Date: May 30, 2013

Chef Sheldon Simeon learned about food growing up in Hilo, Hawaii – and this year he’ll pass that knowledge on with his workshop at the Western Growers 88th Annual Meeting in November in Hawaii.  Though November might seem far away now, it’s not too early to start planning as the host hotel, the Sheraton Waikiki, will fill up fast.  You’ll have educational and networking opportunities as well as plenty of friends, food and fellowship for the annual event beginning Sunday, Nov. 10.

 A 2003 graduate of Maui Culinary Academy, he started off as a dishwasher and worked his way up to chef. In Feb 2010, he opened Star Noodle in Maui.  His food quickly generated media buzz and in the following year, Sheldon was announced as a semi-finalist for two James Beard Foundation awards:  Rising Star Chef & Best New Restaurant.  He is now known worldwide as a finalist and the fan favorite on the 10th season of Top Chef (Seattle).  Chef Sheldon continues to be blown away by the power food has  to bring people together.

Visit www.wgannualmeeting.com today for addition information, including registration, hotel and travel information and a full schedule of events, or call June Mack at (949) 885-2262 or Jo Timmering (949) 885-2268. Book your airline reservations and hotel rooms as soon as possible. We can’t wait to see you there.

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