Taylor Ponte

Kamado Maui - Makawao, HI

A graduate of the Maui Culinary Academy, Taylor Ponte works primarily in American cuisine; combining techniques and flavor profiles from around the world.

Born and raised working the farmlands of Makawao, Hawaii led him to have an appreciation for the land, fresh produce and livestock. His career has led him to inspire menus using whole animals and charcuterie; handmade pastas and artisan breads with produce and seafood supplied by local farmers and fishermen. Chef Ponte was Awarded Maui No Ka Oi Magazine Aipono Awards 2020 Chef of the Year.



Hawaiian Airlines Presents Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Humble Market Kitchin by Roy Yamaguchi

December 8, 2021