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Olena Heu

Olena is Executive Editor, Food & Lifestyle at MAUIWatch. The founder of Olena Heu Communications, a social media, digital marketing, consulting and freelance writing company, Olena holds a BA and MA in Communication and Speech from Hawaii Pacific University. An adjunct professor, lecturer and motivational speaker Olena is also an award winning journalist, writer, photographer and avid traveler.

Good Eats: Mauka Makai

From the mountains to the sea, Mauka Makai is a new contemporary Hawaiian restaurant located at the recently opened Westin Nanea Ocean Villas. With a passion for paying tribute to the island’s ahupua’a, ingredients are often harvested within a 20-mile radius of the property. The menu takes familiar flavors (like Hawaiian, Chinese and iconically local cuisine) to new refined and …

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Good Eats: Stillwell’s Bakery & Cafe

Noted as one of the best bakeries on Maui, Stillwell’s in Wailuku is a must-stop for kama’aina and malihini. Let me tell you, their Cream Horns are to die for and the other pastries, cakes and homestyle prepared dishes are made with love and care, just like mom makes. Nestled in the historic town of Wailuku, this unassuming cafe serves …

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Experience the Ohana Table at the Sheraton Maui

“Could you please pass the potatoes?” Sounds like home doesn’t it? Thinking back, those moments when you can share a meal, share a moment and share memories together are the ones that mean the most. “My favorite food is the food my mom makes,” Executive Sous Chef Chris Lederer of the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa said. “Passing food to …

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