Chef's Kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

After-School Special

Learn what the student chefs are up to at Paia Bay Cafe, a community-funded nonprofit kitchen space.
monchong fish recipe

Monchong with Soba Spaetzle and Curry

This recipe by Chef Joey Macadangdang won Best of the Fest and Fan Favorite at the 2014 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.
buddahs hand

Buddha’s Hand

Meet “Buddha’s hand.” Its white, pithy center isn’t bitter like most citruses, and because it has no juicy pulp, you can use the entire fruit in recipes requiring zest.
maui bbq brisket

Smokey & the Bean

Homestyle recipes make this Kihei restaurant smokin' hot.
raw brownies by Choice Health Bar in Maui

Choosing What Tastes Good

How did a former banker and an anthropology major become accidental restaurateurs? Maybe Choice was Fate all along.
Kalo crusted Mahimahi

Crusted Mahi Mahi

Mahalo to Chef Justin Pardo of Market Fresh Bistro for this recipe.

Best of the Fest Winner 2018

Jason LaMotte, executive chef of Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar in The Shops at Wailea, earns the Gold Award for "Best of the Fest."
pineapple grill

Sugarcane Skewers

Chef Ryan Luckey of Pineapple Grill shows how to use sugarcane in style.
Three's Bar and Grill in Maui

Three’s Company

A trio of surf-loving chefs is making waves in Maui's dining scene.
chef made tiramisu

Hana Hou, Chef Ho!

For his many contributions to Maui Culinary Academy, this year's Noble Chef honors Stanton Ho, and shares this recipe created by Teresa Shurilla, who says she was inspired by Ho.
next generation maui chefs

Next Generation Chefs

We what inspires these Maui chefs?
Ahi Tartare

ʻAhi Tartare

The Grand Wailea's Humuhumunukunukuapua'a takes its name from Hawaii's state fish. So it's no surprise the restaurant's chef de cuisine knows his way around this savory raw dish.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2011

The staff of Maui No Ka Oi get a lesson from Chef Ralph Giles of Catering from Soup to Nuts, and share his recipe for beef Wellington and sides.
Chef Cameron Lewark

The Romantic Pancake

Chef Cameron Lewark, of Spago Maui, reveals his recipe for the ultimate romantic pancake – the perfect way to show some love to your love this Valentine’s Day.
sushi chef kitchen maui

Holiday Test Kitchen 2009

What would you give for a great island cookbook? Our staff puts local chefs’ recipes to the test.
Ahi Bruschetta recipe

“Best of the Fest” Recipe

Celebrity Chef Mark Ellman shares his ahi bruschetta recipe, winner of the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival Best of Fest competition.
winning chef maui

Hot Tamale!

Get the recipe for award-winning corn tamales prepared by Executive Sous Chef Raymond Nicasio.
maki-su

Maki-su

Add a maki-su, a simple rolling mat of woven bamboo reeds, to your kitchen cache and you’ll be rockin’ the maki rolls in no time.
Maui venison

He’s Got Game

Spago's Chef Cameron Lewark ruminates on what makes undomesticated venison so good—and shares a recipe that meat-lovers will go wild for.
snapper

Pickled Maui Onions

Chef David Paul Johnson shares his standout garnish for island snapper.
Chef Jennifer Evetushick

Pho, Glorious Pho

Chef Jennifer Evetuschick shares her recipe for a seafood soup guaranteed to win friends.
saffron

Saffron

Saffron, the world's priciest spice, flavors dishes from paella to pilaf.
maui culinary arts job corps

Corps Values: Maui Job Corps

Chef Larry Tuzon teaches professional culinary arts to young people who have taken a nontraditional path.
Maui chef kitchen

Chef’s Kitchen

Dining editor Marti Rosenquist samples brand new Maui eatery, 100 Wines, and talks with Chef Lyndon Honda about this latest culinary concept.
steak chimichurri

The Ultimate Match

For our annual luxury issue, we asked Riko Bartolome, a private chef in Kapalua, to share the recipe for a wonderful dish we had the pleasure of enjoying at a friend’s home.
herb mix

Multi-purpose herb mix

When prepping for dinner at Il Teatro in Wailea, Chef Kulis personally harvests herbs from the restaurant’s garden.

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

Who really wants to eat off of a plate that’s been scrubbed down with toxins?

Island Recipes

Maui Restaurants

lilikoi passionfruit

A Passion for Liliko‘i

Lilikoʻi is the Hawaiian word for passion fruit. While lilikoʻi can be eaten raw, its naturally high acidity makes it perfect for blending into baked goods, frozen custards, and drinks.

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