Our Chef

Biography of Michael Woodward

Michael has nearly 30 years of experience in the restaurant and catering industries. He began cooking at the age of 14 in a small Italian restaurant in southern California, progressing over the years to Executive Sous Chef and Executive Chef positions at fine dining restaurants and eventually operating his own successful catering company, MWoodward Catering, for ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Michael has completed Formal Wine Studies and Advanced Culinary Studies at the Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena, California. He moved to Maui with his family in early 2014 and most recently served as Executive Chef for the opening of Kaanapali Grille and Tap Room at the Maui Ocean Club in Kaanapali.