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Hawaii chefs contend for national accolades, need votes

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 05:25 p.m. HST, Mar 24, 2014

Chris Kajioka, Kevin Lee and Sheldon Simeon have been nominated by Food & Wine magazine as among the nation's best new chefs, and online voting is open to the public.

The magazine has selected 100 chefs from 10 different regions and is inviting online voters to select the People's Best New Chef.

After a snub by the annual James Beard Foundation Awards, Hawaii has been acknowledged by the popular magazine for chefs Kajioka, of Vintage Cave Honolulu, Lee, of Prima in Kailua, and Simeon, of Migrant restaurant in Kihei, Maui.

Voting continues through March 31 and the chef with the most votes will be named The People's Best New Chef for 2014.


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opalaedo wrote:
I guess this is like American Idol but here you don't need to taste the creations these chefs made. How reliable is that?
on March 24,2014 | 06:14PM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
No, this is different from American Idol because these chefs have already received a certain level of excellence in their craft. The contestants on American Idol are looking for a recording contract and fame.
on March 25,2014 | 08:44AM
sayer wrote:
They got my votes!
on March 24,2014 | 08:14PM
whatzupwitdat wrote:
@opalaedo; actually, you are RIGHT! based on popularity, friends, family votes. MY VOTE GOES TO KEVIN LEE who seriously deserves this recognition compared to the other chefs. My friends, family in Maui went to Simeon's restaurant in Maui and didn't have good comments about it! Good Luck, Kevin!!
on March 25,2014 | 10:07AM
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