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As a native to Hawai’i, I come from a multicultural background which has influenced my adventurous palette.
As a native to Hawai’i, Kaimana comes from a multicultural background; influencing an adventurous palette. His joy for food was instilled by his ohana and aina (family and land). Whether it be at his Hawaiʻian family’s ranch in Waimea, or with his Mexican granny; he has always been privy to the authentic.
Kaimana’s experience working with Big Island farms and managing restaurants deepens his understanding of food as medicine. In his daily lifestyle, he enjoys plant-based dishes while also specializing in sustainably sourced land and sea fair. His favorites include Heaven and Earth Gnocchi made of ulu and kalo, or his 33 Ingredient Stew.
Kaimana is constantly balancing between tradition and innovation. His style of cooking varies from avant-garde to backyard bbq. Always working with available local ingredients to create elegant dishes for a brilliant culinary experience.
For me, cooking is...
How I practice and share my culture.
I learned to cook at...
I've loved to cook since I was a boy. Nowadays my younger self still runs the show.
A role model in the kitchen is...
My 5 grandmothers who taught me how to cook including my mother.
A cooking secret...
Cooking is not a job for me. It's a lifestyle. Cooking really is a professional hobby.
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Keaau.
I can do weddings, birthdays and corporate events in Keaau. You name it!
A longer stay in Keaau? I'm available for holidays, on a daily basis, and so forth. Just let me know!
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Keaau, count me in.
Chef Kaimana's reviews
Chef Kai gave us an authentic Hawaiian cuisine experience with a fine dining twist
Austin T Dickerson - Apr 28 2021
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