Maui Food and Dining

Paradise for Guests & 13 Chefs at HFWF

September 28, 2016, 8:15 AM HST
* Updated September 27, 10:23 PM
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A taste of paradise is coming to, well, paradise!  The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival will make Maui its first stop next month, and a premiere dining event known as A Chef’s Paradise is set for Saturday, Oct. 15.

The evening of gourmet delights will include a range of food prepared by 13 top-notch chefs from around Hawai‘i and the mainland, along with fine wines, cocktails and beers.  Mixologists, winemakers and a master sommelier will also be on-hand during the event.

Chef’s stations will be spread out on the Anuenue Lawn at Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa in Kā‘anapali between 6 and 9 p.m.  VIP and First Hawaiian Bank/MasterCard Preferred Access allows for early entry at 5 p.m.

Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival describes the event this way:  “A Chef’s Paradise highlights Maui’s best of land and sea for a sustainable culinary experience starring the Island’s fresh seafood, meat and produce.”


Here’s the list of talent for the dinner:


· Isaac Bancaco (Ka‘ana Kitchen, Wailea)

· Lincoln Carson (Lincoln Heavy Industries Pastry & Hospitality Consulting, Los Angeles)

· Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro, Chicago)


· Elizabeth Falkner (New York)

· Ben Ford (FFS L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles)

· Bev Gannon (Bev Gannon Restaurants, Maui)

· Greg Gaspar (Sheraton Maui, Kā‘anapali)

· Rory Hermann (Sprout LA, Los Angeles)

· Michelle Karr-Ueoka (MW Restaurant, Honolulu)

· Raphael Lunetta (JiRaffe Management & Consulting, Los Angeles)

· Andrew Sutton (Napa Rose, Anaheim)

· Ming Tsai (Blue Ginger, Wellesley)

· Martin Yan (Yan Can Cook, San Mateo)

Tickets cost between $200 and $300 per person, and can be purchased here.

There’s another distinguished dining event on Sunday, Oct. 16 at Hyatt Regency Maui called Soaring Palates, presented by Hawaiian Airlines.  Learn more about that six-course dinner and the see the full event schedule on the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival’s website.

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