our story

We are Tess and Tom: born and raised on O'ahu (Kuliouou for Tess and Kailua for Tom). We moved to Vancouver two years ago and have been living the good life ever since. Over the last couple years, we’ve met countless new friends who have many fond memories of Hawai'i - the people they met, sights they can’t forget, and of course the delicious island flavors they ate. That’s why we’re so excited to debut our culinary startup, Hanai Family Table. Knowing that many people have a connection with our beautiful island home is why we’re jumping into the Vancouver food scene to introduce authentic local Hawai'i-style food we grew up eating and loving.


Tess is a 2015 graduate of Northwest Culinary Academy in Mt Pleasant and has worked around Vancouver’s local eateries. Thomas washes a mean dish.

Mahalo for dropping in. Shoots. K den. Bye