DOH Issues Guidance to Restaurants on Dine-In Service

After being prohibited from offering dine-in service for the past two months, Hawai‘i restaurants will gradually begin to reopen their doors to customers, aligning with the state’s Roadmap to Recovery and Resilience.   Here on Maui, resumption of dine-in table service under new health and safety guidelines and restrictions begins on June 5, 2020.
May 23, 2020 · 40 Comments

Hawai‘i Tourism Now: Greg Maples On the Future of Hawai’i’s Restaurant Industry

Greg Maples, the incoming chairman of Hawaii Restaurant Association sits down with Patty Lee, operations manager for Hawai’i Airport Advertising and on-camera host for Pacific Media Group to discuss the future of Hawai’i’s restaurant Industry. Maples described that the restaurant industry is in a state of terrible distress. “There’s never been a time in the history... Read more »
May 20, 2020 · 16 Comments

VIDEO: Real Talk with Chef and Restaurateur, Peter Merriman

Tara Dugan, digital sales director of MauiNow interviews chef and restaurateur, Peter Merriman to learn how the coronavirus pandemic has affected his business operations and his outlook on the restaurant industry. Merriman confirmed restaurant industry experts estimate that some restaurants will not be able to reopen once government lockdown from the coronavirus is lifted. “It... Read more »
May 04, 2020 · 34 Comments

UHMC Culinary Named No. 1 in The US

The 2020 gradreports ranked the University of Hawai’i Maui College Culinary Arts Program No. 1 on its survey of the 25 best associate in culinary arts programs in the United States.
May 03, 2020 · 42 Comments

Fork & Salad Maui Reopens in May with Free Delivery to Central and South Maui Through June 30

Co-owners Jaron Blosser, Cody Christopher and Travis Morrin say they have utilized the time closed to redesign the business model in light of global COVID-19 concerns, ensuring customer and employee safety as their top priorities.
April 30, 2020 · 17 Comments

Tiki Tiki Thai Cuisine Offers Free Meals of Thanks to Maui First Responders and Military on May 3

Tiki Tiki Thai Cuisine is providing free meals to everyone in first responder and active Military roles on Sunday, May 3, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
April 30, 2020 · 4 Comments

Hungry Homeless Heroes Hawai‘i: 2,900 Meals Delivered to Homeless on Maui

A homegrown effort to get food into the hands of homeless individuals on Maui is gaining momentum, with an estimated 2,900 meals delivered to Pāʻia, Lahaina, Kahului, Wailuku and Kīhei over the course of 20 days.
April 19, 2020 · 25 Comments

Saturday Drive Thru at Mulligans On The Blue Serves 180 Meals to Those in Need

O'Dwyer tells Maui Now that he plans to continue the service every Saturday while they are able. He said he is open to donations to enable a larger operation and likes the idea of people using the service to pick up breakfast for home-bound individuals.
April 19, 2020 · 16 Comments

Salvation Army Receives $20K For Meal Distributions

The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands has received a $20,000 grant from CVS Health to support its response to the COVID-19 outbreak across the islands.
April 18, 2020 · 0 Comments

VIDEO: Real Talk with Chef and Restaurateur Bev Gannon

Tara Dugan, digital sales director of MauiNow interviewed chef and restaurateur Bev Gannon about the current state of the restaurant business on Maui. Bev Gannon is the owner of Gannon’s Restaurant, Hali’imaile General Store and Celebrations Maui. All her businesses are currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The reality is 50 to 75% of... Read more »
April 17, 2020 · 0 Comments