Recipes

Hungry? Check this page for island-inspired recipes from Maui chefs and culinary stars. You won’t be disappointed.

The Gregular

cow pig bun, best cocktail in maui
The owner of Cow Pig Bun created this classic Old Fashioned. He makes it with Japanese whiskey, which “tends to be a little peaty, more like a scotch."

Holiday Test Kitchen 2020

Herb and Mustard Crusted Chateaubriand
What are Maui chefs’ favorite holiday dishes?

Recipes to Try at Home

catering
Exclusive recipes from professional Maui caterers, Chef Ralph Giles and Chef Tracy Edelhertz.

Wild Boar Ragù Pasta Recipe

pasta recipe
Pasta with wild boar ragù recipe by Chef Rosa Mariotti.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi

sweet potato gnocchi
This delicate dish won the chefs' competition at Ka'anapali Fresh in 2012.

Knockout Punches

Ulupalakua Punchr recipe
Need a holiday punch recipe? We’ve got you covered with a one-two punch.

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."

Naughty & Spiced

maui mixology
Holiday cocktails? No time like the present!

Qisa + Chai

chai tea
Get a recipe for Kashmiri Chai Tea.

Holiday Test Kitchen 2018: Buono Festa!

Get tasty recipes in our annual Holiday Test Kitchen with a Maui chef.

Charred Confit of Ahi

charred ahi filet
This brightly flavored ahi and risotto dish won the Best of the Fest award at the 2010 Kapalua Wine & Food Festival.

Kula Strawberries Compote

Upcountry Maui dining
This recipe goes along with the Puffy Pancake recipe.

Ko’s Signature Edamummus

Edamummus
Served as a complimentary starter, this appetizing Edamummus dip is a huge crowd-pleaser.

Masters of Mixology

mixology
14 island cocktail recipes!

Uncle Kunkel’s Green Beans & Grilled Tri-tip

green beans
Take boring green beans and make them exciting with this tasty recipe from Rob Wheeler & Dave Singha.

Crantopia Martini

cranberry martini
If you are using fairly chunky cranberry relish, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender with a few cubes of ice and blend until smooth.

Spinach Salad

spinach bacon salad
Add some bacon to your spinach salad!!! Mmmmmmm!

Do try this at home

recipes
The recipe for crowd-pleasing party pupus gives the how-to for Steamed Mussles in Saffron Broth, Crab Rangoon with Three Sauces, Volcano Poke, and his New York Roll.

Maui Venison

Maui venison
Get a recipe for wild venison (Maui axis deer) with Kula corn puree and plum wine sauce.

Ulu Poke Recipe

Ulu Poke recipe
Got ʻulu (breadfruit) and not sure what to do with it? Try this unique and tasty recipe courtesy of chef Tylun Pang from the Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea.

Sake, for Goodness Sake

sake ohyama nigori
Pure, expertly crafted sake is a great alternative to more traditional beverages. Move beyond traditional cultural pairing, and you’ll find an array of compatible offerings.

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.

Disco Mix Cocktail Recipes

boogie man cocktail recipe
Get three disco-inspired cocktail recipes from the 2019 'Aipono Awards Gala.

Bacon-wrapped Venison

bacon venison
Mahalo to Chef Chris Kulis for this recipe for Maui venison wrapped in bacon.

Corps Values: Maui Job Corps

maui culinary arts job corps
Chef Larry Tuzon teaches professional culinary arts to young people who have taken a nontraditional path.

Joy of Cooking

lobster tails with butter
Chef Alex Stanislaw infuses his food with happiness.

Island Recipes

Maui Dining & Food Stories

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.