Monday, September 1, 2014

9/1 BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, CHEF PARIS NABAVI, SANGRITA GRILL & CANTINA, EXECUTIVE CHEF GREG GROHOWSKI, HYATT REGENCY MAUI, TRACY MCINTYRE, THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK, ALEXIS EATON

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING KFRESH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL!



ALEXIS EATON - SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands… the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM



TRACY MCINTYRE – THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK (SHERATON MAUI RESORT)

Transform as you experience the ancient healing of Pu'u Keka'a. Harmony and well being for the mind, body and spirit, inspired by the culture and traditions of Hawaii, brought to you with Aloha.

- Open daily from 8:30a.m. – 7p.m.
- 7 Indoor Open Air Treatment Rooms
- 2 outdoor treatment areas
- 3 manicure stations
- 3 pedicure stations
- Open Air Relaxation Lounge
- Retail Boutique

The Spa at Black Rock is located in the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands … the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.



LISA DONLON – MARKETING MANAGER, WHALERS VILLAGE


Whalers Village is located in the Kaanapali Beach Resort on the island of Maui. There are many ways to get to here. Our favorite is by strolling along the turquoise waters of Kaanapali Beach. The beachwalk connects us with most hotels. Simply apply your sunscreen. Ask your concierge to point you in a direction. And go.


CHANDRA LUCARIELLO – DIRECTOR OF MIXOLOGY SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS


Chandra Lam Lucariello is the Director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii.  She has been in the restaurant and bar industry for 15 years at various prominent venues in Hawaii such as Kahala Mandarin, Palomino, Sansei, and Pearl Ultra Lounge.  Chandra first started in the hospitality industry to fund her education, gaining an English degree from the University of Hawaii, and a Masters in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.  Following graduation, she soon realized that the business she was truly passionate about was the business of crafting cocktails.  

Chandra is currently working towards her Master accreditation with the USBG and is the Vice President, and one of the founding members of the Hawaii Chapter.  She is based on Oahu, but consults for accounts throughout the state, designing tailor made cocktail programs, and conducting spirits and bar education. 

With the wealth of flavors and ingredients to source from throughout the islands, Chandra hopes to inspire bartenders in Hawaii to utilize fresh ingredients whenever possible, and to never stop learning and growing their craft.  




Friday, August 29, 2014

8/29 ALEXIS EATON, TRACY MCINTYRE, SPA AT BLACKROCK, LISA DONLON, WHALERS VILLAGE, CHANDRA LUCAREIELLO, SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING KFRESH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL!



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ALEXIS EATON - SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands… the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM



TRACY MCINTYRE – THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK (SHERATON MAUI RESORT)

Transform as you experience the ancient healing of Pu'u Keka'a. Harmony and well being for the mind, body and spirit, inspired by the culture and traditions of Hawaii, brought to you with Aloha.

- Open daily from 8:30a.m. – 7p.m.
- 7 Indoor Open Air Treatment Rooms
- 2 outdoor treatment areas
- 3 manicure stations
- 3 pedicure stations
- Open Air Relaxation Lounge
- Retail Boutique

The Spa at Black Rock is located in the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands … the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.



LISA DONLON – MARKETING MANAGER, WHALERS VILLAGE


Whalers Village is located in the Kaanapali Beach Resort on the island of Maui. There are many ways to get to here. Our favorite is by strolling along the turquoise waters of Kaanapali Beach. The beachwalk connects us with most hotels. Simply apply your sunscreen. Ask your concierge to point you in a direction. And go.


CHANDRA LUCARIELLO – DIRECTOR OF MIXOLOGY SOUTHERN WINE & SPIRITS


Chandra Lam Lucariello is the Director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii.  She has been in the restaurant and bar industry for 15 years at various prominent venues in Hawaii such as Kahala Mandarin, Palomino, Sansei, and Pearl Ultra Lounge.  Chandra first started in the hospitality industry to fund her education, gaining an English degree from the University of Hawaii, and a Masters in Business Administration from Hawaii Pacific University.  Following graduation, she soon realized that the business she was truly passionate about was the business of crafting cocktails.  

Chandra is currently working towards her Master accreditation with the USBG and is the Vice President, and one of the founding members of the Hawaii Chapter.  She is based on Oahu, but consults for accounts throughout the state, designing tailor made cocktail programs, and conducting spirits and bar education. 

With the wealth of flavors and ingredients to source from throughout the islands, Chandra hopes to inspire bartenders in Hawaii to utilize fresh ingredients whenever possible, and to never stop learning and growing their craft.  




