Lunch Special at Fond – Napili, Maui, HI
Updated 3/12/2022 by the Maui Happy Hours team
25% off Lunch at Fond Maui 11:00am-4:00pm Wednesday-Saturday
- All lunch food items 25% off during lunch happy hour 11am-4pm. Discount does not apply to Sunday Brunch Special.
Phone: (808) 856-0225
About: Chef Jojo Vasquez cooks with reverence to culture, seasons, and locality. His beautifully composed cuisine sings with keen flavors, simplicity, and balance, and serves as a profound reflection of his diverse cultural influences.
As a kid in Chicago, Chef Jojo Vasquez discovered his passion and learned to prepare foods from his Filipino heritage while helping at his father Leoncio’s catering company.
Shortly after culinary school, he started his career with Chef Steven Chiapetti. Vasquez worked at Chiapetti’s restaurants including Rhapsody at the Chicago Symphony Center.
He later moved to Atlanta to work at Fusebox with Chef Troy Thompson. Los Angeles was next, where Thompson brought him into The Ritz-Carlton fold to open Jer-ne restaurant in Marina del Rey, California. That eventually led Vasquez to Kapalua, Maui, in 2005, where he helmed the Banyan Tree Restaurant’s fine-dining kitchen into modernist times.
But Vasquez wasn’t done learning from the finest of mentors. When famed Chef Masaharu Morimoto tasked him to spearhead the opening of his namesake restaurant in Waikiki and assist the team in Napa, California, he sharpened his skills and palate for Japanese cuisine while adding a few notable television credits to his belt battling alongside Morimoto in the Iron Chef stadium for two seasons on the Food Network.
In 2013, Vasquez moved on to lead the Plantation House Restaurant atop Kapalua’s Plantation Golf Course. His eloquence on the plate, dedication to the craft, and mentorship of Maui’s young culinarians garnered him the coveted vote from his chef peers as the 2017 Chef of the Year during the ‘Aipono Awards, a benefit gala for the University of Hawaii Maui College’s culinary program by Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi magazine.
In May 2018, Vasquez began another chapter as the chef de cuisine and partner for Maui Brewing Co.’s brewery and restaurant in Kihei. Vasquez’s ethos aligned with the company’s dedication to sustainability.
As a seasoned veteran in the industry, Vasquez is no stranger to high-profile and high-pressure culinary endeavors from cooking at the James Beard House, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, or even training a Russian culinary team to cook Japanese cuisine in Moscow.
He considers this moment his most exciting opportunity yet. When the space for FOND presented itself in Napili Plaza, Vasquez took the leap of faith to open the eatery in May 2019.
Vasquez and the FOND team look forward to creating a stellar, culturally inspired, and fun dining experience for the Maui community.
According to these recent patrons of FOND:
“Amazing meal… built for four but perfect for two with leftovers. The biscuits were perfect with the hot honey and butter. Salad was a great balance to the rich meal and the Mac n cheese would make any keiki happy. Please provide options to add mash potatoes and cole slaw! I would ove to see Chef Jojo’s take on these. Great meal when I don’t want to cook… I’ve told all my friends to use this as a weekday meal for the family.”Matthew H., March 2022
“Really high end quality food here. Incredible salads. The catch of the day was very fresh and prepared to show that off. More subtle dish with superb presentation. Great food, great feel. Nice break from the resorts.”Oren W., March 2022
“Absolutely excellent. We didn’t have a reservation but they were able to seat us. Food was divine, staff was friendly and attentive. We ordered the loaded potato wedges and both burgers. Each component was just as delicious as the entire dish. Sauces and tomato jam were the best parts. Just call before you go.”Morgan F., March 2022
“The food (tuna poke bento box and burger) was delicious! The citrus cocktail was phenomenal. And the prices are super reasonable”Shawn V., March 2022
The happy hour special at FOND Maui is 25% off food items during lunch from 11:00am-4:00pm Wednesday through Saturday.