Founded on Maui in 1988 by owner Bonnie Friedman, Grapevine Productions has represented many of the most celebrated chefs and restaurants in Hawai’i as well as numerous other clients.


Current Clients

Chef/Restaurateur Mark Ellman, Frida’s Beach House (Maui)

University of Hawai’i Maui College


During the COVID-19 crisis, we worked with these clients on a pro bono basis for four months:

Chef/Restaurateur Mark Ellman, Honu and Frida’s Beach House (Maui)

Aloha Bars Maui

Chef Chai Chaowasaree – Chef Chai at Pacifica (Honolulu)

Ian Bishop – Flavors of Italy (Honolulu)

Dave Newman, Christian Self, Alicia Yamachika – bartenders in Honolulu


Current Pro Bono

Kauahea, Inc. – Hawaiian cultural non-profit

Hokulani Holt – Hawaiian culture and language specialist

Pa‘u O Hi‘iaka – halau hula


Partial Past Client List

Avalon Restaurant & Bar – Chef/Owner Mark Ellman

Beach House Restaurant – Kaua‘i

Cheeseburger in Paradise

Chili’s Restaurant

David Paul’s Lahaina Grill

DK Restaurants

Gerard’s Restaurant

Hali’imaile General Store/Joe’s Bar & Grill/Celebrations Catering

I’o Restaurant/Pacific’o Restaurant/O’o Farm

Koho Grill and Bar – Kahului and Napili

Maui Soda & Ice Works, Ltd./Roselani Ice Cream/Nobriga’s Ranch

Merriman’s Restaurant – Waimea, Hawai‘i


The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono

Palm Café – Kona, Hawai‘i

Plantation House Restaurant at Kapalua

Roussels Restaurant – Hilo, Hawai‘i

SeaWatch Restaurant at Wailea

“A Taste of Lahaina” – 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2006

Tedeschi Vineyards

Pamela Andelin – fine artist

Elaine Gima – silk artist

Hanson Galleries

Greg Howell – ceramicist

Jovian Gallery

Jan Kasprzycki – fine artist

Madaline Michaels Gallery

Steven Minkowski – photographer

Cycle to the Sun ’92 – the ultimate cycle race up the steepest road on earth

Ezzy International – manufacturer of custom windsurfing sails

Hawai‘i Winter Baseball League

Hi-Tech Surf Sports

Queen Ka‘ahumanu Shopping Center

Kong Lung Center – Kilauea, Kaua‘i

Lahaina Shopping Center

Lahaina Inn

Noa Noa – women’s clothing shops – Maui and Hawai’i Island

Pomegranates In The Sun – three women’s apparel boutiques – O‘ahu

Superwhale Children’s Boutiques – Maui and Honolulu

Arita/Poulson General Contracting

Chris Hart & Partners – landscape architecture and planning

Hale Ali‘i Builders, Ltd.

Petro Systems Pacific

Uwe Schulz, AIA-architect


Past Pro Bono and Partial Pro Bono

Ka Hale Ake Ola Maui Homeless Resource Center capital campaign (partial pro bono)

Maui AIDS Foundation (pro bono)

Punana Leo o Maui – Hawaiian language immersion preschool (pro bono)

Maui Community College Culinary Arts Program (pro bono)

Maui Harvest (founder 1990/pro bono) first non-profit to feed Maui’s hungry and homeless; evolved to Maui Food Bank

Maui Philharmonic Society (partial pro bono)

Na Pua No‘eau – a federally and state funded program for gifted and talented Hawaiian children (pro bono)