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Mauna Kea Beach Hotel welcomes new chef

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Peter Pahk has been named executive chef of The Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.

A native of Oahu, Pahk’s 30-year career has included leading culinary teams at other resort hotels, country clubs and five-star restaurants.

“Peter is a remarkably gifted and experienced chef, and we are delighted to welcome him to The Mauna Kea,” said Jon Gersonde, Prince Resorts Hawaii vice president of operations.

The Mauna Kea offers three restaurants: Manta & Pavilion Wine Bar, Hau Tree-Beachside at Kaunaoa and the “Number 3” golf clubhouse restaurant.

“Its wonderful to return home to Hawaii, which has inspired my cuisine abroad,” Pahk said. “My goal at The Mauna Kea is to bring my array of diverse cultural cuisines with a Hawaii twist and to develop a sustainable culinary program, something I’ve been passionate about for many years.”

After receiving training in French cuisine at Michel’s and JB’s, Pahk worked at several Waikiki restaurants. He also trained at Syracuse University and at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.

In 1993, Pahk recieved the “America’s 2000” award given to outstanding chefs in North America. In 1994, he was honored with an invitation to cook the New Year’s Eve Dinner for members of the James Beard Foundation in New York.

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