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Maui Culinary Academy’s Noble Chef event set

By Staff | Oct 20, 2011

WAILEA – Noble Chef, Maui’s premier food and wine event to support culinary education, will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Fairmont Kea Lani,

The event will feature the talented students and faculty of Maui Culinary Academy working alongside local celebrity chefs in a mentorship-aligned fundraising gala.

The benefit will feature a reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and “Dessert Extravaganza” at 8:30 p.m. It highlights the talents of students and faculty at Maui Culinary Academy while raising funds for scholarships, staff development and expansion of the culinary arts program.

Many of Maui’s top chefs will present a specially created appetizer for the cocktail reception. Prior to the event, students will work side-by-side with the chefs for hands-on training and mentorship.

After sampling the appetizers, guests can cast their vote for their favorite appetizer, The winning celebrity chef team will be recognized on stage.

A multi-course, sit-down dinner will follow, prepared and served by Maui Culinary Academy faculty and students.

Young’s Market Co. of Hawaii will be pairing the reception and dinner courses with specially selected fine wines. Guests will enjoy engaging with the students and learning more about the food and wine pairings. Ocean Vodka will also present a specialty martini bar.

The benefit will also feature live and silent auctions. Tickets are $150 per person, $2,500 for a Patron Sponsorship (table of ten) and $5,000 for a Premiere Sponsorship (table of ten). To register, contact Marilyn Fornwall at 984-3261 or fornwall@hawaii.edu.