Kaanapali Food & Wine Festival – 50th Celebration of Kaanapali Resort

KFresh FoodandWineThe Kaanapali Fresh 2013 (#KFresh13) signature Food & Wine Festival event is billed as “Kaanapali 5-0” celebrating the resort’s Big 5-0 anniversary. An extravaganza worthy of the first and finest master-planned resort community in Hawaii pairs 12 of Kaanapali Beach Resort’s celebrated chefs with 12 Maui farmers for two dozen tantalizing culinary masterpieces on August 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The setting is open-air and under-the-stars, on the third hole of the Kaanapali Golf Course. Chefs and farmers present the finest local ingredients and mingle with guests, while Hawaii’s top female vocalist of all time, Amy Hanaialii Gilliom, and Hawaiian slack key master, Makana, fill the party with homegrown music.

Featured Kaanapali chefs include:

James Domingo, Leilani’s on the Beach

Garret Fujieda, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

Greg Gasper, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

Greg Grohowski and Gevin Utrillo, Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Christian Jorgensen, CJs Deli and Diner Restaurant

Chris Schobel, Hula Grill

Scott McGill, TS Restaurants

Thomas Muromoto, Kaanapali Beach Hotel

Peter Slavetinsky, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club

Ivan Pahk, Maui Fish & Pasta

Bernardo Salazar, Royal Lahaina Resort

Joey Macadangdang, Roy’s Restaurant

Francois Milliet, The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas

Participating local farms include:

Aina Haumana, Surfing Goat Dairy, Evonuk Farms, Hoo Pono Farm, ONO Organic Farm, Maui Golf Pineapple Company, Kula Country Farms, B. Otani Farm, J. Shishido Farm, Traje Farm, Syl’s Produce and Hana Fresh.

A lovely selection of wines is offered by Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawaii. From Sonoma County’s Amapola Creek winery, to the pinot noir of Loring Wine Company and the “sexy and hedonistic” wines of Mantra, and more, your glass will be filled with wines complimenting our island’s distinctive cuisine.


Kaanapali Food & Wine Festival “Kaanapali 5-0″ dinner is Saturday, August 31 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m under the stars at the Royal Kaanapali Golf Resort, part of Kaanapali Fresh 2013.

Tickets to “Kaanapali 5-0” are $157 and can be purchased at the event link here.