Building Community – One Fork at a Time

This year, wants travelers to journey to Hawaii to meet the local foodie community on Maui.

Local chefs, Chef Marc McDowell, Chef Beverly Gannon, Chef Ryan Luckey, Chef James McDonald and Chef Brian Etheridge, will share their passion for Hawaii’s new farm-to-table movement through cooking demonstrations; food, wine and dessert tastings; lectures; panel discussions and 5-star gourmet dinners.

The “Invitation to Foodies” seminar is a 3-day culinary event that explores Hawaii’s new eat local movement.  Attendees will gain knowledge that every foodie should know, personally and professionally, and meet local chefs, farmers and sommeliers.

This event benefits three Maui non-profits.  The non-profits are the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui, Haku Baldwin Center and Ka Lima O Maui.

“We started shining a spotlight on Hawaii non-profits in 2009 by putting some of them on our website.  We gave them a name, the ‘Hawaii Community Angels.’  And on Twitter, we called on conscientious travelers to donate to those non-profits the first Friday of each month,” says Paul Baidoa, founder of

“We believe in giving back to the community. And giving back to Hawaii, a place of healing for so many travelers, is something that we believe in very strongly,” says Baidoa.

“Thank you for helping the Friends of the Children’s Justice Center of Maui,” says Mark Givensel, Board Member of the Friends of the Justice Center of Maui.

Registration for the “Invitation to Foodies” seminar closes on April 15, 2011.  Attendees who sign up for the “Seminar Package” by April 15, 2011, 6:00pm/Pacific Time, will be eligible to enter the drawing for a 4-night stay at the Makena Beach and Golf Resort for two between the dates of November 28 – December 16, 2011.  Airfare, hotel and car rental is paid for by

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