The Cause

Noble Chef Maui

The Noble Chef is Maui Culinary Arts Program largest annual fundraiser supporting culinary education and student career advancement. Proceeds are allocated toward field experiences, internships, culinary competitions, program enrichment, equipment purchase and maintenance, and professional development for culinary faculty.

The Maui Culinary Arts Program is an award-winning Educational Program housed in the beautiful 38,000 square-feet Pa‘ina Culinary Arts Center at the University of Hawaii Maui College campus in Kahului. Instructors integrate culinary classes with specialized commercial operations to offer an intensive learning environment. Students gain practical training in nine kitchen labs, dining room service labe and prepare for the professional industry by operating several food outlets. The curriculum emphasizes outreach and field experience through resort hotel properties, local restaurants, agricultural partners and professional industry support in research and development.

At this year’s Noble Chef event, table sponsorships, ticket sales, and auction proceeds directly support The Maui Culinary Arts Program. The “Raise the Paddle” Auction at the event will support continued program enrichment.