Culinary Immersions FAQs
As an exclusive private chef in Maui for the past 13 years Chef Ann-Marie wants to be sure you get your questions answered so you can make an informed decision.
This is a custom experience. We will create a custom culinary journey specifically for you and your group. This will include tours of local farms, learning about fresh ingredients, shopping and sourcing ingredients, creating menus together and of course dining. You will also experience Hawaiian hospitality personally designed for you.
This is for the food lover who wants a hands-on experience in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. If you have been exploring the plant-based lifestyle but want to know more this is for you. This is for anyone who has a love for life, food and a desire for optimum health while living the plant-based lifestyle.
Absolutely. Please free to call or email so we can set up a time to discuss your needs. It’s very important to me that you get your specific needs met and have an experience that is uniquely designed for you.
Chef Ann-Marie has lived on Maui for over 19 years. Maui Fresh Chef has been in business since 2008. She has been cooking for high-end clientele for over 13 years. She loves sourcing local ingredients and creating menus for your family and guests. She is flexible and wants to create an experience uniquely yours while you are in Maui. She has studied Vegan Fusion cuisine and has traveled the globe learning about plant-based cuisine. She has been a vegetarian for over three decades and a vegan for almost a decade.
Prices start at $1000 per day. Minimum 2 people. Maximum 6 people per group.
Because every situation is different the final cost will depend on the number of people in your party and the variety of services you’re interested in. Please email me for an estimate based on your unique situation. Every detail is very important so that you get exactly what you want for your unique experience. Personalized, custom and exclusive experiences is Ann-Marie's priority.
This experience includes: meals; transportation to locations included in experience; Farmer’s market tour; food costs; recipes, specialty beverages; seasonal tropical fruits and meals you cook. Some exclusive events and meals are included and will be detailed in your final agreement and exclusive itinerary. With your input and your specific request a very unique itinerary will be created. Memories will be made that you will remember for a lifetime. You will learn things that will make a direct impact on your life.
No. However, we can discuss your unique situation and your budget. Recommendations can be provided to create an exclusive Maui experience incorporated with this Culinary Immersion. Costs for accommodations is paid separately.
- You LOVE food
- You LOVE cooking
- You LOVE having new and unique specialized EXPERIENCES
- You LOVE learning
- You are interested in the plant-based lifestyle
- You want to have a unique culinary vacation on Maui
- This is a combination of both educational and experiential JOURNEY
Five full days is recommended. This will give you enough time to get acclimated to Hawaii and to have a variety of experiences that give you tools that you can use in your life when you return home. It is recommended to add on a free day both at the beginning and ending of your experience.
An experience like this requires a great deal of planning and coordinating with other services on island. Booking is recommended a couple of months in advance. We will be creating a customized itinerary with the 5* service you deserve. However, last minute bookings may be possible. Set up a free consultation to start the inquiry.
- Tools for the Plant-Based Kitchen
- Ingredients for Vegan Cuisine
- How to Source Ingredients
- Transitioning to the Plant-Based Diet (if that’s what you want to learn)
- Creating Recipes with all plant-based ingredients
- Designing Menus that are satisfying and delicious
- Appetizers and Dips, Soups, Salads, Main Courses, Sides, Dessert and Beverages
- How to incorporate ginger, turmeric, lemongrass and other unique flavors into your cuisine
- Creating menus that wow your family and guests
- Eating healthy every day as a lifestyle versus a diet
Yes. During the initial assessment, we’ll discuss your dietary needs and preferences and a custom menu and plan will be created just for you.
Yes. A 50% deposit is required for each Culinary Immersion. The final amount is due 14-days before arrival. MC, Visa, AM EX, Discover, Venmo and PayPal are accepted.
It is not expected or required. However, any tips are greatly appreciated.
I shop for food as if I were shopping for myself. I source at the local farmers’ markets and local stores whenever possible. I use local organic ingredients whenever possible. I include the cost of the food and all ingredients.
I have a 30-day cancellation policy.