Chef Scott McGill, CEC, Kicks Off Grown on Maui Chef Demos Series


Executive Chef Scott McGill, CEC, will conduct the first in a series of six scheduled Grown on Maui Chef demos at Whole Foods Market Maui on Monday, January 30 from 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Chef McGill will make Seared Ahi Poke salad with miso ginger vinaigrette on local greens with Maui grown vegetables. Samples will be served following the demo.

About Scott McGill:  Scott McGill is the Corporate Chef for TS Restaurants in Hawaii. His Maui Restaurants include Hula Grill Kāʻanapali, Duke’s Beach House, Kimos and Leilani’s on the Beach.  He was formally trained at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco and Greystone Culinary Institute in Napa Valley.  Chef McGill’s work experience on the mainland includes opening restaurants in the famous Gas Light District of San Diego.  His is one of less than 46 Certified Executive Chefs in the United States.


About TS Restaurants: Treating customers like family has been their philosophy since 1977. T S Restaurant founders Rob Thibaut and Sandy Saxten were college buddies who shared a passion for surf, sand, sun and restaurants. The two built their company on four key principles: to open restaurants only on the finest real estate locations in resort destinations in which they would like to live, work and play; develop restaurant concepts for specific markets, reflect the culture and environment through menus and décor; take great care of management through ownership opportunities; and show respect for employees. These simple principles have proven to be the prefect recipe for success. Since opening their first restaurant, Kimo’s in Lahaina, Maui, they have grown to 14 establishments spanning Hawaii and California.

The Grown on Maui Chef Demos is a partnership between the Maui County Farm Bureau and Whole Foods Market Maui. Presented on the last Monday of each month, Maui’s locavore chefs will conduct demos to showcase local produce and proteins. Chef Sheldon Simeon of Star Noodle and Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop is scheduled in February.

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.