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Born and raised on the island of Hawai‘i, Sheldon Simeon began his culinary career at Leeward Community College, Oahu. Thereafter he moved on to Disney World where he honed his culinary skills and met his wife. Known for creating playful twists on classic dishes, with Hawaii Regional Cuisine influences, Sheldon went on to compete on Top Chef: Seattle in 2013. He finished in the top three and earned the "fan favorite” title. In 2012 Simeon earned the Rising Star Award from StarChefs.com for Concept Chef and was nominated for Best New Chef – People’s Choice, Northwest & Pacific by Food & Wine. Additionally, in 2011 Simeon was a two-time James Beard semifinalist, for “Rising Star” and “Best New Restaurant”.