The Photos – 2015

Please enjoy these beautiful photos by Mieko Photography and Xinia Productions, taken on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at the 19th annual Noble Chef benefit event.

 

Noble Chef 2015: World on a Plate - Latin America

Noble Chef 2015 A Success!

The Maui Culinary Academy at University of Hawai‘i Maui College is growing the next generation of talented culinary artists. This year’s experience “The World on a Plate: Latin America”, was a celebration of Nuevo Latino cuisine led by celebrity Noble Chefs and the Maui Culinary Academy students they are mentoring.

The Noble Chef was hosted at the gorgeous Fairmont Kea Lani Maui resort and is Maui’s premier food and wine event benefiting culinary education on Maui. A sunset reception featured celebrity chefs showcasing mouthwatering culinary creations spanning the exciting and rich flavors of Latin America. After tasting and sipping, guests sat down to a 3-course gourmet Nuevo Latino dinner presented by the academy’s talented Faculty Chefs, and enjoyed entertainment, a unique live auction and fund-a need, with a grand dessert finale celebration.

All proceeds from the evening support the Maui Culinary Academy. Here is a sampling of photos from the evening, with many more to come.

Photos: Jose Morales

 

The Noble Chef 2015 Live Auction: The Mayan Riviera, Costa Rica, Portland, and More!

This year’s Noble Chef event (coming up this Saturday) boasts four incredible Auction Packages to support the programs at the Maui Culinary Academy, and we’re excited to share a preview of what’s on offer! Tickets are still available by calling (808) 984-3261 or emailing Marilyn Fornwall.

If you’re attending the event, be sure to explore the options and plan your bids.

Packages include:

 

WORLD-CLASS AIRFARE AND VACATION PACKAGE ON THE MAYAN RIVIERA

TWO ROUND TRIP TICKETS ON ALASKA AIRLINES AND 3 NIGHTS IN A SUITE AT FAIRMONT MAYAKOBA, INCLUDING DAILY BREAKFAST FOR TWO

This world class package features two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines to Cancun, Mexico, plus three nights with daily breakfast in a one bedroom suite at the luxurious Fairmont Mayakoba, located on the Caribbean Sea just 40 miles south of Cancun on the Riviera Maya in the heart of Mexico’s nature reserves and coral reef marine park.

ESTIMATED VALUE: $6,000



ECO-LUXURY AT THE FOUR SEASONS RESORT COSTA RICA

3 NIGHTS IN A SUITE AT THE FOUR SEASONS COSTA RICA AT PENINSULA PAPAGAGO, DINNER FOR TWO AT CENA SOCIALE, AND DAILY BREAKFAST FOR TWO.

Travel to the eco-tourism capital of the world, and enjoy three nights in luxury at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. Stay in a 1 Bedroom Canopy Suite at the gorgeous resort, which is waterfront on two sides, meaning it boasts two beaches. Enjoy daily breakfast for two, Four Seaons style, and feast on a delicious dinner for two at Cena Sociale, the resort’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar.

ESTIMATED VALUE: $4,150



URBAN ADVENTURE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND

FOUR NIGHTS IN A PREMIER SUITE AT THE HOTEL EASTLUND AND DINING AT SEVERAL OF PORTLAND’S TOP RESTAURANTS

Enjoy an urban adventure with dining at unique restaurants and a four-night vacation in Portland’s trendy downtown. Stay in a Premiere Suite at Portland’s newest luxury boutique hotel, Hotel Eastlund. While exploring all that Portland has to offer, enjoy $150 off your meal at one of Portland’s most celebrated Latin-inspired restaurants, Andina. In addition, enjoy $75 worth of gift cards at three more top restaurants, Toro Bravo/Plaza Del Toro, Tasty N Alder, and Mediterranean Exploration Company.

ESTIMATED VALUE: $1,625


FOUR-COURSE DINNER FOR TEN WITH WINE PAIRINGS AT HANA RANCH PROVISIONS

Enjoy a seated four-course dinner for 10 guests at the newly opened Hana Ranch Provisions restaurant in historic Pa‘ia town. Each dinner course comes with a wine pairing and an opportunity to meet the chef and learn more about Hana Ranch’s organic farm and ranch in East Maui.

ESTIMATED VALUE: $900

In addition to these Live Auction packages, there will be a “Raise the Paddle” to grow the Academy.

If you cannot make it to this year’s event, you can donate online year-round via the University of Hawai‘i Foundation.

We look forward to sharing a great evening, bringing you “The World on a Plate: Latin America” this Saturday, October 17h at The Noble Chef.

Happy Bidding!

The Noble Chef Committee