Maui Food and Dining

Brady Bunch Actor to Judge Wailea’s “Life is Sweet”

November 7, 2013, 2:20 PM HST
* Updated November 7, 5:52 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

Russian donuts. Probably not something they'll be serving at Life is Sweet, but you get the gist. Photo by Vanessa Wolf

Russian donuts. Probably not something they’ll be serving at Life is Sweet, but you get the gist. Photo by Vanessa Wolf.

Dessert-lovers have more than one good reason to attend The Shops At Wailea’s 4th annual “Life Is Sweet” event this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Make sure to eat your Wheaties that morning, as your insulin levels are sure to spike come mid-afternoon.

The “Life Is Sweet” celebration, sponsored by Wailea Beach Marriott and The Shops at Wailea, features desserts created by renowned chefs from South Maui’s resorts and restaurants, say organizers.

The chefs represented hail from the Wailea Beach Marriott, The Fairmont Wailea, Gannon’s, Joe’s, Longhi’s Wailea, Tommy Bahama, Ruth’s Chris, Andaz Maui at Wailea, Fabiani’s and Mulligan’s.


Moreover, the public is invited to sample the entries as part of a community fundraiser for Best Buddies Hawaii.


“Eunice Kennedy Shriver helped start this event in Washington, DC to support Best Buddies in Maryland. Bringing this event to Maui was my dream,” stated Mike McCormick, state director of Best Buddies Hawaii. “Monies raised support students in our Maui schools with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”

2013- LIS e-flyer2.Maybe you’re not so much into sugar, but you are obsessed with the 1970s television show The Brady Bunch.

Good news there too, as celebrity judge Maureen McCormick (Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!) is returning to determine the winner of the dessert competition. She will be helped out by local comedian and actor Andy Bumatai.


Along with live Hawaiian music, there’s will be a silent auction where you can get a jump on your holiday shopping by bidding on two night resort stays at Maui resorts, island activities, island gifts, products and services.

There will also be a complimentary wine-tasting accompanied by pupus where guests can meet and mingle with the celebrity judges.

Tickets for “Life is Sweet” are $50 per person and limited to 200 guests.

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