Podcast 109: Qiana DiBari (Sale Pepe & Pacific’o)


Diane Woodburn of Maui No Ka Oi Magazine speaks with Qiana DiBari of Sale Pepe & Pacific’o. In this podcast Qiana talks about building loyal customers with Sale Pepe since opening in 2014, their Bu’Ono product line available in Safeway and Whole Foods on Maui, the decision to join Louis Coloumbe to reopen Pacific’o on the Beach in Lahaina, her background growing up in Brooklyn, her time managing with A Tribe Called Quest, the recent loss of her mother-in-law who was an inspiration for Sale Pepe, recruiting Maui chef Issac Bancaco to lead Pacific’o, the approach to the new Pacific’o menu, the importance of using locally sourced ingredients, the impact of Louis Coloumbe at Pacific’o  over the years, and how people can learn more about both Sale Pepe and Pacific’o for reservations and hours of operation.


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