At the recent Maui County Ag Festival, Bobby Pahia of Hoaloha Farms, and Chef Sheldon Simeon of Star Noodle and Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop garnered the "Judges' Choice Award" at the Grand Taste Education farmer-chef team event.
"Best Decorated Booth" went to Jennifer Nguyen of A Saigon Caf and farmer Jamie Shishido.
David Fitch of Malama Farms and Marc McDowell of Makena Beach and Golf Resort earned the "Fan Favorites" first-place award.
In second were Alika Atay of Maui Sweet Potato Company and Jojo Vasquez of the Banyan Tree Restaurant in the Ritz-Carlton. Third place went to Ian Cole of the Breadfruit Institute and private chef Riko Bartolome.