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September 27, 2017

Introducing a New Chef to Savage Kitchen!

We are so excited to welcome the incredibly talented Chef Robert Ramshur at Savage Kitchen! Bringing his own unique talents, energy and interests, Rob shares incredible vision for bringing forth our edible invasive species and other wild and local foods into delicious, unique, and revolutionary dishes.


  Chef Rob Ramshur.

Born in Missouri and raised in Texas, Rob grew up in a family of restauranteurs; his Mom specialized in Cajun seafood and great aunt a riverboat chef. After moving out to Maui at a young age, Rob entered the restaurant scene fueled by his passion for good food, stoke, and connection. He began polishing his craft at Lulu’s in Lahaina before moving to San Francisco to go to culinary school. Upon graduating, he worked throughout the Bay area in fine dining restaurants, as well as eateries focused on “whole hog” concepts. Most recently Rob was the sous chef at Almanac in the mission district, where he trained with James Beard Semi-finalist Chad Arnold in the art of whole hog butchery. At Savage Kitchen, Rob shares his passion for food through creative spur of the moment dishes and ample stoke for testing out new ideas.

August 20, 2017

Savage Kitchen Maui Goes Solar!

Did you know that Savage Kitchen Maui runs entirely from the energy of the sun? We are committed to sustainable solutions, and running our refrigerators and water pump and lights is done through a pretty state-of-the-art solar system installed in our food truck.

August 20, 2017

Harvesting Kahili Ginger with The Nature Conservancy

Sunny Savage harvesting kahili ginger rhizomes at Waikamoi Preserve.

Interested in joining the team to save endemic Hawaiian plants? The Nature Conservancy on Maui manages the Waikamoi Preserve and they need your help. Contact  hike_waikamoi@tnc.org for more information on their quarterly service trips. Kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) is an invasive plant species that is taking over in the area and it is also a powerful aromatic and medicinal plant that we can incorporate into our lives.

August 19, 2017

Java Plum Season has begun!

Beautiful north shore Maui bay with Java plums.

I just harvested my very first Java plums (Syzygium cumini) of the year. They’ll be on the menu for this Monday’s food truck opening party & eclipse portal, a little mocktail with a Java plum/ginger/orange syrup and Java plum bark bitters. May you all be blessed with this abundant fruit that provides so much medicine. Eat more purple!