Kamehameha Schools Maui - Makawao, HI
A Hawaiian-born chef, Bonny Davis first learned to cook at an early age alongside her two grandmothers. Each with their own style of cooking, they taught her to seek out the freshest ingredients and to “love the food you prepare,” so those you share it with will taste the love in every bite. Her appetite to learn more about the culinary world prompted her to enroll in culinary school on Oahu. After earning her degree in the Culinary Arts, she decided to continue her culinary journey in San Francisco—where she trained as a Sous Chef for Kincaid’s Restaurant. She later moved back to Hawaii to continue her journey on Oahu at Kincaid’s Restaurant, and ocassionally at Palomino’s Restaurant. After 11 years and promotions to Executive Sous Chef, she decided it was time to return home to Maui. Once on Maui, she worked for many years as Executive Sous Chef for Sansei Kapalua, Haliimaile General Store, Outrigger Resorts, and Waterfront Restaurant in Maalaea.
In 2009, Bonny along with her partner started a successful catering company—Savory Palate Hawaii, and in 2014 they opened Fatt Chicks Burgers—a gourmet burger restaurant. In 2020, they decided it was time to slow down, and sold the business.
For the last 16 years, Bonny Davis has served her Maui community as the Food Services Manager for Kamehameha Schools Maui Aapueo campus where she manages 3 dining halls and oversees the catering for various organizational functions. A fierce advocate in Aina-based sustainability, she has become a leader in the support of local farmers and food producers island wide. She absolutely loves to be a part of educating and uplifting our future leaders.