What The Chefs Say

We love working with the best chefs, top restaurants and patisseries and we’re inspired by their passion for fine food. Using local and sustainable ingredients is becoming more and more prevalent on restaurant menus and we’re proud that Heilala Vanilla is the choice of leading chefs and gourmet food manufacturers whose visions for perfection in food are unrivaled.



Chef Jamie Gwen

Chef Jamie Gwen

"The intoxicating aroma and taste of Heilala Vanilla makes my dishes come alive with flavor. Their incredible quality Vanilla Paste adds outstanding depth to my desserts".
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Ken Takayama

Ken Takayama

"Ingredients make the difference between ordinary and extraordinary and that is why we use quality ingredients such as Heilala Vanilla Beans."

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Stephanie Prida

Stephanie Prida

"Heilala is a unique bean in every aspect and that's why I use them. Everything from a true family started farm to the rich and powerful aroma and flavor of the bean. To me these are some of the best vanilla beans on the planet."
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Nick Honeyman

Nick Honeyman

Heilala Vanilla beans are soft and supple, very shiny and oily with a high moisture content.  The caviar is sticky and fragrant and I love pairing it with Salmon.
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Natasha MacAller

Natasha MacAller

The beguiling bouquet is something US pastry chef Natasha MacAller believes is particular to this plantation’s vanilla. “It’s one of the defining qualities of Heilala vanilla,” she says,“it is fragrant yet not too flowery.”
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Paul Jobin

Paul Jobin

“Upon opening Heilala Vanilla I have a sense of well being, of taking this passionately produced food of the gods and in turn inspiring those cooks around me to treat it with respect and integrity"
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