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Food & Beverage Focus // Travis John Hyatt
Manager,Macaroni Grill Ala Moana Center Where were you born and raised? I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I have been here in...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Mark Milton
President, Beverage Marketing and More Inc. Where were you born and raised? Lakewood City, Calif., and then we moved to Pennsylvania and then New Jersey....

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Vikram Garg
Executive Chef Halekulani Where were you born and raised? Port Blair, Andaman Islands (between Myanmar and India). You have such a joy for food, and...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Paul Ajifu
General Manager, Hoku’s at The Kahala Hotel and Resort Where were you born and raised? I was born in San Diego and came to Kailua...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Ben Fong
Owner/chef, Sumo Ramen Restaurant, Kaneohe Where were you born and raised? Canton, China. Have you always worked in the restaurant industry? Yes, I started my...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // John Iha
Executive Chef, Hiroshi Restaurant. What started your love of cooking? Like most people I grew up with good local food being cooked at home. But...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jason Takemura
Where were you born and raised? Here in Hawaii. I went to the Mainland for culinary school and then worked my way back to the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Andrew Le
Chef/Owner The Pig and The Lady Where were you born and raised? I was born here in Honolulu. I might not have been, though. My...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Nalani Aguano
Managing Partner, Brick Oven Pizza Where were you born and raised? Kauai. Did you grow up in a restaurant family? Not a restaurant family, but...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Elisabeth Galvin
President and CEO, AirMarket USA, and Founder of Delyse Bakery Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised in the South of...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Derek Wong
Sous Chef, Pineapple Room Where were you raised? I grew up in Kalihi – the Tamashiro Market block. There was a Chinese grocer on the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Quan Nguyen
President and Operating Partner Papa John’s Hawaii Where were you born and raised? Born in Vietnam and raised in Texas – my family relocated to...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Mike Rabe
President, Creations in Catering What kind of food did you grow up eating? I grew up in Kalihi eating mostly good, local food. My grandmother...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Isamu Kubota
Chef-owner, Sushi YuZu Restaurants, Ala Moana Hotel, Ko Olina and Wailea, Maui Where were you born? I was born and raised in Tokyo. Did you...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Tom Juliano
Managing Partner, Park Restaurant You’re very well-traveled. Where do you call home nowadays? I was born and raised in Chicago, but I call Hawaii home....

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Eric Leterc
Executive Chef, The Pacific Club You were born and raised in France, but have been in Hawaii for 22 year. Anything you still miss about...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Ricardo Zarate
Chef/Owner Picca, Mo-chica and Paiche restaurants in Los Angeles You were born and raised in Lima, Peru, and now you are hailed as the ambassador...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Maile Symmonds
Where were you born and raised? I was born in Laos, but came to Hawaii when I was 2 years old, so raised here. You...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Joel Armas
Kitchen Supervisor, Ihilani Resort Where were you born and raised? I grew up on a farm in what’s known as the rice bowl of the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Zameer Mallal
Zameer Mallal General Manager, Roy’s Hawaii Kai Where were you born and raised? I was born in Singapore. My mother is Indonesian, and my father...

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