In two years, Ka‘anapali Fresh has become ‘the most blogged about’ culinary destination event on Maui. Produced and hosted by Ka‘anapali Beach Resort Association, (whose members include resort hotels and condominiums, world-class golf courses, shopping centers, restaurants and ocean activity providers) the three-day festival features Maui-inspired cuisine paired with local farms and international wines and spirits.
It’s our credo that good food brings people together no matter where they’re from … We invite you August 29 – 31, 2014 to explore the bounty of the island with dishes creatively prepared by our resort chefs as well as celebrity chefs from Hawai‘i. Discover new ways to build cocktails with fresh ingredients, explore a Maui farm, and experience authentic Hawaiian culture.
Along the way, indulge in the beauty of Hawai‘i’s legendary master-planned resort at Ka‘anapali: stroll on America’s Best Beach, frolic with marine life in the clear blue sea or simply enjoy the warm sun and lush landscape.
Welcome to “Where the World Comes to Play!”
Kāʻanapali Fresh Calendar of Select Events to date:
Friday, August 29, 2014
- Maui Farm Tours - Maui farms are expanding and multiplying. We’re currently working with our farming community to make farm tours available throughout your stay. Keep checking back for more farm tour information.
5:30pm – 8:30pm
- ʻAhaʻāina O Kāʻanapali - $89.00 + $3.70 tax = $92.70 (Minimum age 21 years; identification required.)
This one of a kind evening feast will take you on a journey that follows the evolution of dining in Hawai‘i. As the sun goes down over the ocean, watch the arrival of a flotilla of canoes, including Lahaina’s double-hulled voyaging vessel, on Ka‘anapali Beach. Witness Hawaiian protocol through chants and the exchange of gifts from tropical waters and the land. This traditional Hawaiian ceremony signals the start of the ʻahaʻāina. Take a journey through three distinctive ages: Old Hawai’i, the Golden Era, and Modern Hawai’i, through food, specialty cocktails, music and dance. Discover the clean, natural flavors of fish, limu, sweet potatoes and kalo from Old Hawai‘i, savor farm-raised beef, pork and sweet golden pineapple in tribute to Hawai‘i’s Golden Era, and indulge in the exotic seasonings and innovative combination of cultures in Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine of today. Enjoy Hawaiian music, hula and chant with Maui’s award-winning entertainer, Napua Greig, and Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka. Check In: Westin Maui Resort & Spa Front Lobby for directions to venue.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
7:30am – 11:30am
- Kāʻanapali Fresh ~ Grown on Maui Farmers Market
We recognize that fresh and local matter. Meet Maui’s farmers and food producers at our open-air market by the Ka‘anapali beachwalk in Whalers Village. Shop for colorful root vegetables and field greens, tropical fruits, free-range eggs and crisp micro-greens. Sample coffees from the Maui Coffee Growers Association and enjoy cooking demonstrations and breakfast items for purchase. Free admission. Free parking with validation from market.
11:30am – 1:30pm
- Fresh Mixology 101: “Kāʻanapali Craft – A marriage of libations spirited and brewed” $42.00 + $1.75 tax = $43.75 (Minimum age 21 years; identification required.)
Two award-winning mixologists will entertain and educate as they build craft cocktails with Maui’s finest ingredients. Chandra Lucariello, director of Mixology for Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i and Vice President for the USBG Hawaii (United State Bartender Guild), will focus on the latest integration of craft beers into some of our favorite “go to” cocktails. Freddie Sconfienza, of The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, will explore the winning concoctions that earned him the title of Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ Star Mixologist two years in a row: Hokulani/Heavenly Star and Dragonberry Bomb.
Sip/Laugh/Love these creatively infused cocktails and enjoy a savory lunch prepared by the Sheraton’s talented chefs, while relaxing on Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa’s Ocean Lawn. This event sells out early!
6:30pm – 9:30pm
- Signature Kāʻanapali Fresh Food & Wine Festival Kāʻanapali from Range to Sea, Signature Culinary Event $185.00 +$7.70 tax = $192.70 (Minimum age 21 years; identification required.)
Hawaiians of old set the standard for green and responsible living in their land division system, known as the ahupua‘a. In this signature event, Ka‘anapali chefs and restaurants collaborate in their showcase of culinary sustainability to create a memorable dining extravaganza. The chefs use the island’s harvest from the range, underground, above ground and from the sea. Maui’s food producers bring grass-fed beef, heritage pork and lamb, island fish, and farm produce to create an unforgettable culinary experience. Explore these mouth-watering treasures, paired with boutique wines from the world’s leading vintners. Enhancing the tropical setting will be popular and superstar talent from Hawai‘i — get ready to free your soul and celebrate! Royal Ka‘anapali Golf Course’s scenic hole 3
Sunday, August 31, 2014
6:00pm – 10:00pm
- Kāʻanapali Kitchen Stadium Under a Maui Moon, Hawaiʻi Food & Wine Festival Gala Dinner (Minimum age 21 years; identification required.)
Take a first row seat at the beach-front Kitchen Stadium as master chefs prepare a six course menu under the Maui moonlight. Enjoy reserved seating at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa’s open air Napili Gardens and savor an extraordinary dining experience produced by six renowned chefs highlighting Maui grown products. This second annual dinner is a prelude to the Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival on O‘ahu, co-chaired by venerable chefs, Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong.
Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1, 2014
- UFO Parasail will donate a portion of each direct-booked activity to the Maui Food Bank.
Got questions? Want tickets? Visit our Kāʻanapali Fresh Ho‘ike (information booth) in Whalers Village at the heart of Ka‘anapali Beach Resort. Open daily from Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29