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Aipono Awards Ballot for 2015

It's time to vote for your favorite Maui restaurants!

The 2015 'Aipono Restaurant Awards Voting Poll is now open.
VOTING ENDS DECEMBER 31, 2014

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Aipono Awards gala 2014

About the 'Aipono Awards


The ‘Aipono Awards are the first high-profile restaurant awards devoted entirely to Maui. They are awards of honor and distinction determined by our readers, the residents and visitors of Maui. The prestigious Chef of the Year title is decided by peer review, voted on exclusively by Maui chefs and industry insiders.


The annual ‘Aipono Awards Gala is a benefit for the Maui Culinary Academy. Guests are regaled with wines and spirits by Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants, sumptuous pupu (appetizers) prepared and served by Academy students, and a fabulous gourmet dinner hosted by three ‘Aipono-winning restaurants. Students enjoy the invaluable experience of working alongside sponsor restaurant chefs on the day of the event, in preparing the gala’s dinner. Ticket sales generate valuable unencumbered funds for the school, as well as scholarship money for deserving students. At this event—everyone’s a winner!


Throughout the year, the ‘Aipono Winemaker’s Dinner Series brings the industry’s top winemakers to ‘Aipono Award-winning restaurants. Dinners are designed to be intimate and educational, with the direction of Advanced Sommelier Charles Fredy of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants and personal appearances by winery owners and/or representatives. Proceeds benefit the Maui Culinary Academy.

2014 ‘Aipono Winners

Restaurant of the Year
Lahaina Grill

Chef of the Year
Isaac Bancaco, Chef de Cuisine | Ka'ana Kitchen, Andaz Maui

Maui County Farm Bureau’s Friend of Agriculture
Eric Faivre, Executive Chef | Grand Wailea Resort & Spa

Excellence in Sustainability
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tylun Pang, Executive Chef | Fairmont Kea Lani

 

Aipono in Action

Aipono 2014 Update
Listen to commentary on the impact of Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine's ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards on the community and the Maui Culinary Academy.

Added: 2014-07-07

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Aipono 2014 Update

Aipono 2014 Update

Listen to commentary on the impact of Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine's ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards on the community and the Maui Culinary Academy.
Added: 2014-07-07
Get to know the Aipono Awards!

Get to know the Aipono Awards!

See a brief overview of Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine's ‘Aipono Restaurant Awards.
Added: 2012-04-25
2010 Aipono Awards Gala

2010 Aipono Awards Gala

Maui No Ka 'Oi magazine presents the 2010 'Aipono Awards Gala, held at the Ritz-Carlton in Kapalua. Each year the crème de la crème of Maui's culinary industry are honored for their commitment to excellence in the field. During the event, students from the Maui Culinary Academy get the chance to work with the island's top chefs while honing valuable professional skills and making key contacts within the industry. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Maui Culinary Academy.
Added: 2010-08-30
2011 Aipono Awards Gala

2011 Aipono Awards Gala

Join Lia Krieg, host of Making Over Maui, as she attends the ninth annual ‘Aipono Awards Gala a prestigious restaurant awards ceremony and a benefit for the Maui Culinary Academy.
Added: 2011-04-19

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Aipono Awards Background

Maui has an exceptional culinary community which we at Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine are honored to support through our ‘Aipono Program consisting of 6 wine dinners throughout the year and culminating in the premiere restaurant awards celebration on Maui, the ‘Aipono Awards.

2014 Chef of the Year
See what it takes to become an 'Aipono Chef of the Year in Maui, Hawaii. Chefs reflect on their past win and what they look for in future candidates.

Added: 2014-07-07

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2014 Chef of the Year

2014 Chef of the Year

See what it takes to become an 'Aipono Chef of the Year in Maui, Hawaii. Chefs reflect on their past win and what they look for in future candidates.
Added: 2014-07-07
2014 Friend of Agriculture Award

2014 Friend of Agriculture Award

As winner of the 2014 'Aipono Friend of Agriculture Award, Chef Eric Faivre— Executive Chef of the Grand Wailea— discusses his commitment to supporting the local agriculture industry on Maui and expresses the challenges inherent in supplying one of the largest resorts on the island. Tom Donovan, General Manager of the Grand Wailea and representatives from Maui County's local agriculture industry commend Chef Eric for his efforts and relay the positive impact his support continues to make.
Added: 2014-07-07
2014 Restaurant of the Year

2014 Restaurant of the Year

Discover what it takes to win the coveted 'Aipono Restaurant of the Year Award—as voted on by the readers of Maui No Ka 'Oi magazine.
Added: 2014-07-07
Becoming Chef of the Year

Becoming Chef of the Year

Different than other Aipono Awards, learn what sets the Chef of the Year award apart from all the rest.
Added: 2012-03-28
What's it like to win Restaurant of the Year?

What's it like to win Restaurant of the Year?

Hear from past winners and our publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn as they explain the significance of the winning Restaurant of the Year.
Added: 2012-03-28
About the Aipono Lifetime Achievement Award

About the Aipono Lifetime Achievement Award

Chris Speere, Program Coordinator of the Maui Culinary Academy, explains the decision-making process for the Aipono Lifetime Achievement Award.
Added: 2012-03-28
2013  Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Bev Gannon talks about what the Lifetime Achievement Award means to her, along with praise from friends and family.
Added: 2013-05-20
2013 Friend of Agriculture Award

2013 Friend of Agriculture Award

Local farmers thank this year's winners as Chef Chris Schobel of Hula Grill and Scott McGill of TS Restaurants explain the importance of agriculture and what the award recognition means to them.
Added: 2013-05-20
2013 Excellence in Sustainability Winner

2013 Excellence in Sustainability Winner

Learn how the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas upholds sustainable business practices.
Added: 2013-05-20
2013 Aipono Icon Award

2013 Aipono Icon Award

Learn how Bob Longhi of Longhi's restaurant became the first recipient for the Aipono Icon award.
Added: 2013-05-21
2012 Sustainability Winner

2012 Sustainability Winner

Learn how the Four Seasons Resort Maui upholds sustainable business practices.
Added: 2012-04-30
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2012

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner 2012

Mark Ellman talks about what the Lifetime Achievement Award means to him, along with praise from friends and family.
Added: 2013-03-28
Friend of Agriculture Award 2012

Friend of Agriculture Award 2012

Chef Tylan Pang of Ko Restaurant explains the importance of agriculture and what the award recognition means to him.
Added: 2013-03-28
2011 Aipono Lifetime Achievement Winner

2011 Aipono Lifetime Achievement Winner

2011 Aipono Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Floyd Christenson of Mama's Fish House, shares his reaction to winning the award.
Added: 2012-03-28
Mayor Alan Arakawa on Sustainability

Mayor Alan Arakawa on Sustainability

Honorable Mayor Alan Arakawa discusses the importance of sustainability.
Added: 2012-03-28
2011 Excellence in Sustainability Winner

2011 Excellence in Sustainability Winner

The Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa discuss their efforts in being a more eco-conscious business.
Added: 2012-03-28

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Join Our ‘Ohana

Join our ‘Aipono ‘ohana (family). Help us support the champions of our dynamic food and hospitality industries. Become a sponsor of the Awards Gala. Host a winemaker’s dinner at your restaurant. Donate auction items or money to fatten the student scholarship fund. Contact us today: (808) 242-8331: info@mauimagazine.net