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JEFF SCHEER

Executive Chef

Executive Chef Jeff Scheer leads the culinary team at Maui Tropical Plantation; driving the creativity behind The Mill House Restaurant, Maui Chef’s Table, and the property’s many events.

From a small town in southeastern Ohio, Chef Scheer was drawn to the kitchen at a young age, acquiring his love for cooking from his grandmother.  His family’s affinity for gardening led him to work on farms throughout California and finally on Maui.  During his initial months on island, working both on farms and in kitchens, Chef Scheer found his passions colliding.  This intersection of ideals forged his path through culinary school and into his career as a professional chef.

Chef Scheer’s thriving creativity is not afraid to push the boundaries of Maui’s dining scene.  His deep respect for local farmers and the foods they produce have translated into an inspiring model at The Mill House.
 

In 2015, Jeff earned the coveted ‘Aipono Award title of “Chef of the Year”


 
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Our sources

KUMU FARMS

Kumu Farms cultivates over 35 specialty crops on 80 acres of the Maui Tropical Plantation grounds. Both organic and non-organic produce is seasonally grown, harvested daily, and served fresh at The Mill House.   

KUPA’A FARM, OKO’A FARM AND OPRAH’S FARM

These three farms are a close part of The Mill House ‘Ohana. It is their sustainably grown and flavorful produce that makes each dish we serve really pop. We are in constant contact with them and receive farm fresh deliveries from them several times throughout the week. Mahalo to Gerry, Ryan and Russell.

 

PLANTATION CATTLE & BEEF AND BLOOMS

Look upon the hillside of Maui Tropical Plantation and you will see our Texas Longhorn grazing on native grasses. They are joined by Black Angus, Wangus, and Wagyu Beef, raised by Beef and Blooms, one of the first organic cattle ranches in Hawaii. This family run operation also raises cattle in Upcountry Maui.

MILL HOUSE ROASTING CO.

Growing and roasting 100% Maui Coffees. We brew their 100% Maui Dark Roast coffee for our guests in the restaurant. Visit the Roasting Co. Cafe open daily, 8 am - 4 pm.

The mission of the Mill House would not be possible without the hard work of many farmers and ranchers throughout Maui. 


maui chef's table

JOIN US FOR SEVEN UNIQUE COURSES AT THIS INTERACTIVE EVENT

Located on the grounds of the Maui Tropical Plantation, Maui Chef’s Table explores the modern tastes and textures of our island’s local and organically grown produce, fruit, and proteins.

The open-air kitchen concept allows you to watch as each course is created.  Executive Chef Jeff Scheer assembles an amazing team for each memorable evening, including Sous Chef Rosanna Ha, formerly of Mourad and Boulevard in San Francisco and Sous Chef Tak Toride, formerly of Morimoto Maui.  Each Chef is uniquely creative and inventive while sharing the same core values for sourcing and preparing food.

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Mill House Roasting co.

specialty coffee roaster

Being on the Maui Tropical Plantation has it's perks, like having room for our personal coffee roaster; Mill House Roasting Co.  All our coffees are brewed from beans roasted on-site, and they have plenty extra to share with you.  Visit the roasting cafe where you'll find 100% Maui coffees and Mill House freshly-baked goods!  

Open 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.