Taylor Ponte

Kamado Private Dinners & Pop-Ups - 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 strengthened an appreciation for the land, fresh produce and livestock. His career has led him to inspire menus using whole animals and charcuterie, as well as handmade pastas and artisan breads using produce and seafood supplied by local farmers and fishermen. In 2020, Taylor Ponte was awarded Maui No Ka Oi Magazine Aipono Awards Chef of the Year.



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