Thursday, August 28, 2014

8/28 BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, CHEF PARIS NABAVI, SANGRITA GRILL & CANTINA, EXECUTIVE CHEF GREG GROHOWSKI, HYATT REGENCY MAUI, TRACY MCINTYRE, THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK, ALEXIS EATON

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING KFRESH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL!



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BRANDON MAEDA - DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS

The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas is an uncommonly luxurious Hawaii vacation ownership opportunity, offering unique residences that embrace both Westin's standard of quality and Maui's most spectacular oceanfront vistas. Sitting on 26 acres of Ka'anapali, the Westin Kaanapali is set along a pristine expanse of Ka'anapali's North Beach (ranked #1 on “America's Best Beaches” list for 2003 & 2013).

Set amidst the sundrenched North Ka’anapali Beach, “The Villas” are Hawaii vacation homes of extraordinary comfort… masterfully designed, richly furnished, and impeccably finished. Add to this an extensive list of amenities, a magnificent recreation lagoon, and an unlimited array of activity options… and it's easy to see why The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas have quickly become one of Maui's premier vacation ownership properties.



CHEF PARIS NABAVI - OWNER, SANGRITA GRILL & CANTINA

Sangrita Grill and Cantina is the newest restaurant concept from Paris Nabavi, creator and owner of Pizza Paradiso Mediterranean Grill in Honokowai and Cilantro Mexican Grill in Lahaina.

A classically trained chef with a business background, Chef Paris Nabavi has a long track record with successful food and beverage operations.  He held executive-level positions as Director of Food and Beverage for Fairmont Hotels and the Kapalua Bay Hotel prior to launching his private restaurant ventures.

Chef Nabavi is active in the community and takes a special interest in educating young people about healthy eating and sustainable agriculture.  His current initiatives include partnering with Maui School Garden Network to sponsor organic seed for school gardens throughout the island of Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.  He also supports the Maui Food Bank by donating the proceeds from a series of Persian cooking classes held regularly at his home's outdoor kitchen. Chef Nabavi’s Cilantro Mexican Grill was named “Exceptional Small Business” of 2013 for Maui County.



EXECUTIVE CHEF GREG GROHOWSKI - HYATT REGENCY MAUI

Born and raised in the Midwest, Chef Greg worked as a culinarian through high school and college during which time he enrolled in Paragon Restaurants Corporation chef apprentice training program to perfect his international and continental Cuisine. He joined the Hyatt family in 1990, where he began his career as the chef de cuisine of Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort and Spa’s Tidepool’s Restaurant. At Hyatt Regency Maui he oversees the property’s food and beverage initiatives for Japengo, Umalu, Swan Court and the resort’s catering and banquet programs. He returns to the island of Maui where he previously worked as the chef tourant in 1992. He also directs Hyatt Corporate’s new global F&B operating philosophy, “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served,” which focuses on sourcing and providing healthy food and beverage options for guests. He also serves as one of the Hyatt Corporation’s training chefs and teaches rising culinary specialists in pastry presentation.



TRACY MCINTYRE – THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK THE SPA AT BLACK ROCK (SHERATON MAUI RESORT)

Transform as you experience the ancient healing of Pu'u Keka'a. Harmony and well being for the mind, body and spirit, inspired by the culture and traditions of Hawaii, brought to you with Aloha.

- Open daily from 8:30a.m. – 7p.m.
- 7 Indoor Open Air Treatment Rooms
- 2 outdoor treatment areas
- 3 manicure stations
- 3 pedicure stations
- Open Air Relaxation Lounge
- Retail Boutique

The Spa at Black Rock is located in the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa. It is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands … the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.



ALEXIS EATON - SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands… the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

8/27 HAL NORDBLOM, ASTON AT THE WHALER ON KA’ANAPALI BEACH, ALEXIS EATON, SUSAN HAVENS, SHERATON MAUI

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING KFRESH WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL!


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HAL NORDBLOM - GM, ASTON AT THE WHALER ON KA’ANAPALI BEACH

In the heart of Maui's famous Kaanapali Beach Resort, the 360-room Aston at The Whaler on Kaanapali Beach offers beautiful Pacific views, island-style hospitality and the convenience of luxury condominium living with hotel amenities.

Action abounds with immediate ocean access for year-round snorkeling, swimming and surfing. The resort is also situated across from Kaanapali's championship golf courses, and provides private entry to Whalers Village with its beachfront restaurants and shops.

