It’s a Hawaii Thing – Sheldon Simeon – Maui’s Own Award Winning Top Chef
November 9, 2020
Join Brook Lee and Lanai Tabura as they interview local celebrities, artists, community leaders and more on this fun, new weekly program dedicated to anything and everything unique to life in Hawaii.
Episode #18 – Featuring Sheldon Simeon – Maui’s Own Award Winning Top Chef
Born in Hilo, Hawaii, Chef Sheldon Simeon acquired his love for cooking from his parents. His path led from Hilo High to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, onto an internship at Walt Disney World. Upon returning to Hawaii, Sheldon attended Maui Culinary Academy. Sheldon competed in the 10th (Seattle) and 14th (Charleston) seasons of Bravo Network’s Top Chef making it to the finals and winning Fan Favorite both times. He has won many awards and accolades, in 2014 and 2015 Chef Sheldon Simeon was named in Hawaii Magazine’s Top 5 Best Hawaiian Chefs and was voted FOOD & WINE Magazine’s 2014 People’s Best New Chef for the Pacific & Northwest. In 2016, Sheldon opened his very first solo restaurant, Tin Roof, in Kahului, Maui, a playful take on classic local dishes, including a variety of poke, kau kau tins, sandwiches, and noodles in take-out bowls. His mix of innovative modern cuisine and adherence to tradition, influence his dishes and help shape his menus. His growing legion of loyal fans will attest to his award-winning creativity and palate. Chef Sheldon welcomes customers to his restaurants as he would his home, with a relaxed community atmosphere.
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Social media personality and “foodie” content creator Lanai Tabura adds, “This new channel allows me to apply experience from appearing on the Food Network and producing Cooking Hawaiian Style to encompassing all the many quirky, unique things about Island life. We want to keep the environment loose and spontaneous, ensuring the show is entertaining for both Kama’aina and fans of Hawaii from around the world.”
New “It’s a Hawaii Thing” episodes release on Mondays.
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