Tonight's guest judge is the chef and owner of Alan Wong's Restaurant in Hawaii and Japan, The Pineapple Room by Alan Wong, and The Hualalai Grille by Alan Wong. He is the recipient of numerous awards, both as a chef and for his restaurants. These include the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest in 1996. He specializes in Asian/Hawaiian and French fusion cuisine, and has written a cookbook titled New Wave Luau. He can also be seen as a culinary judge in an episode of Food Network Challenge, "Luau Beach BBQ."