Huaka’i Chef Series: Sunny Jin

Saturday, March 9th

Sunny Jin is the general manager of food and beverage at The Resort, with a rich background in some of the world's premier restaurants, including The French Laundry in Napa Valley, El Bulli in Catalonia, and Tetsuya's in Australia. Educated at the Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Oregon, where he won the top award, Jin excelled under chefs like Thomas Keller and Tetsuya Wakuda. After global experiences, he returned to the American Northwest, embracing a philosophy of local and sustainable cooking. Jin focuses on local ingredients and building community connections, showcasing his culinary expertise through innovative, regionally inspired dishes.

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Hoku’s Awards & Accolades

2019
Hale ‘Āina
Award Winner:
Most Romantic -
Silver
2019
Hale ‘Āina
Award Winner:
Best Brunch -
Finalist
2018
Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence
2023
Top 10
OpenTable
Diner's Choice Awards Oahu - Best Overall Restaurant & Best Ambiance Restaurant
2018
Top 10
OpenTable
Diner's Choice Awards Oahu - Best Overall Restaurant & Best Ambiance Restaurant
2021
Ilima Awards
Critic’s Choice – Best Restaurant
2020
TripAdvisor
Traveler’s Choice Award
2022
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii’s Best - People’s Choice Awards - Best Place for Brunch
2019
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Hawaii’s Best – People’s Choice Awards – First Place Sunday Brunch
2019
USA Today
10 Places You Need to Eat Hawaiian Food on Oahu
2019
TripAdvisor
Hall of Fame Certificate of Excellence
2018
AAA
Four Diamond Award
   
    
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