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Food & Beverage Focus // Diana Su
Public relations manager, Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel Of all the people in our local F&B industry, I would put you in the top 10...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Charlie Longhi
Owner: Longhi’s Restaurant, Ala Moana Center When you own a restaurant like Longhi’s, where do you go to eat? I like a lot of places....

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Food & Beverage Focus // Nadine Leong
Sake Educator and Co-owner of The Sake Shop 1461 S. King St. What sparked your passion for sake? I think it was really started in...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Patrick Comer
Director of Operations, Good To Grill, Honolulu Where were you born and raised? Kalihi. What started your culinary path? I was working at Michel’s in...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Fred Noe
Associate Distiller and Bourbon Ambassador, Jim Beam Distillery Welcome to Honolulu. Are the Islands everything you had expected? Yes, yes, just wonderful. It’s my first...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Mark Lee
Owner, Mauka Chinese Cuisine Gateway at Mililani Mauka Where were you born and raised? Canton. I came to Hawaii about 20 years ago. Did you...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Nawai Keko’olani
Executive Chef Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Ala Moana Center Were you born in Hawaii? I was born on Guam and I grew up here. Who influenced...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jason K. Kina
Executive Sous Chef, Ihilani Resort and Spa Where were you born and raised? Honolulu – I graduated from Farrington High School. What’s your first food...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Imran Khan
Owner, Monsoon India, Discovery Bay Center, Waikiki Where were you born and raised? In Pakistan. I went to London to university and then came to...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Christa Maffei
Mixologist and Director of Outlets, Hilton Hawaiian Village How did you get to Honolulu? Via Pittsburgh, Chicago, then to Waikiki to open the Trump Hotel....

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jon Shimotsukasa
Dining Room Manager, Karai Crab at The Willows Where were you born and raised? Honolulu What sparked your interest in the food and beverage industry?...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Niel Koep
Chef/Baker/Owner Fendu Boulangerie Where were you born and raised? New Jersey, mostly. I’ve been in Hawaii since 1990. Did your mom spark your interest in...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Miki Lee
Operations Manager Brasserie Du Vin, Bar 35, Bambu Two Where were you born and raised? Born in San Diego, grew up on Oahu and the...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Anthony (Tony) Vierra
Executive Chef, Grand Café and Bakery. Hawaii State Art Museum You were born in Hawaii and raised around Chinatown. That must have been a fascinating...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Ryan Farr
Butcher, chef and owner of 4505 Meats, San Francisco, and author of Whole Beast Butchery How did you start on this path of butchery? I...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Tony Ho
Waiter 12 Avenue Grilll You were born and raised here in Kapahulu, right? Yes, I was. I feel so comfortable here, and felt the same...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Carrie Honma
FO, Controller, Wholesale Unlimited Inc. Is your background in food or in retail? Actually, my background is in public accounting. In 1997 I was working...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Min Kim
Managing Partner, Ichiriki Japanese Nabe Restaurant, Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center When did you come to Hawaii? I was born in Texas and raised in California,...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Steve Sue
Business development director Y. Hata Where were you born and raised? Oakland. I went to UCLA and then to law school at Berkeley. So a...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jayson Kanekoa
Executive Sous Chef, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Where were you born and raised? Kukuihaele, on the ridge of Waipio Valley on Hawaii Island....

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