Maui Food and Dining

UHMC Event Features Many Talented Maui Chefs

July 24, 2017, 10:42 AM HST
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The Bahay Kubo Heritage Foundation is hosting a benefit event that will highlight over a dozen of Maui’s best chefs at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College’s Paʻina Food Court on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Jason Agbayani practicing for UHMC Garde Manger event. Photo Courtesy

All proceeds from the night will go towards the restoration of the Bahay Kubo at Kepaniwai Cultural Heritage Park in ʻĪao Valley, and scholarships to select Culinary Art students, and to support the UHMC Kabatak Club.

The night will feature music and food but also culture and education to promote and support Filipino culture and the arts, as well as to promote education of the history of the Filipino-American community on Maui.

Chefs at the event include:

Chef Charles Andres
Humble Market Kitchen, Marriott Wailea


Chef/Owner Larry Badua
Badua’s Creperie, Queen Kaʻahumanu Center


Executive Chef Isaac Bancaco
Andaz Wailea
Chef of the Year 2014, Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine
Alumni Highlight: Jonathan Pasion

Executive Chef Lyndon Honda
Sheraton Kāʻanapali

Chef/Owner Kyle Kawakami
Maui Fresh Streatery
Food Truck of the Year 2014, 2015, 2016


Chef/OwnerJoey Macadangdang
Joey’s Kitchen

Madame Donut
Donut Dynamite – Artisanal Donuts

Corporate Chef Geno Sarmiento
Tri Star Restaurant Group

Executive Chef Jeff Scheer
Mill House, Maui Tropical Plantation
Chef of the Year 2015, Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine
Alumni Highlight: AJ Arellano

Chef/Owner Christopher Schobel
Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse, South Maui

Top Chef Sheldon Simeon (representative)
Tin Roof / Calabash
Chef of the Year 2013, Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine
Alumni Highlight: Jeffrey Valdez

Chef/Farmer James Kimo Simpliciano
SimpliFresh Produce

Executive Chef Jojo Vasquez
The Plantation House, Restaurant
Chef of the Year 2017, Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine
Student Highlight: Motley Adovas

Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased here.

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