Sheldon Simeon - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


Sheldon Simeon

Lineage - Wailea, HI

Born in Hilo, on the Island of Hawaii, Sheldon Simeon acquired his love for cooking from his parents. His path led him from Hilo High School to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, onto an internship at Walt Disney World. Upon returning to Hawaii, Simeon attended Maui Culinary Academy. Sheldon competed in the 10th season of Bravo Network’s Top Chef: Seattle, making it to the finals, and winning Fan Favorite. He returned to the show again in 2017 for season 14 in Charleston, once again winning Fan Favorite.

In 2016, Simeon opened his first solo restaurant, Tin Roof, in Kahului, Maui, where he serves his playful take on classic local dishes, including a variety of poke, kau kau tins, sandwiches, and noodles. His mix of innovative modern cuisine and adherence to tradition influence his dishes and help shape his menus. His growing legion of loyal fans will attest to his award-winning creativity and palate.

This summer, Simeon opened his second project, Lineage, also on Maui. His first full-service concept offers traditional local Hawaii fare. The menu represents the feeling of dining at home alongside extended family, feasting on family-style dishes typical of a Hawaiian luau. Sheldon welcomes customers to his restaurants as he would his home, with a relaxed community atmosphere.