Maui Chefs Invitational to Debut at The Mill House
A week-long, multi-part culinary event will be kicking off at The Mill House on Friday, Nov. 11. As part of the very first Maui Chefs Invitational, The Mill House at Maui Tropical Plantation in Waikapū and Executive Chef Jeff Scheer will be hosting seven highly-acclaimed chefs from culinary capitols around the United States.
The invited chefs will arrive on November 7 and spend several days of private itinerary exploring Maui’s farmland and collaborating in the kitchen. The week will culminate in The week will culminate in a series of three events open to the public from Nov. 11 to 13, 2016, providing diners a chance to experience the essence of these Chefs’ creativity. Here is the schedule:
- Friday, Nov. 11 & Saturday, Nov. 12 — Chefs Table Experience, Multi-Course Menu
A multi-course menu where guests can explore modern tastes and textures prepared by eight highly-acclaimed Chefs from across the country. The open-air kitchen sets the stage for an interactive dinner, as guests are encouraged to get up out of their seats, come to the Chef’s table and watch as each course is realized.
Seating is communal, bringing together enthusiasts of food and drink to interact and share stories.
Tickets for this event are $200 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. This price does not include beverages. There will be a cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m.; dinner will begin at 6 p.m.
Friday and Saturday will showcase differing menu items and ingredients. Ingredients are often selected in the days and hours leading up to the event, so menus will not be published beforehand and special dietary requests cannot be accommodated.
- Sunday, Nov. 13 — Chefs Barbecue Celebration with Food, Drink, Music
The Chefs Barbecue Celebration will be held on the lawn of the Maui Tropical Plantation. Guests will graze on dishes created through the collaborative efforts of the participating chefs. Maui Brewing Co. will be pouring cold beer while Hali‘imaile Distilling will be crafting cocktails from fresh local ingredients and Maui distilled spirits. Diners will enjoy an abundance of food, have a beer with the chefs, and experience a day of fun.
Tickets for this event are $65 per person, inclusive of tax and gratuity. This price does not include beverages.
The chefs include Jeff Scheer from Maui; Gregory Gourdet from Portland, OR; Francis Derby from New York City, NY; Lee Wolen from Chicago, IL; Maya Erickson from San Francisco, CA; Bradley Kilgore from Miami, FL; Sheldon Simeon from Maui; and Lee Anne Wong from O‘ahu.
They have been nominated and invited to showcase their artistry and point-of-view; a collaboration in the spirit of creativity and camaraderie. These hand-picked chefs represent a movement that is shaping the contemporary culinary scene. They are involved in some of the most successful and cutting-edge restaurants, which concern themselves with providing a purposeful, all-encompassing dining experience. Their innovative menus and approach to ingredients and dining leave a lasting impression.
Organizers call it a weekend to engage your senses and indulge in creative cuisine. A chance to learn from and interact with leading chefs; a time to celebrate their talents, the bounty of Maui’s land and sea, and enjoy the company of fellow enthusiasts.
Visit the Maui Chefs Invitational website to learn more about the chefs, The Mill House and event tickets.