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Pizza Paradiso donates $4,000 to families impacted by Lahaina fire

By Staff | Jan 24, 2019

Habitat for Humanity Maui Executive Director Sherri Dodson receives the $4,000 donation from Chef Paris Nabavi.

LAHAINA – In celebration of Pizza Paradiso’s 20th anniversary, Executive Chef and Owner Paris Nabavi donated $4,000 to Habitat for Humanity Maui’s Hurricane Lane recovery efforts and the fire victims who lost their homes in Lahaina.

For 20 years, Pizza Paradiso has been serving West Maui with its award-winning pizza and Mediterranean fare.

From Nov. 1-20, 2018, patrons received a 10 percent discount, and Chef Nabavi matched the 10 percent of the sales.

In the midst of an office move and renovation, Habitat for Humanity Maui Executive Director Sherri Dodson was able to receive the donation on Dec. 27.

“I’m grateful to the people of Maui who have welcomed my family and I into their hearts and bellies. As community members, we must do what we can to help our neighbors. It’s our duty to help do what we can to rebuild these families’ lives” said Nabavi.

Pizza Paradiso serves healthy, fast and affordable Mediterranean comfort food

“We’re grateful to have been named ‘Best Pizza’ on Maui three times by readers of The Maui News,” chef Paris Nabvai shared.

Other honors include Aipono Awards: 2017 and 2018 “Best Mediterranean” Gold and 2017 Silver for “best pizza.”

Explore Pizza Paradiso’s menu by visiting www.pizzaparadiso.com.

The Nabavi Legacy Fund’s mission is to support programs that nourish the minds and bodies of Maui’s children.

As Maui restaurateurs, foodies and parents, Paris and Donna Nabavi have a particular interest in educating kids to eat healthy, make sustainable food choices and develop a lifelong love of learning – all while having fun.

To achieve this, they have pledged ongoing support to local non-profits whose work aligns with the fund’s mission.

The Nabavi Legacy Fund’s partner restaurants are The Mill House in Waikapu; Fork & Salad in Kihei; Pizza Paradiso in Honokowai; Taverna in Kapalua; Kohola Brewery in Lahaina; and the Sea House Restaurant in Napili.

The current list of beneficiaries includes Grow Some Good, Imua Family Services, Book Trust, Maui Academy of Performing Arts, Maui Food Innovation Center and American Heart Association (Kids Cook with Heart).

For more information on the Nabavi Legacy Fund, visit www.chefnabavi.org/nabavi-legacy-fund/.