Mauna Lani's talented chefs incorporate the freshest island ingredients into creative culinary delights. Meet Executive Chef Clayton Arakawa and Chef de Cuisine Allen Hess.
Executive Chef Clayton Arakawa leads the overall culinary operations of the hotel, overseeing Mauna Lani's restaurants and banquet functions. He comes to this position having been Mauna Lani's Executive Sous Chef for the past six months where he cemented himself as a valuable member of the team and gained respect as a culinary genius for his creativity in showcasing local ingredients in bold and innovative ways. Chef Arakawa's culinary flair can be seen in all of the hotel's cuisine.
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Chef de Cuisine Allen Hess is known for his bold and progressive take on Hawaii Regional Cuisine. He hails the CanoeHouse as a "Hawaiian culinary adventure that incorporates the best and freshest ingredients raised on the island." Showcasing more than 80 % of locally grown produce, each dish offers a compelling story fusing cuisine inspired by Hawaii's plantation era with modern aesthetics and technique.
Chef Hess comes to Mauna Lani from his namesake restaurant in Waimea, Allen's Table, where he was both co‐owner and chef.
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See Chef on Hawaii News Now 08/30/12