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

Maui Culinary Academy and Celebrity Chefs to Share “The World on a Plate” with Noble Chef Guests

Annual Fundraiser Benefiting Culinary Education Set for Saturday, October 26th at the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Resort, Chefs Announced

The Noblec Chef 2013 The World on a Plate

The Maui Culinary Academy (MCA) at the University of Hawai‘i Maui College (UHMC), in partnership with the Fairmont Kea Lani Maui and Youngs Market Company of Hawai‘i will present the 17th annual Noble Chef benefit on Saturday, October 26th, 2013, organizers announced today. The event begins with a VIP reception at 5pm, followed by a full reception at 6pm, and an elegant gourmet dinner with entertainment and auction at 7pm. Tickets are $250 for preferred seating and $185 for general seating. Table sponsorships begin at $3,000.

NC_STAMP_3The Noble Chef is MCA’s largest annual fundraiser, and features a mentorship program that pairs together many of Maui’s celebrity chefs and MCA students. This year’s event theme is “The World on a Plate”, represented by a celebrity chef-designed reception menu spanning the culinary “hot spots” of the world, including Japan, Vietnam, Morocco, Spain, Great Britain, India, Greece, New Zealand, and Mexico. After the reception, guests will sit down for a multi-course gourmet French dinner and dessert prepared by MCA’s faculty chefs. Wine and spirits throughout the evening are provided by Young’s Market Company of Hawai‘i, Ocean Vodka, and Maui Brewing Company.

In addition to preparing the evening’s meals together, the celebrity chefs and the students they mentor spend several days together beforehand in an intimate learning exchange, providing invaluable hands-on experience for MCA students. This year’s celebrity “noble chefs” are:

  • Chef Greg Gaspar, Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
  • Chris Kulis & Brian Etheredge of Capische?
  • Brett Martin of Andaz Maui at Wailea
  • Lyndon Honda of Laulima Events & Catering
  • Marc McDowell of Makena Resort Maui
  • Anton Haines of Pacific‘O
  • Bret Pafford of Gannon’s
  • Wes Holder of Pulehu, an Italian Grill
  • Bryan Beneke of Four Seasons Maui Resort

MCA faculty chefs include Jake Belmonte, Tom Lelli, Craig Omori, Jeff Scheer, Theresa Shurilla and Christina Pafford.

Noble Chef Table Sponsorships directly benefit the Maui Culinary Academy, and are available for a limited time. Table Sponsors currently include: Maui No Ka Oi Magazine, Maui Oil Company, Gunars and Jorene Valkirs, Hawaii Gas Company, Bank of Hawai‘i, Johnson Controls, First Hawaiian Bank, and Sodexo. To view sponsor packages, interested parties can visit http://bit.ly/SponsorNC13.

To learn about the Maui Culinary Academy, visit http://www.mauiculinary.com

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