Born in Samoa, Maria’s the culinary adventurer in the family nurturing her love of farm to table fare in the highland gardens and resident plantation of their tropical retreat. Time spent in her homeland is time spent immersed in the culture of the islands – the “Fa’a Samoa” way of life.
As the mother of three grown children, Maria has a profound respect for nurturing relationships honing the art of hosting as the highly acclaimed banquet supervisor at Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Centre.
Maria believes that “good” food and comfortable surroundings are essential components in creating a truly memorable experience. “Tim and I love our island home” says Maria adding, “It’s always been our dream to offer a cultural travel experience that allows visitors the opportunity to be responsibly irresponsible as they experience the wonders of island life”.