Big Island Chef Presents Neo Polynesian Food Tour to the San Francisco Bay Area


Hawaii is known for its impressive landscapes, but what leaves an even greater lasting impression is the awesome cuisine that the islands have to offer. If you live in the Bay Area and find yourself missing Hawaii, the Big Island’s own Chef Rio Miceli is bringing his Neo Polynesian Cuisine to a neighborhood near you!

Bay Area Food Tour

Pop Up Polynesian Supper Club Locations

During the month of May, Chef Rio is hosting five Pop Up Polynesian Supper Clubs at the following locations:

1. San Francisco, CA

5/3/14 at Naked Kitchen
5/10/14 at Naked Kitchen

2. Berkeley, CA

5/6/14 at Guerilla Cafe

3. Burlingame, CA

5/8/14 at Il’ Piccolo Caffe
5/9/14 at Il’ Piccolo Caffe

Chef Rio Miceli – Hawaii’s Up & Coming Culinary Talent

If you haven’t had a chance to experience Chef Rio’s culinary delights, he is one of the best and most creative sushi chefs in Hawaii!

Chef Rio

Hawaii’s Up and Coming Culinary Talent, Chef Rio Miceli

Born and raised on a farm in North Kohala, Chef Rio Miceli is a creative culinary talent worth following. Deemed as one of the stand out chefs at the 2011 Hualalai Parade of Homes, Rio’s cuisine is highly regarded by the clientele he serves in private communities such as Kukio, Hualalai, Mauna Lani, and Mauna Kea.

Cuisine by Chef Rio

Neo Polynesian Cuisine by Chef Rio | Photo Compliments of Chef Rio

Surrounded by farmland with the freshest ingredients, Rio discovered his passion for cuisine at the age of 16. According to his website, after studying at New England Culinary Institute he went on to work under America’s Top Chef contestant, Erik Hopfinger, at San Francisco’s hot-spot eatery Spoon.

Upon returning to Hawaii, Rio found himself home at the Bamboo Restaurant, which led him to starting his own restaurant, Sushi Rock. For the next seven years, he led the way for Hawaii regional sushi and Polynesian cuisine on the Big Island, receiving praise in Lonely Planet travel guide, Wine X magazine, Seafood International, and Hawaiian Airline’s Hana Hou magazine.

Farm to Fork

Chef Rio Building Lasting Bonds with Local Farm Producers

Today, Rio provides excellent Private Chef Services in the finest homes on the Big Island, hosts farm-to-table events and catering. A pioneering spirit that thinks outside the box, Rio is taking on the Bay Area one Pop Up Supper Club at a time.

Additional Information

This is a great opportunity to enjoy Rio’s Polynesian Comfort Food right there in the Bay Area. I highly recommend buying your tickets now to attend one of his great events. For more information about Chef Rio and to purchase tickets online, please visit