When I first met Sheldon Simeon at the Maui Onion Festival in early 2013, I hadn’t yet seen his performance on Top Chef Seattle Season 10. The Bravo cooking competition show no doubt brought the young chef into the national spotlight, but the locals here in Hawaii were already fans of his hawaiian-filipino inspired cuisine. A local boy, family man, and Rising Star Chef, Sheldon is easily one of the nicest and most down-to-earth, chefs I’ve met.
At the Hawaiian Food and Wine Festival this Fall, I met up with the Fan Favorite who filled me in on what he had been up to since leaving Star Noodle. We chat about his experiences on Top Chef, his advice to aspiring chefs and Migrant Maui, his new restaurant opening this month at the Wailea Mariott.
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