Sheldon Simeon

Sheldon was born in Hilo, on the Big Island of Hawaii, and acquired his love for cooking from his family’s love of cooking and entertaining. Sheldon attended Maui Culinary Academy and worked in various restaurants on Maui before competing in seasons 10 and 14 of Bravo’s hit competition cooking show “Top Chef,” winning Fan Favorite both times. In 2016, Sheldon opened his first solo restaurant, Tin Roof, where he serves up local dishes in take-out bowls. In fall 2018, Sheldon opened Lineage, his second solo restaurant and full service concept delighting guests with traditional local Hawaii fare in Wailea, Maui. In 2019, Lineage was named a James Beard Award semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant.” In 2020, Sheldon left Lineage to focus on writing his first cookbook, Cook Real Hawai’i, which just came out in the Spring of 2021 from Clarkson Potter. Sheldon resides in Maui with his wife Janice and their four children.
Sheldon Simeon’s Hawaiian-Style Ahi Poke Is Simple, Vibrant, and Packed with Flavor
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
It's one of my all-time favorite recipes.
Jun 7, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s Andagi Are Two-Bite Doughnut Perfection
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
The beloved fried dough deserves far more recognition.
Jun 7, 2021
Your Essential Shopping List for Cooking Hawaiian Food at Home
Weeknight Hawaiian
Here's everything you need (and where to buy it!) to get started.
Jun 4, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s Crispy Fried Pork Belly Is Everything
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
When the skin hits the hot oil, it expands and blisters into airy, crackly deliciousness, like a puff of salt and pork fat.
May 29, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s Kamaboko Dip Is the Ultimate Hawaiian Appetizer
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
It's packed with bold flavor and it's fun to make, too.
May 29, 2021
Sheldon Simeon’s One-Pot Chicken Hekka Is the Ultimate Clean-out-the-Fridge Meal
Sheldon Simeon's Weeknight Hawaiian
You can use any veggies you've got.
May 29, 2021