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Chefs Announced for Maui Chefs Invitational, Sept. 1-3

Posted April 18, 2017, 12:14 PM HST

For the second year in a row, The Mill House and executive Chef Jeff Scheer will host the Maui Chefs Invitational on Sept. 1-3, 2017.

Eight Chefs will participate in the event, including Chef Scheer. These highly-acclaimed chefs come from various cities and backgrounds and come from the nation’s most successful restaurants. For three days, these chefs will showcase their innovative menus and cutting-edge approaches to ingredients that will leave a lasting impression on attendees.

Along with Scheer, the hand-picked chefs are:

Chef Brett Cooper of Aster in California brings an approachable aspect to fine dining, he currently serves the bounty of California in a transformed cafe with a Michelin Star. Cooper will bring to Maui his California cuisine, classical techniques and modern tastes. He is the previous Sous Chef of Coi and Rubicon.

Chef Kenny Gilbert. Photo Courtesy

Chef Kenny Gilbert of Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen and Gilbert’s Social in Florida has an unparalleled wealth of experience cooking and a lifelong passion for BBQ and fine southern dining. Gilbert was a “Top Chef” contestant, “Cutthroat Kitchen” winner and “Beat Bobby Flay” winner. He is also the former Executive Chef of Lodge Sea Island Golf Resort and Plainfield Country Club.

Chef Jeremiah Stone of Contra and Wildair in New York has experience working in Paris, Brooklyn and the Lower East Side. Stone is known to rely on simplicity of ingredients. He is a James Beard Finalist, “Best New Chefs 2016.”

Chef Fabian Von Hauske of Contra and Wildair in New York works alongside Chef Jeremiah Stone. He is a purveyor of fine breads and desserts. Von Hauske has worked abroad at the world’s best restaurants including Noma in Denmark, Attica in Australia and Faviken in Sweden. He also helped launch the avant-garde Momofuku bar Booker and Dax in New York City.

Chef Brooke Williamson. Photo Courtesy


Chef Travis Grimes of Husk in South Carolina is a lover of authentic Southern cuisine and local farmers. He has a passion for creating authentic southern cuisine from indigenous and local ingredients. He is the previous Sous Chef of McCrady’s Restaurant.

Chef Brooke Williamson of Playa Provisions, Tripli-Kit and Da Kikokiko in Los Angeles was the winner of Bravo’s “Top Chef” season 14 and was runner-up on “Top Chef” season 10.

Chef Sheldon Simeon. Courtesy photo.

Chef Sheldon Simeon of Tin Roof here on Maui uses food to connect to the community and has an unconditional love for steak and pork. Simeon is the owner and executive chef of Tin Roof in Kahului and was a “Top Chef” finalist and fan favorite. He is also a James Beard Award finalist and was named Food & Wine’s “Best New Chef of the Northwest and Pacific.” Simeon is the previous Executive Chef of Migrant, Mala and Star Noodle.

Tickets for dinner on Sept. 1 and 2, is $250 per person and tickets for the Chefs Barbecue Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 3 is $75 per person.

Visit the Maui Chefs Invitational website to learn more about the chefs, The Mill House and event tickets.


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