set without their assistance. HFMA members are active in markets around the world and as a collective group of manufacturers. It is our primary goal to provide consumers and institutions worldwide with the freshest and highest quality products at competitive and reasonable prices.

About Our Logo

The HFMA logo is a nod to the influence that Hawai’i’s food manufacturing industry had in helping cultivate Hawai’i’s diversity. The prominently featured poi pounder symbolizes the essential tool, still used today, for food manufacturing in Hawai’i. The logo also features the crown of the pineapple, honoring the worldwide agricultural and economic influence of Hawai’i’s pineapple industry of the present and past.

Meet Our Board Members

Jimmy Chan

Owner & General Manager
Hawaiian Chip Company
Board President

Rudy Balala

 General Manager
Hali’imaile Pineapple Company, Ltd.
Board Vice-President

Cheryl Ohta

Corporate Treasurer
Hawaiian Candy, Inc.
Board Treasurer 

Nina Tanabe

Pacific Food Technology
Board Secretary

Chris Bornstein

Spicy Ninja Sauce
Board Member

Butch Galdeira

Diamond Bakery
Board Member

Ann Hashisaka

Chief Executive Officer/Chief Technical Officer
Kauai Kookie LLC
Board Member

Jan Hori

Co-Founder, Co-Owner
Hawaiian Pie Company
Board Member

Lauren Tamamoto,

Culinary Arts Instructor, Culinary Innovation Center
Kapiolani Community College
Board Member

What Our Members
Are Saying

I really love the fact that HFMA tried to come to our rescue during COVID! They worked hard in getting us a break on our membership renewal dues. Although it may seem small to others, the fact that they even went out to help us all with that, was a really great effort to show how much they care about their members. The contacts I have gained through them in are very valuable to me, and others, as we work through this very difficult time as a business. I feel like being a part of HFMA is like being part of a family that helps all of us big or small, in business.
Jan Yokoyama
Maui Upcountry Jams & Jellies
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