Tuesday, September 1, 2015

09/01 ENER CRUZ, THE BLACK ROCK KITCHEN, SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA, PGA GOLF PRO SUTEE NITAKORN, KĀʻANAPALI GOLF COURSE, GREG VANDERLAAN, UFO PARASAIL & ADVENTURES


ENER CRUZ – GM, THE BLACK ROCK KITCHEN AT THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA

ABOUT THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT & SPA
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa is where the legend of Ka‘anapali began. Situated on Ka‘anapali Beach at historic Pu‘u Keka‘a, Black Rock, the oceanfront resort is nestled among 23 acres of tropical landscaping with 83 percent of the resort’s 508 rooms and suites facing the ocean.
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa was named the Starwood Hotels & Resorts 2007 “Hotel of the Year” for the Sheraton brand, and recognized in Conde Nast Travelers’ 2012 Top 25 Hawaiian Resorts. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa has also appeared in TRAVEL + LEISURE magazine’s World’s Best Awards “Top Resorts in Hawaii” in 2007, 2008 and 2013.

ABOUT BACK ROCK KITCHEN
Black Rock Kitchen is the place for family and friends to gather, share great food and talk story. Hawaiian culture emphasizes the importance of 'ohana and 'aina, and the fresh menu selections at Black Rock Kitchen incorporate these concepts into every dish. A local inspired menu offers a variety of selections from tapas and share plates, and main plates. Tasting your way through the menu is a discovery of all the bounty available here in the Hawaiian Islands and Maui. A craft cocktail, beer and wine menu feature local spirits and island flavors to compliment every dish.
Enjoy our bountiful breakfast buffet daily between 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM.  Ala Carte is also available. Browse our Dinner Menu to discover our selection of fresh fish, grilled steaks, creative appetizers, and delectable desserts. Traveling with children? We now have a special Keiki Menu dedicated to children of all ages.

Dinner nightly from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm. For reservations please call (808) 662-8053 or ext. 38053 from within the resort.

PGA GOLF PRO SUTEE NITAKORN - KĀʻANAPALI GOLF COURSE       

PGA Head Golf Professional, 2011 Junior Leader Award, Aloha Section PGA
From the mainland to Maui this native Cincinnatian has found a home here on the gorgeous Valley Isle. Sutee started his career with Billy Casper Golf in 2003 and hasn’t looked back since. As a proud graduate of Ohio University this Bobcat shares golf experience from the Midwest to the Pacific Islands. Whether it’s working for the legends of golf during the Ka'anapali Champions Skins Game or helping the ladies of Big Break Kaanapali, Sutee is adverse to all kinds of tournament atmospheres. One of his highlights includes caddying for Big Break Ka'anapali runner-up, Sophie Sandolo in the season finale. Sutee’s teaching philosophy is to fit the swing to the student. All good things start with sound golf fundamentals and from there is a fun ride with good communication. Sutee encourages everybody to enjoy the beautiful surroundings of learning golf on Maui. His experience includes a trip to the 2008 Kapalua Teaching Summit studying under the likes of Jim Flick, Mike Malaska, and Mike Adams to name a few. Sutee has also had the privilege of teaching in workshops for golfers with adaptive disabilities and children with special needs. Sutee continues to help the growth of the game as swing coach for Maui’s Lahainaluna High School Golf Team as well as heading up the Junior Golf Program at Ka'anapali Golf Courses. He is an enthusiast for the growth of women’s golf as host for Ka'anapali’s Ladies League played on the third Thursday of every month. Sutee was awarded the Junior Leader Award by the  Aloha Section PGA in 2011


GREG VANDERLAAN - PRESIDENT, UFO PARASAIL & ADVENTURES

Parasail, Fishing and Watersports, Maui & Kona, Hawaii

Celebrating 30 years of safe flying!

UFO Parasail is a company that started on Maui in 1985, bringing new and exciting ocean experiences to the island’s many visitors. The company is owned and operated by Greg VanderLaan, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a BS degree in Nautical Engineering and US Coast Guard 3rd Mate Unlimited and 1600-ton Captain’s License.

Today UFO Parasail/UFO Adventures operate 11 boats on Maui and also has operations on the Big Island, and  sister companies in Bay of Islands and Taupo, New Zealand. Moreover, the company has invented much of the technology that makes the UFO Parasail winch boats among the most popular and best in the world. The company manufacture and sell these boats, contributing more than 550 winch boats that are in operation in 35 countries around the world.


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.


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