Bonny Davis - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Bonny Davis

Fatt Chicks Burgers Restaurant - Pukalani, HI

Fluent in Hawaiian, Asian-Pacific Rim, American, and Mediterranean Cuisine, Hawaiian-born chef Bonny Davis began earning her chef stripes over 25 years ago. Davis first learned to cook at an early age alongside her two grandmothers, who each had their own style of cooking. They taught her to seek out the freshest ingredients and to “Love the food you prepare” so that those you share it with will taste the love.

Davis’ appetite for learning more about the culinary world prompted her to enroll in Culinary School on ‘Oahu. Once she earned her degree in Culinary Arts, there was no stopping her. Davis then decided to continue her culinary education in San Francisco, and after completing her studies there, she came back home to Hawaii where she started as a line cook and quickly worked her way up to Sous Chef for Kincaid’s Restaurant on ‘Oahu at the young age of 22.

After 11 years with Kincaid’s and moving up to Executive Chef, she decided it was time to come back home to Maui. Once home on Maui she worked for many years as Executive Chef for Sansei Kapalua, Hali’imaile General Store, Outrigger Resorts, and the Waterfront Restaurant in Ma’alaea.

Today Davis splits her time between managing the Culinary Department for a private organization, and her passions – Savory Palate Hawaii and Fatt Chicks Burgers.