The Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa is turning everyday cooks into culinary masters with its new Moana Masters Cooking series, which debuted this month and is set to take place throughout 2019.
During the Moana Masters Cooking sessions, guests will be immersed in an interactive, hands-on class followed by a multi-course lunch with beverage pairings. The sessions are held on Saturdays at noon at the property’s onsite restaurant Beachhouse at the Moana. Classes are led by the restaurant’s very own “Master” Chef de Cuisine Colin Sato, who was named one of Marriott International’s Masters of Craft in October 2018 after advancing to the finals of the competition, which started with more than 2,200 food and beverage experts at Marriott properties in the U.S., and Canada, plus Central and Latin America. Sato became the lead culinarian for the Beachhouse at the Moana restaurant in September 2018 after spending several years as a sous chef at the Azure Restaurant at The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort.
Moana Masters Cooking sessions cost $100 pp, including lunch, two beverage pairings and the class. Themes for the next two sessions include Springtime Catch and Cocktails for the March 16 date and Bunny Treats with Pastry Chef Carmen on April 13. Future sessions and themes will be announced at a later date. For guests participating in these classes but not staying at The Moana Surfrider, complimentary 4-hour valet parking and self-parking at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani parking garage are available.
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