January 22, 2020
The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Appoints Jonathan Mizukami as Executive Chef

The Kahala Hotel & Resort is pleased to welcome Jonathan Mizukami as the new executive chef, responsible for overseeing the overall culinary direction of the resort’s signature Hoku’s Restaurant, Plumeria Beach House, The Veranda, Seaside Grill and catering operations.

Mizukami brings over 20 years of experience working in renowned restaurants across the U.S. and internationally, including a 10-year stint as sous chef at Thomas Keller’s highly acclaimed Napa Valley restaurant, The French Laundry.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of The Kahala Resort with its reputation for excellence,” said Mizukami. “Over this next year, I’ll work closely with the teams to create new offerings that are respective of Hawaii and The Kahala legacy.”

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Hoku’s Awards & Accolades

Here is a small selection of accolades Hoku’s has picked up in recent years

2020
TripAdvisor
Traveler’s Choice Award
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
2019
Hale ‘Āina
Award Winner:
Most Romantic -
Silver
2019
Hale ‘Āina
Award Winner:
Best Brunch -
Finalist
2018
Wine Spectator
Award of Excellence
2018
Top 10 OpenTable
Diner's Choice Awards Oahu - Best Overall Restaurant & Best Ambiance Restaurant