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Born and raised on the Big Island, Sheldon Simeon began his culinary career at Leeward Community College on Oahu. He is known for creating playful twists on classic dishes, with Hawaii Regional Cuisine as an influence.
In 2013, he competed on Top Chef: Seattle, finishing in the top three and earning the "fan favorite." He earned the Rising Star Award from StarChefs.com for Concept Chef in 2012, and was nominated for Best New Chef – People’s Choice, Northwest & Pacific by Food & Wine. Simeon is a two-time James Beard semifinalist, for “Rising Star” and “Best New Restaurant” in 2011. He honed his culinary skills at Disney World, where he met his wife.