Chef de Cuisine, Honu Kai Lani

Joined the AWR Ohana: 2000

From: Japan

What was the most difficult thing to adjust to, moving from Japan to Hawaii?

The most difficult part was language. I go to English class when I have time, but it is still so hard to speak English!

What is your favorite American snack?

Oreo mint shake from Jack in the Box. I had it every day when I came to Hawaii for the first time.

I’m always nervous while cooking, but I enjoy this tension. I love my job, I love what I do and have done for over 30 years.

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Chef de Cuisine, Honu Kai Lani
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