Mahalo for your support. The 17th Annual Noble Chef: “The World on a Plate” took place Saturday October 26th, 2013!
The University of Hawai’i Maui College and Maui Culinary Academyhosted the seventeenth annual Noble Chef: The World on a Plate benefit gala and dinner at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui in Wailea, Hawai‘i.
Over the years, The Noble Chef has attracted thousands of food lovers who lend support to Maui Culinary Academy’s (MCA) student scholarships, endowments, and programs. Raising funds is only one aspect of this highly anticipated food and wine event. It also serves as an ideal training ground for Maui’s burgeoning chefs and is a showcase for the culinary talents of MCA’s industry partners, faculty and students.
This year, our guests enjoyed:
VIP Reception: Private, exclusive pre-event gathering in a gorgeous space at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui featuring culinary delights, libations and entertainment.
“World on a Plate” Theme: The culinary theme celebrates cuisines from around the world, featuring Spain, Japan, Vietnam, Great Britain, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Greece, New Zealand, France and Hawai‘i.
Reception Featuring Student Mentorship: A selection of Maui’s top celebrity chefs will present appetizers at the cocktail reception created and prepared by a chef-student team. Prior to the event, MCA students work side-by-side with the chefs for hands-on training and mentorship. Being involved in the process – from developing a menu item through the delivery of locally-sourced, world-class cuisine – prepares students for their transformation into the next generation of professional chefs.
Elegant Dinner: A sit-down dinner celebrating gourmet French cuisine will follow, prepared and served by the Maui Culinary Academy faculty and students.
Fine Wines & Spirits from around the Globe: This year Young’s Market Company of Hawai‘i will be pairing the reception and dinner courses with fine wines and spirits.
Unique Auction: Exciting live auction packages.
In 2013, the event sold out and attracted guests from near and far.