About Us

Our Story

Manele (pronounced ma • neh • leh) Bay is where it started for Chef Adam Tabura. As a local boy who grew up on the small island of Lānaʻi, Adam’s dream was to become a chef. At 17 years old, he saved a tourist from drowning in Manele Bay and the grateful man wanted to help Adam achieve his dream by sending him to culinary school. Chef Adam made the most of this opportunity, going on to become a Food Network winner, cookbook author, and celebrity chef known around the world. 

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.