Monday, August 31, 2015

08/31 SHELLEY KEKUNA, KAANAPALI BEACH RESORT ASSOCIATION, BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, EXECUTIVE CHEF GREGORY GROHOWSKI, SHEP GORDON, THE HAWAII FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

SHELLEY KEKUNA - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KAANAPALI BEACH RESORT ASSOCIATION - HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

ABOUT KAANAPALI:
Kaanapali is a three-mile stretch of beach that has been touted as one of the best beaches on Maui, and even in America. Long ago, these sands and lush gardens were enjoyed by Hawaiian kings and queens who sought a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat. The land itself was once comprised of green sugar cane and taro, grown with the help of the Maui sun and a freshwater spring. This magical spot is steeped in culture, from when it was used as a training ground for Hawaiian warriors in ancient times, to the romantic days of “Old Hawaii” in the ’30s and ’40s, to the present.

Today, couples, friends, and families still gravitate here for all this renowned beach has to offer, but also for its fabulous resorts and condos. And Kaanapali Beach Resort provides the best of the best, with easy access to everything you want to see and do. For beauty, excitement, convenience, and comfort, it simply can’t be matched.

HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL:
Ka‘anapali Fresh has evolved into the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui! We’re pleased to announce that the Maui event will take place 9/4-9/6, 2015 in the lush paradise of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort and will feature a roster of over 15 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary personalities. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Honolulu, and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.


BRANDON MAEDA - FOOD & BEVERAGE DIRECTOR AT THE WESTIN KĀ‘ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS – HAWAII FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL

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.

WWW.WESTINKAANAPALI.COM



MIXOLOGY PAIRING LUNCH - MOSCOW MULE MAUI STYLE

DATE:
Saturday, September 5, 2015
TIME:
11:00am to 1:00pm
LOCATION:
Westin Kā’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
PRICE:
$65

What does Russia, a donkey, and a copper mug have to do with this popular cocktail from the 1940s?  Learn more about the story behind the Moscow Mule in this hands-on cocktail demonstration that will share the anatomy and provide participants the opportunity to build their own signature Mule. Join Southern Wine & Spirits’ director of mixology & spirits education, Chandra Lucariello, who will serve as the cocktail’s ambassador, Jason Vendrell from Monkeypod Kitchen Wailea who will show you how to make your own ginger beer, and master distiller of Ocean Vodka, Bill Scott who will explain the art of distillation.  Enjoy a light lunch prepared by executive chef, Francois Milliet of The Westin Kā‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas, and take home your own copper Mule mug.

ABOUT HAWAI’I FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL:
Ka‘anapali Fresh has evolved into the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival Maui! We’re pleased to announce that the Maui event will take place 9/4-9/6, 2015 in the lush paradise of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort and will feature a roster of over 15 internationally renowned master chefs and culinary personalities. Co-founded by two of Hawai‘i’s own James Beard Award-winning chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong, the Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Honolulu, and Ko Olina Resort will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s bounty of local produce, seafood, beef and poultry.


EXECUTIVE CHEF AT THE HYATT REGENCY MAUI RESORT & SPA GREGORY GROHOWSKI  TALKS ABOUT THE LEGEND OF SHEP GORDON SIT DOWN DINNER TO TAKE PLACE AT THE HAWAII FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL NEXT WEEKEND

Gregory P. Grohowski was born and raised in the Michiana (Southern Michigan and Northern Indiana) area of the Great Lakes Region, Midwest United States.  While working as a culinarian through high school and college, Gregory enrolled in Paragon Restaurants Corporation’s chef apprentice training program at the Studebaker Mansion and Tippecanoe Place Restaurant (National Historical Landmark). After successfully completing his apprentice program at age 23, Gregory was hired as the head restaurant chef for Paragon Restaurants, Inc., Steak and Seafood Division.  During this period, Gregory earned third place in the professional division at the annual “Grand Rapids Chocolate Lover’s Festival”.

After two seasons in the Mackinac Island, Gregory was offered the position of Assistant Banquet Chef at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa.  A few years later hurricane Iniki blew Gregory to the Five Diamond Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.  With the addition of Hyatt Regency Maui, Hawaii, he was awarded the position of Executive Chef for the Five Diamond Wind Star Sail Cruises, a division of Holland American Cruise Line Corporation.  During his employment, Gregory worked with nationally recognized Chef/Owner of Los Angeles’ Patina Restaurant Group, Joachim Splichal to impletment a new food program for Wind Star Cruises. This opportunity took him to some thirty Islands of the Caribbean and the South Pacific Islands of Tahiti, French Polynesia.

Working throughout the Caribbean and Tahiti, French Polynesia, with Wind Star Cruises, Gregory returned to the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa where he was appointed to Executive Sous Chef.  Overseeing 160 kitchen and stewarding personnel, the kitchens produced some 2500 meals per day. After a four year period Gregory was appointed to the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas resort as the Executive Sous Chef.  After the Hyatt Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa, Gregory was called to the Hyatt Westlake Plaza as the Executive Chef, as well as the Hyatt Regency Monterey to oversee the hotel’s food operations. Currently, Gregory has returned to Hyatt Regency Maui as the Executive Chef.

Hawaiian Airlines Presents Legend of Shep Gordon

DATE: Sunday, September 6, 2015
TIME: VIP Reception at 5:00pm
TIME: General Entry & Dinner at 6:00pm
LOCATION: Napili Garden at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
PRICE: General $250 | VIP $500

From managing the careers of prominent musicians such as Alice Cooper to celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse, Shep Gordon has more than earned a documentary movie about  himself. Supermensch: Legend of Shep Gordon was produced in 2013 by Mike Meyers to honor a kind and gentle soul who has coached, counseled, supported and helped many of his friends in the entertainment business.  Mensch means gentleman in Yiddish.  To celebrate his life and achievements, the Festival honors Shep with a six-course dinner created by six of his chef friends at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa.

WWW.MAUI.HYATT.COM


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