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Four Seasons Resort Hualalai Announces Chef in Residence Series

Monthly guest chef series features award-winning chefs from throughout the US with intimate cooking classes and special dinner menu at oceanfront Resort


Hawaii, Hualalai, U.S.A. – WEBWIRE

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, the recently renovated Five-Star, Five-Diamond Resort on Hawaii Island, announces a diverse lineup of chefs and culinary activations for the debut of the Chef in Residence program. Chef in Residence will feature an accoladed guest chef each month from throughout the country, showcasing their unique culinary approach and use of Hawaii’s bountiful ingredients through their lens. A variety of guest chefs were selected, representing a multitude of culinary perspectives and global experiences.

Hualalai’s Chef in Residence is a weekend program with intimate cooking classes and a special menu from the featured chef at the Resort’s signature restaurant, ULU Ocean Grill + Sushi Lounge. Each interactive cooking class is limited to six guests, and will showcase a signature dish from the chef’s repertoire using locall- sourced ingredients.

As part of the Resort-wide, multi-million dollar renovation and refresh, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai will debut a dedicated, state-of-the-art Culinary Academy. This new beautifully designed demonstration kitchen will host a variety of culinary events and educational classes. Chef in Residence is a preview to the type of programming guests can expect when the Culinary Academy debuts this summer.

Chef in Residence featured guest chefs and dates include:

Chris Kajioka, Chef/ Owner of Senia, Miro, Papa Kurt’s, Hau Tree, and Bar Maze, Honolulu

  • March 26–28, 2021
  • Four-time James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist including “Best Chef: Northwest and Pacific” 2020, “Best Chef: West” 2018, “Best New Restaurant” 2017, “Rising Star Chef of the Year” 2014

Chad Colby, Chef/ Owner of Antico, Los Angeles

  • May 21–23, 2021
  • “Best LA Restaurants” 2020 by Los Angeles Magazine, “Best Restaurants in Los Angeles” 2020 by Thrillist, “38 Standout Dining Destinations in Los Angeles” 2021 by Eater, “Best New Los Angeles Restaurants” 2019 by TimeOut

Neal Fraser, Chef/ Owner of Redbird, Vibiana, and Fritzi Coop, Los Angeles

June 4–6, 2021

  • “Gold List” by Los Angeles Times, “Best New Restaurant” by Los Angeles MagazineTop Chef Masters participant, Iron Chef winner

Charles Phan, Chef/ Owner of Slated Door, Out the Door, OTD, and Hard Water, San Francisco; Rice & Bones, Oakland

July 9–11, 2021

  • Two-time James Beard Award winner, Iron Chef participant, featured on How to Cook Everything, and author of IACP award winning cookbooks Vietnamese Home Cooking and The Slanted Door

Gabrielle Hamilton, Chef/ Owner of Prune, New York City

August 6 – 8, 2021

  • Four-time James Beard Foundation Award winner including “Outstanding Chef,” Iron Chef winner, Daytime Emmy Award winner for Mind of a Chef, author of New York Times bestseller Blood, Bones & Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef

Chef in Residence weekend schedule (times subject to change) includes:

  • Friday from 2:00-4:00 pm: cooking class featuring signature dish
  • Saturday from 5:30-8:30 pm: Exclusive a la carte menu available at ULU Ocean Grill
  • Sunday from 2:00-4:00 pm: cooking class featuring signature dish

To make a reservation, book online or call 808 325 8000.


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