The food service manager at Kamehameha School in Maui is a finalist in the Kalo recipe competition

Bonnie Davis. PC: via Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Bonnie Davis, Director of Catering at Kamehameha Schools Maui ʻAʻapueo is one of five finalists in her Kalo recipe competition Hawaii Executive Cooperative.

to her Bread and ham, tortilla bread,ohThey have avocado cream leaves She won it in the top 5.

Davis earned her culinary arts degree at Oʻahu, and trained as a chef at Kincaid’s in San Francisco. She later returns to Hawaii to continue her journey in O’ahu at Kincaid’s, and occasionally at Palomino’s. After 11 years and promotions to Executive Sous Chef, she decided it was time to return to her hometown of Maui.

Once on the island of Maui, I worked for many years as Executive Chef at Sansei Kapalua, Hāliʻimaile General Store, Outrigger Resorts, and Waterfront Restaurant in Māʻalaea.

In 2009, Bonnie and her partner started a successful catering company – Savory Palati Hawaii, and in 2014 they opened FatChex Burger – a gourmet burger restaurant. In 2020, they decided it was time to slow down, and sold the company.

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For the past 16 years, Bonnie Davis has served the Maui community as the Director of Catering for Kamehameha Schools on the Maui Aapueo Campus where she operates 3 dining halls and oversees catering for various organizational functions.

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“As a fierce advocate for Aina-based sustainability, she has become a leader in supporting local farmers and food producers island-wide. She absolutely loves being a part of educating and uplifting our future leaders,” according to her biography on the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival.

Contest hosted as part of Kalo – Feed the Hawaiian and share it with the world An initiative open to all participants and veterans Hawaii Food and Wine Festival Chefs prepare an original dish using callo as their signature ingredient.

Of the more than 30 entries received, five chefs were shortlisted as finalists, earning them a spot in a special special event as part of the 12th annual festival –Kamehameha Schools Deliver Excellence in Lo’i On Saturday 5 November.

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They will embark on a journey, and will gain hands-on experience working in Lo’i (Kalo spots); Taste different types of kalo. and learning from indigenous Hawaiian farmers and practitioners about the unique nutritional properties of kalo, which underpin their spiritual and cultural significance.

Among the other finalists:

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