Introducing the 18th Annual Noble Chef
World on a Plate: La Dolce Vita
The University of Hawai’i Maui College is honored to host The Noble Chef: World on a Plate – La Dolce Vita, on Saturday, November 1st, 2014, at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui in Wailea, Hawai‘i.
For eighteen consecutive 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 a training opportunity for Maui’s burgeoning chefs and is a showcase for the culinary talents of MCA’s industry partners, faculty and students.
Theme: La Dolce Vita: The Noble Chef is exploring the “World on a Plate”. This year, the students and chefs embrace the “good life”, the “sweet life”, La Dolce Vita, of Italy, with cuisines selected from Umbria, Abruzzo, Tuscany, Sicily, Calabria, Veneto, Piedmont, Lombardy, Puglia, Lazio, and Sardinia.
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 in their restaurants for hands-on training. 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 Romano cuisine is next, prepared and served by the Maui Culinary Academy faculty and students. Dinner is followed by a surprise dessert finale celebrating Venice, created by MCA pastry chef instructors Teresa Shurlla and Christine Pafford.
Fine Italy-Inspired Wines & Spirits: Master mixologists will be pairing the reception and dinner courses with fine wines and spirits. In addition, designer cordials will be created for the After Party Lounge.
Unique Auction: Unique Dining Experiences on offer at the Silent Auction, and exciting one-of-a-kind Live Auction packages. Details to be announced.
After Party Lounge: Post-event gathering in the lovely Mezzanine Lounge at The Fairmont Kea Lani Maui featuring culinary delights, libations and entertainment.
Please review our sponsorship opportunities and be sure to make your reservations early.
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
The Noble Chef Committee