Wednesday, October 12, 2016

10/12 CHEF BOBBY MASTERS, HULA GRILL KA'ANAPALI BRANDON MAEDA, THE WESTIN KAANAPALI OCEAN RESORT VILLAS, NELLANI RODRIGUEZ, WHALERS VILLAGE

THE WHAT'S COOKIN' CREW IS BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE SHERATON MAUI RESORT AND SPA TALKING ABOUT THE UPCOMING HAWAII FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL!
Sixth Annual – October 14-30, 2016

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival operating as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific. Set in the lush island paradise of Hawai‘i, the Festival will take place over three weekends on multiple islands, featuring a roster of over 100 internationally-renowned master chefs, culinary personalities, and wine and spirit producers. The Festival in Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and O‘ahu will showcase wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions, and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. 


CHEF BOBBY MASTERS - HULA GRILL KA’ANAPALI

Executive Chef Bobby Masters and the Hula Grill, what more can you say.  Chef Bobby has presided over the Hula Grill dining room for the past 17 years, providing high level cuisine in a high volume environment, and pleasing the masses with his “Masterful” cuisine.  Born in Texas, Bobby was well on his way to a career in the medical field, when he found his true passion was in the restaurant industry.  Starting in the front of the house, Bobby soon found that his true talents were on the culinary side, and with a little help from Chef Robert Del Grande, pursued an opportunity at the CIA in Hyde Park, New York.  From there, Bobby found his way to our beautiful islands, and hooked up with Chef Roy Yamaguchi to open Roy’s in Kahana.  After a successful run with Roy’s, Chef Peter Merriman reeled Bobby in to be the driving force in the new concept of the Hula Grill.  Bobby has delighted countless people over the years in his exhibition style kitchen, and has become synonymous with Ka’anapali Beach and the Hula Grill.

Hula Grill celebrates Hawaiian culture, architecture and cuisine. Relax in the ambiance reminiscent of a plantation era beach house and enjoy Chef Peter Merriman’s regional specialties prepared using traditional island cooking techniques.


BRANDON MAEDA - DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE, 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.


NELLANI RODRIGUEZ FROM WHALERS VILLAGE

Visitor Information
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. If you prefer to drive, we're at 2435 Kaanapali Parkway between the Westin Maui and The Whaler Condominiums.

Shuttle service
Catch the free Kaanapali Resort Shuttle between your hotel and Whalers Village. Or take the Lahaina shuttle for just $2. See your hotel concierge for details.



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