Noble Chef gala supports culinary arts program

University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Program will present its 2019 Noble Chef fundraising gala Nov. 22 at the Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui. The event will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kea Lani Ballroom and Gardens.

Featuring the students and faculty of UH-Maui College Culinary Arts Program, this year’s theme, “White Christmas,” will feature nostalgic holiday decor, live music during dinner and conclude with dancing to a DJ.

From 6 to 8 p.m., guests will enjoy a heavy tapas style “small bites” reception crafted by Maui’s finest chefs and UH-Maui College Culinary Arts Program chef instructors. Following this gourmet grazing experience, a brief presentation to the annual scholarship participants will be made.

A traditional grand parade of students will lead and welcome each guest to a “Grand Holiday Dessert Presentation” from 8:15 to 9:30 p.m.

A selection of holiday-inspired cocktails, local beers and wines and cordials and coffee will be available throughout the evening and paired to compliment the food stations.

This year, the traditional “Fund a Need Experience” will be represented via a silent auction and holiday “Giving Tree.”

The Noble Chef is UH-Maui College Culinary Arts Program’s largest annual fundraiser, with proceeds directly supporting culinary education, student career advancement and community service. Proceeds are also allocated toward student scholarships, student field experiences and internships, student culinary competitions, program enrichment and enhancement, and professional development for culinary faculty.

Tickets are $200 per person and available at noblechef2019.eventbrite.com. To reserve a seat, or to inquire about sponsorship benefits, contact Marilyn Fornwall at (808) 984-3261 or fornwall@hawaii.edu.


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