KAHULUI, Maui – Chef Marc McDowell, Executive Chef, Mākena Beach & Golf Resort is the next featured chef for the Grown on Maui Chef Demo Series scheduled on from 5:30 – 6:30 pm on Monday, May 21, at Whole Foods Market Kahului. McDowell will prepare Fried Molokai Potato Wrapped Lobster Tail Salad featuring Kona Cold Water Lobster Fried, Molokai Sweet Potato, Blueberries, Edamame, Avocado, Baby Tomatoes, Maui Onion, Baby Lettuces with Big Island Vanilla – Citrus Vinaigrette.
Formerly the executive sous chef for The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, McDowell was whisked away by Mākena when it launched, in 2010, in what had been the Maui Prince for 25 years. One reason? A certified Master Gardener, the young McDowell had tended a huge organic produce garden in Kapalua and is devoted to local ag. His mantra is “fresh, fresh, fresh.” New herb gardens have already sprouted at Mākena, and he is at work to establish an aquaponic garden to grow fresh lettuce, other vegetables, and fish on property.
Usually held on the last Monday of the month, this monthʻs chef demo will be held a week earlier due to the Memorial Day holiday on May 28th.
The Grown on Maui campaign is a joint effort between Maui County of Economic Development and Maui County Farm Bureau. It seeks to expand the share of local farmers. The Grown on Maui Chef Demo series is designed to shine the spotlight on seasonal, local and fresh Grown on Maui produce and proteins available at Whole Foods Market.
For more information call 808-243-2290.