The executive chef at Pacific’O restaurant in Lahaina, James McDonald serves up some of Maui’s finest dishes. Yummy stuff like Coconut Macadamia Nut Fish, Crispy Ahi and Banana Pineapple Lumpia grace the menu. In 1998, The Maui News voted McDonald Best New Chef. He’s also recently participated in an event supporting the James Beard Foundation, which provides scholarships and cool educational opportunities for culinary artists nationwide.
runner-up: bev gannon (lg)