Voting Deadline is 11 a.m. for Maui Chef Sheldon

March 31, 2014, 8:10 AM HST · Updated April 4, 2:37 PM

Chef Sheldon. Courtesy photo.

Chef Sheldon. Courtesy photo.

By Wendy Osher

There’s just a few hours left to vote for Maui Chef Sheldon Simeon, who has been nominated for Food & Wine’s “The People’s Best New Chef 2014” award.

The deadline to vote is 5 p.m. East Coast time, or 11 a.m. Hawaiʻi Standard Time today, March 31, 2014.

Simeon is among a list of 100 chefs from across the country being considered for the award.


The Maui Arts and Cultural Center sent out an email encouraging votes in favor of Chef Sheldon saying he has been a great supporter of the facility, donating his time, service, skills, and food creations for numerous MACC fundraisers and community programs.

To vote, visit the following Food and Wine link, and click on the Northwest & Pacific category.

Simeon attended the Maui Culinary Academy before working at Star Noodle, Aloha Mixed Plate and the Old Lahaina Lūʻau.

The celebrity chef opened his Migrant Maui modern local cuisine restaurant in December 2013 at Māla Wailea in South Maui.

He was a top contender on Season 10 of Top Chef, and was the first chef from Hawaiʻi to compete in the series.

Food and Wine calls Simeon amazing “Because he’s meshing his Hawaiian background with local produce and Asian techniques at this no-frills Filipino gastropub.”



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