Taylor Ponte - Hawaii Food & Wine Festival


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Taylor Ponte

The Mill House - Wailuku, HI

Starting his Mill House journey as Executive Sous Chef, Taylor Ponte grew into the role of Chef de Cuisine and now Executive Chef. Ponte, a graduate of Maui Culinary Academy, worked alongside Chef Alan Wong, Chef Jonathan Mizukami, and Chef Jeff Scheer prior to The Mill House.

With Ponte at the helm, Mill House is excited to expand its support of local farms and continuous efforts towards greater sustainability. Utilizing Ponte’s leadership, Mill House welcomes opportunities to connect with the community and provide more opportunities for aspiring chefs and hospitality students.

Born and raised here on Maui, Ponte has established relationships with Maui’s farmers and ranchers. He uses his knowledge of Maui’s mixed cultures to craft storied dishes.
Ponte has his eyes on the dining room and kitchen, working with the entire Mill House team to ensure a wonderful environment, excellent food and memorable service for Maui residents and visitors.