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Celebrity Chef Tour

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows is delighted to welcome superstar celebrity chefs  Michael Symon and Jonathan Waxman to Hawaii for the first ever James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour event to be held in the Hawaiian Islands.

The Celebrity Chef Tour is a nationwide series helping to raise money for the James Beard Foundation, which celebrates and preserves America's culinary heritage and diversity through scholarships, publications, food and beverage industry awards and maintenance of the historic James Beard House in New York City as a venue for special culinary events.

Symon, star of Iron Chef America and other Food Network shows, including the recently launched Food Feuds, owns Lola and Lolita restaurants in Cleveland.

Waxman, best-selling author and star of Top Chef Masters on Bravo, is chef-owner of Barbuto restaurant in Manhattan's West Village and has graced such prestigious kitchens as Chez Panisse in Berkeley and Michael's in Los Angeles.

Both chefs will collaborate with Mauna Lani's Executive Chef, Sandy Tuason, who has worked alongside other big names in the business including, Daniel Boulud, David Burke and Andrew D'Amico.

Symon, Waxman and Tuason will visit Hawaii Island farms to handpick the best seasonal ingredients for the weekend.  They are describing their menu as "rustic" showcasing what all chefs agree will be the real deal of farm to table cuisine.

The weekend will be a celebration of the laidback Hawaiian lifestyle where good food, good company and plenty of aloha spirit reign supreme.  The secluded oceanfront setting of the Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows will additionally capture the essence of what Hawaii is all about.

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