Ranging from 640 to nearly 2,000 sq. ft., all spacious suites and studios feature complimentary WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens and private lanais - some wrapping around corner suites for even more expansive ocean views. Or upgrade to a Premium Suite. Available in studio, one- and two-bedroom categories, these luxury condominium suites feature designer kitchens, top-of-the-line appliances and contemporary furnishings to provide a truly premium experience. Premium Suite guests are also treated to a selection of luxurious in-room amenities including fresh orchids, rich chocolates, Maui-grown coffee and Malie reed diffuser.

WWW.WHALERKAANAPALI.COM

ALEXIS EATON & SUSAN HAVENS - SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA














The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands… the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

8/26 DAVE WILLIAMS, FRANK FORBES, BEACH ACTIVITIES OF MAUI, FRED TORRES, KAANAPALI ALII RESORT, TOM FAIRBANKS, KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL, ALEXIS EATON, SHERATON MAUI RESPORT, KFRESH

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE BEAUTIFUL SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING KAANAPALI FRESH WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL!



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DAVE WILLIAMS & FRANK FORBES - BEACH ACTIVITIES OF MAUI
Beach Activities of Maui & U.V. Rays Hawaii is your full service beach and pool recreation specialists since 1977, throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

We offer concierge services, beach, ocean and pool rentals with a variety of high end retail and rental products, to include Maui Jim sunglasses, and a total product line of Absolutely Natural Sun Care products.

Our sun-tanning specialist and knowledgeable staff are trained to assist visitors at the beach, and on the pool deck, with the number one goal “service”.

WWW.BAMHAWAII.COM


FRED TORRES - HOTEL OPERATIONS MANAGER, KA’ANAPALI ALI’I RESORT

Directly located on the best stretch of Kaanapali Beach in Lahaina, Maui, Kaanapali Alii offers four times more space than a standard hotel room and walking access to everything Kaanapali Resort has to offer.

The luxurious Maui vacation rentals of Kaanapali Alii are the ideal choice for extended families, friends traveling together, and couple getaways. This idyllic Maui resort is a calm oasis on Kaanapali Beach yet just a short stroll to Whalers Village, ocean activities, shopping and restaurants. There is also a free shuttle within Kaanapali Resort.

The unmatched advantages of Kaanapali Alii Resort include:
Four times more space than a standard hotel room: Compare a Kaanapali Alii one- or two-bedroom luxury condo with 1,500-1,900 square feet to a hotel room of 400 square feet and there’s no contest. Here your Alii Maui vacation rental means a fully furnished home away from home, designed for tropical vacation living. Think about the additional comfort this Maui resort provides with lots of inviting space to gather together as well as ample private space to getaway.

Golf just steps from Kaanapali Alii Resort
Your Maui vacation rental at Kaanapali Alii is close to the Kaanapali Golf Courses which boasts 36 holes of legendary golf rich in history and tradition. Built on the playground of ancient Hawaiian royalty, the two Robert Trent Jones courses offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the scenic West Maui Mountains.

So many ways to save at Kaanapali Alii Resort including:
No resort fee; parking is always free and each of our Maui condos offers complimentary high-speed internet. You will also save by preparing easy meals from your gourmet kitchen; or grilling at our beachfront gas barbeque picnic pavilion; complimentary and unlimited use of our new fitness center & yoga studio and free play on the private lighted Alii tennis courts.

WWW.KAANAPALIALII.COM


TOM FAIRBANKS - FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR, KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL

Welcome to our home nestled on eleven acres along Maui’s renowned Kaanapali Beach. While you’re with us, it will be our privilege to show you our island, our Hawaiian Culture and what “Aloha” really feels like. In the way that only locals can.


Kaanapali Beach Hotel is more than just another hotel set amongst tropical gardens. Here, you’ll experience the little touches that you’d only find in any Hawaiian home, like bedspreads of Hawaiian quilt design and tropical furnishings. And always, the warmth of a smile. Because once you’re here, you’re family.

WWW.KBHMAUI.COM

ALEXIS EATON - PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR, SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA

The Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the premier location for a dream Hawaiian vacation. Situated on Kaanapali Beach, the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is the most romantic escape in all the Hawaiian Islands… the dramatic point at which the legendary Black Rock of Kaanapali meets the ocean. Anchored by the Black Rock itself, this spectacular Maui hotel beckons hopeless romantics, discerning honeymooners, and fun-seeking families.

WWW.SHERATON-MAUI.COM