Culinary Tour de Force
Chalk it up as a major coup for Maui Brewing Company, which recently added award-winning chef Jojo Vasquez to its culinary team at the Kīhei brewery. Guests can now expect some serious gastronomy with their craft beer. Voted as 2017 Chef of the Year by his peers, Vasquez has been a tour de force in the local food scene for the past 13 years. His reputation as a proponent of sustainable, artisanal cuisine caught the attention of Maui Brewing Company, and the newfound partnership offers him an exciting opportunity to bring that sensibility to Maui’s burgeoning gastropub scene. “I do everything based on the integrity of the ingredients and an eclectic method that uses as much local, sustainable avenues as I have,” says Vaszquez in a news release. Along with sustainability and locally sourced ingredients, the company’s dedication to artisan craftsmanship also goes handin-hand with Vasquez’s personal philosophy as a chef. “I, too, want to make sure there’s craftsmanship in the touches and elegance in the plating.” 605 Lipoa Pkwy., 808.201.BEER, mauibrewingco.com.