More than 25,000 festival-goers are expected to attend the 14th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM Festival, which is presented by Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, to enjoy specialty dishes prepared by some of Hawaii’s favorite local restaurants, SPAM merchandise, island crafts and more on Saturday, April 30, from 4 - 10 p.m.
As the presenting sponsor of the 14th Annual Waikiki SPAM JAM Festival, Outrigger Resorts and OHANA Hotels in Waikiki will be offering guests checking in for the weekend a free one-category upgrade, based on availability, with the donation of a can of SPAM product, which is then donated to the Hawaii Foodbank.
Those who attend the Waikiki SPAM JAM Festival can look forward to a wide selection of delicious local cuisine from 15 participating restaurants that will each serve up tasty dishes, with at least one menu item featuring a SPAM meat product.
This year’s grand-prize winning recipe from the Great American SPAM Championship, the "Gemutlichkeit SPAMwich," will be available at the Hula Grill Waikiki food tent.
The Gemutlichkeit SPAMwich recipe, which consists of panko-crusted slices of SPAM with bacon, sauteed and stacked on a Milwaukee pretzel bun and topped with classic, warm cabbage slaw and mustard, was cooked up by Wisconsin resident Lisa Dziadulewicz.
In addition to the cuisine, Outrigger Resorts’ popular photo booth with a wave made up of SPAM brand cans is back for fun photo opportunities. SPAM merchandise, island crafts and locally made products will be available for sale.