View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Travel
  2. Hotel News
April 12, 2021

Chef Ludo Lefebvre Collaborates with Grand Wailea Maui

The celebrity chef teams up with the lavish Waldorf Astoria Resort in aid of Maui Food Bank.

By Emma Al-Mousawi

The Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort – one of Maui’s most luxurious retreats – is welcoming renowned restauranteur and chef Ludo Lefebvre this April for the latest installment of its Culinary & Cocktail Collaborations pop-up series.

The French chef, who is well versed in cooking in Michelin-starred kitchens, will take up residence at the iconic beachside resort from April 13 – 19 to deliver up a world-class gastronomic experience for the hotel’s guests. However, creating culinary delights for the resort’s visitors isn’t the sole objective of the seven-day pop-up, with Grand Wailea and Lefebvre using the partnership as a vehicle to help those in need by donating all of the funds raised to the Maui Food Bank. 

In a bid to further support the local community, Lefebvre has been visiting surrounding farms and ranches to source the freshest local ingredients to create his delectable menu. Lefebvre is keen to “bring a positive impact to the island” through the partnership, adding: “Hawaii definitely holds a special place in my heart. The landscape, the people, the food, the culture are all so rich in tradition. Having the opportunity to partner with Grand Wailea and local farms to put together some special menu items is truly a privilege.”

Chef Ludo Headshot

Chef Lefebvre has been visiting local farms and ranches to source the freshest produce for his menu / ©Ludo Lefebvre

After a year that has seen many of the world’s finest restaurants and resorts in lockdown, Lefebrve is excited about getting into the kitchen as well as soaking up some sunshine on Maui’s stunning southwestern coast: “I am looking forward to spending some time in paradise after the year we have all had. I know I will leave refreshed and feeling renewed breathing in the Hawaii aloha,” he said.

[See also: Quinta do Lago Launches New Farm to Fork Initiative]

For those unable to make it to Hawaii’s tropical shores, the renowned chef will be leading a virtual omelet-making class – available on both Facebook Live and Instagram Live – teaching viewers all over the world how to make his famous French egg dish against the beautiful backdrop of Grand Wailea. 

Chef Lefebvre’s upcoming week-long pop-up at the five-star Maui resort follows on from its successful collaboration with celebrity chef Tanya Holland of Oakland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen in February. May’s Culinary & Cocktail Collaborations event will see Grand Wailea host a mixology pop-up with legendary New York cocktail bar, Employees Only.

Grand Wailia Aerial Pool shot with beach in distance

Grand Wailea is nestled on 40 acres of lush, tropical gardens fronting Maui’s Wailea Beach / ©Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Content from our partners
A Taste of Europe with AmaWaterways
Elite Traveler Celebrates Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in Beverly Hills
Inside The Chateau, Nemacolin's Reimagined Centerpiece Hotel

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how Progressive Media Investments may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network