Grown on Maui Chef Demo with Chef Isaac Bancaco

KAHULUI, Maui – Isaac Bancaco, Chef de Cuisine, Humuhumunukunukuapuaʻa at the Grand Wailea Resort & Spa will conduct a Grown on Maui chef demonstration at Whole Foods Market Maui on Monday, October 24, from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. He will prepare a Kula Country Farms Kabocha Squash “Chicken Papaya” with crispy ginger free range chicken and coconut broth.

Chef Isaac is a next generation rising star chef, born and raised in Maui, who brings forward an impressive resume having worked with Ming Tsai, James Beard Foundation “2002 Best Chef Northeast”, at the famed restaurant Blue Ginger and with Roy Yamaguchi as sous chef for Yamaguchi at the Los Angeles restaurant, Royʻs.

In line with Chef Isaacʻs commitment to source as much as he can locally, his localvore menu at the famed Humuhumu restaurant showcases his “back to basics” philosophy and his well-rounded, top-level training. Chef Isaacʻs demo on Monday will feature fresh, fall produce that is Grown on Maui and sold at Whole Foods Market. Among his favorites this season is the Kula County Farm pumpkins by third generation farmer Chauncy Monden.

In an effort to showcase what Maui grows, the Maui County Farm Bureau and Whole Foods Market partnered throughout the month of September to present the Grown on Maui chef demonstration series every Monday. Due to its popularity, the series will continue on a monthly bases on the first Monday of each month (with the exception of October). The chef demonstrations are free and open to the general public.