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Kukui's on Kalapaki Beach

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Chef & Staff Profiles

Our Kaua'i beach resort's professional Hawaiian chef and culinary staff serve beautiful and delectable creations every day. Meet the talent behind the scenes at our Lihue hotel restaurant.

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Executive Chef Guy Higa

Guy Higa, our professional Kaua'i Beach Resort chef, has passion for flavor and freshness that has taken our Kaua'i resort dining experience to the next level. Overseeing all culinary operations at Lihue restaurants that include Kukui's on Kalapaki Beach, Duke's Canoe Club, Aupaka Terrace, and Toro Tei Sushi Bar, Higa strives to serve meals that guests will remember long after the dishes have been cleared. The chef currently heads a department of over 70 associates.

Higa brings an impressive amount of experience to our Kaua'i resort. Studying at the Westin Culinary Institute for Chefs and training with numerous experts, Higa has worked his way up the culinary ladder, starting as a dishwasher and working his way up to prep cook, sous chef and now executive chef.

Farm-To-Table Movement

Higa has been a significant force behind the eat-local movement at Kaua'i Marriott Resort. The executive chef and farmer grows his own produce that he features in the many culinary masterpieces that come out of his kitchens. From tomatoes and eggplant to herbs and avocados, Higa brings to life the richest ingredients right in his backyard.

In addition to nurturing and growing produce, Higa finds much of his mouthwatering ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and businesses, showcasing the authentic flavors and diversity of the islands.

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