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Chef Hui's Maui Relief Efforts

In the first six days of activation, Chef Hui and partners produced over 50 thousand meals at the University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Arts Programs facilities. Restaurant-quality meals have been prepared for same-day delivery to shelters and community members in need.

As we decentralize to support the needs of local businesses, thousands of meals are still being prepared serve the ever-changing needs of our community. Our statewide network of chefs are still preparing meals to be frozen and shipped  to Maui through our partnership with Hawaii Food Alliance. These meals will be stored for later use, as we understand that the need for food will not go away.  Chef Hui is establishing food hubs on Maui by sourcing ingredients to create restaurant quality meals that sustain our lāhui during this time of need.


Chef Hui's programs:

Maui Food Hubs

  • This program utilizes a combination of donated and purchased ingredients to support local businesses who are utilizing their own staff to provide food to communities in need. Ingredients are both donated and purchased, sourcing locally as much as possible  to create meals, meal kits and curated produce boxes  to be distributed to community members in need.
  • Chef Hui works collaboratively with our Chef Ambassadors, donors, distributors and local farmers to sustain local agriculture,  accelerate our food sustainability goals and feed the souls of those in need through providing resources, recipes and more.

Food Hub: Merriman's Kapalua

Merriaman’s Kapalua has been serving close to 1000 meals a day to communities on the Westside. They are making use of their talented chefs and cooks to prepare meals with a mix of our donated and purchased products while their front-of-the-house workers are assisting with delivering these meals to communities in need.

On the Ground: Zach Sato

Chef Hui has partnered with Chef Zach Sato of Havens to prepare both individual meals for distribution as well as preparing community dinners  in Honokowai for displaced residents.  Zack’s meals have included a  Samin Bar, Smash Burgers,  a Taco Bar utilizing local ingredients.  Typically Chef Sato and his team prepare an average of 350 meals a night.

Maui Meals Program

  • Our Maui Meals Program supports local restaurants and provides nourishment to displaced Maui residents. We purchase meals from local eateries and distribute them free of charge to fire-affected communities. This aids struggling restaurants due to decreased visitors and offers healthy, locally sourced meals to those in need.
  • This initiative counters revenue loss during the economic downturn while backing local farmers and essential feeding efforts. Meal distribution varies, reaching shelters, families, and even communities through our Chef Ambassadors cooking on-site.

Hospitality Relief

  • Hospitality ‘Ohana Dinners
  • These events will provide an opportunity for industry professionals to connect over a nutritious soulful meal, enjoy live entertainment, and network.
  • Resources and experts will be available to guide attendees through available programs to aid their recovery. Each participant will receive a gift bag with local produce, restaurant gift cards, grocery store gift cards, aprons, OluKai shoes, kitchen supplies, and more, to help ease their current burden.
  • Together, we stand united in support of our hospitality community's resilience and recovery.

Chef Hui x Southern Smoke Foundation

Chef Hui is proud to bridge the path between Southern Smoke Foundation and compassionate donors, ensuring that the assistance never wavers for F&B workers impacted by the Maui fires.

In this collaboration, every dollar raised carries immeasurable impact—100 percent of the funds directly benefit the Maui F+B workforce. Southern Smoke Foundation's unwavering commitment means they're waiving all fees, magnifying the impact of your contribution.

As of today, 183 emergency relief applications have been received from Maui, with 47 workers funded so far, amounting to a remarkable $144,000 in direct aid.

Donate to Chef Hui x Southern Smoke Relief Fund

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Donations made here are 100% tax deductible to the full extent of the law and will be used to support the restaurant and hospitality industry workers and feed people on Maui. All funds donated here will be used by people in Hawai‘i for people in Hawai‘i.

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Collaborative Support Services - Chef Hui

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Chef Hui
PO Box 61676
Honolulu, HI 96839

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Chef Hui is a registered non-profit program of Collaborative Support Services. Collaborative Support Services Tax ID: 83-0599239. *All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Donations by Check:
Checks can be made to Collaborative Support Services - Chef Hui
Attn: Chef Hui
PO Box 61676
Honolulu, HI 96839

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PO BOX 61676
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