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Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Byron Goo
CEO, The Tea Chest Where were you born and raised? Kaimuki. I was born into a restaurant family. My grandfather had a country store in...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jonah Souza
Founder and co-owner (FC) Fresh Catch Sauces Where were you born and raised? Kahaluu, Kaneohe. Do you have a food background? Not really, but kinda....

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Don Assam
Don Assam General Manager, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Restaurant Row Where were you born and raised? Honolulu. I graduated from Moanalua High School, first graduating...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Randal Abrams
Where were you born and raised? Los Angeles. Did you grow up in the restaurant industry? In my early teens I started working in restaurants,...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Women – And Bloody Marys – Rule
Anyone who turned up for breakfast at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach last Sunday could not have failed to be impressed by the stunningly colorful array...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Mattson Davis
Mattson Davis – President, Kona Brewing Company Where were you born and raised? I was born in Milwaukee, Wis., and I grew up in the...

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Food & Beverage Focus // Kei Yoshida
Waiter, Menchanko-Tei, 903 Keeaumoku St. Where were you born and raised? I was born in Japan and came to Hawaii when I was about 2...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Linda Chan, Owner of The Mandalay
Were you born here in Hawaii? I was born and raised in Hong Kong. Did you grow up in a food industry family? Was food...

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Food & Beverage Focus // Alex Franco
President, Maui Cattle Company Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised on Maui, and I’ve been involved with agriculture my whole...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Alex Franco
[media-credit id=1 align="alignleft" width="350"]Jo McGarry photo[/media-credit] Alex Franco ALEX FRANCO President, Maui Cattle Company Where were you born and raised? I was born and raised...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Jay Neibhur
Co-owner JJ Dolan’s, 1147 Bethel St. Where were you born and raised? The great state of New Jersey, the Garden State. I came to Hawaii...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Philip “Ippy” Aiona
Executive Chef, Solimene’s, Waimea. It seems that everybody knows your history since your recent run on “Food Network Star,” so no need to ask where...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Lindsey Ozawa
[media-credit name="Jo McGarry Photo" align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit] Chef/Co-owner Prima, Kailua Where are you originally from? Washington. My father grew up in Kailua.My grandfather was the first...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Thomas Sorensen
Owner, Honolulu Design Center/Stage Restaurant/Amuse Wine Bar Where were you born and raised? I was born in Randers, Denmark. I came to the U.S. as...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Chopped Winner Lance Nitahara
Chef instructor, Flint Hills Technical College, Kansas. Where were you born and raised? I’m a Wahiawa boy! Did you know you always wanted to be...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Dante Camara
Restaurant Manager, Hoku Where were you born and raised? Hawaii. I went to Kalani High School and then to Chaminade, and then got the “calling”...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Troy Terorotua
Chef/Owner, REAL, a Gastropub 1020 Auahi St. Where were you born and raised? I was born in Florida and grew up there. My dad’s Tahitian...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Robin Lee
Head Chef, Nobu Waikiki Where were you born and raised? Born in Honolulu and raised in Kaneohe. What started your passion for culinary arts? The...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // David Nagaishi
General Manager, Shore Bird/Ocean House Waikiki Where were you born and raised? Honolulu. What was your first job in the restaurant industry? Washing dishes at...

Jo McGarry
Food & Beverage Focus // Fred De Angelo
Fred De Angelo Chef Owner of Ola Restaurant at Turtle Bay Resort, and The Grove, Kailua Were you born and raised here? I was born...

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