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Event Chef Krista Garcia Joins the Kitchen Team at The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea

Jenn Thornton | May 6, 2019 | Food & Drink

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Elevate your culinary abilities via a cooking class with Krista Garcia—who trained at world-renowned The French Laundry—at Hotel Wailea.

Always a must-reserve in Maui, The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea is bringing something new to its award-winning elegantly artisanal table. The islands’ only Relais & Châteaux eatery is also the only hotel kitchen that claims this tantalizing twosome: veteran chef Chris Kajioka, who honed his considerable chops at Thomas Keller’s NYC concept Per Se; and chef de cuisine Zach Sato, an already bright star who is only rising under Kajioka’s mentorship. Both natives of Hawai‘i, the homegrown partnership is not only a brilliant local success story, it’s the toque of the town. And with the addition of Hotel Wailea event chef Krista Garcia (of The French Laundry fame), a trifecta of talent is formed, elevating the notion of fine-dining in the islands by perfecting the restaurant’s seasonal, island-to-table menus. Garcia also hosts the boutique resort’s six-course tasting counter, The Chef Table, and its buzzy and newly bowed Flavors of Hawai‘i interactive cooking classes ($300 per guest). Seconds, please. 555 Kaukahi St., Wailea



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