Sheldon Simeon

Born in Hilo, on the Big Island, Sheldon acquired his love for cooking from his parents. His path led from Hilo High to the Culinary Institute of the Pacific, onto an internship at Walt Disney World. Upon returning to Hawaii, Sheldon attended Maui Culinary Academy. Sheldon competed in the 10th season of Bravo Network’s Top Chef: Seattle, making it to the finals, and winning Fan Favorite.  He returned to the show again in 2017 for season 14: Charleston, once again winning Fan Favorite.  In 2016, Sheldon opened up his very first solo restaurant, Tin Roof, in Kahului, Maui, where he serves up local dishes in take-out bowls.

In fall 2018, Sheldon opened his second solo project, Lineage, also on the island of Maui. Sheldon’s first full-service concept, the restaurant delights guests with traditional local Hawaii fare. In 2019, Lineage was named a James Beard Award semifinalist for “Best New Restaurant.”