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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