Y. Hata Centennial Gala

Y. Hata celebrated 100 years in the Islands with a gala party Feb. 9 at Hilton Hawaiian Village. Russell Hata, third-generation leader of the food service wholesaler, re-established the once-struggling family business among the leaders in the statewide industry. The gala evening honored Y. Hata’s 200 employees, who have been critical to the company’s turnaround and survival.

Photos by Anthony Consillio


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Risa, Russell and Val Hata, and Jeff Takiguchi