Chef's Kitchen

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

Island Gourmet

The Chef behind the Gourmet

Lloyd Aoki’s ABCs are compassion, knowledge and hard work.
homemade dried fruit mix

Dried Fruits-Rehydrated

Tips for incorporating dried fruits in savory dishes.
cameron lewark

L’eau tomate (tomato water)

Introducing tomato water by Chef Cameron Lewark.
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.
Jojo Vasquez

Agar agar

Chef Jojo Vasquez, assisted by Pastry Chef Ashlie Koehler, conjures up molecular magic with the help of agar-agar.
corn pudding

Sweet Kula Corn Pudding

Chef Tylun Pang's delicious sweet corn pudding recipe highlights the offerings of Maui farmers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elizabeth Soloff

Cayenne Pepper in Your Chocolate

Elizabeth Soloff handcrafts chocolates that make weak-kneed customers moan for more.

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.
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.
Three's Bar and Grill in Maui

Three’s Company

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

Eco-friendly Kitchen Cleaners

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

Toro! Toro! Toro!

Get the recipe for Morimoto’s Toro Tartare with Dashi Soy.
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.
charred ahi filet

Top Ten Tips from Ivan Pahk

Our 2007 ‘Aipono Chef of the Year shares the secrets to his success--and yours.

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."
Kalo crusted Mahimahi

Crusted Mahi Mahi

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

And the Winner Is . . .

Fourteen Maui restaurants vie for Best of Fest at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival’s seafood finale.
saffron

Saffron

Saffron, the world's priciest spice, flavors dishes from paella to pilaf.
Waialua Chocolate

Waialua Chocolate

Attention, Hawai‘i locavores: Add chocolate to the list of gourmet goodies grown within a 100-mile radius of your home.
next generation maui chefs

Next Generation Chefs

We what inspires these Maui chefs?
snapper

Pickled Maui Onions

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

After-School Special

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

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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