Executive Chef

Leading the innovative culinary team at The Mill House is Executive Chef Jeff Scheer.  From a small town in southeastern Ohio, Jeff was drawn to the kitchen at a young age, acquiring his love for cooking from his grandmother.

Studying and apprenticing (both in the kitchen and in the fields) throughout California and Oahu, upon arriving in Maui, Jeff knew he had found home.  At the helm of The Mill House dining experience and all the venues it encompasses at Maui Tropical Plantation, Jeff has created the ultimate "farm to table" model, growing and sourcing unique and timely ingredients that are literally yards from the kitchen.  

This translates to an experience that is varied, endlessly creative....and unique on the island of Maui. 

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


Our sources

Maui tropical plantation

Nestled at the foot of the Waikapu Valley and framed by the West Maui Mountains, MTP hosts a wide variety of activities.  Take a ride on the farm tram tour, sip freshly roasted coffees, stroll the tropical grounds and shops, or fly on the multiple zip-line courses.  



Kumu Farms cultivates over 35 specialty crops on 60 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.  


Also operating on property is Ho’aloha Farms.  They cultivate the state of Hawaii's largest dryland taro acreage with 12 varieties of heirloom kalo.  Zucchini, tomato, okra, macadamia nut, ulu, sweet potato and more are also grown.


In addition to the Texas Longhorn and Black Angus raised on property we source cattle from Beef and Blooms in Kula and hogs from Haiku. Chef Jeff Scheer and his Sous Chefs butcher these meats in-house, striving to use the entirety; nose to tail. 

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


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.