Executive Chef Roger Stettler of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea was awarded the Maui Culinary Academy's highest recognition Friday at an event in his honor on the Kahului campus of the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The faculty of the MCA selected Stettler as this year's recipient of its prestigious "Culinary Arts Ambassador Award."
"The award is our academy's highest honor and it signifies Roger's outstanding service and exceptional contributions to culinary arts, education and training at the University of Hawaii Maui College," said Chris Speere, external program coordinator.
Maui Culinary Academy Chef Instructor Craig Omori (left) and Executive Chef Roger Stettler of the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea pose by Omori’s ice sculpture of a swan that was a centerpiece Friday at a dinner at UH-Maui College. The event honored Stettler as an ambassador to the MCA program as well as second semester students, who were presented with chef jackets with their names embroidered on them.
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The evening also honored second semester students who have completed the program's core foundational culinary arts programs. The massive dining hall in the Pa'ina Building was a sea of family and friends of the students, who were presented with chef jackets with their names on them.
Lyndon Honda, who will be chef at the upcoming 101 Wines in Lahaina, was keynote speaker. The gourmet meal was made by Garde Manger students and desserts by the Pastry Department.
To enroll at MCA, call Speere at 984-3690.