Kamehameha Colleges Maui meals companies supervisor is finalist in Kalo recipe contest

Bonny Davis. PC: through Hawaiʻi Meals & Wine Pageant.

Bonny Davis, the Meals Companies Supervisor for Kamehameha Colleges Maui ʻAʻapueo campus is certainly one of 5 finalists in a Kalo recipe contest introduced by the Hawai‘i Govt Collaborative.

Her Paʻi ʻai and Puaʻa, Paʻi ʻai Tortillas, Lūʻau Leaf and Avocado Crema gained her a spot as a high 5 finalist.

Davis earned her diploma within the Culinary Arts on Oʻahu, and skilled as a Sous Chef at Kincaid’s Restaurant in San Francisco. She later moved again to Hawai’i to proceed her journey on O’ahu at Kincaid’s Restaurant, and ocassionally at Palomino’s Restaurant. After 11 years and promotions to Govt Sous Chef, she determined it was time to return house to Maui.

As soon as on Maui, she labored for a few years as Govt Sous Chef for Sansei Kapalua, Hāliʻimaile Common Retailer, Outrigger Resorts, and Waterfront Restaurant in Māʻalaea.

In 2009, Bonny alongside along with her companion began a profitable catering firm—Savory Palate Hawaiʻi, and in 2014 they opened Fatt Chicks Burgers—a gourmand burger restaurant. In 2020, they determined it was time to decelerate, and offered the enterprise.


For the final 16 years, Bonny Davis has served her Maui group because the Meals Companies Supervisor for Kamehameha Colleges Maui Aapueo campus the place she manages 3 eating halls and oversees the catering for varied organizational capabilities.


“A fierce advocate in Aina-based sustainability, she has turn out to be a frontrunner within the assist of native farmers and meals producers island huge. She completely likes to be part of educating and uplifting our future leaders,” in accordance with her bio on the Hawaiʻi Meals & Wine Pageant web site.

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The competition, which was hosted as a part of the Kalo – Nourishing Hawai‘i and Sharing It with the World initiative, was open to all taking part and veteran Hawai‘i Meals & Wine Pageant cooks to create an unique dish utilizing kalo as the featured ingredient.

Of the greater than 30 submissions obtained, 5 cooks had been recognized as finalists, incomes them a spot in a particular non-public occasion as a part of the twelfth Annual Pageant—Kamehameha Colleges presents Excellent within the Lo‘i on Saturday, Nov. 5.


They’ll embark on a journey, receiving hands-on expertise working within the lo‘i (kalo patches); tasting completely different kinds of kalo; and studying from farmers and native Hawaiian practitioners about kalo’s distinctive dietary properties, grounded in religious and cultural significance. 

Different finalists embrace: