Maui Chefs Unite to Feed Maui!

August 21, 2023
In the first week of the tragic fires, it’s fact that at least 90% of the supply gathering and delivery has been done by the local community.  Locals have been volunteering to help local businesses to take care of our people.

I (along with most residents) am SEETHING angry about how things have been handled by local and federal authorities so far (keep in mind, this doesn’t include our firemen. They’re true heroes.)  But let’s put that in a different post for when our people are taken care of. Let’s instead concentrate on how amazing our community is.  We need to recognize how everyone has stepped up to help our fellow Maui residents.

Maui Venison

Maui Farmers, Chefs, Restaurants, Purveyors, and Community Volunteers have stepped up to feed the displaced and in-need people of Lahaina and Kula.


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Collaborating Chefs:


Chef Hui

Sheldon Simeon of Tiffany’s + Tin Roof, Chef Greg Shepard of Paia Bay Coffee Bar, Chef Taylor Ponte of Kamado Maui, Chef Lee Anne Wong of Papa ‘Aina, Chef Madame Donut of Donut Dynamite, Chef Isaac Bancaco of Pacific’O, Chef Mike Lofaro of Fairmont Kea Lani, Keli’i Heen of Argex Beverages, Chef Sunny Savage, Chef Perry Bateman of Mama’s Fish House, Chef Zach Sato, Chef Grey Rollins of Left Coast Kitchen, Santa Rosa CA, and so many more.

Chef Hui and World Central Kitchen


Operation BBQ Relief

Operation BBQ Relief has brought in 15-20 chefs from around the country to help feed first responders and our communities in need. Maui resident hosts are housing 12-15 chefs & operators coming in from all around the United States to support the cause. The duration of the stays will be approximately 2-4 weeks depending on the recovery progress.


Chef Alvin Savella and his team have been working tirelessly at UH prepping meals. Duckine is in the barricaded area and they have no idea if they’ll be able to get back in there.

Sugar Beach Events

Chef Kalei Ducheneau has been leading the kitchen from 6am-6pm at Sugar Beach Events in Kihei for the last week. Chef Kalei, his wife, and their two special needs children have been displaced by the fires, and he’s busting his butt to help how he can.

Safe Havens

Chef Zach Sato has taken it on himself to contribute at least 500 meals per day to the cause. He, his team, and many volunteers are making 500-1000 meals out of their kitchen in Pukalani every day.  Like most other operations, 100% of donations goes to food costs.  Everyone else is volunteering their time, materials, tools, and energy.

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