Chef Adam Tabura

Oahu & Lanaʻi, Hawaii

Manele Bay is where it started for Chef Adam Tabura. As a local boy who grew up on the island of Lanaʻi, Chef Adam has grown into a well known chef and entrepreneur.


From Lana’i, Hawai’i, Adam grew up with 3 brothers. Their strong family bond fostered kindness and respect for others. At the age of 17, Adam saved a man's life who was swimming in Manele Bay. Later that year, the thankful man offered to pay for Adam to attend culinary school, the pathway to his dream of becoming a chef.

Now armed with his culinary education and passion for cooking, Chef Adam has worked at restaurants in the Mainland US and across the Hawaiian Islands.

Chef Adam is recognized globally, winning first place in Food Network's “The Great Food Truck Race – Season 4,” where he, along with his brother, Lanai Tabura, and friend, Shawn Felipe, teamed up to take the prize.

Recently, Chef Adam has taken his culinary talents full circle by creating a line of spice blends: Manele Spice Company named after Manele Bay in Lana’i, where his culinary journey began. The salt blends bring together Ocean Rock Salt from Hawaiʻi combined with the highest quality natural ingredients from around the world.

Recipe building, cookbook assembling and consulting restaurant concepts are also a part of Chef Adam's quest of fire. All you need is a little bit of salt, a little bit of pepper, and a little bit of overall flavor.


Chef Adam Tabura is available for appearances, guest chef opportunities, spokesperson opportunities and catering. Fill out the form below and we will be in touch shortly.


Private Events
Chef Adam is available for hire for both private event catering as well as private consulting. He specializes in Pacific Comfort Cuisine - elevating foods familiar to the Pacific and in Hawaii.

He has experience serving some of the most famous people in the world and can bring his passion and charism to your event or new restaurant menu.

To learn more about Chef Adam's private chef services or private consulting services, click on the links below.

Private Event Catering


4-20 people
Travel if need be
Build concept based on budget
15 min consulting call to discuss your event
Drink specials

Cooking Style

Pacific Comfort Cuisine - elevating foods familiar to the Pacific and in Hawaii
All food and beverages flavored through Manele Spice Co


Buffet style
Family style
Passed horduerves

Consulting Services

Menu Building
Recipe Development
Personal Executive Training
Concept Building
Restructuring Program
Opening / Closing Restaurant
Bar & Beverages

Chef's Projects


Chef Adam created Manele Spice Co. to feature the familiar flavors of Hawaiʻi in easy-to-use salt blends that anyone can make their favorite Hawaiʻi dishes at home. Manele Spice Co. sources Ocean Rock Salts off the coasts of Hawaiʻi and blends it with the best, all natural ingredients from around the world.

Meals 2 Fit

Meals2Fit was created by Chef Adam Tabura to provide a Natural Healthy alternative to the people of Hawai’i, our Kupuna, our Keiki and the Athletes of all ages. Taking the Spices from the Spice Rack and creating Natural flavor for the everyday local to enjoy Meals2Fit.

Aloha Plate

Featured on the Food Networkʻs "Great Food Truck Race" - Season 4, Aloha Plate now can be found on Oahu.