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Huggo’s appoints Schloss as executive chef

Chef Ken Schloss (Photo courtesy of Huggo's)


Huggo’s restaurant has announced the appointment of Ken Schloss as executive chef. As a multi-talented chef, his culinary achievements span 20 years and deliver an added dimension to this family-owned, award-winning landmark restaurant.

Rooted in the San Francisco Bay area and California Wine Country, Schloss primarily worked in Napa Valley and expanded his repertoire with a five-year exploration of the tropical cuisine of the Caribbean.

Schloss is no stranger to Kona. He has traveled to Kona for the past nine years enjoying this vacation destination. This year, he decided to make the move from California to Kona full time. Shortly after arriving, Schloss took a position on the Pride of America overseeing the five restaurants on board the ship.

Schloss has garnered notable recognition in public cooking demonstrations, numerous radio and television show appearances, media luncheons and newspaper and magazine interviews in both California and the Caribbean.

“Chef Ken is a very accomplished chef and we are proud to welcome him as our executive chef. He brings tremendous talent and creative cuisine to our culinary team,” said Huggo’s owner Eric von Platen Luder.

Schloss looks forward to making a strong impact on the farm to table culinary scene here in Hawaii. He plans to support traditional Huggo’s classics, while expanding them with a modern twist and ingredients from local farmers.

“I respect the tradition established here at Huggo’s, and look forward to updating classic Huggo’s dishes,” Schloss said. “Huggo’s has a strong bond with local fisherman and farmers, and I look forward to furthering those relationships.”

Huggo’s first opened its doors for business more than 40 years ago. Since 1969, Huggo’s a family-owned and operated award-winning landmark has been dedicated to serving only the freshest of fish and locally grown produce.

Huggo’s serves dinner 5:30-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For additional information or reservations, call 329-1493 or visit

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