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The Noble Chef Fundraiser Set for Oct. 26

Maui Culinary Academy and celebrity chefs to share “The World on a Plate” at Fairmont Kea Lani Maui Resort.

September 26, 2013
Maui Weekly

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 benefit, The Noble Chef, on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The event begins with a VIP reception at 5 p.m., followed by a full reception at 6 p.m., and an elegant gourmet dinner with entertainment and auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $250 for preferred seating and $185 for general seating. Table sponsorships begin at $3,000.

The Noble Chef is MCA's largest annual fundraiser, and features a mentorship program that pairs together many Maui's celebrity chefs and MCA students.

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Chris Kulis

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 enjoy a multi-course gourmet French dinner and dessert prepared by MCA's faculty chefs.

Young's Market Company of Hawai'i, Ocean Vodka and Maui Brewing Company will provide wine and spirits throughout the evening.

Prior to preparing the evening's meals together, the celebrity chefs and the students they mentor spend several days together in an intimate learning exchange, providing invaluable hands-on experience for MCA students.

The 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, Hawai'i Gas Company, Bank of Hawai'i, Johnson Controls, First Hawaiian Bank and Sodexo.

To view sponsor packages, visit To purchase tickets, email UH Foundation offices at UHMC at or call (808) 984-3471.

For more information about The Noble Chef event, visit:

To learn about the Maui Culinary Academy, visit



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