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When: Sunday, April 14

5:30 p.m. Gala Reception

The Chambers & Chambers Wine & Spirits Experience

7:00 p.m. Formal Dinner & Awards Ceremony

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Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
1 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Kapalua, HI 96761

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‘Aipono Info & reservations:
Maui No Ka 'Oi Magazine


About the ‘Aipono Awards:

Now in their 11th year, the ‘Aipono Awards are the first high-profile restaurant awards devoted entirely to Maui.
They are awards of honor and distinction determined by our readers—the residents and regular visitors of Maui. The prestigious Chef of the Year title is decided by peer review—voted on exclusively by Maui chefs.

The annual ‘Aipono Awards Gala proudly serves Maui's restaurant and hospitality professionals with a celebratory evening they can call their own. Restaurant owners are encouraged to bring their managers, chefs, and staff along to participate in the festivities. The awards presentation is a benefit for the Maui Culinary Academy. Ticket sales generate vital, unencumbered funds for the school, as well as scholarship money for deserving students. Students enjoy the invaluable experience of working alongside sponsor restaurant chefs in preparation for the gala’s dinner.

Throughout the year, Maui No Ka ‘Oi's ‘Aipono Wine Dinner Series generates additional funds by bringing the industry’s top winemakers to ‘Aipono Award-winning restaurants.

Fond Memories. . .

Preserve the moment with a commemorative apron. Screenprinted on khaki canvas with an adjustable neck and tie back, the apron looks great, whether hanging from your neck or framed on the wall. Only $30 at check out.

Aipono 2013 Apron


Join us in celebrating 11 years of culinary excellence
as voted by the readers of Maui No Ka ‘Oi Magazine.

The Chambers & Chambers Wine Experience
with Maui Culinary Academy's Skills Kitchen Cook-off

• 100 fine wines from around the world
• Food stations with innovative cuisine by Maui Culinary Academy chefs and students
• Cirque-style entertainment

Formal Dinner & Awards Program
• Superb 3-course menu by ‘Aipono Award-winning restaurants
• Exquisite wine pairings, courtesy of Chambers & Chambers Wine Merchants
• Cirque-style entertainment at intermission to amaze and amuse

So sit back, savor and make merry at another fun-filled ‘Aipono Gala!  

Party til the Wee Hours

 This year, ‘Aipono offers attendees a special after-party. Celebrate with the island's culinary
crème de la crème, enjoying extended entertainment and drink specials (for ‘Aipono attendees)
until midnight in the Alaloa Lounge.

VIP Treatment
 You've been wined and dined; why not complete the experience with a luxurious night's stay
at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua? ‘Aipono attendees receive the special one-night-only rate of
$159.00 for April 14. After completing your purchase, please contact Central Reservations at 1-800-262-8440 and request the "Kama‘aina Rate of $159.00 for the night of April 14".

Remember, the ‘Aipono Gala always sells out—reserve your tickets today!


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