George Mavrothalassitis - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


George Mavrothalassitis

Chef Mavro - Honolulu, HI

A founding member of Hawaii Regional Cuisine (HRC), George Mavrothalassitis, fondly known as Mavro, is one of only three Hawaii chefs who have earned a prestigious James Beard Foundation Award. Born in sunny Provence, France, Mavro is a champion of Hawaii’s fishermen and boutique farmers.

“Sometimes buying local means the cost is higher and it takes more time,” says Mavro, “but it also means that local farmers succeed and my guests enjoy fresh, regional ingredients and a dining experience they could have only in Hawaii.”

He continues to provide frequently advanced workshops in Hawaii’s culinary schools and serves on the executive board of the Hawaii Culinary Education Foundation.

Chef Mavro is the only independently owned restaurant in Hawaii with the AAA Five Diamond award (2008-2018) and is on Gayot’s Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. list. In 2011, Wine Spectator recognized Mavro as one of the eleven “most important French chefs working in America,” along with such luminaries as Alain Ducasse, Pierre Gagnaire, and Daniel Boulud.