Bev Gannon (born c. 1949) is a Hawaiian cuisine chef, restaurateur and author. She is one of the dozen chefs credited with the development of Hawaii regional cuisine in the 1990s. Her restaurants on Maui include Hali'imaile General Store, Joe's Bar & Grill, and Gannon's. Several of her cookbooks have been published.
Gannon was born Beverly Shanbaum into a Jewish family in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Colorado. Beginning in 1973 she worked in the entertainment business as a road manager for Liza Minnelli and a personal assistant for Joey Heatherton. In 1977 she studied at Le Cordon Bleu in London, then began a catering business in Dallas.
In 1980 she moved to Maui with her then-boyfriend Joe Gannon, a concert tour producer; they married a year later. Bev Gannon resumed her catering business out of her home kitchen in Makawao, in Maui's Upcountry district. In 1987 the Gannons acquired a lease on the Hali'imaile General Store in nearby Haliimaile and moved her business into the large, rundown 1925 building. The restaurant they opened there in 1988 was an immediate popular and critical success.
Gannon later opened two restaurants in Wailea: Joe's in 1995, and Gannon's in 2009. She also provided recipes for the restaurant at the remodeled Hotel Lanaʻi on the island of Lanaʻi. From 1999 to 2010 Gannon also served as the executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines. In 2015 Joe's adopted a new menu and was renamed Joe's Nuevo Latino, as Gannon announced plans to continue her business with the involvement of new partners; after the new menu proved to be unsuccessful, Joe's closed in August 2015.
- "Bev Gannon’s disco-themed birthday bash takes the cake", The Maui News, May 22, 2014. ("Renowned Maui chef and restaurateur Beverly Gannon recently celebrated her 65th birthday . . . ")
- "HRC Chef Profiles" Honolulu, October 2011.
- Erick Engle, "Hawaii's changing flavors: Events mark 20 years of Hawaii Regional Cuisine in hopes of reviving the movement", Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Feb 27, 2011.
- Scott Warner, "12 Chefs Revitalize Hawaii Cuisine By Using Local Produce", Chicago Tribune, June 16, 1994.
- Rob Eshman, "The Soul of Maui", The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, November 6, 2003.
- Tom Yoneyama, "Getting their just desserts: Beverly and Joe Gannon's entree into the restaurant business - the Haliimaile General Store - is the talk of Upcountry Maui." Hawaii Business Magazine, May 1, 1989 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Curtis Lum,"No slack time for ex-'beach bum'", The Honolulu Advertiser, April 9, 2008.
- Lisa Matte, "Makeover suits General Store", The Boston Herald, February 6, 2003 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Eric Noland, "Goin' Upcountry: Beyond Maui's Blistering Beaches, Pastoral Charm and Quiet Lifestyle Await", Los Angeles Daily News, October 13, 2002 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- "Hawaii's Hidden Values", Condé Nast Traveler, June 9, 2008.
- Robert M. Fox, David Cheever, "Hotel Lana'i Exudes Intimate, Old-Fashioned Charm", Honolulu Star-Advertiser, May 4, 2014 – via Questia Online Library (subscription required).
- Robert W. Bone, "Hawaiian airlines compete for tastiest gourmet menus", The Boston Globe, February 27, 2000 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Erika Engle, "Cuisine of Chef Chai to lift off on Hawaiian", Honolulu Star-Advertiser, September 27, 2010 – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
- Jen Russo, "Joes’s Bar and Grill will reopen as Joe’s Nuevo Latino", Maui Time Weekly, January 14, 2015.
- Kiaora Bohlool , "Bev Gannon Speaks Out on Why Joe's Closed", Maui Now, August 21, 2015.
-  Bev Gannon Restaurants website